Results – Glenmarie – 6th June 2017

Another lovely day on the golf course, this time Glenmarie GCC Valley course with Loose Cannons and in the end last night we became full four flights. As expected the course were not busy and signing in saddling up and out on the course worked smoothly.

The course were in a very good nick and the few times I have played Glenmarie, the Valley course has always been my favorite and no difference today as it has a nice mixture of challenging and perhaps relaxing holes coupled with very nice large greens.

So how did it go;

– Bernard Romahn took the money with 87/39 and I think this course fits Bernards game

– Ricardo Castro came second with 85/37

– Iain Wise came third with 95/37, with as niot good second nine

– Lowest gross 85 were shared by Geoff McLaws and Ricardo Castro

– Allan Wright had no competitor at all for the most gross

– Tony Morris five-putted the par three hole fifteen after an excellent tee shot

We had the lunch at the clubs restaurant, food were good, Carlsberg beer tasted as it should but the service a bit slow but it’s Ramadan after all isn’t it.

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Results – Palm Garden – 30th May 2017

A different Tuesday game for us as we were the only players on the course as it looked like, I suppose the maintenance was the main reason. Other different reasons were that we played the second nine twice but to make it more interesting we played the first nine from white and the second from blue, quite a big difference as we had three holes from black tee-boxes as well, most of us enjoyed it id not all.

Martin Belderink just came back fully rested from a week in Kuching without golf and he had his best game ever with 91/43 well ahead of us others and I completed it at the back-end with 110/21, other results as below.

The second nine, which is named Bismark after a palm plant in Madagascar, was in a good nick except the pin placement on hole sixteen which caused many extra puts or just f…….t.

Other things to be mentioned from the day are;
– David happen to hit his female caddie between the boobs when practicing his chipping, with a little bit hands on massage it worked out okay I have been told
– after teeing off on Hole sixteen Paul’s flight mates asked where is your ball Paul, he had it in the pocket …..back to the tee
– Ted had an episode as well on hole fifteen, I forgot that but what I remember after sharing a whiskey after his birdie, I played much better for a short while, should have taken one more sip I suppose.
Martin and David have had their birthday this month and with their 200Rm each contribution, many thanks chaps, it was enough with a little pocket money from float to cover the cost.

As a compensation for the inconvenience playing the same nine twice we received complementary 18-holes green-fee vouchers. Must be used within three month, I suggest we use them the later part of August.

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Results – Amverton Cove – 23rd May 2017

Just a few players requires a short report doesn’t it;
– When we assembled for a shat (Editor : not sure if this was meant to be a chat or a shit) and a small bite early morning we were more or less alone at the club

– Course were in good condition through out

– Dark clouds were threatening at first but having played four holes or so the sun dominated the sky, luckily we had a nice breeze to cool us down a bit

– After five six holes the locals had arrived and the course were quite busy

Kaz Takita won with 98/34 closely followed by Ray Funnel with 105/33

And as usual when we play Amverton Cove we had a good lunch at the Chinese restaurant immediately to the right after the bridge.

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Results – KRTU – 16th May 2017

It was several years since I last played this course and it still as nice to play, perhaps a better word would be, fun to play. The first three holes a bit wet but most of the others quite nice actually, greens had various speed as many courses have nowadays due to all the rain.

We became a bit late due some did not find their way without assistance, Kaz did not find it all so in the end we re-organized to three three-flights

Weather was excellent and as I remember from previous time the monkeys followed us on hole two and three looking for something to eat.

Ricardo Castro had lowest gross with 84, he also won with 39 points same as Martin Belderink but with a better second nine, I myself came third with 33 points and that with four holes with no points, you just wait guys….

I would like to thank Zak for assisting with booking and using his membership advantage for lowering the prices both for buggy fee as well for M&M.

The restaurant is airy with a good view, food is good and the beer is cold and not very expansive at all, we will come back.

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Amendment ….. Reinli Tan’s core should be 109 for 22 and Paul Geddes correct score was 90 for 28.

Results – Staffield Golf & Country Resort – 2 May 2017

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All arrived in time including myself, registration takes it’s time here due to all +55 proof of age need to be manually recorded.

Flight 1-3 played Western and flight 4-5 the Southern nine and perhaps we should have all played Western as those who teed off before flight 4-5 were very very slow.

Staffield Country Resort does seldom let the players down, same today but looking at the scores it was not as easy as we have been used to, perhaps mainly due to all the rain.

Martin Belderink took the price-money today with 99/37, closely followed by Kevin Wiggins 90/36 and just one point after him came David Evans 99/35.

Lowest Gross should be some with lower Hcp, today it was Paul Geddes with 86 and most played had Kaz Takita with 108 and not far behind followed by Roger and me on 104.

Today no fancy expensive food as we had the lunch at the club and the food was okay but the Carlsberg draft beer had some ‘non-Carlsberg’ taste and after addressing the issue we got a couple of jugs free and better tasting beer.

Lately we have had quite a lot of contributions due to birthday or a high number of games played, today Ted and myself through in 200Rm each as we had our birthday end of April, so filling the hat was not too expensive.

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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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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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Palm Garden Golf Club Wins ParGolf People’s Choice Awards 2017

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Palm Garden Golf Club General Manager Brandon Chin with the ‘BEST GREENS’ award.
With him are (from left) Course Superintendent, Jack Lim; Palm Garden Golf Club Manager, Desmond Lai; and Sales & Marketing Manager, KC Yum.

PRESS RELEASE : 17 April 2017

Palm Garden Golf Club (“PGGC”) was voted Malaysia’s top three ‘BEST GREENS’ for the second consecutive year. The top golf clubs in the country were celebrated in the recent ‘ParGolf People’s Choice Awards 2017’ presentation ceremony at the Carlsberg Brewery, Shah Alam.

The ‘ParGolf People’s Choice Awards’ winners were determined via an online voting of 190 golf course in Malaysia by the public from January to March 2017. Awards were presented to the top three clubs in each of the 12 categories in Malaysia and this year’s edition saw the emergence of three new categories namely Best Championship Layout, Best Customer Service and Best Clubhouse. ParGolf Magazine is one of the leading golf publications in Malaysia and the Asian region, which features comprehensive and informative articles on golfing; golf players, famed golf courses as well as travel and lifestyle elements.

PGGC is a renowned award winning public golf course within the Leisure and Hospitality business segment of IOI Properties Group Berhad (“IOIPG”), a leading property player in Malaysia. This magnificent 18-hole golf course is strategically located in IOI Resort City, a well-known integrated development crafted by IOIPG which is also home to the GBI-certified IOI City Towers,            IOI City Mall, Puteri Palma Condo, world class hotel brands – Putrajaya Marriott Hotel and          Le Méridien Putrajaya.

IOIPG Chief Operating Officer of Property Investment, Cheah Wing Choong said, “This award is a recognition and an endorsement by golfers on the efforts and hard work that we have put in all these while. It is with such accolades that have made the club popular amongst distinguished and discerning guests, including international tourists.”

“With this prestigious award, the Group have achieved yet another significant milestone and this is in line with our efforts in strengthening our brand as a lifestyle influencer.”

Commenting on the achievement, PGGC General Manager, Brandon Chin said, “We are very grateful to all the golfers out there who have voted us into the Top Three and it is a great honor considering that we are not a membership based golf club.”

The golf club has been accorded numerous accolades since its opening in 2012, namely 2012-Best New Golf Course by ParGolf Awards, 2013-Best Maintained Golf Course by ParGolf Awards, 2013/14-Best Golf Development in Malaysia by Asia Pacific Property Awards, 2016-ParGolf People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Overall Golf Experience’, ‘Best Greens’ and ‘Best Corporate Tournament Venue’ in Malaysia, and recognized as the 1st Big Hole Golf in Malaysia by Malaysia Book of Records in June 2016; amongst others.

One of the unique feature of this golf club is its numerous “trade-mark” high lipped bunkers and challenging greens with average speed of 10.5’ on the stimp meter. It is known to be among the most challenging golf courses in the country, as it tests the mind, skill and dexterity of any player.

Apart from the challenging play, golfers get to enjoy the breathtaking views of the course and the surrounding wetlands at its unique two tier drink hut located at the heart of the course. The course is also complemented by a Mediterranean-styled clubhouse adjoining the recreational facilities section, which comprises a collection of Infiniti, Jacuzzi and wading pools, mini gymnasium, tennis court and sauna. The R5ve Café at the Clubhouse offers a panoramic view of the course as diners enjoy a delectable selection of local and western cuisines.

 

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Results – KGSAAS – 18th April 2017

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There were 20 Loose Cannons members and one guest today at KGSAAS playing the President and Sultan 9’s. The course was rather wet in many places making it hard going with no run on the ball and the ball dieing on the soft fringes of the greens if you didn’t reach the green. The green conditions however was quite good although a little sandy in places.

Weather was overcast and cloudy with the imminent danger of a thunder and rain storm hanging over us throughout the game. However we all managed to finish with only a light bit of rain as we played the last hole.

We had lunch at the clubhouse after the game and Erol Akinci very kindly donated RM300 to celebrate his 300th game recently – many thanks Erol.

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Scores were not great today because of the poor conditions. The winner was Peter Kenyon with 96 for 36 points on count back from ReinLi Tan with 95 for 36 points. This was a back-to-back win by Peter Kenyon – luckily we are not playing to the old Mike Smith rules as he would have been severely punished. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with an 81. Full results table below:

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Sponsor Joe Lacy – London Marathon 2017

17879956_10212999579930408_4844703429133163096_oThis is a special request for all Loose Cannons players to please sponsor our fellow player Joe Lacy who will once again be running in the London Marathon on 23rd April 2017 to help raise funds for the Parkinson’s Disease fund ……. I attach below a personal note from Joe and ask you to kindly support this great effort. Joe, as we all know, is also suffering from Parkinsons so it is indeed a valiant effort on his part to do this run to help counteract the disease as well as hopefully raising much needed funds for research.


Guys, I’m sorry I was not able to celebrate my birthday with you on Tuesday but my body is a finely tuned machine just now and that does not allow putting Tiger in my tank. I’m off to London tonight to acclimatise to the UK weather for my attempt to beat last years record at the London Marathon. I’m running to raise funds to try and find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. The main drug treatment for PD has not changed in 50 years and they need more and better research. I’d appreciate any support you can give including moral, just don’t ask me to carry a fridge.  
  
So go ahead and donate now http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Joe_Lacy
Two other organisations which do fantastic work for PD patients are Parkinson’s Ireland and Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association.  So if you prefer support them. I’ve added their links as they could do with the help.    

Ireland in Euros https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/joe-s-london-marathon

Malaysia RM pay direct to  Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association

CIMB Bank (Scott Garden) A/c No:8000941877

If you are in the USA or a US tax payer MJ Fox does a great job supporting research. 

Results – Bangi Golf Resort – 11th April 2017

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Bangi used to be a well looked after golf course which was always good to visit from time to time. However today’s visit has sadly highlighted the neglect that this course has been subject to of late. The course is very scruffy and untidy and it is obvious that routine maintenance is a low priority at this club. The fairways were unkempt with scraggy pieces of grass growing and the bunkers all round the course were a disaster having been damaged by rain and washed way in various locations with no attempt to rectify this. The sand in the bunkers was hard and as there were no rakes in almost all of then bunkers they were all badly marked by previous players. Sad to see this as it used to a nice short course to play. Also it must be said that the changing rooms and showers are badly needing a good clean and tidy up. I heard that there was “new management” now at the club so this could well explain the drop in standards.

We had 5 flights and 19 players this morning and we played the Kajang and Putrajaya nines. Highlight of our round in our 4-ball was Dave Evans coming within about 2 inches of getting a hole in one on Hole No 8 on the Kajang nine ….. see picture below.

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After the game we had lunch at Restoran East of Highway which was good as it always is with 13 players attending. David Hughes, who will be going back to UK again, kindly brought a bottle of whisky for the winner. As the winner doesn’t take whisky the bottle was given to a randomly chosen player which was Ray Funnell.

A big thank you also to Joe Lacy who contributed RM200 to the pot to celebrate his birthday …. even though he didn’t make the lunch. Happy Birthday Joe.

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Results

The clear winner today was Peter Kenyon with an excellent round of 88 and 45 points. Runner up was Tony Morris with 97 for 39. Best gross was shared between Geoff McLaws and Paul Geddes both with 86. Paul Geddes also managed to score an eagle during his round  – well done!.Full scores below.

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