Results – Templar Park – 24th November 2015

This was the November Trophy Game and we had 14 players teeing off at around 8:00am on a beautiful morning. The course was wet making the going even tougher than normal on this course. Greens were good but very tricky on a number of holes making putting in regulation difficult.

This course always seems to play long, and as Paul Geddes found out on the 15th hole it must be noted that distances on all the Par 4’s and Par 5’s are measured to the front of the green so you need to add on the depth of the green to the flag. As expected scores were high and Stableford points low.

After the game we had a lunch at the Tang Dynasty Restaurant. We waited a rather long time for the food and managed to consume about 22 bottles of beer over the course of the lunch making it a fairly expensive one. Thanks to Bernard for his RM50 winnings which went into the lunch pot.


The winner today and the November Trophy winner with 31 points and a gross of 91 was Bernard Romahn, beating Geoff McLaws on count back who also scored 31 points and the best gross of the day of 85. Full results are below :


Results – Templar Park – 30th June 2015

Only 7 LC’s played the June Trophy Game at Templer Park today which was  a pity because the course was in good condition save for some of the bunkers that had recently been re-sanded and were very soft. The weather too was great for golf and since there were few people playing, we were round in good time. But once again this course was the winner as can be seen from the scores below.

Paul Geddes          87 / 36

Allan  Wright          103 / 33

Mike Smith             99 / 32

Andrew Chez         88 / 24 OCB

Bernhard Romahn 98 / 24

Roger Surieux       122 / 22

Brian Stubbs          116 / 19

Hopefully Ray will be back on the course next week and will arrange a suitable ‘Ramadan’ venue. 

Results – Templar Park Golf & Country Club – 2nd October 2012


Cannons all.

Templer Park Country Club is always a severe test and so it turned out again; an excellent layout in great condition that favours the better golfers.

16 LC’s had registered but a very late withdrawal meant that 15 golfers teed it up on a glorious morning at this very special place. The course was in the best shape I have seen it in a long while with nice fairways and fast, true greens. The bunkers too were immaculate until we arrived on the scene; Barry and Andre particularly doing their best to rearrange their topography. Templer Park has one of the best back drops in golf, dominated by the Tigers Tooth, majestically imposing against a background of unspoilt tropical rain forest. The only blemish on this spectacular and beautiful scene is the hideous house that someone has built at the foot of the Tigers Tooth. An architectural monstrosity of the most hideous appearnce. If I were God for a day I would have it demolished with its owners, the architect (if there was one) and the planning officer inside.
But back to the golf.
As you enter Templer Park Country Club you know you are at a quality destination. You also notice that this is a place that has lost some of it’s original charm and has suffered financially. The tennis courts are in need of some serious TLC and the buggies are on their last legs. These curious contraptions designed to carry 3 golfers; their equipment and a caddy are petrol engined machines which have been in service since the club opened 25 years ago. The windshield of ours fell out! They also dictate that if you go out as 4 balls you have to take 2 of these contraptions (since 3 Europeans don’t fit comfortably) and endure the smell of petrol fumes in this otherwise clean and tranquil corner of Selangor. Change them TPCC. But once out on the course there are clear sign that someone has put up some money as there are new turf management machines at work and a weed control programme in place. The playing surface is now excellent. There is also ongoing work to remove a few dead trees here and there and tidy up some of the areas of ‘natural features’ that have become a bit of an eye sore because of the undergrowth that has grown up in recent years.
This is a course that you have to walk to enjoy it’s full potential. With the buggies strictly ‘on track’ and the location of the track often some distance from where your ball lies, the caddy has to work hard to bring the clubs; great armfuls of them, to their players before scuttling back to the buggy to advance it to the next point of play. The caddies are well trained and pleasant which helps to make a round of golf here a memorable experience.
The winner was John Laidley with 39 points ( with 2 blobs on the card) and the runner-up was Ray Funnel with 32 points OCB from Andre Holm. 
The lowest gross was John Laidley with 83 and the most golf was shared by Barry Cousins & Richard Moss with 115.
John is cut 4 strokes and Ray 1 stroke.
We took lunch at the club where the food was good if a little expensive and the beer was bloody expensive. But we only play here twice a year.


A beautiful morning panorama over Templar Park golf course
 Allan McNicoll tees off in the 1st flight
 The buggies at Templar Park are large long wheel base 4 seaters piloted by the caddy
A motley crew about to embark on their Loose Cannons golf expedition
Photo courtesy of Hans Berger
A panoramic view of the par 3 2nd hole
 Aftab for once chipping onto the green from the grass rather than the sand

The ‘Tiger’s Tooth’ towers over the course

 Allan McNicoll putting onto the green at the 6th hole
 The large limestone pinnacles are a stunning backdrop to the course

Panoramic view of the 9th hole with a large water hazard and the backdrop of the limestone pinnacle

 Allan clears the water on the 9th
 Aftab with his easy swing also clears the water on the 9th
The 1st flight with Aftab Ahmad, Allan McNicoll and Stuart Taylor
 Julien Hodson-Walker looks on at his drive
Photo courtesy of John Laidley
 The 9th fairway with the limestone pinnacle towering over the course
 Allan McNicoll looks pleased with his front 9
 A beautiful setting for a large house …. but a long way to the shops for your ciggies
 Looking back over the course from the 14th fairway
 Panorama of the 9th hole
Panorama of the 12th par 5
 If your golf is not keeping up your interest …. you can always have a look around and appreciate the local nature
I figured out why our caddy Watini had her face all covered up …. it wasn’t for sun protection …. it was to stifle her laughter at our golfing efforts

 The 1st flight dynamic trio reach the spectacular 18th hole
Raymond Keys gives his round of golf a big thumbs down.

Course Rules: Please note Rule No. 2 
Ray on the fairway
Rule Breaker!!!!


Results – Templar Park Golf & Country Club – 12th July 2011

As we all know, Templer Park is a difficult track and the 16 golfers (I use the term Golfer in it’s broadest sense) who ……I was going to say ‘graced’ but that would be a gross misrepresentation of the facts…..let’s say ‘took part’, proved again how relatively easy most of the courses we play are. Only 5 of us broke 100 and only one of us played to his handicap. Well done that man. Barry for example managed to “blob” 13 holes; 9 on the trot! That must be a record of sorts.
Templer was in poor condition; a sad reflection on the magnificent golf course that it once was. They are trying to rejuvenate the place but it’s a loosing battle I’m afraid. What a pity given the outstanding piece of real estate it occupies and the stunning back drop and only 30 mins drive from down town KL. Clearly the club facilities are underused and underfunded and one wonders how long this place will survive. Nevertheless, we will be back if only to bring ourselves back to reality….golf wise!

The winner was Glen Wombwell with 37 points and the runner-up Paul Hobbs making a rare appearance and coming in with 32 points OCB. Glen is cut 4 strokes and Paul 1 stroke. The lowest gross was 86 by Geoff Parslow and the most golf was played by Barry Cousins with 124.
Mike Smith will be away for the next 4 games so Andrew Robinson will be “deputy dog” (thank you Andrew) and will advise you of next weeks venue.

Results – Templar Park Country Club – 8th February 2011

Templer Park never lets us down, at least as far as a test of our golfing skills is concerned. This venue remains one of the toughest tests we encounter, if not THE toughest.
Glorious weather and a golf course in good condition greeted 14 Cannons. How could we fail?
Templer has put in a lot of work since my last visit here and with such a spectacular back drop it is indeed a great place to spend a morning chasing the little white ball. Used to be referred to as the “little gutta percha” but not these days. Clearly, work is in hand to eradicate the cow grass and the greens were fast and fairly true despite light sanding. The bunkers were good and there was plenty of run on the fairways so all in all we couldn’t blame the course. But the distances? Read metres for yards and add a club and you may be about right.

The winner with 98 off the stick and 39 points was Tom Holmes and the runner up OCB was Barry Cousins with 35 points. Lowest gross was recorded by John Laidley with a respectable 87 and the most gross went to the returning and very welcome Alan Holgate. Tom is cut 4 strokes and Barry 1 stroke.

All 14 players retired to the RSC Annex (thank to Andrew for this arrangement) for an excellent lunch and much amusing banter, helped along with plenty of good grub, several jugs of Tiger and many bottles of the clubs inexpensive wine. When the bill was called a small contribution was needed to top up the pot. The chatter went on and on and a strong group intent on extending the day into the evening were making their way to the downstairs bar when I left just before 4pm. An excellent day.

Photographs courtesy of David Hughes