Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 26th September 2017

 

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The monthly trophy game for September was held at the scenic Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club. Although the early morning weather looked very doubtful with a large band of rolling dark clouds coming in over the course it cleared up quickly and the conditions were very pleasant all the way round. The course was in good condition and we all got round fairly quickly with the first 2 groups finished and in the restaurant by 12:30pm.

The after game lunch was at Loon Sing Restaurant which tends to be expensive for what it offers and it would probably be just as well to head back down the road to East of Highway Restaurant in future.

Many thanks to Iain Wise who donated RM200 to the kitty to celebrate his recent 200th game.

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Results

The winner of the monthly trophy for September was Kevin Wiggins with an excellent 82 for 43 points (even par gross 36 on his back 9!). This is now a back-to-back win for Kevin who is truly back in form, his handicap dropping over the last few weeks from 19 and now down to 16 after this game. Runner up was Ricardo Castro with 82 for 41. Bets gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with a 79 and most golf was Ray Funnell. Full results below:

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Results – Kota Seriemas – 28th June 2017

We all arrived in good time for the June monthly medal as there were not many cars on the roads being the first working day after the Hari Raya Puasa holidays.

The lower handicappers teed off from hole 10, ordinary mortals from hole 1 and into the sun, but not to be worried we found our balls.

Our putting suffered a bit from the not fully recovered greens after the Ramadan course maintenance, the other part of the course were in very good conditions.

The winner of the June monthly medal were David Evans with 98/38, runner up me with 95/36, second runner up Ray Funnel 105/33.

Lowest gross, yes it should be one of the single handicapper shouldn’t and it was “long time no seen” Jason Winter with 83, Erol Akinci had the most gross with 107

All except two could make it to Restoran Loon Sing for the lunch and prize giving ceremony, personally I think the food were better last time.

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Correction … Dave Evans score should have been 97 for 38 points.

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Moneymans early arrivalRendang, Lemang, Dodol and People at the clubThe winner David with his fans

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

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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.

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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.

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Results

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

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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.

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Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 21st March 2017

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It’s not often that our group get the chance to play a new golf course as we have probably played all of the golf courses in and around KL and the Klang Valley over the many years that our group has been running. However a new golf course popped up on our radar having just been completed at the later part of last year – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club, a public course close to KLIA and Nilai.

Hans and Aftab had already checked out the course over a week ago and they gave it the thumbs up. So 24 players showed up today for our weekly game at this new venue, Mike Smith pitching up barely in time for the tee-off at 8:00am and well past the 7:30 check-in time – he was duly fine the usual RM20.

The clubhouse was impressive with beautiful changing rooms, a very nice pro shop and an open restaurant area overlooking the course.

Our 4 flights got off at just after 8:00am on the two 9’s, which are somewhat different from each other. The first 9 is fairly open and flat whereas the back 9 is much more hilly and undulating with some very highly elevated greens. The course has been designed and maintained very well and is very scenic with some great views from the elevated holes.

For a new course it was very well presented and very mature considering it is in its early days. Many water features were on the course and many large steep bunkers which appeared to me to be back-to-front around the greens with the high sloping faces directed towards the greens rather than the other way around ….. very strange.

It was a fairly tough course and very long … even from the whites tees.

We all got round by around 12:30 and had lunch at the clubhouse. Food and service was average but reasonably priced ….. a big thumbs down however was their no beer policy …. shame.

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Results

Scores were low today given that the course was pretty tough and the fact that it was very unfamiliar to us all. Our winner today was Mike Smith with 96 for 35. Runners up were Geoff McLaws (82 for 33) and Ted Parslow (88 for 33). Geoff McLaws had the best gross of the day with his 82. Full scores below:

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Photos below submitted by Ricardo Castro …..

Photos below submitted by Joe Lacy ….