Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 28th May 2019

We had 4 full flights at Palm Garden Golf Club today. The course was in great shape, although the greens a little sandy , and the weather was wonderful ……. however our day was marrred by extremely poor F&B service at the club.

I was looking forward to a pleasant day at Palm Garden Golf Club and made an early start to have my breakfast at the club. It was then that things started to go wrong ….. after ordering my usual roti canai with teh tarik …. a further 15 minutes later the waitress came out to tell me and my friend who had also ordered the roti that there was no more roti. This was after serving one portion previously to another colleague who had arrived slightly earlier. Now if I had ordered Eggs Benedict on a bed of poached spinach I might have understood but this is Malaysia. How can you you only have enough raw materials to serve one serving of roti canai first thing in a restaurant.

Another colleague arrived and ordered coffee …. only to be told there was no milk!! Well it is only a very basic kitchen ingredient …… something far wrong with the F&B department if they cannot maintain stock of such a basic item.

Moving out to our tee time we had to wait for scorecards to arrive at the 1st tee …… the starter who was in charge of this eventually sauntered up with the cards …. very annoying.

Out on the course at the drinks hut we found that drinks were very limited … no 100 Plus available …… wonder why?

After the game we had lunch at the club. Service was pretty poor with the waiters being fairly clueless as to who ordered what. One of our group ordered mixed satay ….. then was told there was no beef … only chicken. Then after the first round of drinks they had run out of Carslberg beer in the bottle!! Again why is stock control such an issue. We resorted to a few jugs of Carslberg draft and by this time the Assistant General Manager had turned up and after hearing all our gripes about the shockingly poor F&B he kindly donated 3 jugs of beer to our tables. This was a kind gesture but doesn’t get away from the fact that the F&B department and their stock control at the golf club needs to be reviewed as the service and availabiliy of food and drinks is not acceptable.

It is a shame that a golf club of this stature is let down by such basic support facilities in their F&B department as well as other on course organisation such as having score cards readily available and a good choice of drinks and snacks at the halfway huts.


Scores were good today showing the good condition of the course. Winner of the May Monthly Medal with an excellent score of 98 for 40 points was Andrew Robinson.


Runner up was Geoff McLaws with a 76 (best gross) for 39 points. Full scores below ……

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Geoff McLaws – ShotTracer at Hole No 17


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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Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 29th August 2017

The monthly trophy game for the month of August was played at Palm Garden Golf Club and with some golf vouchers gathered from the last game there we had some discount (well some of the players did!). We had only 4 full flights this week and got off from two tee boxes promptly at 8:00am.

The course was in very good condition and is always a joy to play here with beautiful fairways and excellent greens. From the white tees the course is short so making some birdie opportunities for a few players. The weather was kind as well and was actually a bit cooler than normal.

After the game we all had lunch at the club restaurant with their excellent fish and chips being a firm favourite.


IMG_5233The winner of the August Trophy was Andrew Cseszko with an excellent 76 for 39 points with Ray Funnell runner up with 101 for 38 points. Best gross of the day was Andrew with his 76 and our Convenor, Hans Berger, got the most golf award. Full results below :

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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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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.



Results -Palm Garden Golf Club – 28th February 2017


The monthly trophy game for February was held at the prestigious Palm Garden Golf Club, IOI. This was Mike Smith’s last game as Convenor and we had a bumper turn out for this event with 32 players (8 full flights). The organistaion at the club was excellent with all of us starting on a shot-gun start from numerous tees meaning we were all back at the club within a fairly short time of each other.

The course was excellent with beautiful fairways, terrific greens and fluffy bunkers. Weather was very good unlike the day before where it rained down all day. We were all back in the club where we had lunch by 12:30 – 1:00pm.

After lunch we had the usual prize giving then a presentation to Mike Smith of a few gifts bought with contributions from all members – many thanks to all who contributed. Mike was presented with a golf bag, a golf shirt (embroidered with his favourite catch phrase “Listen Up!”) and a golf cap.

Hans Berger , who is taking over as the next Convenor, made a brief presentation highlighting that our next game would be at Bukit Unggul and that from now we would be playing all games strictly to USGA handicaps.


The clear winner of the monthly trophy was Dave Evans with an excellent round of 91 for 44 points – well done Dave. He misses the obligatory 8 cut as we now move onto the new USGA handicap on a weekly basis but I’m sure Hans will come up with a suitable penalty for anyone winning back to back games. There were 3 players as runners up on 38 points, Geoff McLaws, Stuart taylor and Martin Belderink. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with a 77. Full results below.

It was also noted that Bernard Romahn played the entire round with 15 clubs in his bag resulting in a penalty of 2 strokes per hole …… this has happened before with Bernard so perhaps worthy of him taking note for future games.



Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 5th July 2016


We had 6 full flights for today’s game at Palm Garden ….. well almost 6 full flights …. unfortunately one player pulled out at the very last minute which is a shame as there were a couple of players on waitlist who could have played. Anyway 23 of us headed out from 2 tee boxes onto the wonderful fairways of Palm Garden.

The course was in remarkable condition with fairways like smooth carpets, hardly needing the lift, clean and place rule we normally have and the greens although quite sandy were very good, quite fast and with some tricky slopes to read.

The weather was perfect although very humid and hot on the last few holes. We all made good time as there were only a handful of other players out on the course. We took lunch at the clubhouse and with a generous contribution by Brian Stubbs of RM200 for his birthday (Thank You Brian) and a very generous contribution of RM400 from Andrew Robinson (Thank You kindly Andrew) to celebrate his 400th game this helped greatly in reducing the costs.

The club also kindly donated a 2 ball free voucher to our group …. I suggested that this should go to the winner and the last in the group but this obviously fell on Mike’s deaf side!



The winner today was Stuart Taylor with 41 points (gross of 85) … duly cut 5. The runner up was Andrew Cseszko with 40 points on count back from Mike Williams and Peter May both also on 40 points. Best gross of the day went to Jason Winter with a 76. Most golf of the day was shared between Andrew Robinson and Julien Hodson-Walker and was more like a cricket score than a golf score!  Full results below :

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Results – IOI Palm Garden – 7th July 2015

16 golfers played IOI Palm Garden in excellent weather; some finding this beautiful course harder than others as can be seen by the scores. 
Registration was simple and efficient and we all got off on the 10th in good time. Due to the heavy early morning rain buggies were restricted to the cart path for the first 5 holes which was not appreciated by our returning friend Ray Funnell, but thereafter it was buggy on fairway. Welcome back Ray.
This is truly a gem of a golf course and a delight to play. Congratulations to it’s creator, our own Ted Parslow, and to the management of Palm Garden and it’s manager Brandon Chin, on a job well done. Considering the course is only 3 years old it is already very mature.
Thanks also to Reinli (which phone should I use next) Tan for rounding up some of his golfing friends to swell the numbers. They were a pleasure to play with and will be welcomed back.
Despite a couple of non playing Cannons mailing their reservations about the cost, all those playing today thought it money well spent. The lunch was good (albeit a little slow) and much amber nectar was downed making it a very enjoyable 19th hole. Making use of the Ramadan offers we will hopefully play another of the premier courses next week. The Mines is the preferred choice but watch this space for confirmation.
Of note was our winner Geoff McLaws trip to Retoran East of Highway where he duly organised the table and ordered beer before the penny dropped and he checked his email before returning to the club, beer in hand. 
The full results.

Player H/C Gross Points Position
Mike Smith 23 101 30  
Ray Funnell 23 102 29  
John Laidley 11 86 33  
Tom Holmes 15 85 38  
Glen Wombwell 27 112 23  
Allan Wright 27 99 36  
Geoff McLaws 9 76 41 1
Andrew Chez 7 82 34  
Brian Stubbs 27 108 27  
Ted Parslow 12 87 33  
James Tan (G) 21 114 16  
Reinli Tan 20 90 38 3 OCB
Jeff Lee (G) 15 89 34  
Anthony Tan (G) 22 87 39 2
Peter May 24 121 11  
Keith Robson (G) 24 111 21

Results – Palm Garden Golf Club – 27th May 2014


We had 6 full flights today at Palm Garden for the Monthly Trophy Game. The course was in excellent condition with the hole positions well back and in difficult positions. This along with the fast undulating greens with many of them exhibiting steep slopes at the edges made it a difficult task to putt (once you got on and actually stayed on the green!). Weather was overcast but humid making it not too unpleasant.
Our flight noticed that the caddies were rather poor not giving and advice on the greens and bringing wrong clubs, etc. So some training is require there. Also we had one hole where we were in the middle of driving when a buggy drove up towards us in direct firing line with an oblivious staff member driving the buggy back to the clubhouse!
After the game we stayed at the club which worked out very well. They had offered us a buffet lunch at RM60 per head which we passed on, opting for individual dishes which was somewhat cheaper and fairly quick (part from Iain Wise who had to wait some time for his fish and chips). The fish and chips as always were excellent and a good choice to have at this club.


The best Stableford of the day was Greg Mackley with a gross of 97 and 39 points. However Greg unfortunately does not have the requisite minimum number of 5 games with the group to register an “official” handicap so has to be excluded on this occasion from the prizes. The winner was therefore Kevin Wiggins with a gross of 86 and 37 points so he took the May Trophy and the RM50 pot.
Second on count back and on 36 points was Geoff McLaws with a gross of 80 (best gross of the day) from Ted Parslow and Graham Cadman.
Full results are listed below.


Videos (from Jason Winter)

Next Game – Palm Garden Golf Club – 27th May 2014


Next week’s game will the the Trophy Game for May and will be held at Palm Garden Golf Club on Tuesday 27th May. Please reply by return e-mail if you are going to play. 
Tee off will be at 7:30am so please be at the club by 7:00am latest. We have been offered a special rate of RM250 per pax inclusive of green fees/buggy/insurance/caddy/tax. There have been no uplift on the cost so there will be no carryover for any lunch costs on this occasion. 
This should be an excellent day’s golf as this is one of the best courses in the area.
Lunch will be taken at the clubhouse following the game ….. the fish and chips I recall are excellent.