October 2019 Game – Glenmarie Golf & Country Club

Twenty-two Kloggers attended the picturesque Glenmarie Golf & Country Club to play the Valley course; considering the recent incessant rain, the course was in superb  condition with the greens running well and true.   Play got off on time with a two-tee box start; despite the rain returning twice and a short interruption for some due to lightning, we all managed to complete our rounds.   A remarkable feat considering the monsoon afternoon weather that has been prevailing over the last 2 weeks.  

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For those leaving the course early, the traffic was not too bad; for flight 6, it was nearly 7.30pm by the time they arrived at the Pantai Seafood restaurant.   Jimmy was even later having stopped for a burger on the way.  Here we were joined by our Groupies, Barry and Richard. Food was ordered by El Pres and promptly served after the arrival of the late comers, who were later fined for their tardiness.  Thanks to Nicky for providing the excellent red and white wine.

Results

The monthly medal winner for October was Lim Hong, with an excellent score of 83 for 45 points (cut 9 !).  Runner up for the second month running was Geoff McLaws with 75 for 44 points (cut 2).   El Pres was 3rd with 93 for 43 points (cut 1).

Full results below 

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  • NTP front nine hole 4 – Bernd Kaiser 3.40m.
  • NTP back nine hole 15 – Sigi Maierbrugger 4.10m
  • Longest Drive – Nicky Lambsdorff
  • Lowest gross – Clive and Ricardo, both with 90 (Geoff having won second place.)
  • Most Golf – Jimmy and Hakan – a pack of tees.

COTD

There were several nominations for COTD;  the main contenders were : 

  1. Nicky proposed all those that did not hear the lightning siren.
  2. Stuart proposed Bernhard as, when looking for Stuarts ball, thought he had found the ball but then declared it was a piece of paper
  3. Edwin proposed Nicky for causing caddie confusion
  4. Siggi for not knowing what 9 inches is in metric equivalent.

The voting was close between Nicky and Bernhard but after a second check, Bernhard was declared the winner.

November Away

(Update) There is now room for one more on the November Away to make up the full compliment of 24 players.   Contact El Pres if you are interested in joining.

Xmas Game

The next game in Kuala Lumpur, the Christmas game, will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of December– 18th December – as the 2nd Wednesday coincides with a public holiday, and will probably be at Templer Park.

Sponsors

Our sponsors are a main reason that we can play at good golf courses and award members with trophies, attractive prizes as well as “KLOGS” signature golf balls. In order to show our appreciation we encourage members to support our sponsors.

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Thanks

Thanks to Stuart for helping with the scoring an to Bernd and Stuart for providing photographs.

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September 2019 Game – Sungai Long Golf & Country Club

What Haze !!!!

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Twenty Kloggers turned up to play at Sungai Long; the course was in great condition and the game management by Shanti and her course staff was superb. Play got off on time with a two-tee box start under a light shower which promised slight relief from the haze. This soon passed and we battled through the persistent gloom; showers again returned later in the afternoon along with distant rumbles of thunder. Play however was uninterrupted and we were all finished shortly after 5pm. 

The traffic was good and the majority of the players adjourned to the reliable Restoran East of Highway for the dinner and prize giving. Here we were joined by our Groupies, Barry and Andrew along with Moneybags who couldn’t make the game. Ted however found getting to East of Highway directionally challenging and arrived some 45 minutes after everyone else; for this he was fined.  Guest of Roland, Mr Tan was welcomed. Unfortunately he failed to pass the ladies tee box on two occasions and was fined 2 jugs; in true Klogs spirit Roland paid a portion of his guests fine. Roland was also fined 20 Rm for playing from the drop zone using a tee.

Results

Off the white tees Sungai Long is short and the scores were good with several players scoring more than 40 points.   The winner was Tony Morris with 83 for 46 points (cut 10) with Geoff McLaws second with 76 for 45 points (cut 2).  3rd was Helmut Dicknoether with 97 for 42 points (cut 1).

 

Full results below :

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  • NTP front nine hole 3 – Andrew Chez won this with 9.50m and was the only one to make the green; as he was OB, the sleeve was given to Dan Brod for the achievement of an Eagle. Dan was also given a celebratory drink.
  • NTP back nine hole 14 – Pietro Martucci (3.60m)
  • Longest Drive – Stan Constantinides line + 39metres
  • Lowest gross – Paul Geddes 81 (Geoff having won second place.)
  • Last Birdie – Sigi Maierbrugger #15
  • Most Golf – Allan Wright rewarded with a pack of tees.

COTD  

The five nominations for COTD were as follows :

  1. Ted proposed Dan for getting his Eagle and not meaning to do it.
  2. Paul for taking too long to measure his distance on the LD hole.
  3. Pietro for firing into Paul’s flight while Paul was still measuring his LD shot.
  4. Ricardo for marking Ted’s card but not knowing the score when Ted was late in turning up.
  5. Paul for continuously mixing up the Italian Mafia pair of Pietro and Enzo.

EL Pres judging the mood of the room took votes for Paul first and he was unanimously voted COTD.   Paul downed his COTD drink stood on a chair.

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November Away

EL PRES advised that the November Away was presently full with 24 players and one on the wait list. Shirts will be ordered on Friday 20th.

October Game

Next month’s game will be held on Wednesday 16th October at Glenmarie – Valley Course.

Sponsors

Our sponsors are a main reason that we can play at good golf courses and award members with trophies, attractive prizes as well as “KLOGS” signature golf balls. In order to show our appreciation we encourage members to support our sponsors.

Wine (Ricardo Castro)

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Photos

 

August 2019 Game – Kota Permai Golf & Country Club

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The August game was held at the beautiful Kota Permai Golf & Country Club which was in great condition.   After a number of dropouts then late entries, 23 players including 1 guest (Thomas Stadler) teed-off on time with a two tee box start.  The 1st flight just had time to (say) drive into the nearest bunker then chip out, or lose a ball off the tee and search for it when the sirens sounded due to lightning in the proximity and we all had to return to the clubhouse.    Although the sky was very dark, in fact, there was no rain at the course and after ~ 30 minutes, play resumed.   Towards the end of the round, it was darkening again and thunder was heard nearby, but the rain held off and all players completed their rounds by ~ 6-6.30pm. 

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After the game, we then made our way to the O&S Seafood restaurant, where we were joined by 4 guests (Richard Moss, Barry Cousins,  Andrew Robinson, & George Murray), then enjoyed good food ordered by Barry, accompanied by numerous bottles of beer, plus good wines provided by Ricardo Castro (our sponsor for the wine prize).   The only complaint about the food was that we could have done with more rice !! The evening wrapped up for most ~ 9pm.  

Results

8 players bettered their handicaps; the August medal winner was Ted Parslow, with an excellent score of 86 for 43 (cut 7); Ted was having a good week as he also won the previous-days Loose Cannons game.   Second was Bernd Kaiser with 93 for 42 (cut 2) with your scribe, Dave Evans third on count-back with 95 for 41 (cut 1), from Stuart Taylor (90 for 41). 

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Full results below:

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  • NTP winner #3 : El Pres, Iain Wise (~12m)
  • NTP winner #14 :  Ricardo Castro (3.6m)
  • Longest Drive : Clive Gordon (262.7m)
  • Lowest gross  : Geoff McLaws (82)
  • Last birdie  : Bernard Romahn (#18)

COTD

We had 6 nominations this month for COTD.

    1. Stuart – for tripping over a dead squirrel
    2. Tony – for apologizing for hitting up on flight in front (not happened before !)
    3. El Pres – for hitting up on flight in front
    4. Geoff – for in-cysting on showing his abscess photos 
    5. Barry– for not ordering enough rice (sic), for wearing a dodgy Burberry shirt & for setting off at 5pm so as to be early 
    6. Flight 2 – including Ted, for slow play (2 holes behind) 

It was a close thing with Barry making a strong challenge, but the winner of this prestigious award was Ted.

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Fines 

A few honesty jugs this month plus other fines as needed to swell the coffers

November Away

This will be at Chiang Mai from 18-20th November; currently we have 24 players 

September Game

The venue will be confirmed soon.

Sponsors

Our sponsors are a main reason that we can play at good golf courses and award members with trophies, attractive prizes as well as “KLOGS” signature golf balls. In order to show our appreciation we encourage members to support our sponsors.

Wine (Ricardo Castro)

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Photos : courtesy of your Scribe & Stuart T  (thanks !)

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July 2019 Game – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club

The July game was held at the Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club; it’s an interesting & challenging course with some serious elevation changes and attractive scenery.   The weather was hot and slightly overcast throughout but with a pleasant breeze.

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21 players including 1 guest (?) (the late Bernard Romahn) teed-off on time (just) with a two tee box start.  The course itself was in good condition though greens were rather inconsistent and bumpy so some people struggled with their putting.    The only real issue was that the club had allowed a jumbo flight (6 players) to tee-off shortly before our first flight so although they were not in sight on holes 1 & 2, we caught them on hole #3; they did allow one flight to play through on hole #6.  Then at the cross-over, it appeared that other flights teed-off shortly before our first flight came through so the second nine was quite slow.  Despite this, the first flights were finished ~ 5pm.  

After the game, we then made our way to the trusty East of Highway restaurant, where we were eventually joined by 5 guests (Richard Moss, Barry Cousins,  Andrew Robinson, John Arkinstall & Ian Durant), then enjoyed good food ordered by El Pres, accompanied by numerous bottles of beer, plus good wines provided by Ricardo Castro (our sponsor for the wine prize).  The evening wrapped up for most ~ 9pm.  

Results

3 players bettered their handicaps; the July medal winner was Edwin Ferner, with an excellent score of 92 for 42 (cut 6).   Second was Stuart Taylor with 92 for 41 (cut 2) ahead of Bernd Kaiser with 98 for 38 (cut 1).

Full results below. 

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  • NTP winner #8 :  Ricardo Castro (1.08m)
  • NTP winner #14 :  Stuart Taylor (3.75m)
  • Longest Drive : Robert Frager (168m ? – the 200m line may have been wrongly marked since both Robert & Geoff hit very good drives but were well short of the line)
  • Lowest gross  : Geoff McLaws (83)
  • Last birdie  : Allan Wright

COTD

We had 7 nominations this month for COTD.

  1. Flight 2 – nominated by Nicky for laughing at his putt
  2. El Pres – nominated by Nicky for his choice of course !
  3. Anyone who speaks German – nominated by Allan
  4. Edwin – for using a #13 Wood on the short Par 3 then hitting short
  5. Rafael – for showing off with his sand wedge on the same hole then also hitting short, because it was his last game & for trying to sell his wife’s car via the KLOGS website
  6. Ricardo  – for hitting his own leg with his club & for driving into the buggy in front.  
  7. Nicky – for complaining about Kota Seriemas 

The almost-unanimous winner of this prestigious award was Ricardo Castro

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Farewells

As noted above, it was Rafael’s final game as he will soon be heading to Madrid; we wish him good luck.

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Fines 

A few honesty jugs this month  (2 by El Pres) plus other fines for the numerous injured amongst the group & the late-comers.   

November Away

This will be at Chiang Mai from 18-20th November; currently have 24 players 

August Game

The venue will be confirmed soon.

Sponsors

Our sponsors are a main reason that we can play at good golf courses and award members with trophies, attractive prizes as well as “KLOGS” signature golf balls. In order to show our appreciation we encourage members to support our sponsors.

Wine (Ricardo Castro):

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Photos : courtesy of your Scribe & Stuart T  (thanks !)

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May 2019 Game – Templer Park Golf & Country Club

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Twenty Players teed off at Templer Park as we were back in Malaysia following last month excursion to Thailand for the May Away. As ever Templer Park was in very good condition as can be seen from Stuart’s excellent photographs. We were blessed with good playing conditions with the initial sunny skies clouding over and with a gentle breeze it made for very pleasant playing conditions. The course was relatively quiet and with a two-tee box start we got away before one o’clock and we all finished before 5-15pm.

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It was good to welcome our 2 guests, Dave Higate playing his second game and Derren Simpson on his first, invited by Enzo. After the game we adjourned to Tang Dynasty Restoran for food and copious quantity of Carlsberg. We were joined for dinner by Richard Moss, John Arkinstall and Andrew Robinson.

Results

The June medal winner was Clive Gordon with a score of 85 for 40 points (cut 4) moving up from his second place in April. We had 4 players all vying for second each with 38 points. After analysis Paul came fifth, Geoff fourth. It took a back 6 countback to establish that EL PRES was second winning a bottle of wine (cut 2),  and Edwin third, a sleeve of balls (cut 1).   Lowest gross went to Geoff McLaws with 80 played off the blues, a sleeve of balls.

Full results below. 

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  • NTP winner #8 :  Enzo Filoni (14.8m) to be commended for holing the putt for 5 points
  • NTP winner #16 :  The man with no name at 1.8m was the closest – it was discovered by some sleuth-like detective work that this was Edwin, but as he was already in third place, it went to the next nearest, our other guest Dave Higate
  • Longest drive #5 :  This went to Lim Hong with a distance of 296 yds.
  •  Last birdie:  This went to our guest Derren Simpson with his birdie on the 18th.

COTD

We had 5 nominations this month for COTD.

  1. Edwin – for being the man with no name on hole 16 NTP and then blaming his flight partners for not putting his name on the record sheet.
  2. Robert – for complaining he had to walk too far, blaming everyone but himself for the fact his ball was always a long way from the buggy track.
  3. Paul – for leaving his range finder on the previous tee box.
  4. Clive- for allowing a monkey to steal his four iron. 
  5. Geoff – for chasing the monkeys away by doing a gorilla impersonation aptly demonstrated by Martin.

Geoff was the unanimous winner.

Fines 

Several honesty jugs this month, EL PRES then used some invention to fine all the Chickens for decling the across-the-water shot on the last, then fining those that were not chicken but not golfers as they failed to cross the water, the rest were also fined with the exception of the birdie man.

November Away

The next Away in November will be to Chiang Mai and will be between Monday 18th to Saturday 23 November; 4 rounds of gold Tuesday through Friday.

Sponsors

Our sponsors are a main reason that we can play at good golf courses and award members with trophies, attractive prizes as well as “KLOGS” signature golf balls. In order to show our appreciation, we encourage members to support our sponsors.

Wine (Ricardo Castro)

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Photos: Courtesy of  Stuart, Paul & Ricardo

May Away 2019 – Thailand

The KLOGS Away Tour to Thailand went off very smoothly for all from 13-18th May 2019, thanks to thorough planning by El Pres, Iain Wise.  We played three good courses, Laem Chabang International Country Club (Day 1), Khao Kheow Country Club (Days 2 & 3) and Treasure Hill Golf Club (Day 4).  The weather was overcast & cool the first three days with brief heavy rain on day 3 during the round; day 4 was sunny and hot throughout.  

The KL contingent was joined by participants from UK, Australia and Thailand; we had 18 players including 1 visitor (Peter Hayes). 

1st Day – Monthly KLOGS Medal – Laem Chabang International Country Club (B&C)

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The scenery was beautiful and the course in very good condition; the second nine was particularly challenging.

 Results

Only two players beat their handicaps, with Bernie Schobert emerging as the May medal winner with 83 for 44 points (cut 8), ahead of Ricardo Castro with 84 for 40 (cut 2) then Allan Wright third with 101 for 35 (cut 1).   Wayne kindly volunteered to drink the winner’s mug on behalf of Bernie.

  Full results below

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  • NTP winner #5 :  Stan (2.1m)
  • NTP winner #8 :  Peter Hayes (3.3m)
  • NTP winner #14 :  David Hewitt (2.8m)
  • NTP winner #17 :  Iain Wise (10.2m)
  • Lowest gross  : Ron (96) 

  COTD 

There were 5 nominations for this initial award :

  1. Roger    for leaving the tour shirts & balls in his room 
  2. Colm – for hitting into the group in front
  3. Rick  – for his activities the previous night
  4. Stan – for swearing on every shot
  5. El Pres – for leaving his bank card in the ATM, for ‘Thailand” on tour shirt & for taking the long tour on the local taxi and paying 3x the correct rate (or more specifically, getting your scribe to pay)

The winner inevitably was Iain Wise, with the newly-appointed President of Vice, Wayne, deputizing for him in the mug ceremony.

2nd Day – 1st Day of Competition – Khao Kheow Country Club (A & C)

Another very scenic golf course.   On the first day, we played off the white tees; on the second, the gold tees.   A few of the holes took on a whole new perspective off the gold tees, being up to 100m longer.  

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 Results

Results of the full two-day competition are shown below

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Setting the golf course on fire this first day with a score of 93 for 43 points was El Pres (Iain Wise); second was Ricardo Castro with 80 for 42, then Colm O’Donnovan & Frank Mackenzie  with 91 & 97 respectively for 39 points.   Iain got to chose a new pair of shorts as his prize. 

Novelty winners were : 

  • NTP winner 1st Nine :  Stan (0.84m)
  • NTP winner 2nd Nine :  Wayne (2.5m) 

COTD 

There were 4 nominations for this:

  1. Peter Kenyon – for his ‘medical emergency’ the previous night 
  2. Wayne – for his score card completion difficulties 
  3. Iain –  for disrupting the bus entertainment negotiations
  4. Brian – for nearly running Stan over in the buggy

Wayne was the narrow winner. 

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3rd Day – 2nd Day of Competition – Khao Kheow Country Club (A & C)

A challenging day on the golf course !

Results

Given the change from white to gold tees, as expected, scoring was generally lower on this second day (by an average of ~3 shots).   Stan was one of the few leaders to improve on the 2nd day (by 4 shots), winning day 2 with 88 for 41 giving 180 for 78 overall and moving himself up to a tie for 1st with Iain (194 for 78).  Stan was the winner on count back.  Third was Ricardo Castro (167 for 77)

  • NTP winner 1st Nine :  Dave E (2.78m)
  • NTP winner 2nd Nine :  Rick (~6m)

The winners of the Horse & Jockey competition were Stan with Wayne for 1st and Rick with Stan for 15th.   

  COTD 

There were 5 nominations for this:

  1. Ted – for regularly going to the wrong buggy despite the fact his was the only white one of the four
  2. Wayne – who thought he had another hole to play despite shaking hands etc on the 18th
  3. Frank – for his wit on the first tee and for trying to nobble El Pres, tho El Pres was his horse in the horse & jockey
  4. Iain – for nominating Frank as Fines Master & for choosing the gold tees
  5. Brian – for standing naked in the hotel corridor at 3am in the morning.

Brian was the winner !  (Luckily no photos of the winning entry !) 

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Later that evening, most of the group had a very pleasant dinner with beer at a local seafood restaurant.

4th Day – Team Scramble – Treasure Hill Golf Club

  Three 4-player teams & two 3 -player teams cunningly selected by El Pres teed-off with all teams playing off scratch.   

 Results

It seemed this course slightly favoured the 3-player teams, with the team of Ted, Ron & Allan  narrowly beating Peter, Colm & El Pres on countback, both with 75 (+3).   

Third were the Pervo’s (Stan, Wayne, Brian & Rikki) with 77 (+5), fourth, the team of Bernie, Dave E, David H, & Peter K with 79 (+7) then fifth,  Ricardo, Roger, Frank & Rick with 82 (+10). 

COTD 

There were 5 nominations for this:

  1. Allan  – (self nomination ) for poor play but still winning
  2. Flight 4  – for hitting up on flight 3
  3. Stan – for being angry man & for his photography
  4. Peter K – for moaning about having been on numerous tours and never winning 
  5. El Pres – for choosing the best course for the last day 

And the winner was Stan  !

COTT

Given the earlier pattern, there was no surprise with the result 

Stan  – you are the 2019 May COTT ! 

 The various prize winners received sleeves of balls courtesy of Renaissance Hotels (thanks to Robert Frager).

Fines & Honesty Jugs

There were numerous jugs over the 3 days, and the new Fines Master (Frank) was in fine form, penalising everybody for various misdemeanors.  As a result, there was no reason to call upon extra for the Whip.   

Sponsors

Our sponsors are a main reason that we can play at good golf courses and award members with trophies, attractive prizes as well as “KLOGS” signature golf balls. In order to show our appreciation we encourage members to support our sponsors.

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Photos :  courtesy of your Scribe, Iain, Ricardo, Stan (!) & Simon.  

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Obituary – Ray Funnell

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It was with sadness and shock that we heard about the death of Ray Funnell on 26th April 2019 due to a heart attack.

Ray (72) was an ardent KLOGGER who played with the society for nearly 20 years. In these 20 years, he was twice KLOGGER of the year in 2007 and 2014 and also served on the KLOGS committee and attended several aways.

Ray was also a long-standing and active member of the Loose Cannons golfing group with a total of 476 games over his many years here in Malaysia. He managed the Loose Cannons group as Convenor for a number of years.

Ray also participated in other golfing groups in KL including Loose Cannons, KLOGS and WIGS and was an active participant in many of the charity golf tournaments in KL.

Golf was his passion and his life.  He will be sadly missed and remembered by his golfing friends from all of the golfing groups in Malaysia.

Condolences and our thoughts go out to Ray’s wife Gretta and the rest of his family at this time.