21 March 2021 – Bukit Unggul Country Club

No competition for 9 weeks!
After 9 weeks without a competition, the weekly KLGC competitions are back in play this time at Bukit Unggul Country Club. There were a few weeks where golf courses were already opened, but since some of the KLGC members were living in different districts, it was tough to travel to compete, hence only started after the MCO was lifted and we’re now in CMCO status.

Most of the competitions will be in the KL/Selangor area, and not in Negeri Sembilan at the moment, to prevent any one getting stuck at roadblocks.

First game back after MCO
This first game back was at Bukit Unggul Country Club. We rarely play at Bukit Unggul, but now that weekend rates are much lower and there was availability, it was the perfect opportunity.

20 of us came up to play, including 6 members. Congratulations to Jaime Ross for taking the win on this one with a net 69, 2 strokes ahead of runner up Rid Afzal, who beat both Peter Buer and Zack Rosli in 3rd and 4th respectively with net 72.

With this, Gary Kan climbs to the top of the OOM with 37 points, following closely by Rid Afzal at 36, and the defending 2020 OOM champion Zack Rosli at 34.

For the full order of merit – check out: https://kualalumpurgolfersclub.com/order-of-merit/

A few things to note
KLGC members pride ourselves for having the best etiquette. So a few things to note are being punctual, and helping others submit scores.

Latecomers
If the tee time is 12:30pm, golfers are expected to be at the tee box by 12:20pm. If you’re not there at the tee box when your group tees off, you can always join them later at whichever hole they’re at. Since you didn’t play those holes, and there’s a max cap for each hole, you will just take a 10 for the hole. However, for handicapping purposes, a “most likely” score will be submitted for those holes, for your adjusted gross score.

Even though your group is willing to wait for you, it’s best for the entire group that they tee off on time, so that no single flight comes back too late after everyone else is done, since results have to be tabulated.

Submit scores for your group
We try to uphold the integrity for scoring which affects each placing and the OOM overall. Scoring needs to be done by 2 other players in the group via deemples, for it to maintain its authenticity. If you have to leave immediately after the game, do remember to submit scores for your group when you arrive home, so that they too can get their OOM points.

We ensure this is possible by having a minimum of 2 other KLGC members in the group, so that even if the non-member doesn’t submit scores, the 3 other members will still get it submitted.

and if you haven’t watched this…

so you’re familiar with some of the etiquettes 🙂

KLGC Monthly Medal @ Mines
Next up is the upcoming KLGC Monthly Medal for March 2021, which is also the quarterly medal, that entitles all members for 3x OOM points! We partnered up with the Mines Golf Club to host this event.

Guests are more than welcome to participate as well at a special price as compared to walking in or booking directly with the club.

28 March 2021
Sunday 12:30pm
KLGC Members RM300
non-KLGC Members RM450

Slots are limited for the Monthly Medal at the Mines, so do register soon on deemples!

To understand more about the KLGC membership: https://kualalumpurgolfersclub.com/membership-info/

KLGC 10 Jan 2021 – Bukit Kemuning

26 players joined the first-ever Bukit Kemuning game for KLGC last Sunday, including 4 guests!🙂

Conditions were great. Fairway was nicely cut, and bunkers were filled, and most importantly, the weather was great. And with the looming MCO, everyone was coming out to get their “last round” of golf in before any sort of lockdown.

New KLGC member Philip Cty played some AMAZING GOLF with net 8 under, rocking it with a gross of 90! Congratulations Philip!! Azlan Wahab, not waiting any longer before taking some massive points for himself as well with a net 6-under 66, with one of the lowest handicaps of the day of 12.

Zack Rosli, gearing up to accumulate these points in the aims of being back to back OOM winner 2020 and 2021, with a solid net 1-under 70. The 4-6th position was all at net 71 from Anand Rajoo, JT TB, and Ramesh Kumar.

The rest of the results here:

Results of the KLGC game at Bukit Kemuning – 10 Jan 2021 – Deemples Scoring System

Some serious OOM points were scored in this game, check out the leaderboard below.

Since we have a few new members, do remember to check out: https://kualalumpurgolfersclub.com/commonly-misinterpreted-golf-rules/

KLGC holds highly the integrity of golf competition played on the rules of golf, which there is only 1 version of it. So if you like fun and fair competitions, do join KLGC.🙂

KLGC First Game of 2021!🏌️‍♂️

Early bird catches the worm.

14 members braved the long-lasting rain today at the first-ever KLGC game of 2021. Golf course was still full in the morning, but Tasik Puteri’s excellent golf management allowed everyone to tee off sharp at 12:30 pm.

Since every Sunday afternoon weekly competition counts for Order of Merit prizes, these early birds came up to start scoring points!

Congrats to Gary Kan for taking the win with net 72!!🏆 Gary has been on the steady decline on his handicap, continuously playing well!

Next 3 were lower handicappers Kevin, Azlan, and Ricky coming in for 2-4th place respectively, and new member Yusuf Idris finished in the top 5 for 10 points on the order of merit.

Results of the game:

Results of the KLGC First Game of 2021 – Deemples Scoring System

Order of merit points available for the game are based on the number of member participants for the day. For today’s game, Gary takes 14, Kevin takes 13, Azlan takes 12, Ricky takes 11, and last place Parthiban takes 1.

Order of merit after first game:

Before the start of the year, KLGC has had 40 members paid up dues, along with quite a few new members this year. KLGC prides itself by playing golf with fair rules and a fair handicap system.

If you want to be a member, you can join the “KLGC 2021 Membership Dues” game on Deemples (just to make payment), then you’d start earning order of merit points for every weekly Sunday afternoon competition you play!😃

Details on kualalumpurgolfersclub.com.

This coming week we’re at Bukit Kemuning for the first time. Guests are always welcomed!

You can see the Updated Order of Merit here.

Not a KLGC member? Read about why you should join here.

KLGC Finale 2020 @ Glenmarie

For the KLGC Finale 2020 at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club, we had 32 players in total comprising of 16 KLGC members, and 16 guests. For the first time, the guest category had prizes as well, since we had a few sponsors come in for 2020, so there were prizes to give out.

Weather was amazing (no rain!), and the golf course organised some hi-tea snacks after the game. Everyone teed off on time, played some amazing golf, and made a few new friends.

Results of the game:

Results of the KLGC finale at Glenmarie – 27 Dec 2020 – Deemples Scoring System

Congrats to Ramesh Kumar for taking the win with a solid net 68 off a 20 handicap. Gary Kan came in 2nd with a net 70 off a 31 handicap, and Hanis Hasanuddin wrapped up the top 3 with a net 71 off a 26 handicap.

Order of Merit contenders CM Chai and Azlan Wahab consistently finished in the top 5, and new member Jason Kok (who became a member for 2020 JUST for this game!:)) came in 6th with a net 74.

In the guest category, Remy Carlos (a member of the newly formed Johor Bahru Golfers Club member) came in first with a net 69 off a 24 handicap. Az Zak Taylormade came in 2nd with a net 74 with a 4 handicap, who also played the lowest gross of the day with a gross score of 78.

Members got a total of RM1800 worth of Be Golf Pro cash vouchers. Guests got some adidas Golf merchandise!


For the Order of Merit 2020, we tallied it on the spot so we could give out prizes for the winners. Big Max and Srixon golf bags were given away to the top 8 on the OOM, and limited edition KLGC caps will be given away to the top 12 on the OOM.

Before the finale, position of 8-10 on the OOM, was a difference of only 1-2 points, so the pressure was on as this one game decided if they got a golf bag, or not a golf bag.

In the end, most of the positions maintained, and this is the final Order of Merit:

Congrats to Zack Rosli for maintaining the lead and winning the KLGC 2020 Order of Merit with 313 points. Consistent playing on a weekly basis ensured this for him! Distant second Azlan Wahab came in at 280 points, also consistently playing almost every week. Ricky R and CM Chai held on to 3rd and 4th spots respectively, to get the Big Max golf bags.

For the 8th and 9th spots, Hanis managed to play a superb game today getting 14 points against Kevin’s 3 points to secure his 8th position!


The KLGC 2020 has come to a close. Schedule for January 2021 is already underway, and all games are already on Deemples:

The Order of Merit for 2021 is slightly improvised, you can get all the details, here.

And if you want to be a member for 2021, click here.

Early bird ends 31 Dec 2020 @ RM250. Regular pricing resumes 1 Jan 2020 @ RM300 for the year of 2021.

20 Dec 2020 – Bukit Unggul Country Club

1 flight this week, perhaps due to a big KGSS game the weekend before, and the upcoming KLGC finale of 2020 this coming Sunday.

We had 4 of our best players fighting yesterday to win the BUCC course, who are already by the way in the top 10 of Order of Merit 2020. So you can expect nothing but the best from them.

Congrats to Nelson Lee Jieyao for taking the win with a solid gross 86, net 76! Azlan Wahab came in 2nd with net 77, gross score of 89. Kevin Joseph Dorasamy & Zamry Nordin took 3rd & 4th place respectively with net 83 & 87. Congratulations on winning again!

Results of the KLGC game at BUCC – 20 Dec 2020 – Deemples Scoring System

30 pax already registered for the finale, and 2 more slots to go. You don’t want to miss it. There will be hi-tea after the game to update everyone on 2021’s schedule (weekly competitions, monthly medal, and weekday casual games), memberships dues, OOM 2021 format, and also recognise the winners for the finale, 2020 order of merit, and OOM 2020 prizes. A lot going on, so you better be there!

Sign up for the KLGC Finale now:
Glenmarie – https://deemples.com/games/10893/

Check out the updated order of merit here.

Not a KLGC member? Read about why you should join here.

13 Dec 2020 – Kelab Golf Seri Selangor

After another month and a half of no KLGC competitions, due to CMCO travel restrictions, now that travel restrictions are lifted, competitions are back on!

20 golfers and 13 members played the KLGC game last Sunday back at our usual ground Seri Selangor. Congrats to Anand Rajoo for taking the win with a solid gross 104, net 65! Who joined us only 1-2 months back, and it was his 2nd game only as KLGC member.

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Fun is back again!!!

Second place is Hanis Hasanuddin, consistently good player with solid net 68. 3rd place Zack Rosli with net 71 & Ramesh Kumar at 4th place with net 77!

The rest of the results here:
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Results of the KLGC game at KGSS – 13 Dec 2020 – Deemples Scoring System

13 December game was the 3rd last competition of the year. Next week we’re at Bukit Unggul, our first time there this year for KLGC, and the year end finale will be at Glenmarie GCC.

Order of merit update here:

Zack Rosli pulling away even more, and Azlan Wahab, Ricky R, CM Chai, Nelson Lee Jieyao, Ramesh Kumar, Zamry Nordin, & Hanis Hasanuddin making up the top 8. The Order of Merit prize pool now sits at RM3645, giving the top 8 each at RM455!

See more of the order of merit here.

Sign up for the last 2 games of KLGC for the year:

BUCC – https://deemples.com/games/10892/
Glenmarie – https://deemples.com/games/10893/

Not a KLGC member? Read about why you should join here.

11 Oct 2020 – Danau Golf Club

16 of us members battled it out at the all-crazy Danau Golf Club again. With crazy pin positions and super fast greens, where the ball will just use the pin as a U-turn mark, no wonder scores were terrible today, with the exception of 1 person.

Coming in at pole position is Danau member Ricky, shooting a gross 86 for a 72 net, and even put in an eagle on hole 2! Congratulations Ricky! 🙂

2nd and 3rd place came in 6 strokes behind, with JT TB and John Charlton both at net 78. James Lin and Ramesh took 4th and 5th respectively with net 79s.

Everyone else was net 80 and more. The course especially the greens were super tough, balls were accelerating pass the holes, and you could be on and off again frequently.

The rest of the results here:

Results of the KLGC game at Danau – 11 Oct 2020 – Deemples Scoring System

Anyway, the weather was SUPER good since it rained heavily in the morning. Cool-weather with no sun all day long. Thank you to Danau for hosting us AND providing prizes for the top 4 winners! 🙂

Next week we’re at Uniputra Golf Club at UPM. Come prepared for a tough course again!

You can see the Updated Order of Merit here.

To see the full KLGC 2020 schedule, click here.

Not a KLGC member? Read about why you should join here.

4 Oct 2020 – KLGC vs LFM

KLGC vs LFM team match play

After the KLGC vs Xpats match play, we loved the experience so jumped at the chance again when LFM proposed to do a team match-play with KLGC.

This time we got 16 vs 16 players, for an 8 flight team match-play competition. Everyone played off the Deemples handicap taken at end of day 30 Sept 2020.

All KLGC members playing the team match play were also in the usual weekly stroke play competition for order or merit prizes. There were also 1 flight of guests! 🙂

After a neck to neck battle, Team LFM won 5-3 against the KLGC. Results of the KLGC vs LFM match play are as follows:

Congratulation to the LFM team, and we look forward to kicking your ass at another time!! 🙂

KLGC weekly stroke play

20 KLGC members participated today too for the weekly stroke play game. Azlan Wahab who delivered the 5-4 match play win with teammate Ho TM, took the win today for stroke play with 8 solid pars on the back nine today, giving him a net 71! Congratulations to Azlan!

CM and Gary both tied at net 75, with CM coming in for 2nd and Gary coming in for 3rd! Hanis completes the top 4 with a net 77!

Not an easy feat to play at both match play at stroke play in the same game.

The rest of the results here:

Results of the KLGC game at KGSS – 04 Oct 2020 – Deemples Scoring System

Low net skins by Ramesh

Ramesh organises an optional weekly skins where KLGC members can contribute RM20 to a pot to reward the top 50% of the contributors based on net scores!

Not surprisingly the winners of these were also those on top of the stroke play leaderboard. Winners are CM Chai, Ramesh, Gary, and Hanis!

Based on this, we will continue to more members to participate in skins since evidently, it does help players play better!!

This coming Sunday we’re at Danau Golf Club with a lowered price of RM112. Sign up and confirm with payment by Friday 12 pm!

You can see the Updated Order of Merit here.

To see the full KLGC 2020 schedule, click here.

Not a KLGC member? Read about why you should join here.

KLGC September 2020 Monthly Medal

The Sept 2020 KLGC Monthly Medal was held at Seri Selangor Golf Club! 21 members and 6 guests participated. Good news is, there were prizes for ALL members!🙂

Everyone arrived before 12pm, and we were heading down to the tee box and all teed off sharp at 12:30 pm!

There was a side competition as well that Kevin was hosting for gross scores on all Par 3s. CM Chai came in 3rd for that, and Ooi and Lee Hock Sin tied for 1st! Congrats on making some money!

Weather was on our side yesterday, and by 5 pm everyone was back at the clubhouse. 11 dozen of Gutty balls were given away as prizes.

John Charlton, our rule master came in with a stellar net 68 to win the monthly medal, beating 2nd place Ooi Sock Siang by 2 strokes with net 70. 3 strokes further, Zack Rosli came in with a solid effort with net 73, followed by Nelson with 3 strokes more at net 76. Jessie Pan, after a long hiatus from the KLGC, returned with also a net 76 to complete the top 5!

The rest of the results here:

Results of the KLGC Sep Monthly Medal at KGSS – 27 Sep 2020 – Deemples Scoring System

Super speedy game today, everyone left before 6pm, and congratulations to all the winners!!

Next week is the all-awaited KLGC vs LFM game. It’ll be a 12 vs 12 team match-play event with our guests hosted by Patrick Yeo from LFM (who is also a KLGC member). Sign up soon, so you can be paired to compete!

The regular KLGC weekly games for points will still be going on.

You can see the Updated Order of Merit here.

To see the full KLGC 2020 schedule, click here.

Not a KLGC member? Read about why you should join here.

Commonly Misinterpreted Golf Rules

Commonly misinterpreted golf rules

The KLGC plays by the rules of golf, and KLGC members are proud to be associated to fair play at our weekly competitions. The KLGC uses the Deemples handicap, and also a local rule of maximum score of 10 per hole for all stroke play competitions.

There are however, some rules that are commonly misinterpreted:

  1. If you hit a bad drive, and can’t find your ball (or OB), you can drop your ball on the nearest fairway, and take your 4th shot, or 2 penalty strokes. (Not a rule, but a KLGC local rule to speed up the game). The other options is to go back to take stroke-and-distance, which means playing another ball from the original position with 1 stroke penalty.
  2. If you play a provisional, you are allowed to play a second shot up until the point that the original ball is thought to have been lost. If the original ball is found and the provisional ball has been played from closer to the hole, then the original is dead and the provisional is to count. If you pick up the live ball and play the dead ball, you automatically take the maximum score of 10 for the hole.
  3. If you can’t find your ball after 3 minutes, the ball is declared lost. You can take stroke-and-distance (going back to original spot and taking a 1 stroke penalty), or use the local rule and drop on nearest fairway for 2 stroke penalty.
  4. If you have declared your ball lost and have taken a drop with a 2nd ball, and after that you find your original ball, your original ball is declared dead. If you pick up your 2nd ball (which is live now), you would automatically take the maximum score of 10 for the hole.
  5. If your ball lands in a divot on the fairway, play it as it lies! 
  6. Winter rules / preferred lies: Only applies to fairways, not rough. If your ball is in the rough, play as it lies. 
  7. If you improve your lie, ie stepping on the grass behind the ball, moving your ball to a better position, you incur a 2 stroke penalty. 
  8. If your ball lands in the hazard, you can drop TWO club lengths only from the point of entry with 1 stroke penalty, not drop any where with a nice lie and view of the green. Dropping outside the 2 club length mark will incur a 2 stroke penalty. 
  9. If your ball didn’t get pass the water, you take the drop at the POINT OF ENTRY, not after the water. 
  10. If there’s a root in your way, don’t hit too hard. If you move the ball to a nicer lie, it’s a 1 stroke penalty as you’re taking an unplayable, or 2 stroke penalty if you didn’t declare the unplayable. 
  11. If there are branches, or any natural immovable objects, and you move/break them to make way, it’s a 2 stroke penalty. 
  12. Bunkers are always in play unless mentioned before hand. ONLY if preferred lies are announced for bunkers, you can drop within 1 club length, not closer to the pin, anywhere INSIDE the bunker. If you drop outside, 1 stroke penalty. 
  13. Embedded (plugged) ball, anywhere through the green, or general area. General area includes rough, but does not include bunkers or penalty areas. Only if embedded, you can lift, clean and drop within 1 club length (not closer to the pin).
  14. If you lose your ball, you can 1) take stroke and distance, which means go back to the original spot where you hit your last shot, to take another shot with 1 stroke penalty, or 2) based on 2019 new rules, drop at nearest fairway not closer to the pin with 2 stroke penalty.  
  15. If you intentionally take a shot and miss the ball, that’s counted as 1 stroke.
  16. If you’re unsure on the number of strokes you have taken, ask your flight mate, or take a 10 🙂 

Some golf etiquette that we forget sometimes: 

  1. Not making noises/visible movements when someone else is taking a shot. This includes talking, taking practice swings, moving in the line of sight of the golfer, mobile phone ringing, ruffling golf bags, etc. 
  2. Standing in the line of sight while another golfer is putting, that means on both ends of the line of the putt. 
  3. Some like to play music during the game. Whilst it’s not encouraged, not everyone is against it, so best to check with your group if they’re OK with music.
  4. Pace of play: You are slow when you cannot see the group in front, not when the group at the back is waiting for you. Get ready for your shot, so you can proceed to hit as soon as its your turn.
  5. Arriving 30 min before tee time for registration, getting to buggies, and getting to tee boxes 10 min before the tee time. 

Summary:

The KLGC has always been proud to have members who practice an understanding of the rules and etiquette of golf. This is to upkeep the pleasantness and fairness of golf competition for all members.

If someone else is having troubles with the rules, do help them by speaking up. Not speaking up, is to the detriment of that golfer and to everyone else that is playing in the competition. Not declaring the right score, also harms the integrity of that player who also harms the image and reputation of KLGC.

Let’s work together to keep KLGC a place that everyone can look forward to fair competition!

For a full set of rules: https://www.usga.org/content/dam/usga/images/rules/rules-modernization/golf-new-rules/Rules%20of%20Golf%20for%202019%20(Final).pdf