Results – Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club – 11th June 2019

After all the Ramadan special discounts at various top courses in and around KL it was time today to return to normal – so we played at Tasik Puteri. We had 4 full flights and got off early before 8:00am on split tee boxes on Puteri and Ptera 9’s. Weather was nice and cool making it a pleasnt round of golf. The course was in fairly good shape, a little wet in places due to recent heavy rain, and the greens were good albeit rather slow.

Post game we adjourned to the Chin Heong Restaurant on the outskirts of Rawang. Food was good and the cold beers most welcome. Many thanks to a Birthday contribution from Martin Belderink and an extra “club-throwing” fine donated by Geoff McLaws.

Results

Winner today was Enzo Filoni with 89 for 42 points on countback from Iain Wise, also with 42 points. Best gross was Tony Morris, Geoff McLaws and Ricardo Castro, all with 86. Full results below:

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Results – The Mines Resort & Golf Club – 4th June 2019

We played The Mines Resort & Golf Club today using their special Ramadan rate. We had 4 flights with 15 players with one last minute drop out and teed’ off on two tee boxes at 7:30am. Weather was really pleasant and the course was in great shape making it a really wonderful experience. We were held up for a bit on cross over due to 2 flights being inserted between our flights – the starter and marshall should really be arranging this better at a club of this stature.

We all finished by around 12:30pm and then headed to the nearby East of Highway Restaurant for lunch and some cold beers. Many thanks to Stan Constantinides who conributed to the pot as it was his birthday today – Happy Birthday Stan and also a kind donation was made by Niall Murray who was celebrating being a father – congrats Niall!

Results

The winner today was Andrew Cseszko with a score of 77 (best gross) for 37 points – he didn’t make lunch so his RM50 winnings went into the pot …. cheers Andrew! Runner up was Ted Parslow with 86 for 36. Full scores tabulated below:

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Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 28th May 2019

We had 4 full flights at Palm Garden Golf Club today. The course was in great shape, although the greens a little sandy , and the weather was wonderful ……. however our day was marrred by extremely poor F&B service at the club.

I was looking forward to a pleasant day at Palm Garden Golf Club and made an early start to have my breakfast at the club. It was then that things started to go wrong ….. after ordering my usual roti canai with teh tarik …. a further 15 minutes later the waitress came out to tell me and my friend who had also ordered the roti that there was no more roti. This was after serving one portion previously to another colleague who had arrived slightly earlier. Now if I had ordered Eggs Benedict on a bed of poached spinach I might have understood but this is Malaysia. How can you you only have enough raw materials to serve one serving of roti canai first thing in a restaurant.

Another colleague arrived and ordered coffee …. only to be told there was no milk!! Well it is only a very basic kitchen ingredient …… something far wrong with the F&B department if they cannot maintain stock of such a basic item.

Moving out to our tee time we had to wait for scorecards to arrive at the 1st tee …… the starter who was in charge of this eventually sauntered up with the cards …. very annoying.

Out on the course at the drinks hut we found that drinks were very limited … no 100 Plus available …… wonder why?

After the game we had lunch at the club. Service was pretty poor with the waiters being fairly clueless as to who ordered what. One of our group ordered mixed satay ….. then was told there was no beef … only chicken. Then after the first round of drinks they had run out of Carslberg beer in the bottle!! Again why is stock control such an issue. We resorted to a few jugs of Carslberg draft and by this time the Assistant General Manager had turned up and after hearing all our gripes about the shockingly poor F&B he kindly donated 3 jugs of beer to our tables. This was a kind gesture but doesn’t get away from the fact that the F&B department and their stock control at the golf club needs to be reviewed as the service and availabiliy of food and drinks is not acceptable.

It is a shame that a golf club of this stature is let down by such basic support facilities in their F&B department as well as other on course organisation such as having score cards readily available and a good choice of drinks and snacks at the halfway huts.

Results

Scores were good today showing the good condition of the course. Winner of the May Monthly Medal with an excellent score of 98 for 40 points was Andrew Robinson.

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Runner up was Geoff McLaws with a 76 (best gross) for 39 points. Full scores below ……

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Geoff McLaws – ShotTracer at Hole No 17

 

Results – Glenmarie (Valley Course) – 21st May 2019

After enjoying Glenmarie Valley Course 2 weeks before we returned again to enjoy the special Ramadan rate and see if we could improve our scores on this beautiful course. We had 14 players this morning and we got started on split tees at 8:00am with Enzo Filoni acting as Convenor with Hans Berger down with the flu.

Weather was good and the course was very nice. Not sure if we managed to improve our scores but it was an enjoyable morning’s golf.

Lunch was at the club after the game …. a poor idea with sub-standard food and exorbitantly priced beers. With 3 good restaurants within 10-20 mins from this club we should in future eat offsite. We were helped however by a kind Birthday donation of RM200 by David Evans and a bonus jug of beer donation from Iain Wise who bet Dave Evans he couldn’t get within a yard of the hole on the tricky 9th green when Dave was off the back of the green on the fringe …… he putted it beautifully and almost holed it!

Results

The winner today was Jason Winter who played to handicap with 36 points, runner up was Enzo Filoni with 35 points. Best gross was Jason Winter with a 79. Full scores below:

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Results – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 14th May 2019

With many players away this week on the KLOGS away we had only 3 flights today at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. We had a later tee off time of 8:21am so there was time for some breakfast.

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Our 3 flights started on the West Course then crossed over to the East 1 Course. Weather conditions were hot and humid, no surprises there. The course was in great shape and always a joy to play. The greens were great but well protected by numerous deep bunkers.

We all finished around 1pm and had lunch on at the golfers deck along with numerous cold beers.

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Results

The winner this week was Brian Stubbs who had a great round of 94 for 37 points. Runner up was Tony Morris with 90 for 35. Best gross was Geoff McLaws with an 83. Full results below:

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Results – Glenmarie (Valley Course) – 7th May 2019

With the start of Ramadan here in Malaysia we took advantage of the special Ramadan golf rates and played Glenmarie today at a bargain price of RM160. We had 4 flights and we played the Valley Course which was good for me as I had not played this course now for many years.

Weather conditons were excellent and the course was in great shape although the greens were running rather quickly which caught many players out.

After the game we had planned to have lunch at the club but due to some electrical problems they could do some limited food but unfortunately there was no beer so this was the deal breaker. Those staying for lunch therefore retired to the nearby La la Chong restaurant where multiple cold Carlsbergs were consumed along with some good food.

Results

Winner today was Iain Wise with a score of 97 for 34 points with Stan Constantides taking runner up position with 92 for 33 points. Best gross was Stuart Taylor with 91 and most gross was Roger McGowan with 123. Full scores below :

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Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 30th April 2019

With the late entry of Jason Winter, we had 5 full flights for the end of April Trophy Game at Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club. We had an early tee time of 7:30am and we got off on both 9’s at around 7:45am. Weather conditions were cool and overcast and with a sprinkling of rain during a few holes of our first 9 holes it was very cool and pleasant. The course conditions were good and with very few other players on the course, the first groups were finished at around 11:30am.

Lunch after the game was at our favourite East of Highway Restaurant which never fails to please. We had 3 birthday contributions to the kitty today so big thanks and Happy Birthday to Hans Berger, Ted Parslow, and Roger Surieux.

Results

We had a new winner today – having his first Loose Cannons win and for the April medal was Josef Winter with a score of 91 for 37 points.

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Runner up was Iain Wise with 95 for 36 points (enjoying revived form with his new beard) and 3rd place was Ted Parslow with 87 for 35 points. Best gross was Jason Winter with an 83 and most golf (best value!) was Roger Surieux with 112. Full results below:

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Obituary – Ray Funnell

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It was with sadness and shock that we heard about the death of Ray Funnell yesterday on 26th April 2019 due to a heart attack. Ray (72) was a long-standing and active member of the Loose Cannons golfing group with a total of 476 games over his many years here in Malaysia.

Golf was his passion and his life and he managed the Loose Cannons group as Convenor for a number of years. Ray also participated in other golfing groups in KL including Loose Cannons, KLOGS, and WIGS and was an active participant in many of the charity golf tournaments in KL.

Ray was also an ardent KLOGGER who played with the KLOGS society for nearly 20 years. In these 20 years, he was twice KLOGGER of the year in 2007 and 2014 and also served on the KLOGS committee and attended several aways.

He will be sadly missed and remembered by his golfing friends from all of the golfing groups in Malaysia.

Condolences and our thoughts go out to Ray’s wife Gretta and the rest of his family at this time.

Results – Bukit Kemuning – 23rd April 2019

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With 4 full flights we teed off on the first hole around 7:40am after the usual lengthy registration process. Weather was good and the course conditions were pretty good overall. Greens a little slow …. good excuse for the missed putts.

We were finished by 12:30pm then had a good lunch at O&S Restaurant closeby.

Results

The winner today with 91 for 41 points was Iain Wise with Bernard Romahn runner up with 83 (Best gross) for 39 points. Full results below:

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