Results – Staffield Golf & Country Resort – 30th August 2016


The August Monthly Trophy Game was held at Staffield Golf & Country Club. We were delayed in starting today as there was heavy rain but we eventually got off at around 8:30am or so. However the rain persisted for the first 9 holes making it a bit of a slog dealing with sodden gloves and golf club grips. However by the back 9 the rain stopped making it more pleasant.

The course was in very good condition despite the rain and the greens really excellent. There were only a few small patches of water which we had to get relief from on the greens.

Due to the late start we decided to have lunch at the club instead of the drive back north to East of Highway Restaurant.


Some high scores today were recorded due to the rainy conditions but we did have some good scores in the first few places. Winner of the August Trophy was Mike Smith with a 96 for 40 points – congratulations Mike! Runner up was Jeff Pearce with 93 for 39 points, receiving a bottle of wine kindly donated by Ricardo Castro. 3rd place was Mike Williams with 87 for 38. Best gross of the day was Andrew Cseszko with an 84 ….. although we were about to amend this to 85 for the extra stroke he took with ReinLi’s club to break his car window after locking his car keys in!! Full results below:

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Results – Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort – 23rd August 2016


It has been 10 years or so since Loose Cannons played up at Awana so after an invitation by the new Golf Manager, Russell Maw, to try out the new and improved course we had 3 flights for this weeks game. The drive up the hill to Awana is still tortuous but the cool air and mountain views once you get there are worth it.

We tee’d off at around 8:00am on Index 1 Hole No 1 which claimed a few early victims with OB left and hazard on the right. The course was in very good condition even though it was a little dry and the greens generally very good although some seemed somewhat slower than others. The course is very tight requiring accurate placement of the ball on the drive and approach …. something many of our members are not particularly good at …. so there were some large contributions of balls to the surrounding jungle and water!

Highlight hole for our group was hole no 11 where Mike Smith pulled his ball left and thought it was red stakes … it was not … so he drove all the way back to the tee to play again in an attempt to scrabble a point. He made a 7 so didn’t get a point but was later informed later by the group behind that he had tee’d off the 2nd time from the ladies tee so his score (had he scored) would have been null and void anyway. This didn’t help Mike’s mood as he struggled with his game today on this adventurous course.

The air was cool so it was a pleasant round and the views and some of the hole layouts were spectacular. We all finished by around 12:30 or so. The original plan was to lunch and refresh at the club but after finding out they only had 9 cans of Carlsberg beer (no draft beer available) and these cans of beer were RM20 a pop …. we decided to head back down the hill to a good Chinese restaurant at Gohtong Jaya. Here we had good food and reasonably priced beer at RM20 a large bottle. So this is something the management at Awana Golf Resort should note …. if they plan on this being a “premier” or “exclusive” course then it should have some basic food and refreshment services at a reasonable price. The course is good but not worth their normal asking price of RM300 …. particularly when you consider the rather sub-standard club facilities (changing rooms and F&B services).


Some high scores today, as expected, but the winner today with a gross 100 and 37 points was Andrew Robinson (cut 4). Runner up was Stuart Taylor with the best gross of the day of 89 with 35 points and 3rd place was Ricardo Castro with 91 for 34 points. Full results below:

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Results – KGSAAS – 16th August 2016


5 flights of Loose Cannons teed off from the President and Sultan 9’s at KGSAAS on a hazy but relatively cool morning. Progress was fast as the course was very quiet so all flights were finished by 12 or just after. The course was in good condition as it usually is. Interestingly they seemed to be carrying out quite a bit of tree trimming and felling around the course … the contractor for this obviously had some kind of accident during this as there was a wrecked crane truck on the 4th hole of the Sultan 9 (see photographs below) …. looks like a felled tree branch fell down and wrecked the truck cabin!

George Murray did not finish today as his golf shoe gave out on the 4th hole of the game …. probably being due to being left in the cupboard for the last 2-3 years!

After the game we had lunch at the clubhouse cafe along with jugs of Carlsberg beer which was on special offer …. buy 2 and get one free.

A big thank you to Sigi for sponsoring his flight which left us with a reasonable cash surplus towards lunch.


The winer today was Mahmud Mohamed with a gross 86 and 41 points (cut 5). Mahmud didn’t make lunch to receive his RM50 prize and as per normal procedure the winnings went into the pot and we enjoyed the beer on Mahmud’s behalf! Runner up was Sigi with 88 for 40 points and 3rd place went to Ted Parslow with 85 for 39. Full results below:

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Results – Monterez Golf & Country Club – 9th August 2016


It has been a while since we played Monterez so we returned there today with 16 Loose Cannons teeing off from 2 boxes. Weather was good and the course condition was generally good – however this is a tight course with numerous OB’s which some of us found to our peril.

Welcome back to George Murray who joined us again after a 3 year plus absence to replace his knees and have some back surgery.

We had one casualty today with ReinLi Tan abandoning his game after  4 holes with some serious bowel problems …. suffice to say the toilet between the 4th and 5th hole is now probably condemned due to Health, Safety & BioHazard issues.


We had lunch at Choong Foong Restaurant after the game as this restaurant is very close to Monterez with Barry Cousins joining us and doing a great job ordering the food. Washed down of course with numerous amber ales!


Our winner today was Allan Wright with 91 for 42 points (cut 6). Runner up was Geoff McLaws with the best gross of the day of 77 for 40 points. 3rd place was Andrew Robinson with 97 for 39 points. Full scores below:

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Results – Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club – 2nd August 2016


The weather and temperature were perfect for a morning’s golf up at Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club. We had 19 Loose Cannons today and we all got off on various tee boxes to ease congestion which was good resulting in all of us returning after the game at much the same time. The course was in good condition and there is still evidence of ongoing works in bunkers and fairways so at least they are taking some effort now to maintain the course.

It was a beautiful cool start as we teed off and only got a little warmer by the time we finished. Sadly no evidence or sounds from the resident gibbons.

We had lunch at our usual Restaurant 126 back down the hill in Kampung Bukit Tinggi with good food and cheap beer. With the carry over from the golf registration and a kind donation by Bernard Romahn for his eagle (Many thanks Bernard) we only had to contribute RM10 for lunch …. excellent deal.


We had 3 players tied on 40 points today at the top of the table. The winner was Reinli Tan with 97 for 40 points, on count back from Allan Wright with 95 for 40. Allan took 2nd place on count back from Bernard Romahn with 84 for 40 and won a nice bottle of Portugese wine kindly donated by Ricardo Castro. Best gross was Geoff McLaws with an 81. Full results below:


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