Results – Berjaya Hills – 8th March 2016

20160308_100535_resizedOn a beautiful morning of light high cloud and a nice breeze, 16 LC’s teed it up at Berjaya Hills on time, after a smooth check in. Jeff Pearce, having been very cold the last time he played here, arrived suitably clad in a heavy sweater!!!….which was not needed.
The course
Berjaya Hills is always a bit of a gamble as to the condition of the course but yesterday it was in good overall condition and a pleasure to play. The first 3 or 4 greens on the front 9 were poor and bumpy but the rest were fair. There were a lot of patches of wild boar grubbing but mercifully not on the greens and the bunkers were OK but some rakes are needed. The Gibbons were noticeable by their absence which was a pity but our flight had the pleasure of the company of a Pig Tailed Macaque who ambled across in front of the 6th tee box as we were teeing up and then sauntered up to the green with an occasional disdainful glance over his shoulder at us intruders. Very nice.
The winner with an outstanding 90 for 46 points was Brian Stubbs, cut 4 strokes. The R/U ocb was Richard Moss with 41 points from Bernhard Romahn. The lowest gross was 78 by Geoff McLaws. The full results below:
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15 golfers attended lunch at the newly renovated Restoran 126 where we enjoyed some inexpensive, slow to arrive grub and a lot of equally inexpensive Tiger Beer.
Photos courtesy of David Evans.

Results – Berjaya Hills – 12th August 2014

It was a lovely morning with cool air at the top of Bukit Tinggi when 10 of the Loose Cannons tee’d off at 8:00am – a pleasant change from the high humidity of the lower altitudes of the Klang Valley. The course was a little patchy with a fair bit of wart hog action on the fairways and in particular the greens were bad having been recently sanded leaving it a rather random process to proceed the ball towards the hole. The course however was relatively quiet with only a few other players who decided to move ahead of us to the 10th rather than sticking behind us as we started on hole 1.
After the game we drove back down the hill to Kampung Bukit Tinggi for a great (and cheap) lunch at Restaurant 126 – well ordered Tony!
The winner again this week was Barry Sage with a great score of 88 and 40 points (24 points on the back 9!) – this is now a back to back win for barry who has obviously found his form. We will be seeing his handicap dropping accordingly! Second was Stuart Taylor with the best gross of the day (84) and 37 points.
Full results below:


Results – Berjaya Hills – 13th August 2013


And what a day….. Graham unfortunately managed to modify a lamp post and his new car, as he reversed after taking the wrong turn…. Rain all the way to the course, which thank goodness stopped around 0745  and we teed off at 0800 hrs.  Arriving at the course the temp gauge on the car was registering 20 degC …..2 tee boxes were used 1 and 3….. Just as we were about to tee off thick mist came in and we had to wait for a further 3-4 mins until it cleared.!! The conditions progressively improved and the sun came out for the second 9. Then … the wind starting blowing, quite strong. The course generally was in a good condition but the greens were poor, uneven pace and patchy, and allied to some very difficult pin positions contributed to only 4 players breaking the 100.

The winner was Jim Mah with a 95 for 34 points. Ted Parslow with the lowest gross of 88 came second. Jim cut 4, Ted cut 1.

13 players then adjourned to the 126 Restaurant down the hill and an excellent, superb value lunch was enjoyed by all.

The decision was taken to trial the flight randomiser after a majority vote starting next week.

Erol has kindly offered a prize of an excellent wine for the three best (out of 4 ) combined stableford scores, starting from today’s game.   
Summary of Results


Results – Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club – 29th January 2013


14 players teed off with a chilly start, but very quickly the sun was out and the stunning scenery and the incredibly clear, unpolluted blue sky made for excellent playing conditions. For me, perhaps the most spectacular weather day I have ever had “up the hill” .We were even treated to a troop of gibbons playing in the trees and the rough, with the dominant male,

breaking off dead tree branches and throwing them onto the fringe of the green. The course was in good condition, a few soggy patches, not unexpected, and the greens were also good and played very true.  A good lunch followed down the hill at 126.  As is now customary for this venue.

To celebrate Ray’s 250th game with LCs, 4 sleeves were up for the NTPs. Winners were, Kevin Wiggins, Andrew Robinson, Tony Morris, and Gordon Wingate.

The winner of the invisible January trophy, was Andrew Robinson with 95 for 38 points, just beating Bernard Rohman with 92 for 37 points. Andrew cut 4 and Bernard only 1. 

Lowest gross was Geoff Mclaws with 82. Would have been a little better if the caddy had had any idea where his shots finished up….!!  An excellent 3 over on the back 9, including another lost ball on the 18 th.


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Next Game – Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club – 29th January 2013

Next week on 29th January for the TROPHY GAME, and by request, we will be playing at BERJAYA HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, (Bukit Tinggi) . I would hope we can carry on with a good turnout.  4 flights booked so far, with tee off at 0745 hrs,

Please let Ray Funnell know if you are playing and by Monday 1200 hours latest.

Results – Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club – 4th September 2012

Cannons all.
For the second week running we played in the rain.
18 LC’s made their way to the mountains through the KL haze and endured the lengthy registration process that seems to be the norm these days at most local golf venues. We eventually got started at 8:15 under leaden skies; all from tee box 1 as the tenth tee is at the farthest point on the course, and this always leads to a rather long delay between the first and last flight. But more of that later.
By the time the first flight got to the second tee the rain began; a heavy drizzle, and it continued intermittently for much of the front nine. Berjaya Hills was in very nice condition with much long needed maintenance in evidence including the repair of the land slip at the 4th tee box which, while not completely repaired, at least has a new tee boxes to replace those at the foot of the slip and a new buggy track circumnavigating the slip which is a great improvement on the temporary detour across the neighbouring fairway that has been in place for the past year or more.
Berjaya Hills is always a delightful place to be, high in the hills with wonderfully clean air and spectacular vistas. The gallery of Gibbons were very noisy, a bit like American golf galleries, and a magnificent Owl swooped into a tree and watched the LC’s putting exhibition with great disdain before silently gliding away in search of something more interesting.
The winner OCB was Stuart Taylor with 42 points and the runner-up was Ted Parslow.
The lowest gross was 77 by Geoff Parlow and the most golf was played by Allan McNicoll with 118. Stuart is cut 6 strokes and Ted1 stroke.
As I mentioned earlier, there is always a long delay at this track because we believe that we have to start from TB 1 as TB 10 is so far away. The first flight, a 3 ball, were back in under 4 hours with the second 3 ball 10 minutes later. There was then a delay of almost an hour before flight 3 walked off the 18th, 10 minutes of it searching for balls within 150 metrs of the green!!! The last flight came in 90 minutes after the first flight. Maybe we need to bite the bullet and put up with the 10 minute drive to the 10th. But even this will not help unnecessary slow play.
Speed the game up guys.
Poor Bob Simpson was sat at the restaurant for nearly an hour before anyone joined him. He text me with “Where is everone?” followed 45 minutes later with “Am I in the right restauant?”. We had left the changing rooms together! And he was in flight 2!!!! 2 members of flight 1 didn’t stay for lunch and Erol, their 3rd member had to wait for John who was in a later flight and I had to wait for George who was in the last flight. Erol & I had a beer at the 18th to pass the time while waiting for flight 3 to appear.
Anyway, some lessons learned. At venues like this where we adjourn to an off site venue for lunch I will pre arrange the flights. This will help.
Lunch at Restoran 126 in the village was excellent and accompanied by much amber nectar and very reasonably priced.
Despite the delays, a good day out.


Geoff Parslow, Ted Parslow, John Laidley and Glen Wombwell warming up on the 1st tee. Well not exactly warming up … but Glen is warming his hands!
 Erol Akinci and his “Rusty Pecker” at the 1st tee.
 We thought much of the fairway damage on the course had been caused by wild boar action … but here is proof that Alan McNicoll was also to blame!

Panorama photo of the 4th hole.

 “Stop and smell the flowers” as famously quoted by golfer Walter Hagen. These beautiful flowers had dropped from the trees which surrounded the fairways on the 5th hole.
 Here we see some wild boar damage caused just off the green on the 9th hole.
 The unmistakeable profile of Mr. Richard Moss.
 The Berjaya Hills course has some wonderful views over the surrounding hills and has the advantage of being relatively cool due to the altitude.
 Alan McNicoll blasts one away with this new driver on the 10th hole.
 Richard Moss looking in awe at his drive on the 10th.

Panorama photo of the 10th hole green.
 Richard Moss in the valley of sin on the 12th.
 Geoff McLaws looking happy …. couldn’t say that by the 18th!
 The bizarre Colmar Tropicale buildings nestle in the hills in the distance.
 Another fine swing from Alan McNicoll propels him further forward into triple figures.
The fairly straightforward 16th to lull you into a false sense of security and confidence before the last two holes.
A scarifier machine had been in action on the 17th tee box.
Looking back down the tough 17th hole it’s easy to see where you went wrong.



Something extra this week to complete your multi-media desires – some recorded sounds of the gibbons in the jungle surrounding the golf course. It sounded like they were all screeching with laughter …. and this was probably exactly the case given the displays of our golf proficiency.