Berjaya Hills is always a test and so it proved again yesterday; a tough track made even harder by the very soft conditions with several balls plugged and lost. Please read the “Point of order” at the foot of this report. This was a pity as although it has been reasonably dry lately, the heavy downpours we have experienced in recent days in KL obviously affected Bukit Tinggi as well.
The weather however was perfect; cool and bright with crystal clear air and we were entertained by the usual troop of Gibons, heard but not seen.
The course was in fairly good condition spoilt a little by the greens that are infested with patches of cow grass and weed but there were signs that this is being treated with a herbicide so bodes well for the future.
With several regulars away and others finding it a tad too far (it’s no further at 45 mins than several other courses we play) only 13 LC’s started and had the course to themselves.
The winner was Simon Compton with 41 points and the R/Up was Hans Berger with 35 points. The lowest gross was 85 by Geoff Parslow and the most golf played was 124 by Alan Holgate.
Simon is cut 5 strokes and Hans 1 stroke.
After the game 10 of us went to Restoran 126 in Bukit Tinggi Village where we celebrated Andrew Robinsons recent 63rd birthday. Thanks are extended to Andrew for the Wine and to Simon for contributing his RM50 winnings to the pot due to his absence from the lunch. And coincidentally the bill came to RM311 which was exactly the amount in the kitty.
A point of order.It was reported that Ray Funnell unilaterally opted to play ‘Winter Rules’. This option had not been announced before play began and therefore Ray’s score, had it been in the running, would not have counted. But it does raise again the frequent question of whether to play Winter Rules (‘lift, clean & place’).
Since we often encounter fairways that are very wet and soft and in the pursuit of an enjoyable game, Loose Cannons will, as a local rule, play ‘Winter Rules’
for all future games.