Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 25th April 2017


We returned to Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club for our monthly trophy game for April with 21 players attending. We tee’d off from two tee boxes at 8:00am and were rewarded with wonderful weather and great course conditions. We started om the easier first nine which were more open and flat leaving the more difficult back 9 till we were all warmed up!

The course was in very good shape and the greens excellent but sometimes difficult to read. The back 9 are particularly scenic with more elevation and blind shots to the green making it much more of a challenge. The course is long and it was sometimes (frequently?) difficult to reach the green in regulation.


After the game we had lunch at a new venue, Restoran Loon Sing, close to Nilai and one we pass frequently on the way to Staffield Golf Club. The food was good but it was very expensive – luckily we were well subsidised this week with Ray Funnell pitching in RM400 for his 400th game, Hans donating RM300 for his 300th game, Brian Stubbs RM100 for his 100th game and Aftab RM150 for his birthday last week …. thanks to all.



The winner of the April Monthly Trophy was Ricardo Castro with a 86 for 37 points.


Runner up was Aftab Ahmad with 97 for 34 points on count back from Stuart Taylor also on 34 points. Full results below:

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A congratulation toast was made to Joe Lacy for his succesful completion of the London Marathon last Sunday in a time of 6 hrs 19 mins which is not much more than some of our slower players take to get round 18 holes sometimes!! Well done Joe.




Palm Garden Golf Club Wins ParGolf People’s Choice Awards 2017



Palm Garden Golf Club General Manager Brandon Chin with the ‘BEST GREENS’ award.
With him are (from left) Course Superintendent, Jack Lim; Palm Garden Golf Club Manager, Desmond Lai; and Sales & Marketing Manager, KC Yum.

PRESS RELEASE : 17 April 2017

Palm Garden Golf Club (“PGGC”) was voted Malaysia’s top three ‘BEST GREENS’ for the second consecutive year. The top golf clubs in the country were celebrated in the recent ‘ParGolf People’s Choice Awards 2017’ presentation ceremony at the Carlsberg Brewery, Shah Alam.

The ‘ParGolf People’s Choice Awards’ winners were determined via an online voting of 190 golf course in Malaysia by the public from January to March 2017. Awards were presented to the top three clubs in each of the 12 categories in Malaysia and this year’s edition saw the emergence of three new categories namely Best Championship Layout, Best Customer Service and Best Clubhouse. ParGolf Magazine is one of the leading golf publications in Malaysia and the Asian region, which features comprehensive and informative articles on golfing; golf players, famed golf courses as well as travel and lifestyle elements.

PGGC is a renowned award winning public golf course within the Leisure and Hospitality business segment of IOI Properties Group Berhad (“IOIPG”), a leading property player in Malaysia. This magnificent 18-hole golf course is strategically located in IOI Resort City, a well-known integrated development crafted by IOIPG which is also home to the GBI-certified IOI City Towers,            IOI City Mall, Puteri Palma Condo, world class hotel brands – Putrajaya Marriott Hotel and          Le Méridien Putrajaya.

IOIPG Chief Operating Officer of Property Investment, Cheah Wing Choong said, “This award is a recognition and an endorsement by golfers on the efforts and hard work that we have put in all these while. It is with such accolades that have made the club popular amongst distinguished and discerning guests, including international tourists.”

“With this prestigious award, the Group have achieved yet another significant milestone and this is in line with our efforts in strengthening our brand as a lifestyle influencer.”

Commenting on the achievement, PGGC General Manager, Brandon Chin said, “We are very grateful to all the golfers out there who have voted us into the Top Three and it is a great honor considering that we are not a membership based golf club.”

The golf club has been accorded numerous accolades since its opening in 2012, namely 2012-Best New Golf Course by ParGolf Awards, 2013-Best Maintained Golf Course by ParGolf Awards, 2013/14-Best Golf Development in Malaysia by Asia Pacific Property Awards, 2016-ParGolf People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Overall Golf Experience’, ‘Best Greens’ and ‘Best Corporate Tournament Venue’ in Malaysia, and recognized as the 1st Big Hole Golf in Malaysia by Malaysia Book of Records in June 2016; amongst others.

One of the unique feature of this golf club is its numerous “trade-mark” high lipped bunkers and challenging greens with average speed of 10.5’ on the stimp meter. It is known to be among the most challenging golf courses in the country, as it tests the mind, skill and dexterity of any player.

Apart from the challenging play, golfers get to enjoy the breathtaking views of the course and the surrounding wetlands at its unique two tier drink hut located at the heart of the course. The course is also complemented by a Mediterranean-styled clubhouse adjoining the recreational facilities section, which comprises a collection of Infiniti, Jacuzzi and wading pools, mini gymnasium, tennis court and sauna. The R5ve Café at the Clubhouse offers a panoramic view of the course as diners enjoy a delectable selection of local and western cuisines.



Results – KGSAAS – 18th April 2017


There were 20 Loose Cannons members and one guest today at KGSAAS playing the President and Sultan 9’s. The course was rather wet in many places making it hard going with no run on the ball and the ball dieing on the soft fringes of the greens if you didn’t reach the green. The green conditions however was quite good although a little sandy in places.

Weather was overcast and cloudy with the imminent danger of a thunder and rain storm hanging over us throughout the game. However we all managed to finish with only a light bit of rain as we played the last hole.

We had lunch at the clubhouse after the game and Erol Akinci very kindly donated RM300 to celebrate his 300th game recently – many thanks Erol.


Scores were not great today because of the poor conditions. The winner was Peter Kenyon with 96 for 36 points on count back from ReinLi Tan with 95 for 36 points. This was a back-to-back win by Peter Kenyon – luckily we are not playing to the old Mike Smith rules as he would have been severely punished. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with an 81. Full results table below:

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Sponsor Joe Lacy – London Marathon 2017

17879956_10212999579930408_4844703429133163096_oThis is a special request for all Loose Cannons players to please sponsor our fellow player Joe Lacy who will once again be running in the London Marathon on 23rd April 2017 to help raise funds for the Parkinson’s Disease fund ……. I attach below a personal note from Joe and ask you to kindly support this great effort. Joe, as we all know, is also suffering from Parkinsons so it is indeed a valiant effort on his part to do this run to help counteract the disease as well as hopefully raising much needed funds for research.

Guys, I’m sorry I was not able to celebrate my birthday with you on Tuesday but my body is a finely tuned machine just now and that does not allow putting Tiger in my tank. I’m off to London tonight to acclimatise to the UK weather for my attempt to beat last years record at the London Marathon. I’m running to raise funds to try and find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. The main drug treatment for PD has not changed in 50 years and they need more and better research. I’d appreciate any support you can give including moral, just don’t ask me to carry a fridge.  
So go ahead and donate now
Two other organisations which do fantastic work for PD patients are Parkinson’s Ireland and Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association.  So if you prefer support them. I’ve added their links as they could do with the help.    

Ireland in Euros

Malaysia RM pay direct to  Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association

CIMB Bank (Scott Garden) A/c No:8000941877

If you are in the USA or a US tax payer MJ Fox does a great job supporting research. 

Results – Bangi Golf Resort – 11th April 2017


Bangi used to be a well looked after golf course which was always good to visit from time to time. However today’s visit has sadly highlighted the neglect that this course has been subject to of late. The course is very scruffy and untidy and it is obvious that routine maintenance is a low priority at this club. The fairways were unkempt with scraggy pieces of grass growing and the bunkers all round the course were a disaster having been damaged by rain and washed way in various locations with no attempt to rectify this. The sand in the bunkers was hard and as there were no rakes in almost all of then bunkers they were all badly marked by previous players. Sad to see this as it used to a nice short course to play. Also it must be said that the changing rooms and showers are badly needing a good clean and tidy up. I heard that there was “new management” now at the club so this could well explain the drop in standards.

We had 5 flights and 19 players this morning and we played the Kajang and Putrajaya nines. Highlight of our round in our 4-ball was Dave Evans coming within about 2 inches of getting a hole in one on Hole No 8 on the Kajang nine ….. see picture below.


After the game we had lunch at Restoran East of Highway which was good as it always is with 13 players attending. David Hughes, who will be going back to UK again, kindly brought a bottle of whisky for the winner. As the winner doesn’t take whisky the bottle was given to a randomly chosen player which was Ray Funnell.

A big thank you also to Joe Lacy who contributed RM200 to the pot to celebrate his birthday …. even though he didn’t make the lunch. Happy Birthday Joe.



The clear winner today was Peter Kenyon with an excellent round of 88 and 45 points. Runner up was Tony Morris with 97 for 39. Best gross was shared between Geoff McLaws and Paul Geddes both with 86. Paul Geddes also managed to score an eagle during his round  – well done!.Full scores below.

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Results – Impian Golf & Country Club – 4th April 2017


It was a later start today at Impian Golf & Country Club with a tee off time of 8:30. We got off from 2 tee boxes but it was a bit later than 8:30 and then because of very slow play it took us 5 hours to complete the round. It was therefore a very tiring and very hot day. The course however was in good shape although the greens were a little sandy and uneven in places.

Weather was good but hot so everyone was glad to finish and get to the restaurant for some cold beers. Luckily the restaurant, Fei Wai, was open all afternoon as 11 of us attanding the lunch got there close to 3pm. The restaurant has changed hands and is now called Kajang Crab …. food was still very good and reasonable so we will no doubt be returning here again.


The clear winner today was Bernard Romahn with a tremendous round of 82 for 44 points …. surprising he wasnt’ there at the lunch to bask in the glory. We did contribute his winnings to the pot towards lunch … thank you Bernard! Runner up was Ted Parslow with a 85 for 37 points. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with an 80. Full scores below.

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