Results – Bukit Kemuning – 25th October 2016

20 LC’s got off to a slightly earlier start at Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Resort after a very easy registration and with wonderful weather and few hold-ups we were all round in just over 4 hours. The course was in reasonable condition….the only complaint being the slow and bumpy greens, but judging by the scores, this didn’t detract from scoring with 10 of us playing to or better than our h/caps.
Bukit Kemuning has to be the best value courses we play and with Mayflower literally just round the corner, we will use it more frequently in future.


The winner of the October Trophy with an outstanding (slightly fortunate) 86 for 48 points was Iain Wise. Iain you are cut 12 strokes. Runner up was myself (Mike Smith) with 87 for 46 points ahead of Dave Evans 97 for 43. The lowest gross was 81 by Geoff McLaws.
Full results below:
We don’t have a COTD award in Loose Cannons but if we had it would have gone to Erol who, after taking his clubs from his bag at the 14th green announced “Shit. Where’s my putter? I’ve lost my putter!” ……….It was in his hand!!!!!!
Lunch was at The Mayflower where 14 of us enjoyed a meal ordered for 20 while consuming 32 large Tiger’s at the slightly exorbitant price of RM18 making this an expensive but very enjoyable luncheon.



Results – Loose Cannons vs LEGS – Staffield Country Resort – 18th October 2016


Loose Cannons and LEGS have been challenging each other since April 2013 and this was the 7th game in the series held at Staffield Country Resort. We had 12 flights with 24 players from each side competing in a best ball Stableford competition.

After a slight delay due to quite a few ladies arriving late (some miscommunication on the tee-off time apparently) we all got off on the West Course at around 8:30am. The weather was wonderful and the course was in great shape making it a very good morning’s golf.

Most players completed the round by 1pm and we had a lunch set up in the clubhouse restaurant where the prize giving was done.


In preparing the flights for today’s match we took all the players’ USGA handicaps, adjusted them all for the slope of the course with men 18 and below playing off the blue tees and those above 18 playing the white tees, and then adjusting the teams to try and match the combined handicaps which we did within one shot. These matched pairs worked very well resulting in some very close games and overall an extremely tight match.

The overall match was a draw with Loose Cannons winning 5 of the matches, LEGS winning 5 matches and two matches were drawn. So 6 points to each side for match No 7.

So after 7 matches there is still only 1 point separating the two teams with Loose Cannons with a total of 35 match points and LEGS having a total of 34 match points. We look forward to the next match in the series.

Full results and overall scores detailed below.


The best men’s pair score was Mike Smith and Iain Wise with 49 points (RM300) and the second best Men’s pair score was Martin Walsh and Graham Cadman with 37 points.(RM150).


For the ladies the best pair score was also 49 points from Gina Blackwell and Yuni Rhoden (RM300). Second best ladies pair score was 47 points from Yani Soermurni and Anita Hourigan (RM150).


NTP for Hole No 8 on the West Course was Mike Smith (RM100) and NTP for Hole No 8 on the South Course Peter Kenyon (RM100).


Well done to all our winners and thanks to all participants who made the day a great success.






Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 11th October 2016


With an original 21 booked to play we had one last minute drop out resulting in 5 full flights and 20 players today at Impian Golf & Country Club. So with revised flights we got off from two tee boxes on a beautiful morning, although it did become a little steamy and humid later on. The course was in very good condition although the greens had just been sanded and were a little variable in their speed. Rate of play was good and we all finished by 12:30 and then we headed off to Fei Wai restaurant for lunch ….. well at least 11 of us did!


Our winner this week was Allan Wright with 89 for 42 points (cut 6) and the runner up was Andrew Robinson with 97 for 40 points. Best gross was shared between Allan Wright and Stuart Taylor, both with 89. Full results below:




Results – Nilai Springs – 4th October 2016


It was a beautiful clear morning with 26 Loose Cannons players teeing off on the Mango & Pines 9’s of Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club. It is usually a challenge getting started at this club but luckily there were very few other players so we all got off on two boxes relatively efficiently.

Weather was wonderful and the course was in very good shape although some greens were a little on the bumpy side.

We finished by around 12:30pm and although we had planned to stay at the club for lunch and drinks they informed us they were “out of beer” so we quickly changed plans and headed to our reliable Restoran East of Highway for lunch and some much needed cold beers. Paul Geddes and Iain Wise were celebrating very recent birthdays so they kindly handles the refreshment bill making it an even more enjoyable lunch. Thank You to Paul and Iain.


Some good scores today at Nilai Springs as is usually expected at this course. The winner was Stuart Taylor with 83 for 42 points on count back from Paul Geddes with 81 for 42 points (24 points on back 9 vs 20 points). 3rd place was shared between Glen Wombwell (96 for 41) and Allan Wright (91 for 41). Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with 78.


Full results below:




Ipoh Tour Report – 27th – 29th October

The tour to Ipoh was a great success, enjoyed by all…….some more than others!

Richard Moss was unable to play golf (except for a few holes on the last day) due to a very sore right leg and Reinli Tan had the shits again, only completing 9 holes on day 2. And if your wondering why there are only 10 players in the group picture it was because Geoff McLaws found it difficult to get out of bed that morning.
Day 1. Royal Perak Golf Club.
Most of us arrived in plenty of time at the very splendid Royal Perak Golf Club. The exceptions were the group travelling with Andrew Robinson who managed to get lost, arriving half an hour late. The weather was nice and the course in great condition but with very variable green speeds from very slow to very fast. With broad fairways this is a course that is deceivingly difficult as it’s slope from the whites of 133 would suggest.
The winner of the September Trophy Game (and celebrating his qualification to the Asian Senior Tour) was Geoff McLaws with 82 for 37 points. Runner-up was Mike Smith with 97 for 36 ahead of Ricardo Castro with 87 for 34. Well played Geoff. You are cut 4 strokes……….likely to be more once you receive your Tour Card!!!!
Lunch was a very dry affair. Despite assurances from the club beforehand that beer was available it transpired that it’s only served on the golfers terrace and not the Chines Restaurant upstairs…..and the Golfers Terrace closes at 3 pm. WTF? So only Reinli had some beer; 2 Guinness for BREAKFAST. Geoff was presented with his trophy and Andrew Robinson received a bottle of wine donated by Ricardo Castro for the best dressed golfer. Apparently no one checked the condition of his shoes!
The Weil Hotel
The choice of the Weil Hotel was a bit pot luck but I had a recommendation from John Arkinstall who had recently stayed there and it turned out to be EXCELLENT. Thanks John.
The evening kicked off with the distribution of the new shirts in the roof top garden of the hotel where a lot of booze was consumed before we all made our way to the nearby Healy Mac’s. Tip of the year. DO NOT FOLLOW Dave Evans and his GPS. A 5 or 6 minute walk turned out to be 20 minutes following his route. The food was good but they have lost???? their liquor license and so there is NO draft Guinness, Wine or Spirits. Again WTF?
Day 2. Meru Valley Resort.
This was round 1 of the 2 day Tour Trophy game. Richard wisely went for treatment to his leg reducing the field to 11. 10 showed up on time but there was no sign of Geoff. Several phone calls went unanswered until a message from Richard telling us that Geoff had just darted from the breakfast table having just registered that it was 9:30 not 8:30 as he had thought. He joined his flight at the 3rd. This basically put paid to his winning aspirations.
We played Valley & Waterfall 9’s as River was under maintenance. Meru Valley is one of the best courses in Malaysia and certainly the most picturesque with a stunning backdrop of the central range. The course was in splendid condition but a little soft around the greens which caught a lot of the guys out. The weather was nice with white cloud capping some of the higher peaks. Superb.
The Tour Dinner
This was held at the Hotel in their roof top restaurant “The Deck” and excellent it was too, attended by all except Reinli who was recovering from his earlier food poisoning. Ricardo had brought along 12 bottles of very good wine for which everyone paid RM65. Very good value. The idea was that we would all enjoy the wine over the Tour Dinner. Everyone that is except Richard who insisted on taking his bottle the day before and drinking it. Richard, that was out of order, particularly as you then enjoyed sharing the wine provided by the others without any apology. ’nuff said.
That aside the food and service was excellent and much enjoyed by all. Reinli was given his bottle the following day.
Day 3. Meru Valley.
Full attendance on day 3, albeit some feeling rather fragile. Early rain had caused a few worries but this soon cleared and we played round 2 of the Tour Trophy game under mainly blue skies. This round was played in reverse order to the previous days finish which resulted in a good mix of flight partners.
Peter May was the winner of round 2 and received Green Fee Vouchers fro IOI Palm Garden. Well played Peter.
The winner of the Tour Trophy with an aggregate of 73 points was Mike Smith.
Mike also picked up a bottle of wine from Ricardo for the best points over the 3 games.
A very good tour enjoyed by all. We will return to Ipoh and the Weil Hotel.
My thanks to Andrew for taking very good care of the finances and to Ricardo for the wine.


Photos kindly submitted by David Evans … thanks.


Additional photos as supplied by Meru Valley :