La Bodega Golf Classic – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 13th April 2018

Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 9.39.23 AMPlease find details for the La Bodega Golf Classic on Friday 13th April at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. This year one of the two charities La Bodega is supporting is the Myanmar Education Centre and they need the sponsorship money to keep the school open for the 60 children attending. If you want to play follow the instructions on the flyer attached or if you wish to make a donation or provide a prize please contact Tiggy Munnelly (t.m.munnelly@googlemail.com)

La Bodega Golf Classic – Tropicana Golf Club – 13th April 2018

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SAVE THE DATE – APRIL 13, 2018

The La Bodega Golf Classic event, 2018 will be held on Friday, April 13 at Tropicana Golf & Country Club. This year we will be supporting two charities, Myanmar Education Centre and Positive living community. Both charities have difficult financial situations and need to fundraise money towards their daily running and for the children. La Bodega will be donating a proportion of the competition fees towards these two deserving charities so please support the golf event by putting April 13 in your diaries. More details on both the event and the charities will be sent to you in due course.

Results – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 14th June 2016

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Tropicana was in very good condition today with greens quoted at 9′ 6″ on the stimp meter but seemed to be a lot faster when we played! We had a full 5 flights today and we got off on the East 1 and West 1 nines fairly promptly at just after 8:00am. Weather was good albeit a tad humid and sticky. We took lunch at the nearby Pantai Seafood Restaurant after the game which was predictably good and enjoyed by all 14 players who made lunch.

A warm welcome to our guests today; Joe (Marathon Man) Lacy, Stan Constantinides and Emlyn Jones.

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Results

We had quite an array of scores today from the terrible to the terrific. In the terrible category a mention must go out to local member, Mahmud Mohamed who shot a total of 16 points on his home course. The winner today with an excellent 41 points (cut 5) was Tony Morris who won on count back from Brian Stubbs , also on 41 points. 3rd place was Allan Wright who scored 40 points. Most golf of the day went to Robert Mulliss. Full results below:

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Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 1st July 2015

The 2nd Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy golf competition was held again at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort with 6 flights teeing off on the East 1 and West 9 nines at just after 8:00am. There were golfers from the Loose Cannons group, The FRID’ Eggs group, the ladies LEGS group and some friends of Nancy who came from Dubai.
Course conditions were good albeit a bit of a mixed bag between the two nines played. The East 1 course had obviously recently had the greens hollow tined and were quite bumpy and somewhat slow. Even the fairways were not in their usual immaculate condition. The West course however had lightning fast greens which caught everyone unaware. 
Weather was good and everyone was back in the clubhouse by just after 1pm in time for the lunch held at the Spring Garden Chinese Restaurant. Nancy Wingate made a thank you speech followed by the presentation of the prizes and raffle ticket winners by Peter Davies.
Many thanks to all he participants for this annual competition and a big thank you to all those kind donations of money and prizes for the day. Any excess monies will be donated to the Malaysian Heart Foundation, a charity chosen by Nancy Wingate.

Results

Best Team Stableford : Peter Davies, Stuart Taylor, Brian Stubbs, Glen Wombwell (126 points)

NTP Hole 3 : Paul Geddes

NTP Hole 8 : Rebecca Wood

NTP Hole 12 : Stuart Taylor

NTP Hole 17 : Peter Davies

Longest Drive Men : Brian Stubbs

Longest Drive Ladies : Rebecca Wood

3rd Place : Paul Geddes (37 points)

2nd Place : Brian Stubbs 39 points)

Winner : Merete Dahl (42 points)

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Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy

Congratulations to Brian Stubbs for winning the inaugural Gordon Wingate Memorial Trophy held at Tropicana on 2nd July 2014. He won with a gross of 94 and 39 Stableford points. The day was very successful with 23 participating golfers who played the East 1 and East 2 courses under great conditions. Greens were fast and tricky to say the least.
Nancy Wingate is pleased to announce that a total of RM3,020 was raised for the Malaysian Heart Foundation.
Thanks to all who played and to all of the wonderful contributions of money and prizes which made this event highly successful. We all look forward to next year’s event and a chance to get our name on the trophy.

Results – Tropicana Golf & Country Club – 29th April 2014

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The newly refurbished Tropicana was in great shape this morning for the monthly Loose Cannons Trophy Game. We had a record turnout of 28 players for this month’s Trophy Game and we all got off to a fairly prompt start off two tee boxes on the East 1 and East 2 courses at approx. 7:45am.
The course was in excellent condition, having recently complete a refurbishment, with beautifully manicured fairways, powdery white bunkers and great greens running at a Stimpmeter reading of 8m. Pin positions today were difficult to say the least and with the undulating greens made putting out a testing process. Our members specifically mentioned the great condition of the course, especially Hans Berger who made a special mention of this over lunch.
We all finished by around 1:00pm and then most of the team made our way to Pantai Seafood Restaurant for an excellent lunch. Allan McNicoll was celebrating his 60th birthday today so kindly offered to pay for the drinks which was most appreciated by all attendees – thank you Allan for the kind contribution. We had the luxury of a private room with TV and karaoke system and we played a special tribute video (BBC Grandstand style) for Allan McNicoll, the Birthday Boy – see video below at bottom of blog posting. Allan was also entertained by the wonderful singing rendition by Hans Berger of his routine, but always well received, Swedish drinking song …. Rat…at..at!
We actually had two other Birthdays …. Hans Berger (today) and Ted Parslow (yesterday) so it is very much hoped that next week we can enjoy some sponsored  refreshments from these gentlemen.
Results
The winner today was Iain Wise with a score of 95 and 36 points – well done Iain. Second place was shared by Geoff McLaws, Andrew Chez and Allan McNicoll. Best gross of the day was a 79 from Sean Niven. It is indeed encouraging to see a winner playing exactly to his handicap taking poll position today on this rather tough course. Full results below listed by Stableford and Gross Scores:
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Allan McNicoll’s “Grandstand Special” Birthday Tribute Video

Next Game – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 29th April 2014

Next week is our monthly Loose Cannons Trophy Match and as per previous discussions and general agreement we decided we should play the Trophy Game at some of the more prestigious clubs. 
So next Tuesday 29th April we shall play Tropicana Golf & Country Resort (East1/East2) from the white tees. Jason Winter has just visited the course and has reported it to be in great shape so it should be an ideal venue for our monthly Trophy Game. We have two tee boxes booked for tee-off at 7:45am so please be at the club by 7:15am latest.
The cost will be RM240 per pax inclusive of green fees/buggy/insurance/caddy fees. 
Lunch Venue
Post game lunch will be at Pantai Seafood Restaurant which has some great seafood and other Chinese food …. and of course plenty of cold beer. A map to the restaurant is attached below. We shall be celebrating Allan McNicoll’s Birthday (It’s a Big One!!) on this day and he has kindly offered to pay for the drinks over lunch – Thank You Allan.
Pantai Seafood Restaurant
Jalan Cempaka, 
Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, 
47400 Petaling Jaya
Map to Restaurant


Results – Tropicana – 30th July 2013

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The Trophy game for July was played at TROPICANA, with a good turnout of 16 players. The weather was good and the course was in excellent condition. The challenging greens were very true and fast, especially on the front 9 , West 3, although a little slower on the back 9, East 1. A great time was had by all in these excellent surroundings. We will try and play again later in the year, costs permitting. 

The winner on the day, after talking his handicap down by 4.., was Paul Geddes with an excellent 84 for 40 points. His first win at LCs. Well done. Cut only 4. In second place, with the lowest gross was Geoff Mclaws with 80 for 37 points. Cut only 1. 


Many thanks to Ted for helping to organise this game, and for Tony for organising the lunch. Appreciated.


The new Handicap system was used for the first time. Thanks Stuart for all the hard work.

Results

FLIGHT NAME H’CAP GROSS POINTS POSITION
           
1 STUART TAYLOR 19 91 36 3
  GLEN WOMBWELL 31 103 35 4
  TED PARSLOW 9 91 27 14
  ANDREW CHEZ 11 87 34 6
           
2 RAY FUNNELL 28 104 30 11
  ANDREW ROBINSON 22 98 32 9
  PAUL GEDDES 15 84 40 1
  ALLAN MC NICHOLL 24 99 35 4
           
3 IAIN WISE 23 100 31 10
  TONY MORRIS 17 96 28 13
  GEOFF MCLAWS 9 80 37 2
  JOHN PRESTON 16 95 29 12
           
4 KEVIN WIGGINS 16 91 33 7
  KEVIN GOODWIN 18 93 33 7
  BERNARD ROHMAN 18 103 23 15
  IAN DICKSON 31 120 20 16


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Results – Tropicana Golf & Country Resort – 15th January 2013

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20 Players all managed to find Tropicana, one with a little difficulty, and we teed off on time. Unfortunately only 1 box was available.  The course was in excellent condition, greens were fast and true and as many of us discovered the bunkers were deep and rather plentiful….!! 

The winner was Klaus, scoring an excellent 85 for 46 points. Cut a large 10 points. Second was my “nominated favourite” Erol with 93 for 44. Only cut 1. Should be good for next week!!

I had the fortune of watching the lowest gross by Ted Parslow of 81, and no doubt he will enjoy asking Geoff the scores during the week. Hans “Bunker” Berger focused his game this week on doing a full and thorough review of most of the bunkers on the course …. by the end of the round his success out of the sand was definitely improving.

Many thanks to Geoff and Ted, for getting the special rate.  A good day was had by all. 17 players then went to lunch at the local Star restaurant as recommended by Glen, and a good spread was rapidly devoured along with numerous amber coloured drinks.

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