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Tournament / July ABC Monthly Medal – July 21, 2018 (Putra Course)

A Medal Winner – Idris bin Ngah.

B Medal Winner – Ramli bin Hashim.

C Medal Winner – Meyor Hamdan Meyor Mohamad.

JULY MONTHLY MEDAL SEES COMPETITIVE SPIRIT REARS ITS HEAD Participation for the July Monthly Medal was enthusiastic and the drawlist was packed to the gills as 120 golfers signed up to vie for the honours on the day. A four-point start was implemented on the Putra Course for the Stableford tournament when morning play teed-off at 7.15am. There were no delays and the last flight headed off on the dot of 8.11am. It was smooth sailing all the way from there as the weather played its part, with ideal conditions throughout, and it seemed like no time before the scores were being tallied and lunch was served. Taking the winner’s prize for top place in the A Medal was Idris bin Ngah, playing off a handicap of 6, who won on countback from Tajudin bin Supian (4), when both returned with nett scores of 66. A stroke further back was Azrin bin Ajib (11) on 67, followed by

Syahrin bin Adnan (10) on 68. There were five prizes in the B Medal and Ramli bin Hashim (13) emerged No. 1 with a Nett score of 69. He was one stroke better than Kamal Azman bin Abd Hamid (17) on 70 and two better than third placed Mohd Noriyualsaid Shamsudin (17) on 71. Fourth and fifth placing were decided on countback as both players returned with 72. Dato’ Amran Hj. Ibrahim (18) claimed fourth place over Muhammad Ismail (17). Meyor Hamdan Meyor Mohamad (19) bagged the C Medal on 69 Nett, while Lim San Peen (22) was second, 70, and Lee Yee Chong (22) claimed third, 71. Despite the high number of players in the tournament, the Bull’s Eye went unclaimed on Hole 13.

Tournament / August ABC Monthly Medal – August 4, 2018 (Putra Course)

A Medal Winner – Mohamed Izzad.

B Medal Winner – Syed Nasir Syed Ahmad.

C Medal Winner – Dato’ M. Hafidz Nuruddin.

BRINGING THEIR A GAME IN AUGUST The monthly challenge, when members get to take on their peers and flex their competitive ‘muscles’, was the perfect example of good sportsmanship on August 4. Raring to go and not afraid to show their skills on-course, 99 members signed up to take part in ideal playing conditions. With nothing to hamper play, everyone was at their tee-boxes and ready to take on all challenges promptly at 7.15am. A fourpoint start was used and the last flight left at 8.11am. Lunch was waiting as soon as play finished at noon and the prize giving took place at 1.50pm sharp, as soon as the scores were in. The announcement of the winners was eagerly awaited and topping the A Medal was Mohamed Izzad, handicap 4, who returned with 41 stableford points. Second and third place were tied on 38 points and Dato’ Muhammad Imran (9) secured

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second over Rizal Azli Kamal Redzuan (8) in third. Syed Nasir Syed Ahmad (14) was the outright winner in the B Medal when he returned with 39 points. It was a close call for second and third as both players finished on 36 points apiece. However, Mohd Noriyulsaid (17) just beat Mej. Jen (B) Dato’Abd Ghani Yunus (18) on countback to claim second place. Dato’ Rafa’ai bin Samsi (17) and C. Shivanandha (18) both returned with 35 points and on countback Dato’ Rafa’ai took fourth, while Shivanandha took the final prize slot in fifth. The last of the medal categories was snapped up by Dato’ M.Hafidz Nuruddin (22) in the C Medal when he amassed 40 points, which put him four ahead of runner-up Tai Keat Chai (20) on 36 points. The Bull’s Eye on Hole 13 went unclaimed for another month, despite many close calls.


Tournament / Puan Sri Mahani’s Trophy 2018 – August 11, 2018 (Putra Course)

OFF TO A ROARING START AT PUAN SRI MAHANI’S TROPHY The new Lady Golf Captain’s Committee got off to a roaring start. Formed on July 5, with Irene Goh as Lady Golf Captain, Sharifah Khatijah as Vice Captain, Maureen Mokhlis, Siti Zahrah, Nur Jannah and Rosmimee Abbas, the Committee organised their inaugural event, the Puan Sri Mahani Trophy on Saturday August 11. In an overwhelming show of support for the new Committee, forty-three players took part in the main and Super Seniors categories, which must be a record for recent years in KGNS! There to congratulate the eventual winners were, Irene Goh, and all the committee members, along with the Club Vice-President, Golf, Raymond Teoh. Returning triumphant in the main category was Chee Sook Yin, handicap 20, when she returned with a nett score of 69, placing her two strokes better than Roslina Abd Latif (28) 71 in second. Angela Kok (28) just pipped Irene Goh (21) into third by a stroke with a round of 74. There was a countback for fifth to eighth placing all the players had rounds of 76. However, Falziah Bt. Idrus (16) secured fifth, Datin Maria Bt. Md Jadi (19) was sixth, Thoo Lee Wah (16) seventh and Maureen Mokhlis (22), eighth. In the Super Seniors, Datin Rasimah Bt. Mohd Pilus (24) took top spot on 79 Nett, while Datin Chan Yoke Heng (32) was runner-up on 86. That just left the awarding of the Novelty prizes and the Nearest-to-Pin on Hole 7 was claimed by Kalsom Mat Din with a 2 foot 3 inch effort, while on Hole 13, at the Nearest-to-line contest, Jennifer Loh landed 2 feet 5 inches from the mark to take the prize. The ladies adjourned to the President’s Hall for an enjoyable prize giving lunch, with music, dancing and lots of exciting lucky draws sponsored by the new Committee ladies. Raymond Teoh, did the honour of presenting the main prizes to the Top-8 winners. Yes, the ladies’ golf section is alive and swinging again in KGNS!

Winner – Chee Sook Yin

SUPER SENIORS

Winner Datin Rasimah Mohd Pilus

Tournament /Senior Golfers Medal – September 27, 2018 (Putra Course)

A Medal Winner – Mohd Saifuddin bin Yong.

B Medal Winner – Azizul Rahman Kallahan.

C Medal Winner – Mohamad Razali Osman.

SENIORS HAVE THEIR DAY The September Senior Golfers Medal was held on Thursday, 27, and saw 65 stalwarts take part for the duel in the sun with a 7.14am start on the Putra championship course. Tee-off was with a four-point start from the first, sixth, 10th and 14th holes, fortified by a hearty breakfast beforehand. Mode of play: Stableford. At the end, individual scores told the story of triumph or defeat, play, that was good, so-so or downright poor, but these were seniors who were out to be competitive, just have a fun outing, as the case may have been, or simply enjoy the camaraderie and the exercise. Whatever the case, winners emerged and the A Medal honours went to Mohd Saifuddin B. Yong, playing off handicap 20,

when he returned with 37 points. The B Medal had three prizes and Azizul Rahman Kallahan (13) led the grouping with 35 points. Second went to Dato’ Rozlan B. Abdul Rahman (14) on 33 points, while third was claimed by Zainal Abidin Mohd Yusof (13) on 32 points. That just left the C Medal prizes to be announced and Mohamad Razali Osman (23) was the runaway winner in this category with 42 points. Dato’ Mohd Shahar Sidek (20), trailing by five points on 37, finished second, while Meor Azalan Meor Mahmood (22) was another two points behind on 35 to finish third. The only novelty prize, the Bull’s Eye, went unclaimed on Hole #13 For those who thrive on competition winning prizes made their day. Prize giving and lunch was at the airy Golfer’s Terrace.

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Tournament / Carlsberg Golf Classic – September 2, 2018 (Putra Course) Winners (Gross): Champion:

Eric Foo Hwa Peng (2)

71

2nd:

Tajuddin Suppian (3)

78 ocb

3rd:

Gavin Nicholas Fung (6)

78

4th:

Alex Seem Kok Hin (8)

81 ocb

5th:

Adnan bin Mansor (8)

81 ocb

Winners (Nett):

CARLSBERG PUTS ON A WINNING SHOW The Carlsberg Classic 2018 held on Sunday, September 2, proved to be a popular event yet again, its 25th, with 111 players taking to the Putra championship course for a 7.15am, four-point start. For the record, a group photo taken on the practice green before the start got everyone into a cheerful mood and then it was down to business, no quarter given or taken for those who were dead serious about walking away with bragging rights and a place in the Grand Final at the end of it all. Lunch and prize giving was at Dewan Presiden. For those who didn’t win, there was the consolation of goodies received on submission of scorecards.

Champion:

Thia Sia Peng (11)

70 ocb

2nd:

Khoo Kim Chai (15)

70 ocb

3rd:

Cletus Stephenson (17)

70

4th:

Datuk Karunakaran (15)

71 ocb

5th:

Syahrin bin Adnan (10)

71 ocb

Novelties: Longest Drive: Sherman Francis Xavier

260m

Nearest-to-bottle (Hole 8): Cletus Stephenson on the line Nearest-to-bottle (Hole 10) Seem Kok Hin

12ft.

Nearest-to-pin (Hole 7) Ngu Ew Look

4ft. 4in.

Nearest-to-pin (Hole 13) Liew Ah Kiew

7ft. 7in.

25th placing (25th Anniversary Carlsberg Golf Classic): Gross:

Johnson Gilbert (14)

87

Nett:

Dato’ Abd. Rahim (20)

75

Tournament / Ladies & Juniors Medal, September 28, 2018 (Putra Course)

NEW FORMAT BRINGS IN THE CROWD

The Ladies and Juniors Medal 2018, played out on Saturday, September 28, had 29 eager beavers take to the Putra course, teeing off from the Agong’s Nine. The change in format from stroke play to stableford, obviously encouraged many of the higher handicappers to try their luck this year. Twenty-five entries meant prizes could be divided into two categories: Silver (handicaps 0-18) and Bronze (handicaps 19-36). It was a 7.14am start after breakfast at the Golfers Terrace. There was the expected excitement of players going out to do battle for honours by those seeking validation for the time they put in on the driving range, on the practice greens and even with a professional coach. There’s everything to be said for determination and it was reflected in those who walked away with the honours. For the others it was an outing that gave good indication of where their game stood and for them to react any which way they wanted to. Ladies being ladies, at the very least, they made sure they looked their best. Mode of play was Stableford and when play was done, lunch and prize giving was at Eagles Nest. In the Silver Division, it was Datin Valerie Yap Chen Yoon (handicap 14), who came out on top with 29 points. In the Bronze Division, which had 20 entries, five prizes were awarded and Alyah Tan (21), took possession of top billing on the leaderboard with 38 points to secure first place on countback over Roslina Abdul Latif (28). Norizan Ismail (28), took home third with 33 points, while Hani Abdullah (24), was fourth with 30 points, and Lai Poh Keng (26), bagged fifth with 29 points. Ethan Fernandez (20) received the Junior Medal prize with (l-r) Silver Division Winner, proud dad, Dato’ Freddie Fernandez looking on when he returned Datin Valerie Yap, receiving her prize from Maureen Mokhlis. with 28 points.

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Bronze Division Winner – Alyah Tan.

Junior Division Winner – Ethan Fernandez.


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