Results – Seri Selangor – 3rd December 2019

An easy ride to Seri Selangor this morning as the traffic was less then normal probably due to the schools are off for the rest of the year. Construction work was going on e.g. expanding parking and it looks like they will upgrade the locker room, we look forward to that, don’t we.

Weather was just fine for golfing and the course was in the best condition I ever played it I think except for certain sections of hole 18. We had the post game lunch at Pantai Seafood Restaurant, plenty of guests, noisy and good food, lovely place.

Results

So how did it go, we had Ted Parslow in our flight and the way he was hitting the ball from the tee-box I thought here we have today’s winner, but but the 34 points was only enough for second place. Ricardo Castro played even with the course enough to win on 36 and Martin Belderink rounded up the podium with 33 points.

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Results – Staffield – 26th November 2019

We were met with a blue sky and lite breeze when we arrived Staffield early morning Nov 26 for the November Champion game and for a change in comparison quite a smooth registration.
Obviously, it had been raining overnight as the workers were busy returning the bunkers sand to its place, others than that the course was in good condition. It became a bit hot later in the game, luckily the breeze increased to compensate for the heat. I noted that the sky was unusually deep blue in some places, very nice.
Postgame lunch at clubs restaurant, the good flow of Carlsberg Smooth Draught compensated for a bit late arrival of the dishes.

Results

We played here two months ago for the September Champion game, today’s scores were not as good as the course played a few shots more:
– Shared 3rd the English Tony Morris and the French Roger Surieux 35 points
– Second the Dutch Martin Belderink 37 points
– And the winner the English Brian Stubbs with 38 points
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November Champion Brian Stubbs

Results -Tasik Puteri – 19th November 2019

For a change I was first at Tasik Puteri sitting more or less alone in the restaurant waiting for the other players to arrive, is it you Hans!
The sky looked promising but the course did not as it had been thoroughly drenched overnight, never seen it so wet i.e. playable but not easy. We played Puteri and Putera nines from white some played quite well I myself felt like a beginner.
Off to Chin Hiong for M&M after the game, Tony ordered an excellent choice of dishes.

Results

It was close at the top, Tony with 35 and Bernard and Siegmund shared second with 33 points.
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This ball bounched on water up on land

Results – Bangi Golf Club – 12th November 2019

We had an easy registration, I think we were the only larger group so early in the morning, so no waiting time for tee-off. The weather stayed dry with partly cloudy sky with the course in a good nick i.e. a nice day on the Bangi GR today.

There are a lot of activities in the place out there e.g. the road from the main road has been resurfaced and they had cut down more or perhaps all trees between Putrayaja hole 9 and Bangi nine-hole 1. Bangi nine is closed for renovation.
The food at East of Highway was as usual very good, but for some reason, we had to wait a long time for dish # two, three, etc to arrive. It was funny to see the waitress moving here arms to describe what was going on in the kitchen.

Results

It was good scores all over today even though we played from the blue tee;
Winner Tony Morris with 45 points with the lowest gross of 80
Shared second Allan Wright and Josef Winter with 39 points, see the attached table for all.
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Results – Bukit Kemuning – 5th November 2019

The scenario indicated it may be a good day at Bkt Kemuning, registration was smooth,  it was not very busy and no threatening dark clouds in sight.
Last time we played this course just after the hazy period, the fairways were hard and the greens grass stiff like a wire brush, today softer fairways and greens.
This course takes heavy downpour well and it suits seniors as one can drive on the fairways and for the prize of 321Rm a flight it’s very good value for money.
And I think for the first time we had three German players with the addition of Gerd Janotta who used to head the Continental Tyre factory in PJ.
We had the post-game lunch at the usual New O&S Seafood Restaurant, no prawns this time so only 50Rm ahead extra with the remains from the fee.

Results

And the winner today on countback Stan Constantinides with 40 points, see table below for full results.
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Results – Ipoh Away – 29th-31st October 2019

Monthly medal it’s all done and dusted. This is about Royal Perak and Meru Valley 30-31 Oct, LC’s Ipoh Away. Players were the same as at Clearwater except for Aftab Ahmad who had returned home.
I almost missed the tee-off at Royal Perak as it took some time to get my car out of the hotel.
This course was a very different experience compared to the previous day as we had not much of soggy areas. Fairways were good but the greens were a bit slow though.
After the game we found out how one could get a beer or two with something to eat, just step in at the bar and they get your order delivered even though it took some time. In the evening we had a nice dinner at the hotel.
The last day was at Meru Valley we had a leader ball with two 31’s one 30 and one with 26 points. The middle flight 26 – 23 and the first flight two with 19 points.
We played Valley and Waterfalls nines, except for Valleys three first holes which we very soggy the course was not bad at all. The greens were very fast and good.
So how did it go:  Josef Winter had an excellent day with 39 points and adding that to his previous day points, he won  with 65 points.
Mike Smith came second with 61 and Martin Belderink 57 points. The remaining had from 56 down to 31 points which was myself.
Ricardo made a 200Rm contribution to the lunch/kitty as he will have his birthday next week when he is elsewhere.
I reckon the pictures attached will describe a nice bunch of golfers out on an adventure sort of.
I reckoned Clearwaters Lake nine and Meru Valley’s Waterfall nine were the nicest nines.
But one should stay away from the area during the wet season especially Clearwater.
I will take a couple of weeks off or so from playing golf as my back has not improved, one cannot go on with painkillers and muscle relaxing pills for too long.

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Results – Clearwater Sanctuary, Ipoh – 29th October 2019

When we arrived at the club we were told that the kitchen was closed as they had been open yesterday Monday which is normally closed…. but they managed to fix some takeaway deliveries out on the course for us. However, after the game we discovered that the whole place was more or less closed.

The weather was nice and sunny and the scenery fantastic. The course was the toughest I think we have played for a long time, 6000 meters from white in the wet season. The rough should be avoided, fairways on the Lakes nine was the best. One player lost more balls than he had in the bag.

The October monthly trophy winner, Josef Winter with 29 points.

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Graham Cadman 28   114-22
Aftab Ahmad 24  118-14
Mike Smith 24   106-26

Roger Surieux 25   117-16
Josef Winter 21   100-29
Enzo Filoni 24   110-23
Ricardo Castro 12   97-23

Erol Akinci 29   121-17
Hans Berger 27  114-21
Martin Belderink 23  107-24
Bernard Romahn 14  97-25

With the club ‘closed’ we assemble at Healy Mac’s Irish Bar downtown for light food and drinks.

We had the evening dinner at Yum Yum restaurant, a walking distance from the hotel. Good Chinese food it was.

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Results – Tasik Puteri – 22nd October 2019

IMG_4446A Monday evening of torrential rain in the area did not leave Tasik Puteri untouched. The fairways were soggy but playable. Surprisingly the greens were still in good shape. It was buggy on track however on both Puteri and Tasik 9. But for the lean and mean golfing machines that the Loose Cannons are that was of course not a problem at all.

Only a meager amount of members (11) attended the game. Check-in and take-off was swift and easy with the 1st flight being back way before noon.

Highlights of the day; 3 playing upon their handicap with Stan winning on countback; 90-36

Best gross for the master himself; Geoff 80 for 36 shared 2nd together with Eric shooting 100 for 36

And a lot of gross for some other players in the pack.

Only 6 went for lunch to the new Chin Hiong restaurant and had an excellent meal selected by Tony. The ever-reliable Brian “the beer tracker” kept an eye on the empty beer bottles and made sure we got to about 1,5 each.

Results

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Results – Bangi Golf Resort – 15th October 2019

Bangi Golf Resort has been going through some major renovations on the course and although the first phase of cutting back trees and bushes was much needed they have now gone too far and the course looks a major earthquake and hurricane have been through it. It is now very barren and devoid of the many trees it had lining the fairways so it is now very open. It is a shame that this is the case as it is still a nice little course with some interesting holes.

We teed’ off on the Putrajaya and Kajang nines at 8:00am and the course was very quiet so we made good time, well Flights 3 and 4 did, flights 1 and 2 arrived at lunch at Restoran East of Highway 1 hour after us so I have no idea what held them up.

Results

The winner this week was Stuart Taylor with an excellent score of 77 for 45 points. Runner up was Bernard Romahn with 80 for 42 and there was a tie for 3rd place between Aftab Ahmad and Eric van Donselaar, both on 41 points. Best gross of the day was Stuart’s 77. Full results below:

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