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.


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.



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.