Results – Staffield Country Resort – 26th March 2019

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There were 24 players this morning at Staffield Country Resort for the March Monthly Medal. After the usual slow registration, we got off on split tee boxes between the North and South courses. Weather was wonderful and the course was in good condition although there was much evidence of a large storm as many trees had been knocked down.

We had lunch after the game at the club along with the prize ceremony. With a couple of birthday donations from Aftab Ahmad and Jason Winter, we were in good shape so lunch was cheap for those who stayed.

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Results

The winner for the March Monthly Medal was Stuart Taylor with a score of 83 for 40 points. Runner up was Kevin Wiggins with 36 points and 3rd place was Paul Collett with 35 points. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with 81. Full results below :

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 29th January 2019

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With 5 full flights and a promised early tee time of 7:30am we knew when we arrived at Staffield this was going to be a problem. It was busy with many walkers already getting ready and heading to the tee box as well as a large groups of other players. So after a tedious registration it was after 8:00am till we got started with all our flights teeing off from the Southern Nine then crossing over to the Northern Nine.

However once we got started it was plain sailing and the course and weather conditions were excellent. After the game we had lunch at the club and Hans Berger made the presentation for the January Monthly Medal winner and for 2019 we now do indeed get a medal for this and not a trophy as in previous years.

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Results

Tony Morris was our Monthly Medal winner for January with a great score of 84 for 43 points. Runner up was Allan Wright with 95 for 40 points. Best gross of the day was shot by Niall Murray with a 79. Full scores below:

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Winner of January Monthly Medal – Tony Morris

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 11th December 2018

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It was busy at Staffield today as it was a Selangor Public Holiday and many golfers had travelled here to get the normal golf rates as Staffield was in Negri Sembilan where there was no Public Holiday. However we got off at a reasonable time of around 8:20am despite the large crowds and our round was reasonably unhampered.

Weather conditions were good and rather cool due to all the recent rain which was good. The course was in good condition and the greens running rather quickly making you focus on your putting.

After the game we had lunch on the terrace before a rather large rain storm came in.

Results

Our winner today was Mike Williams with an impressive round of 80 for 41 points. 2nd place was shared between Ted Parslow (83/38) and Iain Wise (94/38). Best gross of the day was Mike Williams with 80. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 21st August 2018

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We had 5 full flights today at Staffield Country Resort and started the day on the terrace with a presentation to Aftab Ahmad who is leaving shortly to return to California. He was presented with a pewter Royal Selangor plate which I am sure he will use to eat his breakfast from every day from now! Good luck in California Aftab and hope to see you back here for a visit soon. We also took the opportunity to take a group photograph.

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We played the Western and Southern nines today and the course was in good shape as usual, somewhat dry therefore resulting in players hitting longer drives than normal. The greens were good so no complaints on the course at all. Weather was very good and although the weather forecast predicted rain mid-morning we manage to miss this luckily.

After the game we had a good lunch and quite a few cold beers on the terrace.

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Results

Our winner this week was Andrew Robinson, returning from a long trip in UK with almost no golf, with an excellent score of 92 for 43 points. Runner up was Aftab Ahmad with a score of 90 for 41 points. Geoff McLaws had best gross of the day with his 76. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 27th March 2018

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After a very rainy night and a drizzly start to the day 23 players tee’d off on the Staffield North and South 9’s at 8:00am for our monthly trophy game. The course even after all the rain was good and at least the rain kept it very cool for most of the morning. We all got round in reasonable time and took lunch at the club after the game. One Tip of the Day is to order local dishes for lunch …. our fish and chips took more than 45 mins!!

Results

The winner of the March Monthly Trophy was Martin Walsh with a score of 83 for 39 points just beating Andrew Cseszko on countback. We had 3 players in 3rd place – Ricardo Castro, Kevin Wiggins and Roger McGowan all on 37 points. Best gross of the day was Andrew Cseszko with his excellent 76. Full scores listed below.

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 28th November 2017

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The monthly medal for November was held at Staffield Country Resort with a total of 28 players attending. We all got off smoothly on the North and South nines at 8:00am. Weather was overcast and cool making it a pleasant morning and with the usual good course conditions was a joy to play.

We had lunch at the club post game which was good but the beer a tad on the expensive side.

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Results

The winner of the November Trophy was Geoff McLaws with a score of 77 for 38 points on countback from Siegmund Maeirbrugger who had 89 for 38 points.

This is a corrected results after reviewing the handicaps and finding that an incorrect handicap of 25 had been used initially for ReinLi Tan when he was declared the winner after the game. His handicap should have been 23.

I managed to contact Geoff McLaws to tell him the changed result and as chance would have it he was having a drink with ReinLi so they managed to do a handover of the trophy from ReinLi to Geoff. ReinLi told me he had alread spent the RM50 on beer. The pictures below tells all!!

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The corrected final results table is as below:

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Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with 77.

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 12th September 2017

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With a last minute entry we eventually made 12 players and 4 full flights. It was a beautiful morning and we tee’d off on the Northern and Southern 9’s at 8:00am sharp. The course was in very good condition and the weather stayed clear all morning for us to finish. By 12:30 we were back in the clubhouse for a lunch and some refreshing beers on the terrace.

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Results

With the best gross of the day (77), Geoff McLaws was our winner today with 39 points with Ted Parslow and Kevin Wiggins runners up with 36 points. Full scores below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 25th July 2017

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The Monthly Trophy game for July was held at Staffield Country Resort with 5 full flights of 20 players. We all started on the Southern 9 at 8:00am sharp and followed this by playing the Western 9.

The course was in good shape overall and the weather cool and overcast for most of the round. We had a short 20 minute stoppage due to thunder and lightning after about 7 holes. After the game we had lunch at the clubhouse and the prize ceremony.

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Results

IMG_4680The winner of the July Monthly Trophy was Bernard Romahn with an excellent 82 for 42 points making it his 3rd consecutive win …… perhaps time to re-invoke the “Mike Smith Penalty Rule”! Second place was tied between Stan Constantinides and Stuart Taylor, both on 40 points, with Stan getting it on count back. Best gross of the day was Geoff McLaws with an excellent 77. Most golf was won by Peter May with 114. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield Country Resort – 21st February 2017

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Today was slightly overcast as 5 flights set off from 2 tee boxes on the Western and Northern nines at Staffield Country Resort. Later in the morning we had a brief shower of rain but this did not interrupt play.

The course was in good condition as it usually is and we were all finished by about 12:30, taking lunch at the club post game.

Welcome to David Savage playing his first game with us.

Results

The winner today was Paul Geddes with an excellent 79 (also the best gross of the day) for 43 points (cut 7). Runner up was ReinLi Tan with 93 for 39. Full results below:

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Results – Staffield – 24th January 2017

What to say? Rain rain go away, give us a break and let us play.

With Barry dropping out overnight….. having suddenly remembered that he had a hospital appointment…..senior moment….23 Cannons pitched up at Staffield in drizzle after almost continuous overnight rain. The prospects did not look good. But in true LC’s tradition the intrepid assembly took to the Western & Northern 9’s promptly at 8 o’clock. Surprisingly, carts were allowed on the fairways and play got underway and continued through continuous rain varying from light drizzle to steady rain for the first 6 or 7 holes. At this point it was pissing it down and we were restricted to carts on paths. But by the 8th the greens were flooded and the siren sounded to stop play. There then followed one and a half hours of hanging about during which several players had had enough and departed. But the rain eased……didn’t stop….and the all clear siren finally sounded and out we went again. In the interval the pro-shop had done a roaring trade with new shirts so for them at least, the morning was a success.

The rain continued unabated for the remainder of the round and the 17 survivors finally completed their round at about 2pm. 11 or 12 stayed for lunch.

Staffield it has to be said, played very well in spite of the very wet conditions; a testimony to the excellent drainage of this course. The greens especially were true and fast and maintained their condition throughout.  

The winner and the only player to match his handicap was Mike Williams with 86 for 36 points ahead of Iain Wise with 96 for 35. 2 players shared third spot. Martin Belderink and Paul Geddes with 34 points apiece.

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We don’t have a COTD award…..perhaps we should…..but if we did it would certainly have gone to Paul Geddes who thought someone had stolen his clubs before the start of play and had to play with hired clubs. However, on checking during the interruption, he found his clubs were still at the car wash where he left them the day before!!!! WTF.

In nearly 40 years of playing golf in Malaysia this was the first time I have played a complete round in continuous rain.

Golf next Tuesday will be the January Trophy Game at the driest course we play, Tasik Puteri. Names to me soonest please.

Now I have to clean and oil my clubs.

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