A FAMOSA 2nd AWAY GAME REPORT-08-12-2022

Cannon’s,

The second day of the competition was at A’ Famosa, just north of Melaka. A beautiful setting with a lot of very-needed renovation going on in the clubhouse. We played the Rocky and Crocodile Course. Very challenging, well maintained, and a blessing to drive in practical new (electric) buggies. A good change from the previous day. The weather was already a bit threatening in the morning, and yes, the skies opened when flight 1 was just finished, flight 2 was approaching the 18th green, and flight 3 just finished the 16th hole. For the scores overall the results of the first 16 holes were counted…

A bit of a problem is finding a proper place to have lunch. The restaurant we chose was closed, the second one was a curry house with very spicy food, and the third, where we ended up, was a very simple eatery but was sufficient for us.

The overall winner of the competition was Bernhard, who was unbeatable this time. Runner up for the competition was Ricardo.

Looking back to a very well-spent tour, with a lot of fun and good fellowship, we turned home in the rain all the way to KL.

FAMOSA RESULTS AND AWAY COMPETITION FULL RESULTS TABLES.

ALL THE PRIZES PICTURES GALLERY.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

TIARA MELAKA 1st AWAY GAME REPORT-07-12-2022

Cannon’s

[Just an introduction to the fun game, On the first day, on Monday, we had the “fun game” with 6 of us. We welcomed Peter Kane, a new member, definitely planning to join the loose Cannons, and he decided to join the tour as the first event with us. So we played with Bernhard, Ricardo, Ronald, Peter, Diederik and Jan.

We played Seremban International, a course we never played before and we were therefore anxious to see how that was. The travel to the course is only a couple of minutes more than driving to Nilai Springs or Staffield. The course is outside Seremban, so you don’t have to go into town at all.

At arrival, check-in was easy and efficient, not very busy, and very friendly staff. 

It was an interesting course, the first nine a bit soggy, of course, due to the wet weather recently. It caused us to lose some plugged balls, but interesting holes. The second nine was drier, and also the greens were faster. In total, not an easy course, but worthwhile to come back to. We decided to put this course on our list of golf courses. Lunch at the club is very affordable.]

Back to the first away game,

Wednesday we played the first game of the competition. Tiara Melaka, home course of Mike, was the choice and there we played the Lake and Meadow nines. Beautiful layout of the course, where the buggy tracks can use some proper maintenance. The buggies we used were diesel driven, which caused us quite some problems. Chia managed to break down two buggies, and Ronald drove through a deep puddle and lost the power on his buggy.

The golf was very good and Bernhard played the game of his life. He finished first with 39 points! He also had the lowest gross score of 85 strokes. The runner-up for the day was Diederik with 32 points.

During a good lunch at the club, we welcomed Diederik as a new member, having just played his fifth game for the Loose Cannons.

Evening dinner was in the Pampas restaurant on the 41st floor of the hotel tower. Pampas, our new sponsor, welcomed us in a very nice setting, sitting outside after we waited for a small rain shower to finish. Plenty of drinks and good food resulted in a late evening.

TIARA FULL RESULTS TABLE.

BEST STF POINTS PRIZE.

FULL MEMBERSHIP GIFT SET TO DIEDERIK BRINKMAN.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

AYER KEROH REPORT-06-12-2022

Cannon’s

The Tuesday game was at Ayer Keroh. Chia, Hans, and our local hero, Mike, joined us, so we played with three 3-balls. We played Governor and Tunku, two completely different, and tough (!) nine holes. The last hole on the Tunku nine is 596 meters from the white tees! Most of us struggled to get decent scores. Ricardo had the lowest score with 89 strokes and Chia won with 31 points. These results showed how difficult the course is.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed the game and the company followed by lunch at the club. During lunch, we sang for Jan and Mike, both celebrating their birthdays, with Mike on the day itself!! After lunch, we went to the hotel to get some rest. Hotel The Shore is a decent hotel, very well located in the center of Melaka at easy walking distance.

Evening dinner was in The Curly Tail, a restaurant we knew from before. A separate room with good food and beer and wine made us very happy.

FINAL RESULTS TABLE

WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

BIRTHDAY BOY’S GIFTS TO MIKE AND JAN

WELCOME GIFT TO PETER KANE.

NOVEMBER CHAMPION PRIZE CEREMONY.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

KOTA SERIEMAS REPORT-29-11-2022

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With 3 flights, 2 3-balls, and 1 full flight, we teed off nicely in time at Kota Seriemas. We started with nice cool weather, and no sun, but it turned out different later on the course because the sun came out in full force. That changed later with more clouds coming and we got rain after the game when we were driving to the restaurant.

The course, as always, was good with the first nine easier than the back nine. No comments on the greens, with some pin positions, very dangerously tucked away in the corner of the green. Some of the fairways had been under attack from wild boars (??), but that was not hampering us.

We had a very good lunch with only 5 of us in East of Highway, where we found that the winner was Roland Steiner with 94 for 35 points, followed by WL Chia with a nice 95 for 32 points, and in third place Bernhard Romahn and Bent Serritslev both with 30 points. With these results, Ricardo Castro won the monthly competition with 74 points, beating Josef Winter also with 74 but Ricardo had a higher score in one of the best 2 games (39) and Roland Steiner stays in third place with 69 points (nice number :-))). For the LCOTY Ricardo increased his lead now with 172 points, Iain Wise took over the second place with 59 points followed closely in third place by Bernhard with 57 points, and not too far David Cheung with 55 points, so a good fight with 4 players in contention for the top three places.      

Next week’s game will be in Melaka as part of our away days.

Jan

FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

NOVEMBER FINAL STANDINGS.

LCOTY COMPETITION CURRENT STANDINGS.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW SPONSOR FOR THE 2023 SEASON-24-11-2022

Cannon’s

It’s with great pleasure we announce PAMPAS GROUP as the new Loose Cannons sponsor for the 2023 season, celebrating the special moment with a nice event at the flag outlet in Kuala Lumpur with the presence of 14 LC members, wearing the new LC shirt, who came to support the cause. Thank you very much for your support it was nice to see 3 new members supporting our event which shows even though they are new but they already feel the Loose Cannons vibe. On behalf of the Loose Cannons Society, I want to say to the owner of Pampa’s group Mr. Kana Theva a big thank you to open this opportunity to us and also to Miss Maggie Kamto (Marketing Manager) for all the time and help in making this event became a reality. Ted Parslow and Diederek Brinkman were the lucky guys to get the two vouchers (food and wine) and hope they can enjoy food and a good selection of wines at Pampas. All the active members were presented with a membership card with a 15% discount on food and wines from now on until the end of 2023 at any Pampas restaurants. Also, Pampas offered 12 vouchers to cover prizes and lucky draws during the 2023 season including away tours. We are expecting your support every week, every year, and together we will keep improving and growing Loose Cannons, enjoying the sport we love. Thank you again.

Cheers

Ricardo Castro

PAMPAS MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ALL ACTIVE LOOSE CANNONS MEMBERS.

PAMPAS VOUCHERS FOR 2023.

2023 LC SHIRT.

EVENT PICTURES.

KGSAAS REPORT-22-11-2022

Cannon’s

It was nice playing again KGSAAS even with the amount of rain in the last 2 weeks, we took the risk, and actually, it was not so bad, with a few fairways soggy but overall playable. We played President and Alam nines at a good pace as the course was very empty. Charlie Chow was playing his first game with us (thank you Diederik) and he got a sleeve of LC balls as a welcome gift. Diederik played his second game and he is looking forward to next week’s game and the Melaka tour to complete his degree. The winner today was Josef Winter with 88 for 36 points followed by Ricardo Castro with 81 (lowest score) for 35 points and in third place was Martin Belderink (just back from Holand) with 99 for 32 points. With these results, the monthly competition saw Ricardo catching on the top of the table with the same 74 points Josef Winter, and right behind Iain and Bernhard with 68 points so some to play next week.

Cheers

Ricardo

FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

NOVEMBER CURRENT STANDINGS.

WELCOME GIFT FOR CHARLIE CHOW.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

AMVERTON COVE REPORT-08-11-2022

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It’s always nice playing Amverton, feeling the fresh air, and enjoying the nature around us. The course was in reasonable conditions to play, even wet, especially on the first nine, and a lot of the machine tracks on the fairways with sandy greens, making some reading quite difficult to see the lines, but overall playable and we all enjoyed the experience and company. Three full flights with three new guests, Mike Ravlich, Marvin Gan, and Montano Yee, and all got an LC sleeve of balls as a welcome gift. Thanks to David Cheung, Reinili Tan (Well comeback), and Ricardo Castro for introducing Loose Cannons to the new potential members, and we are looking forward to seeing them many times. The winner today was Ricardo Castro with an excellent 77 for 39 points, in the second two players with the same points, Roland Steiner and our guest Montano Yee with 34 points, followed in third place by Josef Winter and Bernhard Romahn booth with 32 points. For the November competition, Josef Winter still leading now with 70 points, second, Iain Wise and Bernhard booth with 68, and in third place, Roland with 67 points, so a lot to fight for in the final two games of the month. Sadly next week no game due to the lack of volunteers to organize the third game. Thank you all and see you guys in 2 weeks’ time. Stay safe.

Cheers

Ricardo

FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

AMVERTON WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

NOVEMBER CURRENT STANDINGS.

WELCOME GIFT TO MARVIN, MIKE, AND MONTANO.

BIRTHDAY DAY BOY GIFT CEREMONY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSEF.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

BANGI REPORT-01-11-2022

Cannon’s,

We back to Bangi and played Kajang and Putrajaya nines as Bangi nine is still not ready, maybe next year. Three full flights starting on Kajang nine, the course was in reasonable conditions with playable fairways and tricky greens, but overall a pleasure to play again Bangi and you can see the improvement on the course in terms of landscape and the new robot delivering the food. The winner today was Josef Winter with 86 for 38 points, beating OCB Iain Wise with 93 for 38 points, followed in third place by Bernhard Romahn with 87 for 36 points. Tony Morris after a few holes was not feeling well and decided to stop playing and we wish him a fast recovery. Ricardo Castro got his prize celebrating his winning in the October competition and also a sleeve of balls as a birthday gift. After the game, only four of us (quite sad) had a good lunch at East of Highway and Ricardo Castro contributed with 285.00Rm covering the full bill. Next week’s game will be at Amverton Cove.

Cheers

Ricardo

FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

BANGI WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

OCTOBER CHAMPION PRIZE CEREMONY.

BIRTHDAY BOY GIFT.

OCTOBER CARTOON OF THE MONTH.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

IMPIAN REPORT-25-10-2022

Cannon’s

The last game of October was held at Saujana Impian with eight brave players who make the long trip to Impian. Normally the starting is always very busy but surprisingly was very quiet with only two flights in front of us on hole # 10. The first nine was sunny and hot but quickly changed to quite overcast with some dark clouds but no rain all morning. The course was ok, playable with difficult greens and tricky pin positions which cost extra puts expressed on the final scores without exceptions. The winner today was Iain Wise with an acceptable 100 for 31 points beating Mike Williams on OCB (88/31) followed in third by Bernhard Romahn with 93 for 30 points. OC Tan became a full LC member playing his 5th game. For the monthly competition, Josef couldn’t handle the pressure and Ricardo Castro took the first prize, so with these results, the LCOTY competition saw Ricardo Castro with another 20 points increasing his distance to second place Helmut Dicknoether with 52, and in third is now Iain Wise with 51 points, so 6 players are in contention to fight for the podium. Only four of us had a good lunch at East of Highway restaurant, hope more can join us in the future. Next week, we will be playing the very far Bangi, stay safe.

Cheers

Ricardo

IMPIAN FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

IMPIAN WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

OCTOBER COMPETITION FINAL STANDINGS.

LCOTY CURRENT STANDINGS AFTER OCTOBER GAMES.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.

A’FAMOSA REPORT-18-10-2022

Cannon’s,

Finally, we decided to play Famosa, and seven of us were happy to make the trip and play a different course, and we should do that at least twice a year. Unfortunately, our LC father Mike Smith couldn’t make the short trip and play with us and we are looking forward to playing with him in December on our away game back to Melaka. We played Palm and Rocky nines, so no crocodiles, and we were all safe. Fairways were in good shape with nice and slow greens, with overcast weather. The winner today was Roland Steiner with a reasonable 93 for 37 points, second was David Cheung with 89 for 36 points and in third place was Josef Winter with 93 for 32 points. With these results for the October competition, Roland and Ricardo are now on the top with 75 points followed closely by Josef Winter with 72 points. After the game, we had lunch at a nearby Chinese restaurant arranged by Mike Smith…thanks, Mike. The food was cheap with cool and nice beers. The next game will be at Impian.

Cheers

Ricardo

FINAL RESULTS TABLE.

FAMOSA WINNER PRIZE CEREMONY.

OCTOBER CURRENT STANDINGS.

BRAVE LC MEMBERS WHO TRAVELLED TO THE DISTANT MELAKA GALAXY.

PICTURES OF THE DAY.