Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 24th April 2018

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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)

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Results

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

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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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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.