Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 19th February 2019

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With 6 flights this morning at Nilai Springs it had all the trappings of a long registration and a delayed tee off but amazingly the registration was fast and we got off on the Island and Pines 9’s at around 7:30am. Having said that all 6 flights were on the same 9 – it would have been so much better if they had managed to split us 3 flights per 9.

Weather conditions were good and the course in fairly good shape ….. but the greens here are always a problem with their convex shape, multiple contours and some fairly dubious flag positions.

So everyone found the course tough and no one beat their handicap today.

After the game we had lunch at the clubhouse – probably should be avoided in future as the beer is very expensive (almost RM90 per jug) and the food rather average resulting in a RM80 per head charge.

Results

We had 4 players on 34 points today (yes …. that was indeed the best score!) so we had to do a countback. The winner was Andrew Robinson with 104 for 34 points. Best gross was 90 shared by Stuart Taylor and Ricardo Castro. Worst gross was Peter May with a good value, RM/stroke count of 124. Full results below:

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Results – Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Resort – 12th February 2019

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We had an early start this morning at Bukit Kemuning at 7:30am sharp with our 4 flights heading off from the 1st tee. The morning was beautiful with clear blue skies and as the day wore on it became very hot. However the course was in good condition and we were not held up at all meaning a reasonable finish around 12:30pm then off to the O&S Restaurant for some food and much needed cold beverages.

Results

The winner today with a great score of 85 for 42 points was Stan Constantinides. Runner up was Brian Stubbs with 97/39 and 3rd place went to Joe Lacy with 91/38. Best gross of the day was Stan with his 85. Full results below :

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 4th February

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The course was a little busy this morning but after a lengthy registration process we eventually got all 5 flights off the Puteri and Putera 9’s at around 8:20am. Weather conditions were very good – sunny, blue skies but high humidity. The course was in very good condition so all in all it made for a good morning’s golf. Some flights were held up but we all finished by after 1pm then 16 of us had lunch at Chin Heong Restaurant closeby.

Results

We usually get some good scores at this course and this was no exception with David Evans (back from a recent back injury??) scored an excellent 94 for 41 poiunts to take the win for the day. Runner up was Kevin Wiggins with 88 for 40 points and in 3rd place was Graham Cadman with 96 for 39. Best gross was Martin Walsh with 85. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 29th January 2019

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With 5 full flights and a promised early tee time of 7:30am we knew when we arrived at Staffield this was going to be a problem. It was busy with many walkers already getting ready and heading to the tee box as well as a large groups of other players. So after a tedious registration it was after 8:00am till we got started with all our flights teeing off from the Southern Nine then crossing over to the Northern Nine.

However once we got started it was plain sailing and the course and weather conditions were excellent. After the game we had lunch at the club and Hans Berger made the presentation for the January Monthly Medal winner and for 2019 we now do indeed get a medal for this and not a trophy as in previous years.

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Results

Tony Morris was our Monthly Medal winner for January with a great score of 84 for 43 points. Runner up was Allan Wright with 95 for 40 points. Best gross of the day was shot by Niall Murray with a 79. Full scores below:

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Winner of January Monthly Medal – Tony Morris

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Bukit Unggul Country Club – 22nd January 2019

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We had 14 players today at Bukit Unggul for an early start at 7:15am to get off before a large Korean contingent. We welcomed back David Hughes who played at the start of his routine once a year visit to Malaysia. We teed off from two tee boxes at 7:15am sharp under the gloomy dawn light. The course was predictably poor with quiet a number of the fairways in very bad shape due to wild boar damage. Many of us remembered the last time we played here and said that would be the last time …. when will we learn.

After the game 12 of us took lunch at East of Highway Restaurant and the coffers were boosted by a RM200 Birthday donation from Stuart Taylor and a 100 game celebration donation of RM100 from Ricardo Castro.

Results

The winner today with a great score of 86 for 40 points was Kevin Wiggins beating Erol Akinci in 2nd place on 94 for 39 points. Best gross of the day was Martin Walsh with an 84 (should have been an 83 after 3-putting the last!!) Full scores below:

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Results – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club – 15th January 2019

img_407615 Loose Cannons players played at Kota Seriemas Golf and Country Club today with a sharp tee off at 7:30am all from tee box no. 1. The course was in fine condition and the pace was good on the front 9 but by the time we did the turn we had a jumbo flight group of 5 players in front who held us up for a number of holes till they let us play through.

Lunch after the game was at East of Highway Restaurant and Tont Morris kindly threw in RM300 to the pot to celebrate his birthday this Thursday … thanks Tony!

Results

The winner today was Stan Constantinides with a score of 93 for 35 Stableford points. Runner up position was shared between Ricardo Castro and Roger Surieux both on 34 points. Best gross of the day was Ricardo Castro with 89. Full scores below:

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 8th January 2019

img_3731After a quick registration we were able to start by 0745 with flights split between Putera and Puteri nines. The course was in good condition with cool cloudy weather making for a very pleasant start, although the Puteri greens were much slower than Putera.

There were few other players on the course so the three ball flight, lead by Tony Morris, were able to finish by 1130, but then missed lunch as the restaurant was still closed. Lunch at Restoran Chin Hiong which was very good and reasonably priced.

Results

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The top scores for the game were:
First – Robert Mulliss with 99 for 43 points
Second – Brian Stubbs with 94 for 42 points
Third – Tony Morris with 87 for 41 points.
Lowest gross – Ricardo Castro with 84.

 

Results – Amverton Cove – 2nd January 2019

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A total of 14 Cannons pitched up at Amverton Cove on 2nd January for the first game of 2019.  Registration was straight forward and we even got a little extra discount for seniors, which was not expected.  So a good start to the day!
A heavy overnight downpour had left the course quite soggy so we had to have buggy on track for the first 9, moving onto the course for the 2nd 9.  We teed off just before 8am from 2 tee boxes with 2 x 3-balls and 2 x 4-balls, and crucially in front of a visiting group of Koreans.  All flights were finished in less than four and a half hours by about 12:15, which is a good pace of play for 4-balls — this should be our target game time.
Today was the first Cannons game using the new 2019 rules – and Roger took advantage of that with a double hit at one of the par 4s.  Searching for a lost ball is now reduced to 3 minutes maximum, but this did not seem to be a problem today.
Overall the course was in good condition with a few squelchy areas due to recent rain, however the greens were super fast which caused some anguish and expletives for most players.
Winner on the day with 39 points and an excellent gross of 83 was Bernard Romahn – the only player to beat his handicap, and he was duly awarded the RM 50 winners prize.  Well done for an excellent round Bernard!  Joint 2nd were Kevin Wiggins and Brian Stubbs with 34 points – who got nout for being 2nd.  Lowest gross of the day was a joint effort of 83 from both Bernard and Jason Winter – well done guys!   We were delighted to welcome back Hans for a trial run of his recovered injuries – but unfortunately that did not work out so well and it’s back to the drawing board for a few weeks — hope it gets sorted soon Hans.
The apres-golf lunch was planned for the Chinese restaurant just across the bridge – however the early finishers found it was closed and made a hastily convened executive decision to relocate to the Selangor Club Kiara Annex.  After various calls and texts and WhatsApp messages, 9 Cannons ended up at the Annex.  Unconfirmed reports came in that Ted and Jason had made their own executive decision to eat at the first available restaurant near the bridge and regrettably they did not join us at the Annex.  Sigi, Johan and Ray already had other plans.
Andrew hosted the lunch with his members card and an enjoyable time was had by all.  Apart from Stan, who was waiting for his Calzoni style pizza for ages and ages — until he realised he had mis-read the menu and it was not available.  Brian Stubbs contributed some beer money on the occasion of his 150th cannons game.  There was a surplus in the cash collected so RM 300 was handed to Hans for 2019 trophys etc and there was no need of a collection for the lunch cost.  The princely sum of RM 77 was left in the kitty and was handed to Roger for next week at Tasik Puteri – look out for Roger’s emails regarding arrangements.
Cheers and Happy New Year!

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Results – Seri Selangor 26th December 2018

Ten players made up of seven regulars and 3 guests, 2 ex work colleagues of mine Andy & Neil and Sigi’s guest Johan teed off on time at Seri Selangor for the December trophy game. The course was in reasonable condition considering the excessive rain we have been experiencing, one or two of the greens had been sanded. Seri Selangor continue to be carry out course improvements.

It should be noted that this is the last game under the present rules as from 1st January 2019 the revised rules apply. Only 3 minutes to look for the ball!!!!!!

After the game we adjourned to Pantai Seafood Restoran where we were joined by our illustrious convener Hans who presented the December Trophy to Dave Evans who managed to accumulate 38 points with his score of 98. Well done Dave.

Sigi was in excellent spirits the new baby having arrived on Christmas Eve. Mother and young Oscar are both well. Consequently the beers and food were all on him. Thanks again Sigi most appreciated.

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 18th December 2018

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We had 3 flights today and 12 players at Tasik Puteri and after an efficient registration we tee’d off early at just after 7:30am on the Putera and Tasik 9”s with our traditional santa hats on for the Xmas game. Weather conditions were really great and relatively cool after all the recent rain. The course was quite wet in patches requiring us to lift and drop on the fairways but the greens were excellent. We finished by just after 12 noon and had lunch on the golfer’s deck. A few Xmas jugs of beer were sunk to get us all in the mood for the festive season.

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Results

The winner today with 83 (best gross) for 38 points was Bernard Romahn beating Stuart Taylor on 86 for 38 points on count back. Full results below:

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