Results – Clearwater Sanctuary, Ipoh – 29th October 2019

When we arrived at the club we were told that the kitchen was closed as they had been open yesterday Monday which is normally closed…. but they managed to fix some takeaway deliveries out on the course for us. However, after the game we discovered that the whole place was more or less closed.

The weather was nice and sunny and the scenery fantastic. The course was the toughest I think we have played for a long time, 6000 meters from white in the wet season. The rough should be avoided, fairways on the Lakes nine was the best. One player lost more balls than he had in the bag.

The October monthly trophy winner, Josef Winter with 29 points.



Graham Cadman 28   114-22
Aftab Ahmad 24  118-14
Mike Smith 24   106-26

Roger Surieux 25   117-16
Josef Winter 21   100-29
Enzo Filoni 24   110-23
Ricardo Castro 12   97-23

Erol Akinci 29   121-17
Hans Berger 27  114-21
Martin Belderink 23  107-24
Bernard Romahn 14  97-25

With the club ‘closed’ we assemble at Healy Mac’s Irish Bar downtown for light food and drinks.

We had the evening dinner at Yum Yum restaurant, a walking distance from the hotel. Good Chinese food it was.



Results – Clearwater Sanctuary, Ipoh – 29th March 2011

12 golfers contested the monthly Trophy Game at Clearwater Sanctuary with 10 of them continuing on for the tour games at Meru Valley.
With floods just up the road in Perlis the extremities of this tropical depression had dumped a lot of rain on Clearwater and the course was very soggy and the greens poor which was a pity since the setting is so lovely. The conditions however didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and some respectable scores were recorded on a difficult course. The winner was Erol Akinci with 40 points cut 4; the runner up was David Hughes with 39 points who also had the lowest gross of 85. David is cut 1. Note that your USGA handicaps have been brought up to date resulting in a few of you being “capped”.

Photos from the Trophy event at ClearWater below.
[Check the above section for photos of the evening’s entertainment & the Team Competition at the beautiful Meru Valley]

Julian, David & John (almost) ready for T-off on the back nine

Must be Erol taking the picture as he is missing!!

Just getting light – still time for breakfast!


Hans gets ready to tackle the back nine.

Looks like Mike ‘coiling the spring’!

Hans – perfectly framed!

Raymond – not so well framed [note to Hans: Must take some photography lessons!]

Next Game – Clearwater Sanctuary, Ipoh – 29th March 2011

Next Tuesday 29th March is the Trophy Game and will be played at Clearwater Sanctuary, Ipoh. Tee off at 09:00. This coincides with the annual spring tour; our 4th to Ipoh, and a 2 day tournament follows at Meru Valley. See earlier notes. We have 11 signed up for the full tour and need ONE MORE to make 3 full flights.

The 11 are:-
David Hughes
Erol Akinci
Glen Wombwell
Hans Berger
John Laidley
Mike Smith
Raymond Keys
Tom Holmes
Tony Morris

If you want to join what is always a fun tour let Mike Smith know ASAP.

Check out the report from last year’s Northern Tour at the same golfing venues for a glimpse into what you may be missing.

If you want only want to play the Trophy Game sign up in the mormal way. Clearwater is a great course and is only 2hrs 10mins from Bangsar. Car pool.

Loose Cannons Northern Tour – 29th-31st March 2011

Cannons all.

KLLC will do the Northern Tour to Ipoh on 29th 30th 31st March. 3D2N 3×18 holes.


Day 1
Meet at Clearwater at 08.30 for the Trophy Game played to current Cannons handicaps.
Transfer to Impiana after F&B at club
Cocktail hour at Impiana
Dinner at the Royal Ipoh Club
On-on to suitable bar

Day 2
A leisurely start for the first day of the Away Tournament at Meru Valley – played to what the ‘Tour Committee’ (myself & Andrew Robinson) deem to be real handicaps.
Cocktail hour at Impiana
Dinner at the very good chinese restaurant a few hundred metres walk from the hotel
On-on to suitable bar

Day 3
An early check-out of Impiana
Second day of the Away Tournament at Meru Valley
Lunch and prize-giving at the club
Depart for KL

Meru Valley is 27 holes and we need to arrange the booking such that we play all 3 nines over the 2 days
There will be a Tour Trophy for the 2 day competition.
Each participant must donate 1 sleeve of balls for the sweep and 1 bottle of alcoholic beverage.
We will car pool.

Impiana Hotel Club Room RM245 net per night
Clearwater Sanctuary. TP course. RM80 Bring your TP book.
Meru Valley. RM114.20 Guest. RM30 Member

Hotel Reservation by CC to individual account.

Rafiza Nordin
Sales Manager
Impiana Hotel Ipoh
18 Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah
30250 Ipoh
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Tel :+605-255 5555
Fax :+605-255 1948
H/P :+019-555 5768

If you only want to play the Monthly Trophy game at Clearwater that’s OK.
We will aim to have FULL FLIGHTS for the TOUR COMPETITION.

If you want to participate register with Mike Smithme ASAP.

If you want to participate register with Mike Smith ASAP.

Loose Cannons Northern Tour 23-25 March 2010 – Results

Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Course
The Loose Cannons Northern Tour took place over 3 days from 23rd March till 25th March centred in Ipoh. The first day was a normal Cannons game and this was played on the wonderful Clearwater Sanctuary golf course south of Ipoh town.
Pre-game ball check by Barry Cousins on Mike Smith 
David Hughes showing that age is no barrier to a sweet swing
Lush fairways of Clearwater
Glen Wombwell swings his stuff
Ray Funnell goes to bat
Andrew Barber on his knees
Winner : Glen Wombwell 96/34 (on countback)
Runner Up: Stuart Taylor 91/34
3rd Place: Benhard Rohman 99/33
Meru Valley Golf Course
A 2 day competition was then held at Meru Valley Golf Course with the first day additionally having a team game arranged. This golf course is probably one of the most scenic courses in Malaysia but conditions were extremely hot and humid on both days with many players suffering because of this.
The Valley Course
Day 1 winning team was Stuart Taylor/Barry Cousins/Hans Berger/Benhard Rohman with a total of 120 Stableford points. The individual winner of the day was Barry Cousins with a total of 36 points (the only one to play to his handicap)
Hans Berger pauses to acknowledge the  spectators
The crowds watch Glen Wombwell tee off
Interesting Par 3 on the Lake Course
Beautiful views of Meru Valley

Results of the 2-Day Event:
The winner was Hans Berger
2nd place was David Hughes
3rd Place was Barry Cousins
4th Place was Mike Smith
Many thanks should go to Andrew Robinson who arranged the 2-day competition at Meru Valley as well as the hotel and dining arrangements. Thanks also to Raymond Keys for arranging the first day at Clearwater Sanctuary. A great event and now we have to look forward to the Loose Cannons Southern Tour – watch this space!
Finally a video montage of the 3 day Northern Tour for your viewing pleasure and starring those “Sultans of Swing” can be viewed here.
A full set of photos can be seen here.

Next Game – Clearwater Sanctuary – 23rd March 2010

Tomorrow’s Loose Cannons game will be at Clearwater Sanctuary, Ipoh followed by a 2-day tournament at Meru Valley Golf Course as part of the Loose Cannons Northern Tour. An earlier post detailed driving instructions to Clearwater Sanctuary from KL via Google maps but here is another map for ease of reference to anyone unsure of directions.

See all participants tomorrow – drive safely and be there by 9:00am for a 9:30am tee-off.

Loose Cannons Northern Tour 23-25 March 2010 – Final Arrangements

Arrangements are now finalized for this prestigious PGA Event, co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours
  1. Andrew Robinson
  2. Andrew Barber
  3. Mike Smith
  4. Ray Funnell
  5. Barry Cousins
  6. Hans Berger
  7. Mike Hughes
  8. David Hughes
  9. Stuart Taylor
  10. Raymond Keys
  11. Benhard Romahn
  12. Glen Wombwell

The old Casuarina Hotel which has recently metamorphosed into the new Impiana Hotel will be the Tour base. This is located at 18 Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, 30250 Ipoh, Perak. Tel: 05 255 5555. Deluxe (ie refurbished) rooms at RM180 nett, inclusive makan pagi, have been reserved. On check-in quote ‘Cannons Golf Group’.
DAY 1Clearwater Sanctuary. This will be the regular weekly Cannons game played off Cannons handicaps and Cannons rules. Be there by 09.00 hrs for tee-off at 09.30 hrs, allowing at least 2 hrs from Bangsar. Cost with the TP book is RM80 nett to include green fee, buggy twin sharing and insurance. Without TP book it is RM120.
Organiser – Raymond Keys
Faithful assistant – Barry Cousins
After the game its on to Ipoh and check-in to the Impiana Hotel.
Evening – F & B at the Royal Ipoh Club. Note DRESS CODE of long pants, collared shirt and shoes with socks.
DAY 2Meru Valley. The first day of the ‘Northern Tour Cannons Championship for 2010’. . And we will play strictly to the Rules of Golf! Tee-off 09.30 hrs. Flights to be announced the afternoon before. Cost is approx RM120 pp/pday.
Organiser for the 2 days – Andrew Robinson
Faithful assistant – Mike Smith
Evening – TBC
DAY 3Meru Valley. The second day of the ‘Northern Tour Cannons Championship for 2010’. Tee-off 08.30 hrs. Flights to be based on the Day 1 results, ie worst out first.


Will be based on ‘real handicaps’.
Proposed handicaps for Day 1 are – AR 16, AB 20, MS 16, RF 22, BC 24, HB 18, MH 28, DH 11, ST 14, RK 24. Please let me have your comments, if any, on your own proposed handicap and those of others, prior to them being cast in stone for Day 1 by imperial decree of the tour handicap committee. Excessive handicap whingeing could result in a ‘Tour Tosser’ nomination, or worse…..
Handicaps will be adjusted for Day 2 – up or down by a maximum of 2 and up to a 28 limit, depending on how you played against your Day 1 handicap.


Yours truly will sponsor a trophy for the 2 Day Competition. Any other contributions are welcomed! Strongly suggest everyone brings along something to contribute to the Tour – either additional competition prizes or something for quaffing during the Tour.


Car pooling arrangements thus far:
  1. Barry, Hans and Stuart
  2. Mike Hughes, Andrew Barber and Andrew Robinson
  3. Raymond Keys, Mike Smith, Benhard Romahn
  4. Ray Funnell, David Hughes??
The rest of you to sort yourselves out………..and costs to be shared within each car.

KL to Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Club
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Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Club to Casuarina Hotel, Ipoh

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Casuarina Hotel to Meru Valley Golf Club

Loose Cannons Northern Tour, 23-25 March 2010

Clearwater Sanctuary

The Loose Cannons Northern Tour will take place 23 -25 March 2010 and will comprise 3 games at the following venues:

3 flights have been booked for each day so ideally we are looking for 12 participants.

DAY 1 – Clearwater Sanctuary.  This will be the regular weekly Cannons game played off Cannons handicaps and Cannons rules.  Be there by 09.00 hrs for tee-off at 09.30 hrs. Cost with the TP book is RM80 nett to include green fee, buggy twin sharing and insurance.  Without TP book it is RM120. For Day 1 anyone not on tour but wishing to travel up from KL just to play at Clearwater and return the same day is welcomed.  But please let me know soonest.

DAY 2 – Meru Valley. The first day of the ‘Northern Tour Cannons Championship for 2010’.  The Championship will be played to what are deemed by the Handicap Committee  to be ‘your real handicap’ and with a max of 28.  And we will play strictly to the Rules of Golf!  Tee-off 09.30 hrs.
Cost is approx RM120 pp/day. 

DAY 3 – Meru Valley.  The second day of the ‘Northern Tour Cannons Championship for 2010’.  Tee-off 08.30 hrs.
Meru Valley
Base hotel for the tour will be the new Impiana Hotel, Ipoh which has metamorphosed from the old Casuarina Hotel.

Andrew Robinson will be sponsoring a trophy for the 2 Day Competition – thanks Andrew.  Any other contributions are welcomed!  Strongly suggest everyone brings along something to contribute to the Tour!

It makes no sense for us to travel up there in 12 cars!  Nearer the time we will organize car pooling with 2-3 participants per car.  Petrol and toll costs to be shared between ‘the passengers’, (passengers does not include the car owner who will be bearing all other car related costs)!! 

A visit to the Royal Ipoh Club on the Tuesday evening is planned.  A good local Chinese restaurant will be sought for night 2. 

  1. Andrew Barber
  2. Andrew Robinson
  3. Barry Cousins
  4. Hans Berger
  5. Kevin Wiggans
  6. Ray Funnell
  7. Raymond Keys
  8. David Hughes??
  9. Mike Hughes
  10. Mike Smith
  11. Stuart Taylor