Results – Palm Garden – 12th January 2021

Another “last game before lockdown” 12 members gathered for this event at Palm Garden. Weather conditions were pretty good. Unfortunately due to maintenance the greens were not very good. Let’s use this as an excuse that only 2 players scored their handicap or better. Josef was the clear winner today with 40 points, followed by Ricardo (36) and Dave, Helmut and Mike W all 35 points.Since there won’t be any more games in January we already have a January Winner; Mike Williams.Helmut is now an official member with 5 games. Welcome to the LC’s!

“Last supper” was at East of Highway where we celebrated numerous things. First of all the return and belated birthday (60 years young) of Iain, secondly Tony turning 71 next week. Both a big thanks for your contribution!We handed out the December 2020 medal going to Tony and we wrapped up 2020 Loose Cannon of the year. Despite his long absence Iain still came in as 4th winning the special prize; socks. Tony 3rd and Martin 2nd winning some MST vouchers and Ricardo as LC of the year with a floating trophy and a special golf shirt. Number 10 in the ranking was also eligible for a prize. Josef took that one.As usual the food -ordered by Tony- was very good and accompanied by a few Tigers that went down well. 
Take care everybody and hope to see you all after this lockdown again. Let this be the last one……..Stay safe!



Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 28th July 2020

No rowing and plowing this week. Palm Garden was in excellent shape (as always) and the weather was also very friendly to us today. Thanks to some late entries we had 3 full flights going out around 8:15 am. With a start from 2 different t-boxes it all went smoothly and some discount vouchers and the MST golf card discount helped us to get a good rate as well. 

Also a welcome back to Jan after nearly six months being expelled from Malaysia, trapped in the land of coffee shops that sell no coffee, tulips and clogs.

 8 players wrapped up the day in our favourite restaurant East of highway. Always good food and some nice cold Tigers. 


Winner today was Tony Morris with a nice 88/38 OCB beating Siggy 91/38 followed by Mike Garwood 82/37. See all scores below.

The monthly medal stays with your convener winning best 2 July games with total 84 stbf, followed by Tony with 79 and Iain 75. 

The annual ranking is still headed by Iain, followed by Ricardo and Mike Williams. Given Iain’s escape to the UK it might be difficult to defend his position in the coming period. Mike Garwood played his 5th game today so a welcome to the Loose Cannons.

The Mystery prize today was scoring the last par. Hole 18 it was with both Paul and Robert winning a sleeve of balls


Thanks to Ricardo Castro & Martin Belderink for the photos.

Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 2nd June 2020

Palm Garden attracted 16 Loose Cannons to come and play some golf. A very good turn out and the return -after a 6 months sabbatical- of our one and only Stableford Jedi; Stuart Taylor. Welcome back!

Since the restaurant is closed in the morning everybody gathered at the registration area. Various discount cards and a voucher helped to get us a decent rate. Going into buggies and to the t-box was organized in the typical Malaysian way……..NOT REALLY…. They tried to keep some order but that is usually bound to fail when you deal with Loose Cannons.

Nonetheless we took off on time and from different t-boxes. About 4 hours later everybody was back in the restaurant. The course was in excellent shape and a pleasure to play. The climate nowadays doesn’t help though and makes conditions a little tougher than normal.

Mighty Mike keeps on striking and took another win today with 80/41 followed by our comeback kid Stuart; 84/40 and Tony 88/39.

Andrew managed to finish his 500th game this time (see Special Report below). We celebrated that with the help of his generous RM500 contribution for beers. He got handed out the first new Loose Cannons cap for this great achievement; first games in early 2004 together with Iain and Mike Smith. Siggy also got a cap for his contribution at KGSAAS last week. A sleeve of balls found a new owner; Stuart for returning and taking care of our stablefords.

The only negative maybe is the total lack of organization in the restaurant. Plenty of staff but it still took ages before getting a beer……… Yet another fine day out. Thanks for your participation.


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Andrew Robinson’s 500th Game

It was a rather special day today with Andrew Robinson clocking in his 500th game with Loose Cannons. Starting with Loose Cannons way back in 2004 when the group was first formed Andrew has played an impressive number of games, albeit with a few interludes during this time due to bad health or injury.

Today he scored a very respectable score of 111 for 30 points today and on the 18th green he sank a lengthy putt to finish in style.

A quietly confident Andrew Robinson before the start of the game

Andrew Robinson on the 1st tee prepares to kick off his 500th game

This was Andrew Robinson’s 9,000th drive as he teed off on the 1st hole today


On the 18th hole at the conclusion of his 500th game Andrew confidently sinks a great putt to finish.




After the successful completion of his 500th game, Andrew was presented with a red Loose Cannons cap in the clubhouse ……. perhaps after another 500 games, he will get the matching shirt!!

Andrew very kindly contributed RM500 to the pot for lunch and drinks. Thank You Andrew from everyone today and many congratulations on a great achievement.


And thanks to Ricardo Castro for the following photos contributions.

Also thanks to Martin Belderink for the following photos.


Results – Palm Garden Golf Resort – 31st December 2019

We played Palm Garden as it was the last monthly trophy for the year as we wanted to have a nice finish.

It wasn’t too many cars on the road this New Year Eve morning so for once I arrived in very good time. Registration went smoothly but that place is like a children play school with cutting, gluing, stamping vouchers, anyway we were ready to go before our tee-off time. Weather looked promising and the course was in a very good shape except for some greens which were a bit slower.

We had the post game lunch at the clubs restaurant which was about half-full.

Happy New Year Loose Cannons


The winner today and his second monthly trophy for the year, Tony Morris with 39 points.

The winner Tony Morris

He won over Stan Constantinides with one point more second nine. Allan Wright came third with 35 points.

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Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 24th April 2018


We had a bumper turnout this week at Palm Garden Golf Club with 32 players attending. Whether it was the good course that attracted players or the free lunch and drinks courtesy of our Birthday Boys Ted Parslow & Hans Berger …. we are not sure.

Our 8 flights got off smoothly from two tee boxes at 7:30am and we were all back in the clubhouse before 12:30pm as a heavy rain storm hit – the last flight unfortunately had to abandon the last hole and only played 17 holes …. more of that later!

The course was in really nice condition and as always the greens were testing. Being able to drive the buggies on the fairways and having caddies certainly speeded play up.

We had lunch at the club after the game and the food and drinks were very kindly sponsored by Hans Berger and Ted Parslow who were celebrating a combined birthday of 150 years!! A big Thank You to both Hans and Ted for this kind gesture. The club also provided gifts for the Birthday Boys and some vouchers as lucky raffle prizes. Hans and Ted were presented with two birthday cakes adorned with their national flags (thanks to Ricardo for arranging this)



The winner today was David Evans with 39 points – and this was his score after only completing 17 holes as he was in the last flight that did not play the last hole. Well done David. Runner up was Kaz Takita with 92 for 38 points. Best gross was Andrew Cseszko and Jason Winter both with 82. Full results below.

Note : For the 4 players in the last flight who missed the last hole their gross was calculated by using a gross score on the last hole that gave them zero Stableford points)

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



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.



Next Game – Palm Garden Golf Resort – 29th April 2013

Next Monday 29th April we are playing at Palm Garden. Players have been confirmed and we have 4 full flights. Please be at the course by 0720 hrs for a 0745 hrs tee off.  Costs are confirmed at 222 RM / person, which includes compulsory caddies.  Great to have Mike Han joining us, “temporarily retired LC”, who has helped us with this very good offer. 

The following week there is no Loose Cannons as a result of the Charity Golf Day at KGSAAS.   

Results – Palm Garden Golf Result – 3rd April 2012

Palm Garden Golf Resort has to be one of the best golf courses I have had the pleasure to play……anywhere. Truly superb.

Designed and constructed by LC member Ted Parslow this is another example of Ted’s amazing talent and must rank as the equal to KLGCC, if not better.
Thanks to Ted & Geoff Parslow Loose Cannons were invited by the IOI management to play this masterpiece ahead of the official opening and 24 LC’s took up the challenge and a challenge it was. The course is not long, 5780m, and for this reason we played from the Blues but with the steep elevation changes and the enormous amount of beautifully landscaped water features it proved to be very challenging indeed as can be seen from (most of) the scores. The playing surface throughout was pristine with hybrid Zoysia fairways and undulating and deceptively fast Bermuda Tidwarf greens. The bunkering is spectacular in appearance but very playable thanks to the grade of white sand used and the shaping. Fantastic.
The winner, making a rare appearance with us since his return to gainful employment, was Tom Holmes with an outrageous 47 points. The runner up was David Hughes with 39 points. The lowest gross was 81 by Geoff Parslow (this gives you some idea of the degree of difficulty) and the most golf played was 121 by George Murray just returned from several months away.
Tom is cut 11 strokes and David 1 stroke.
The full results can be found in the attachment.
Apres golf M&M was taken at the club house which like the rest of this resort is brand new and of very interesting design. The service was a tad slow due to the ongoing training of the staff but the food, when it came, was good and not too pricy. There was a minor altercation over billing of unpaid breakfast bills but this was resolved without problem.
Soon after we finished the heavens opened big time and Ted was able to witness the drainage of his masterpiece from the veranda of the restaurant which overlooks the course. This was amazing. The 18th green was completely flooded yet within minutes of the rain easing up, not stopping you understand, just easing up, the water just vanished. The other point of interest was that the sand in the bunkers stayed in place on the steep slopes with no water collecting in the bottom of the bunkers.
Once the heaviest rain eased up some made a run for it including Kevin. Some 15 minutes later Kevin reappeared in the restaurant looking like a drowned rat. Soaked to the skin he explained that he followed the temporary access road but found a section flooded. Thinking the water to be shallow he drove on but was quickly afloat! Others in 4×4’s passed him, their bow wave making his predicament worse. Abandoning his car he walked back to the clubhouse through returning heavy rain. Later his car was retrieved by the IOI staff less it’s number plate which I believe Jeff has. The floor mats are no doubt drying on Kevins veranda as you read this.
This was David Hughes last game for a while and he generously presented the winner with a bottle of single malt. Bon voyage David and see you next year.