Results – Staffield Country Resort – 28th November 2017

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The monthly medal for November was held at Staffield Country Resort with a total of 28 players attending. We all got off smoothly on the North and South nines at 8:00am. Weather was overcast and cool making it a pleasant morning and with the usual good course conditions was a joy to play.

We had lunch at the club post game which was good but the beer a tad on the expensive side.

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Results

The winner of the November Trophy was Geoff McLaws with a score of 77 for 38 points on countback from Siegmund Maeirbrugger who had 89 for 38 points.

This is a corrected results after reviewing the handicaps and finding that an incorrect handicap of 25 had been used initially for ReinLi Tan when he was declared the winner after the game. His handicap should have been 23.

I managed to contact Geoff McLaws to tell him the changed result and as chance would have it he was having a drink with ReinLi so they managed to do a handover of the trophy from ReinLi to Geoff. ReinLi told me he had alread spent the RM50 on beer. The pictures below tells all!!

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The corrected final results table is as below:

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Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with 77.

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 12th September 2017

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With a last minute entry we eventually made 12 players and 4 full flights. It was a beautiful morning and we tee’d off on the Northern and Southern 9’s at 8:00am sharp. The course was in very good condition and the weather stayed clear all morning for us to finish. By 12:30 we were back in the clubhouse for a lunch and some refreshing beers on the terrace.

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Results

With the best gross of the day (77), Geoff McLaws was our winner today with 39 points with Ted Parslow and Kevin Wiggins runners up with 36 points. Full scores below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 25th July 2017

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The Monthly Trophy game for July was held at Staffield Country Resort with 5 full flights of 20 players. We all started on the Southern 9 at 8:00am sharp and followed this by playing the Western 9.

The course was in good shape overall and the weather cool and overcast for most of the round. We had a short 20 minute stoppage due to thunder and lightning after about 7 holes. After the game we had lunch at the clubhouse and the prize ceremony.

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Results

IMG_4680The winner of the July Monthly Trophy was Bernard Romahn with an excellent 82 for 42 points making it his 3rd consecutive win …… perhaps time to re-invoke the “Mike Smith Penalty Rule”! Second place was tied between Stan Constantinides and Stuart Taylor, both on 40 points, with Stan getting it on count back. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with an excellent 77. Most golf was won by Peter May with 114. Full results below:

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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 – Staffield Country Resort – 21st February 2017

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Today was slightly overcast as 5 flights set off from 2 tee boxes on the Western and Northern nines at Staffield Country Resort. Later in the morning we had a brief shower of rain but this did not interrupt play.

The course was in good condition as it usually is and we were all finished by about 12:30, taking lunch at the club post game.

Welcome to David Savage playing his first game with us.

Results

The winner today was Paul Geddes with an excellent 79 (also the best gross of the day) for 43 points (cut 7). Runner up was ReinLi Tan with 93 for 39. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield – 24th January 2017

What to say? Rain rain go away, give us a break and let us play.

With Barry dropping out overnight….. having suddenly remembered that he had a hospital appointment…..senior moment….23 Cannons pitched up at Staffield in drizzle after almost continuous overnight rain. The prospects did not look good. But in true LC’s tradition the intrepid assembly took to the Western & Northern 9’s promptly at 8 o’clock. Surprisingly, carts were allowed on the fairways and play got underway and continued through continuous rain varying from light drizzle to steady rain for the first 6 or 7 holes. At this point it was pissing it down and we were restricted to carts on paths. But by the 8th the greens were flooded and the siren sounded to stop play. There then followed one and a half hours of hanging about during which several players had had enough and departed. But the rain eased……didn’t stop….and the all clear siren finally sounded and out we went again. In the interval the pro-shop had done a roaring trade with new shirts so for them at least, the morning was a success.

The rain continued unabated for the remainder of the round and the 17 survivors finally completed their round at about 2pm. 11 or 12 stayed for lunch.

Staffield it has to be said, played very well in spite of the very wet conditions; a testimony to the excellent drainage of this course. The greens especially were true and fast and maintained their condition throughout.  

The winner and the only player to match his handicap was Mike Williams with 86 for 36 points ahead of Iain Wise with 96 for 35. 2 players shared third spot. Martin Belderink and Paul Geddes with 34 points apiece.

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We don’t have a COTD award…..perhaps we should…..but if we did it would certainly have gone to Paul Geddes who thought someone had stolen his clubs before the start of play and had to play with hired clubs. However, on checking during the interruption, he found his clubs were still at the car wash where he left them the day before!!!! WTF.

In nearly 40 years of playing golf in Malaysia this was the first time I have played a complete round in continuous rain.

Golf next Tuesday will be the January Trophy Game at the driest course we play, Tasik Puteri. Names to me soonest please.

Now I have to clean and oil my clubs.

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 20th December 2016

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The pre-Xmas game was held at Staffield Country Resort. 20 Cannons adorned with santa hats and antlers headed off from two tee boxes on the Western and Southern courses at 8:00am.

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The morning was overcast and cool and then by the back 9 the sun came out but we avoided rain which was good. The course was in good shape but the greens running a little slow.

We had lunch at the club after the game with a few pleasant jugs of beer to help wash it all down.

Results

The clear winner today was Aftab Ahmad with an excellent 44 points and a gross of 90. Runner up was Hans Berger with a 94 for 39. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with a 76. Ricardo Castro kindly donated a bottle of wine for an arbitary prize which was a draw between the best gross the worst golf and the mid placed player – Ray Funnell won the draw so scuttled of with a fine bottle of Portugese white wine. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort- 22nd November 2016

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We had 7 full flights today at Staffield Country Resort indicating clearly the popularity of this course that always seems in great condition. It’s a bit of a trek … but … hey what the heck else do we have to do all day.

Welcome to our guest today, Alain Desiderato, who joined us for the first time.

We tee’d off from two tee boxes on Western and Southern nines after an easy registration and with hardly anyone lese on the course we had a clear run. The course as usual was in great shape. The greens on the Western nine were fast whereas the greens on the Southern nine were considerably slower and a little bumpy …. looks like they had recently been hollow tined.

Our flight were a bit worried when we reached the first green … and thought someone from the 1st flight had perhaps left their brain behind at the side of the green …..

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…… a beautiful “brain-shaped” mushroom.

The weather was good and with a brief threat of rain we all got back to the clubhouse by around 12:30 and had lunch at the club just before the heavens opened.

Results

Some good scores today as expected at this course. The winner with an exceptional gross 75 and 44 points was Andrew Cseszko (cut 8). Runner up was Ricardo Castro with an 84 for 42 points and 3rd place was Vincent Vijayan with 97 for 39. Best gross of the day was Andrew Cseszko with his 75 …. well done! Full results tabulated below:

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Results – Loose Cannons vs LEGS – Staffield Country Resort – 18th October 2016

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Loose Cannons and LEGS have been challenging each other since April 2013 and this was the 7th game in the series held at Staffield Country Resort. We had 12 flights with 24 players from each side competing in a best ball Stableford competition.

After a slight delay due to quite a few ladies arriving late (some miscommunication on the tee-off time apparently) we all got off on the West Course at around 8:30am. The weather was wonderful and the course was in great shape making it a very good morning’s golf.

Most players completed the round by 1pm and we had a lunch set up in the clubhouse restaurant where the prize giving was done.

Results

In preparing the flights for today’s match we took all the players’ USGA handicaps, adjusted them all for the slope of the course with men 18 and below playing off the blue tees and those above 18 playing the white tees, and then adjusting the teams to try and match the combined handicaps which we did within one shot. These matched pairs worked very well resulting in some very close games and overall an extremely tight match.

The overall match was a draw with Loose Cannons winning 5 of the matches, LEGS winning 5 matches and two matches were drawn. So 6 points to each side for match No 7.

So after 7 matches there is still only 1 point separating the two teams with Loose Cannons with a total of 35 match points and LEGS having a total of 34 match points. We look forward to the next match in the series.

Full results and overall scores detailed below.

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The best men’s pair score was Mike Smith and Iain Wise with 49 points (RM300) and the second best Men’s pair score was Martin Walsh and Graham Cadman with 37 points.(RM150).

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For the ladies the best pair score was also 49 points from Gina Blackwell and Yuni Rhoden (RM300). Second best ladies pair score was 47 points from Yani Soermurni and Anita Hourigan (RM150).

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NTP for Hole No 8 on the West Course was Mike Smith (RM100) and NTP for Hole No 8 on the South Course Peter Kenyon (RM100).

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Well done to all our winners and thanks to all participants who made the day a great success.

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Results – Staffield Golf & Country Resort – 30th August 2016

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The August Monthly Trophy Game was held at Staffield Golf & Country Club. We were delayed in starting today as there was heavy rain but we eventually got off at around 8:30am or so. However the rain persisted for the first 9 holes making it a bit of a slog dealing with sodden gloves and golf club grips. However by the back 9 the rain stopped making it more pleasant.

The course was in very good condition despite the rain and the greens really excellent. There were only a few small patches of water which we had to get relief from on the greens.

Due to the late start we decided to have lunch at the club instead of the drive back north to East of Highway Restaurant.

Results

Some high scores today were recorded due to the rainy conditions but we did have some good scores in the first few places. Winner of the August Trophy was Mike Smith with a 96 for 40 points – congratulations Mike! Runner up was Jeff Pearce with 93 for 39 points, receiving a bottle of wine kindly donated by Ricardo Castro. 3rd place was Mike Williams with 87 for 38. Best gross of the day was Andrew Cseszko with an 84 ….. although we were about to amend this to 85 for the extra stroke he took with ReinLi’s club to break his car window after locking his car keys in!! Full results below:

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