Results – Lembah Beringin – 17th March 2015


16 Cannons registered for this game and unfortunately yet again we had a no-show with no prior notification which meant one player who was on standby didn’t get the opportunity to play. We all understand that sometimes circumstances crop up that you cannot play but PLEASE try to let the Convenor know so he can re-arrange. Unfortunately it is the same people that routinely do this and mess up arrangements for all others.
Lembah Beringin Golf Course is a 70 km trek north but is an extremely reasonable price for an almost reasonable golf course. The course is reasonably good although the greens were rather bumpy and very sandy today. Weather conditions were excellent as 15 Loose Cannons headed off around 8.00am from 2 tee boxes. We were finished in around 4 hours which was good.
The plan was to head to Bukit Beruntung and the Triple Round Restaurant for lunch. I tried calling the restaurant yesterday and on the morning during the round of golf but got no reply. When we arrived at the restaurant we found out why …. the restaurant was half-demolished and in a serious state of renovation. After checking out the nearby Chinese restaurant which was very basic and full we decided to head to Rawang to our usual post Tasik Putri restaurant. Lo and behold on arrival there we found it closed!! Final plan was to head to the Selangor Club Sports Annexe where we though we may also catch up with Andrew Robinson who failed to find the Restaurant Triple Round and was uncontactable by phone. So 7 of us finally lunched at the Annexe and yes we did indeed find Robinson there at the bar!!

Some good scores today on the rather short course from the whites. In 3rd place was Richard Moss with an excellent 40 points (gross of 101). First place was tied between Tony Morris (44 points and gross of 82) and Stuart Taylor (44 points and gross of 79) Tony Morris won on count back with 24 points on the back 9. Best gross of the day was Stuart Taylor with 79. Full results below:


Results – Lembah Beringin Golf Club – 20th May 2014


Cannons have not played at Lembah Beringin Golf Course for a long time so after some positive reports from Hans and Andre we decided to venture north and try out this country course. It was an easy drive to the club up the N-S highway and the course is right next to the highway making it easy to access.
We had 26 players today so 5 flights of 4 and 2 flights of 3. Everyone arrived early so we were registered and on the first tee boxes by 7:45am and had the whole course to ourselves. Course condition was generally good, albeit soft and muddy in places but the greens were unfortunately rather poor making putting a rather dangerous and unpredictable process.
We made fast progress round the course and most of us bar the last 4 ball finished before the heavy downpour.
We headed post golf to the restaurant at Rawang (normally used post Tasik Puteri) for a good lunch and some refreshments. There was almost an incident at he restaurant when some hungry players arriving late found that the first table had more dishes of food … but after a commando attach by Mr Cousins on the first table we regained some food reserves which likely appeased the hungry golfers.
Paul Geddes very kindly donated RM350 towards the drinks as a “head wetting” for the recent arrival of his grandchild – Many Thanks Paul. Hats off also to Paul for managing to order and send flowers to his wife for their anniversary as he played his round of golf!
Golf Etiquette
A couple of points have been raised which I feel are worthy of mention to remind players of some basic golf rules and etiquette :-
Lift, Clean & Place
We use the lift, clean and place rule or preferred lie rule (sometimes referred to comically as the Lift, Clean and Cheat Rule!!!) when playing conditions are wet and soggy (or even dry and uneven as we experienced in Malacca) but it has been noted to me that perhaps some players need some reminding of exactly when to use this rule and how it should be executed.
Lift, clean and place is applied to closely mown fairway through the green …. NOT the rough or hazards. If a ball is in the rough it must be played as it lies ….. UNLESS it is plugged then it may be lifted clean and dropped.
To execute this rule mark your ball on the fairway with a ball marker, tee or coin ….. lift the ball, clean the ball, then place the ball within a distance of the length of a scorecard not nearer the hole.
In some courses, like the one we played today, it is sometimes difficult to assess where the fairway stops and the rough starts … if in doubt consul your fellow players. 
Phone Etiquette
It should be normal for all players to have their phones on silent during a game so as not to disrupt concentration. It is very distractive to have phones ringing as players are addressing the ball to play. Please be careful about this and ensure your phone is off or at least in silent mode when on the course.
If any players feel that the above two issues are pointed at them ….. then IT IS! It’s only be re-enforcing and reminding all players of some basic rules and etiquette can we all enjoy our game to the fullest without distractions and ensure we all play to the same rules and equal gamesmanship.


We had some excellent scores today, with half the players playing to or under their handicap. The highest Stableford was an excellent 43 from our new member Glen Sargeant …. but unfortunately as this is only his second game with Loose Cannons he has as yet an unconfirmed handicap in our handicap system so he cannot take the first prize. Well done though Glen … you can be rest assured that this great score will be input into your handicap calculation and after 5 games you will have an official playing handicap.

So the winner of the day was Stuart Taylor with a gross of 82 and 42 points, also the best gross of the day., Second place was shared by Erol Akinci and Barry Cousins, both on 40 points.


The Cadman patented 2-club warm up procedure on the 1st tee

Tony appears to have an under-arm problem

Can you spot Paul?

Much of the forest and ground around the course had recently been burnt

Ray Funnell almost falling over as he drives

Paul in trouble again

Paul manages to book anniversary flowers online for his wife 

Apparently it only takes one to tango

The course also had many abandoned properties on the grounds

Next Game – Lembah Beringin Golf Club – 20th May 2014

We will be playing at Lembah Beringin Golf Club next Tuesday on 20th May. Hans Berger and Andre Holm visited this club fairly recently and gave some good reports so a good chance to try a new course to many OF US and see some new parts of the country. Please e-mail back if you are playing and confirm if you will be joining for lunch after the game which will be at the usual restaurant on the outskirts of Rawang (the one we usually use when we play Tasik Puteri).
Tee off will be at 8:00am so please be at the club by 7:30am latest for registration.
It’s an easy drive of approx 45 mins to Lembah Beringin Golf Club – just straight up the N-S highway, past Rawang, past Bukit Beruntung and turn off approx 60km mark measured from Bangsar. The course is right next to the highway – after leaving highway take road first left which is Jalan Lembah Beringin 1. It should then be a short drive back after the game to Rawang for lunch. See directions below.
Cost will be RM80 per player inclusive of green fees/buggy/insurance. Caddy’s will be available at RM42 each for those that wish.

Results – Lembah Beringan Golf Club – 21st February 2012

Cannons all,

17 LC’s teed it up at a very soggy Lembah Beringin Tuesday. We had been 20 but with Mike Han pitching up Monday!!!! and late withdrawals because of a bleeding nose and work interruptions from Tony Russell and Bruce Davidson we were reduced to 17.

The weather was fine and although the course was rather busy with some visiting Koreans, a pleasant round was anticipated. What we didn’t know was that the course had been inundated overnight restricting buggies to the track for the most part and with very soft fairways (akin to a quagmire in places) and water filled bunkers (they have a serious drainage problem here) LB was a sterner and longer test than we had expected.

The winner was Ray Funnell with 39 points and the runner-up Hans Berger with 38 points. The lowest gross was 89 by Siegmund (actually Kevin Wiggins recorded 88 but his flight had unilaterally invoked Winter Rules and so their scores were not considered in the official results) and the most golf was played by Alan Holgate with 113.
Full results and handicap adjustments can be found in the attachment.

13 of us drove down to the EQUATORIAL for lunch and excellent it was too. The Scandinavian contingent missed the exit and arrived later after a detour to the Sungai Buloh exit. You will get this with great navigators.


The winner; Ray, chose to eat at the club and in his absence it only seemed right that he should “generously donate” his winnings to the pot. Thank you Ray.

This was Mike Hughes & Lars Barkhed’s last game on their annual pilgrimage from the frozen north. Bon voyage guys. We hope to see you both next year.

Next Game – SSG Beringin Golf Course – 26th July 2011

Loose Cannons monthly “Trophy game” will be played at the:

SSG Beringin Golf Course (40 minutes North on the North / South Highway) Approx 55 – 60 Km highway driving from KL. Tuesday 26th July Tee off 8.00am 

Please be there by 07. 30am 

Please let Tony Morris know if you intend to play
If you are not on the Highway by 07.00 am please (SMS / Tel) Tony to say you are going to be late!

Lunch and Winners presentation will be at the “Equatorial Restaurant” in Rawang Industrial Estate.

(Directions for Lunch)
Drive South from Golf club turning off at Rawang exit.
Drive through Toll to TEE Junction / Turn Right at TEE Junction
Continue approx 2 Km passing a petrol station on both sides of the road.
After passing the petrol station on the right side turn Right at the next traffic light (Approx 300 Mtrs)
After turning right the restaurant is on your right. 

Results – Lembah Beringin – 24th May 2011

There were just 7 of us for this week’s game at Lembah Beringin – the course was in great nick with excellent greens, the weather sublime and we almost had the course to ourselves…..  Tony Morris ran out easy winner with gross 85 for 37 points and cut 4.  Andrew Robinson was runner-up for the third week running with gross 95 for 34 points OCB from Hans Burger, and is cut 1.  Tony’s 85 was the lowest gross and Richard played the most golf.  Full details:
1. Tony Morris – 85/37
2. Andrew Robinson – 95/34
3. Hans Berger – 91/34
4. Julian Purvis – 95/29
5. Barry Cousins – 102/28
6. Erol Akinci – 102/27
7. Richard Moss – 109/27
Luncheon was taken at the Equatorial on the way home and very good it was too.  And the more astute of the group retired to the RSC Kiara Annex for further rehydration – which is a on-going challenge in the tropics for caucasians and needs to be addressed with the utmost vigour!

Results – Lembah Beringin -14th September 2010

11 players turned up on time to a largely deserted course.  Prior to play a violent tempest swept in to the club, high winds and driving rain – and it was quite chilly. And none of us had thought to bring cardigans! The storm abated somewhat and we progressed to the tee box.  And then the storm was upon us again and we retired to the clubhouse for a further 45 minutes. Eventually the storm waned adn we were able to get play underway about an hour later than planned.  And the first 9 holes were playing in dreary drizzle, but the weather perked up for the back 9. Thats my Michael Fish bit…
The course was in pretty good nick and the greens although slow were in excellent shape – but they badly needed a visit from Winnie Loo of Cut Above.  Winner on the day was Tony Morris with 94 off the stick for 37 points, adn cut 4.  Runner-up was Andrew Robinson with 90 for 36 points, adn cut 1.  Andrew’s 90 was the days lowest gross and Alan Holgate played the most golf with 114.  Full details:
Tony Morris – 94/37
Andrew Robinson – 90/36
Tom Holmes – 102/34
Kevin Wiggins – 92/33
Glen Wombwell – 96/32
Hans Berger – 99/30
Klaus Kretschmar – 102/30
Raymond Keys – 109/29
Bernhard Romahn – 91/28
Alan Holgate – 114/19
Lunch was taken on the way back at the ever-dependable Equatorial. Carry over was RM105.
Details on next weeks game to follow in a day or too

Report by Andrew Robinson

Next Game – Lembah Beringin – 14th September 2010

Next Tuesday 14th September we will play at Lembah Beringin.  After showers we will depart immediately for the ever dependable Equatorial Restaurant on the way home.  I will be collecting RM100 per head on arrival.  If you want a caddy thats for individual organisation/payment.

There is a write up of the course here.

Please confirm your participation by email to Andrew Robinson and be there by 7.30.