Kinrara Golf Club was very quiet today when our 3 full flights teed’ off at 8:00am for the July Monthly Scramble. This month we tried a slightly different formula with the low handicappers teeing off from the blue tees and the high handicappers from the white tees (more about this later).
Weather was good although by the end of the round it was rather hot. Pace was slow for some reason today … obviously many agonizing over their important putts.
The course was in good shape with no complaints from anyone.
The results clearly showed a bias for the high handicap players who all shot at least 6-10 points better than the low handicappers so the idae of playing off different tees did not work so we will drop this idea going forward.
The winners of the July Monthly Scramble were Peter Davies and Erol Akinci with a gross score of 77 and 43 points. Well done. Full results below:
Player of the Month/Year
After today’s game Brian Stubbs crept past Ricardo Castro and became the Player of the Month for July – well done Brian …. prize to be awarded next week.
It’s been a while since we played Kinrara so it was a welcome return to this pleasant course. Luckily it was relatively dry (by Kinrara standards) with only some soft and soggy patches on the course and with hardly any other players playing today it was a fast round. We got registered very quickly and were all on the first tee at 7:35am …. a record! We had 4 flights so we split 2 flights on each 9 at the start.
The course played very short today with all the white tees placed forward next to the ladies red tees. The greens were good although slow and overall they seemed to be doing some work around the course to make it better which was good to see.
Shot of the day was from David Evans with an “eagle” …. as shown below:
The weather was hot and very humid so by the time we finished we were all needing some much needed refreshment. This was easily sorted as East of Highway Restaurant was a short distance away and 13 of us made it there for an enormous lunch. Richard Rodwell went a bit overboard on the ordering and with 2 full cases of large Tiger bottles demolished between 13 of us we had a hefty bill amounting to RM100 per head … another record!. It was good however so there was not much grumbling.
Richard Rodwell was presented with his prize of 2 sleeves of balls for Best Golfer of the Month for March during the lunch.
Some close scores today at the top of the table but the winner was Stan Constantinides (his first win with FRID’ Eggs) with a score of 87 for 39 points on countback from Barry Sage with 89 for 39. Best gross of the day was Richard Rodwell with an excellent 79. Full scores tabulated below:
Player of The Month
Stats for Player of the Month are below:
Player of the Month For April
Report from Allan McNicoll
Ten players teed off at Kinrara and although there was a threat of rain at the start, it stayed dry. The course was in good condition, especially the greens. Winner on the day, with an excellent gross of 82 for 45 points was Barry Sage. Well played Barry. After the game we had lunch at The Annex, which as usual was very good, thanks Andrew. I head back home on Wednesday so I think either Iain or Glen will arrange next weeks game. Hopefully I will see you all again soon, either in KL , or Cape Town?
It had obviously been raining heavily at the course the previous evening as Kinrara was wet and in some places very soft making plugged balls a problem. There were many trees down and many of the bunkers had water in them. However 8 Eggers struggled round the course – the first nine went well for most but the back 9 certainly proved troublesome for most. Scores were generally on the low side and reflected the tougher playing conditions today.
After the game we all (well all but one) had lunch at the Restoran East of Highway – we managed somehow to lose Glen on the way – he was following Allan Wright who in turn was following Peter.
The winner today with a rather modest 32 points was Stuart Taylor with a gross of 88. Runner up was Glen Wombwell with 28 points, gross of 106. Full results tabulated below:
Rotten Egg Award
The group voted Glen for the Rotten Egg Award today for being exceptionally grumpy all the way round the course, losing his way to lunch and not putting in his RM10.
There were 6 Eggers this morning for the game at Kinrara Golf Club. Weather was good and the course was in fairly good condition and not wet at all. The greens were quite good albeit a little slow. We would have been round in good time but on the back nine our two flights were held up by a group of 5 (2 adults with 3 young kids) playing very slowly eventually causing a backup of 4 flights on the 16th hole. Two phone calls to the clubhouse saw no sign of any marshall to sort this out – we got past this group on the 17th hole and told them in fairly straight terms that they should not not be on the course. Further terse words were had with the front desk but again no sign of any marshall and of course the manager was not there. We finished by 12:30pm then drove back to the Selangor Club Sports Annexe for a good lunch – thank you Andrew for the invite.
The winner this week was Andrew Robinson with 37 points (gross of 92) just beating Allan McNicoll who also shot a 92 but for 36 points. Full results below:
Rotten Egg Award
Glen Wombwell was voted for the Rotten Egg Award this week due to his problem with ill fitting shorts which he had to adjust frequently and at times exposing himself on the tee …. much to the distraction of the other golfers.
After a few weeks on non-play due to many of the regular Eggers being away from KL for vacation we got a Friday game underway again this week. Kinrara Golf Club is a little gem of a course – well maintained but tough little course and is very close to town.
We had 9 Eggers today under good weather conditions and we completed the round by 12 or shortly thereafter at which point we retired to the Sports Annexe at the Selangor Club for lunch, drinks and prize giving.
Winner of the day was Stuart Taylor with a gross of 88 and 33 points. He was also awarded a “trophy” donated kindly by Peter Davies for the best score of the day …. this trophy was a small egg cup with a golf ball from St Andrews …. many thanks Peter.
Full results are below:
Rotten Egg Award
Over lunch we nominated Andrew Barber for the Rotten Egg Award due to him skipping off after the game and not contributing the RM10 into the kitty for the winner.
There were 7 of us for the FRID’ Eggs Friday game – 6 regulars plus one guest (Karl Hutchison). Weather was good but very warm and humid. The course was in good condition and the greens very good. We played from the blue tees as the whites are very short – today the blue tees were way back so on some holes this made it a little more challenging.
Welcome to Mike Smith who played with the FRID’ Eggs group for the first time. He was recovering from dengue fever and although he played at Loose Cannons last Tuesday with no problem by the end of the round today he was struggling!
The winner today was Jeff Pearce with a good score of 87 giving him 42 points. Roger McGowan shot a tremendous gross 90 off his declared handicap of 28 giving hime 45 points – but as he as yet has no official handicap he cannot win. Second was Stuart taylor with 84 for 38 points. Full results below.
Rotten Egg Award
Today’s Rotten Egg Award went unaminously to Allan McNicoll on two counts – 1) choosing the venue as Kinrara as he was unable to play at KGPA as he had no passport and 2) for asking for a ball marker from Stuart Taylor on the 1st green after receiving a gift of a ball marker from him the day before.