Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 15th September 2020

Today we welcomed back Paul Geddes, for the first time in Loose Cannons for a long time! Welcome Paul!! He paid us back with a voucher which saved us quite some money on the green fees…👍

The course itself was in a very good condition. We played Mango and Pines, with a difference in the speed on the greens, but for the rest it was very nice to play there. The weather was very good to us, only when playing the last hole the sun came out, which made it hot, but that was only for one hole! If only the management could manage the flights on the course better. I don’t see the purpose of jumbo flights, in particular when they are in between other flights. The cross over from hole 9 to hole 10 gave a lot of waiting time, and of course that took the rest of the game a bit down.

Results

Not so much for Paul, because he had the lowest gross score with 87, which ended him up in the 3rd place with Allan, both with 33 points. The 1st and 2nd place with 34 points went to Tony and Jan, where Jan won on countback on the last nine.


The mystery prize was for Paul. He won the real and only Loose Cannons cap, because he just came back and his generous donation for the day.

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Thanks to Ricardo Castro for the photos.

Results – Nilai Springs – 3rd March 2020

It was a pleasant morning at Nilai Springs, with cloudy skies, we tee off just before 8:00 on Island nine. The two nines (Island and Mango) were in very good condition, dry fairways, helping to gain some distance to our game and good caddies. Typical undulated, fast Nilai greens and some with tricky pin position challenging our putting skills. Playing speed was normal as the course was very quiet for a normal Tuesday. All 3 flights finished in a good time to drive back to KL for lunch. The winner today was Allan Wright with 97/38 beating on countback Erol Akinci 99/38, and 3rd place was Ricardo Castro (Best gross) with 83/37. Today’s mystery prize winner was Iain Wise and Allan Wright got his February’s monthly medal. With today’s win, Allan is leading the monthly tables for March. Gunther Grau (Josej’s guest) joined us for his first game with LC. After a nice morning at the office, we were looking forward to a nice lunch and cool beers at East of Highway restaurant, and guess what happened, the restaurant was closed. After some debate and internet sourcing ( Thanks to Josef Winter) we managed to find another Chinese restaurant, on the same street, just 1 min walk and we discovered a good alternative place for Lunch with good food, and the most important, cool beers.

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All photos provided by Ricardo Castro.

Results – Monthly Medal – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 25th June 2019

We had 3 full flights today for the Monthly Medal game at Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club. With an 8:15am tee time we got off fairly sharply starting on the Pines 9 followed by the Mango 9. Weather was very good and the course was generally in good condition with the greens running very true.

After the game 8 of us had lunch at the East of Highway Restaurant which was its usual good standard and the bonus looks like they have reduced the price of the beer.

Results

The winner of the Monthly Medal for June was Stuart Taylor with a score of 80 for 43 points.

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Runner up was a rather disgruntled Iain Wise who with 90 for 40 points thought he had the win in the bag. Best gross was Stuart Taylor with 80. Full results below:

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Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 19th February 2019

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With 6 flights this morning at Nilai Springs it had all the trappings of a long registration and a delayed tee off but amazingly the registration was fast and we got off on the Island and Pines 9’s at around 7:30am. Having said that all 6 flights were on the same 9 – it would have been so much better if they had managed to split us 3 flights per 9.

Weather conditions were good and the course in fairly good shape ….. but the greens here are always a problem with their convex shape, multiple contours and some fairly dubious flag positions.

So everyone found the course tough and no one beat their handicap today.

After the game we had lunch at the clubhouse – probably should be avoided in future as the beer is very expensive (almost RM90 per jug) and the food rather average resulting in a RM80 per head charge.

Results

We had 4 players on 34 points today (yes …. that was indeed the best score!) so we had to do a countback. The winner was Andrew Robinson with 104 for 34 points. Best gross was 90 shared by Stuart Taylor and Ricardo Castro. Worst gross was Peter May with a good value, RM/stroke count of 124. Full results below:

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Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 14th August 2018

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It always seems to take a long time to register and get started at Nilai Springs and today was no exception …. our 8:00am tee-time turned into a 8:20am start with our 4 flights all off of the Pines nine followed by the Mango nine. Weather was hot …. really hot by the time we finished. The course was dry and the greens running quite fast and tricky.

Highlight of my game was getting on to 10-12ft from the pin in two on the Par 5 second hole on Pines ……. putting for an eagle then managed to 3 putt for a par (WTF!)

We all finished by 1:30 pm or so  (apart from Geoff McLawws who left after 9 holes to sort out some dog issues!) and took lunch on the terrace.

Results

The winner this week under these difficult conditions was Aftab Ahmad with a score of 94 for 37 points, 2nd place to Ricardo Castro with 87 (best gross) for 33 points. Full results below:

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Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 3rd April 2018

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We only had 4 flights and 15 players this week at Nilai Springs with an earlier tee time of 7:30am to get off before a large competition. Two of our players arrived late having been lost on the way!! …. but we got off at around 7:40 on the Pines and Mango nines. Course conditions were very good and the greens rather fast – no doubt setup for the competition. Weather was very good so it was a very pleasant morning’s golf. We had lunch at the clubhouse following our game, which was as usual on the expensive side compared to an outside venue.

Results

The winner today was Siegmund Maierbrugger with a score of 86 for 41 points. Runner up was Bernard Romahn with 83 for 38 points. best gross of the day Was Niall Murray with 80. Full results as below:

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Results – Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club – 12th December 2017

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Conditions at Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club were good as 23 players headed off on the Island and Pines nines this morning at just after 8:00am. The course was in good condition but as usual the upturned concave greens on the Island nine caught out many players. We finished by around 1pm and most of us stayed for lunch at the club and the prize ceremony.

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Results

The winner this week was David Savage with an 88 for 38 points – he didn’t stay for lunch so his prize money was kindly donated to the pot. Runners up were Andrew Cseszko and Glen Wombwell both with 37 points. Best gross of the day was Andrew Cseszko with a 78. Full results below:

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Results – Nilai Springs – 17th Oct 2017

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There were 12 players confirmed for today’s game at Nilai Springs but due to a last minute pull out we only had 11.

We played the Mango and Island 9’s and made good time with no holdups all the way round. On the first 9 holes (Mango) the greens had not been cut and were very slow …. but the back 9 (Island) the greens were much much faster causing a big change in putting tactics for everyone.

Weather was good and we were all finished by just after 12 noon. Lunch was at the clubhouse verandah. We had to send back the initial two jugs of beer which were mildly cold … and exchanged these for some nice cold Carlsberg bottles on ice. Luckily these were taken off the bill.

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Results

No outstanding scores today – the winner was Siegmund Maeirbrugger with a 91 for 36. Runners up were Aftab Ahamd and Eric van Donselaar both with 35 points. Best gross was shared between Siegmund Maeirbrugger, Martin Walsh and Bernard Romahn, all with 91. Full results below:

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Results – Nilai Springs – 11th July 2017

After the heavy thunder and rainstorm overnight it was a welcome relief to find good conditions at Nilai Springs today, with only a few soggy patches on the course. The rest of the course was in good shape but I have to say that the revised convex shaped greens on the Island Nine are terrible posing a few problems to the players to keep the ball on the green.

We had 12 players today making 3 full flights. We welcomed guest Paul Collett having his first game at Loose Cannons since his recent arrival back to Malaysia.

The course was very quiet so we all got off on time at just before 8:30 and had a pleasant lunch at the club post game. Many thanks to Brian Stubbs who was celebrating another large birthday and kindly donated to the pot …. Happy Birthday Brian.

Results

Close scores at the top of the board this week but our winner was Bernard Romahn with a 90 for 35 points. 3 players were all on 34 points but 2nd on count back was Reinli Tan with 97 for 34 followed by Ricardo Castro with 87 for 34 in 3rd place.

Best gross of the day was Ricardo Castro with an 87 and most golf of the day went to Martin Belderink with 111.

Full results below:

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Our part-time Convenor, Ricardo Castro, had a few extra prizes today to add a little “spice” to the day’s golf and he has also kindly proposed a mini competition over the next 6 weeks he is at the helm with prizes for the best performing golfers over this time. The results to date for this Convenors Mini Competition are as follows:

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Results – Nilai Springs – 13th December 2016

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19 Loose Cannons tee’d off on the Island & Pines nines at Nilai Springs …. should have been 20 of us but ReinLi Tan was declared MIA. The Island nine we all started on was interesting to say the least. They have done some work on the greens with added undulations, some of which were severe and with the vindictive pin positions of the day there was many a ball running past the hole and back off the green. Most players found these greens very difficult indeed. Some of the pin positions and green setups were ridiculous.

The Pines nine was in better shape, particularly the greens, bringing some normality back to the game and some better scores.

The weather was relatively cool making it a pleasant morning and we all got round without any major delays and before the rain started.

Lunch after the game was at Restoran East of Highway which was enjoyed by the 11 of us that made the lunch ….. something no doubt to do with the two crates of beers we went through.

Results

Our winner today, and the only one to match his handicap, was Sigi Maierbrugger with a score of 92 for 36 points (Many thanks for your winnings which went into the pot!). Runner up was Aftab Ahmad with 101 for 33 on countback from Ricardo Castro and Ray Funnell. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with a gross of 80. Full results below:

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