To call Kundang Lakes golf course a “Country Club” is like calling a Proton Saga a 5 Series BMW …… it is nowhere close and never will be. Anyway we played this course very probably and thankfully for the very last time. One 9 has now been abandoned and sold for housing development and so we had to play the second 9 twice from different tees. The level of maintenance has dropped badly and the course, paths and greens all in a very poor state. The greens were so badly sanded, very rough and incredibly slow ….. it was like putting in soft cement. The clubhouse (=shack) and changing rooms were abysmal – only about 3 locker keys working, limited towels and dirty and cold showers. So all in all a pretty depressing and abysmal experience topped off by a thunder and rain delay of 30 mins tucked up in the “clubhouse”.
We finished by 1:30 then drove to Sungai Buluh to the Heng Hin Seafood Restaurant for some much needed cold beer and food.
Richard Rodwell was our winner today with a score of 81 for 38 points. Runner up was Roger McGowan with 96 for 37. Best gross of the day was Richard Rodwell with his 81 and Robert Mulliss took the most golf award. Full scores below:
Player of the Month/Year
After 2 cracked eggs dropped out, we eventually played with 10 healthy Eggers at Kungdang Lakes. The picturesque course was in reasonably condition given the low cost, however the greens were a bit patchy and bumpy in places.
Check in was as usual efficient and we teed off on time with 2 x 3 balls and a 4 ball. The high tech randomiser (names on a piece of paper) managed to put the only 3 new players to the course in the same first flight so it was decided that the second group would play first so the newbies could follow. That was fine on the first tee however by hole 3 there was a hole separating the 2 groups which made following an impossibility. This was most apparent when the group couldn’t find the 10th tee box having completed the front 9. The weather was cool and the rain stayed away which made the round very pleasant.
The scores were very good with over half the players playing above their handicap. Winner with a fantastic 46 points and the lowest gross of 77 was Mike Williams. Followed closely by Brian 43 points and Graham 42 points. Well done guys. Full results below:
9 Eggers stayed for lunch at the Heng Hin Seafood. As usual the food was of a good quality with plenty of variety to satisfy everyone. The only Egger who missed out on lunch was the winner Mike, so it was decided that as Brian was runner up he would be entitled to the free meal. Brian being a gentleman refused the free meal as he said that he wasn’t the winner and duly paid his 50 ringgit (thanks Brian). Allan Wright then decided to tell us that he got a tax rebate in the UK for just under a grand so it was unanimously agreed that he should pay for the beers. This was followed by a quick retraction from Allan saying he couldn’t cash the cheque as it was in the name of A.P.Wright and his local bank would only accept Allan Paul Wright.
Next weeks ‘monthly scramble’ will be held at Bukit Jalil, so look out for the email which will follow after the booking has been confirmed.
Kundang Lakes was in good shape today and really is a little bit of a hidden gem. Hidden behind the dilapidated and run-down nature of the clubhouse and old golf buggies is a wonderfully laid out golf course. It is a little raggedy in places but generally kept pretty well with reasonable greens, albeit bumpy and slow. If some money was pumped in to this establishment it really could be a great golf venue. On top of this it is a bargain at RM69 for 18 holes with buggy plus two drinks thrown in.
We had 8 Eggers today nicely making up 2 flights and we managed to head out early before 8:00am as registration was quick and easy. There were beautiful blue clear skies as we played making the course look really very good. As usual it got a bit hot and humid later in the morning but we were back at just after 12 in time to use the basic facilities in the shower room (shower roses were optional!). Rather than staying at the club this week we went on down to the Royal Selangor Sports Annexe at the kind invitation of Andrew Robinson and had a pleasant lunch plus a few amber ales to finish off the day.
The winner today was Stuart Taylor with a modest 36 points and the best gross of the day of 87. Runner up was Barry sage with 35 points …. full results below:
8 Eggers played today for our normal quarterly fix at Kundang Lakes. Andrew made a good effort to be late by heading South towards Malacca but despite being on the road for over 1hour and 15 minutes still managed to register on time (guess he was determined not to pay the 20 Ringgit fine). Due to the recent heavy rain the fairways were ‘boggy’ in places but generally in reasonable condition and the greens although not the best were very acceptable. 2 points separated the top 5 scores with Barry on 33, Allan and Richard on 34, Glen and Peter on 35 points. Peter was the eventual winner OCB over Glen who had a magnificent front 9 scoring 21 points.
As a few players couldn’t make lunch it was decided to complete the Kundang Lakes experience by having a quick lunch at the ‘club’ which was attend by all players,washed down with cans of beer. As usual Peter’s lunch was the first to arrive despite playing in the second flight and ordering well after the first flight. Glen again told us in his normal fashion that his fried rice was too spicy to eat therefore he only ate the fried egg. The cost per head was MYR 100 for the golf, buggy, bottle of water and bottle of 100 plus each, meal and beers. Must still be one of the best value for money courses. It was also noted by the first group that Barry ‘Versace’ Sage is starting to become a Fashion Guru matching his pink top with his pink tee, maybe we will see him in pink shorts and pink shoes in the near future. Next weeks game will be at Bukit Beruntung.