It was an overcast day when 11 players teed’ off at Bukit Jalil today starting on the back 9. The course was as tricky as usual and the greens were running rather quickly generating quite a few multiple putts from all players. We had a brief rain stop at the end of the first 9 holes but luckily it stopped fairly quickly.
We welcomed back one our Founder Members today with Allan McNicoll joining us on a one month trip out here to play golf.
It was rather slow going to day with a group of local players in front of our 3 flights moving at snail’s pace.
After the game we had an excellent lunch at Restoran East of Highway – well ordered again Richard!
The clear winner today was Peter Davies with an excellent 92 for 41 points, particularly when this included 3 blobs on the card! Runner up (on countback) was Ricardo Castro with 88 for 33 points with Geoff McLaws coming 3rd with 82 for 33 points. Geoff was best gross of the day with his 82 and Erol had the most golf played with 114 …. 60 on the front 9 so at least he was showing some improvement. Full results below :
Player of the Month/Year
The monthly best ball scramble and last game of the year was held at Bukit Jalil Golf & Country resort. We had 4 full flights with 8 teams of 2 players divieded into two sub-groups; low handicappers (less than 20) and high andicappers (over 20). In each sub-group we paired the teams with high handicapper with low handicapper which hopefully made equitable teams.
The weather was great with clear blue skies and we got the 4 flights off two tee boxes. The course was in great shape and the greens challenging as usual.
After the game we retired to East of Highway Restaurant for an excellent lunch (Thank you to Richard for ordering) and a full compliment of 19 beers.
This was the closest result we have had to date with the scramble and made it an exciting finish for everyone. There was only 3 Stableford points between all players in the final result. The winning team was Dave Evans and Paul Copper who carded 38 Stableford points beating Steve Cadman and Kevin Wiggins also on 38 on count back based on the back 9. Paul Cooper who didn’t make the lunch kindly donated his winnings to the pot! Full results below:
The monthly scramble match was held at Bukit Jalil this month with 8 players participating. The matches were paired as there were only 8 players.The course was in good condition with fast and true greens.
The winners were Brian Stubbs and Mike Williams with a net 69. Full scores below:
The monthly “Scrambled Eggs” best ball scramble was held at Bukit Jalil this month with 9 players attending making 3 x 3-ball teams. We tee’d off at around 9:30am from hole No 10 with one latecomer, Geoff McLaws, being fined RM20 (again!). The weather was hot and humid and it was rather slow going due to some slower flights in front of us. However the course was in good shape and the format was enjoyed by everyone.
The 3 teams were formed by matching the closest handicaps then calculating a group handicap by adding the handicaps and dividing by twice the number of players. Each player had to take a minimum of 4 drives at the par 4 and par 5’s. We played best ball until the hole was completed and noted the net score with the adjusted group handicap. The winners were Geoff McLaws/Richard Rodwell/Stuart Taylor with a credible gross of 65 and net score of 59. Full results below:
We had lunch at the club after the game and the food was pretty good helped along by some cold beer.
We will review the group handicapping method to see if we can come up with a better formula to better handicap the lower handicappers for the next “Scrambled Eggs” game.
We decided this week to play Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort, a course which many of us had not played before. Paul Geddes had played there a week ago and gave a good report so we thought it worthy of an exploration.
When I called to make a booking they said no need just show up …. and also confirmed the Senior Rate to be RM100 for 55+. The registration was an interesting twist on the usual registration processes we experience here in Malaysia. Firstly after filling in the registration forms for the 3 flights (10 players) we had to leave this on the desk in a queue while another lady “processed” the forms …. and asked kindly to sit down till we were called. We also were told that the Senior Rate was for 60+ but we managed to sweet talk the lady into giving us Senior rate for all 10 players. Eventually our name was called and we quickly paid.
The only downside was that there was a compulsory caddy per buggy which added to the cost and also the frustration as the caddies were worse than useless. Why do clubs do this … insist on compulsory caddies then find out that they are not trained and are not helpful in the least.
Anyway we got off at around 8:15 or so from tee box 10 …. which turned out to be the tighter of the two nines. The car park was directly left of the tee box and Tony mentioned his car was close to the edge at the course side so told people to watch out …. at which point Peter Kenyon drove his ball directly at 45 degrees straight towards the car park. He got a lucky bounce though and was back on the fairway.
The course was in very good shape and offered some interesting holes which were all new to us. The greens were really excellent and had some interesting slopes. The fairways were very nicely trimmed, if you could find them, with the rough being difficult to find the ball.
Weather was good and we were finished by 12:30 or so then taking lunch at the club. So apart from the bad caddy experience everyone enjoyed the course and it is worth coming back here again sometime, perhaps next time trying one of the other restaurants in the main clubhouse.
Welcome to our latest prospective member Mike Williams who joined us today for the first time.
Tom Holmes was our winner of the day with 38 points and best gross of the day of 86. Runner up was Brian Stubbs with 96 for 37. Full results below: