Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The collection to date....

Back then in Miri where golf came back to me................

Then saying goodbye to Miri golf club wasn't easy but golf have to move on....

Game is improving by week, shaping every single shot thru the fairways...

And owning up to new pets in the bag....

and I am staying, working harder for some aspirations.....

Wishing everyone , " Come lah join SSGLInks......."

Friday, September 21, 2007

SSG Links ... full blast for 07-08 season

And I thought I was not that excited about SSG Links. Until last week, I have decided to link myself again with it and aiming to complete every single monthly medal after ramadhan. I have been able to score between 80 to 84 again recently and start collecting 2 longest drive medal this year. A 249 m at Bunga Raya hole no 1 and a 260 m at hole no 25 at Bangi Golf Resort. My new Ping G5 made it to 260 m and it does make a lot of difference in my game. Funny that I have started using my long irons on the tee especially on the short par 4.

Target for post ramadhan season:
  1. Top 10 in the first 3 SSGLinks monthly medal.
  2. Top 5 in the next 6 SSGLinks monthly medal.
  3. Top 3 in the last 6 SSGLInks monthly medal.
Which also includes:
  1. Minimum 2 birdies in the first 3 SSGLInks monthly medal.
  2. Minimum 3 birdies in the next 6 SSGLInks monthly medal.
  3. Minimum 4 birdies in the last 6 SSGLinks monthly medal.
  1. Should be registered officially as USGA 12 next month.
  2. Should go down to 10 within the next three month.
  3. Should go down to 8 within the following six month.
  4. Should go down to 6 before September 2008.

Course to play outside KL within the next six month:
  1. One in Melaka.
  2. One in Johor.
  3. One in Pahang.
  4. One in Perak.
Inside my bag for 07-08 post Ramadhan season:
  1. Putter - maintain PIng pal 4.
  2. Wedges - 58 degrees Spin mills Vokey and 54 degrees Voke.
  3. Irons - should regrind the MP33 irons and new grips.
  4. Rescue 4 Taylormade.
  5. Adam Strong 3 wood.
  6. Ping G5 driver - probably with better shaft.
  7. Golf Bag - to refurbished my Ping I3 golfbag.
Balls to use - Stick to Titliest Pro-V. Srixon Zurys are not performing as expected.

The rest is up to the time spent on the driving range and gym. Have fun....

next to the tee...and its green fee?

Monday, September 17, 2007

A month ago, Hanie broke her arm n dad can't play golf

17th. August. 5.30 pm she broke her arm.

Doc showing off the x ray from side.
n her x ray from top.
And the day after she's off up and running and jumping again. But dad still did not play golf on saturday..........( a month ago)

Tak lama lagi nak raya....(Eid Mubarak.....)

Most moslem golfers take it easy for this month of ramadhan. Some still hitting it hard but most probably only 9 holes in the evening. For me this is the best month to practise your endurance. For example try walking through the "ramadhan stalls". If you can go through the crowd without feeling agitated then you would have improve your mental strength against your betting buddies.

This would be the best time to cook at home and have a quiet evening together with your dearest family. Not that I don't do it in other months but in ramadhan it have its special ummph attached to it.

But then again.....who wants to play next weekend sunday???? 18 holes then buka puasa???

Saturday, September 15, 2007

36 hole to close it for Ramadhan

Sunday 14th September 2006. 18 holes at Bangi Golf resort in the morning and then another 18 holes at Nilai Spring tee off at 1.50 pm. The morning session was merely a networking game and to introduce myself to the freternity. Hit 260m on tee box 25 and won the longest drive. Earned top 5 placing but the prizes was only up to 3rd. 1.15pm started my car engine and drove like mad to Nilai Spring. Only then I realize my Proton Wira can really hit 160 and made it on time at Nilai Spring.
Tee off at hole no 3. It was not fun. Legs are getting edgy and the grip is simply not there for the game. Started hitting way to the right on the tee.

hey I did not defend the title but I get a 29inch tv for lucky draw.....hows that!!!!

White over green...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

After a long long break

I have not been blogging simply becoz work was quite tight. Honestly I hate it. But things gets into proper order recently. Priorities have been set and I am ready to jump out of the ship. After all if all things went well, by the end of the year I would be able to play golf more often than ever. And likely by next year I should be able to cut my handicapp to below 7.

Played Bangi Golf resort , hitting 41 on the front nine and 45 at the back nine. Not that happy with the score simply due to the fact a bunch of old aristocrats and three stupid yuppies in front of our group are patheticly slow. And sad enuf I lost it at hole number 14th and start making bogey and double bogey till the last hole.

Played Kundang Lake today and hitting 42 on the front and making 40 at the back. Probably the best score for the last two years of golf. Except for some errant driving at the 9th, miss hit the second shot on the 10th, and a couple of bad 8 iron shots to the green. Happy enuf to play 82 but without a birdie for the day.

I am thinking of going below 80 next week.....

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Balls on the ...........

Landing your ball on a cow grass fairway...
One of the worst place to land the ball off the green with the green side not well maintained..
Nice green offers good putting line....but then again , if your putt is remains.
There is a big difference between a good lie on the fairway with titwarf or bermuda.
Yours truly me , myself and I on fairway 11th, KGM attacking the green.......

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

easy black n white

A cup , well I don't really know where it came from. Probably one of those left by the house owner.
My precious ashtray. Only used during special ceremony or occasion. Like....???
Our precious Alya. She knows how to raise her hand when she wants her doze of dumex. Growing up fast ....
Little shoes from Amsterdam. Never new we bought it...or at least we must have forgotton all about it...
The other precious metal in the bag. MP33. Unique , a class on its own. No longer produced. The only blades I have ever used or going to buy. A miracle club , and a no one can take that away from my bag forever....

KL SPE Golf 2007 at Glenmarie

It has been over 8 years since the last SPE Golf tournament, and suddenly this year I was invited to play. The format has since changed over the years. All the buayas(big crocs) has since left and the new system 36 Stableford has sort of eliminate the problems. But then again , most are not keen to join unless they can get one or two birdie on their score card.
This year , the organisers has done quite well. No extravagant goodies but excess sponsorship are now being utilised to sponsor a group of 10 students from UTP and UKM. Nice touch ! and congratulations to the organisers.
Playing 88 gross for the day after struggling on the first nine , managed to score a respectable 41 on the back nine.
That would be the only golf for this month, coz next week I will be travelling again. Most probably will only have the oppurtunity to play again sometimes in early June.

Friday, April 27, 2007

and she said.....

Hanie has been picking up words on a faster mode nowadays. At times both of us can be amazed out of the blue when she started to voice up her own opinion in English (note: Dad is half malay n jawa , while Mum is melayu selangor). I guess that channel 63 on Astro do have some positive impact on kids.
Dad , himself has not been having the best of week at the office. One consultant is spoiling his day by making nasty remarks thru an email to my boss. And guess what , I don't give a >?@#$%% about it. Work has sort of accumulating and I need to sort it out next week so that it won't come in during the buzy may.
I will be playing golf tomorrow morning , after a month leaving that tools stuffed in the storeroom. And I am pretty sure there will be quite hitting those balls to the water hazard. Then next week will be travelling all over the place again. This time , going down under for 5 days and 4 nights. Wonder hows the weather down there next week. After down under , then most probably will have to fly into Jakarta for a few days before coming back to KL and then flying into Europe for a day or two before entering the African continent for another week or so.
Which simply means , I have to wait for another month to play golf again......

Monday, April 23, 2007

It is a pity golf is not getting the right message across

And I thought we have started to bring out professionals and more tour events in the country. But sadly , typical of being malaysian, we are also guilty of ruining the game as well. Golf courses grows in numbers and also the number of tour playing professionals as well. But yet we see a group of sportsman screaming for help and no one is actually doing anything to help them. Is it simply because golf is only for those who have the bucks? Or is it because we do not believe our own malaysian can win major tour events? Or is it simply because we should not be seen helping these professional become millionaires ?
Sports in this coutry is still divided by three main generations. First the pre-war generations , who may see sports as something unusual and facinating to watch. Then we have the war generations whom would probably sees sports as something not to be enjoyed since there is no time to paly around when bullets are flying all over the place. And last but not least the post war generations , making full use of sports facilties to make sport as way of earning a living. Most of the time post war generations will suffer , do you want to know why ?
  1. Pre-war generations may be switching the channels on tele for something more subtle. War generations might not like the idea of watching sports but probably enjoys other sports which most of malaysian do not enjoy watching live. You figure out what sports is that. And both can't stand the post war generations watching sports in full sporting spirit as if you are watching it live.
  2. In golf post war generations and war generations will be keeping the golf courses to their own space. The likes of young man playing golf is probably is nuisance to them.
  3. In this country sports officials are better treated than the athletes. We enjoy watching officials scambling for their so called high status post in such associations rather than focusing on growing the athletes.
  4. Nicol are lucky to have parents who cares. So does Shalin and many more. But how many parents do really care for their kids to excel in sports? If you can't make a good grade in your secondary educations, likely that you will be doing....yeahh you can go on make that list.....
  5. etc etc etc etc....
I was hoping someone really take up and do something about the problems the m'sian pro are facing now. I am not fighting for their welfare but on general for the good of them game and for future playing professionals in this country. Do you think young kids will be aiming to take up golf and turning pro when they see headlines like....."pro banned for not ...." naahhhhh .

ps:...........If i have the money , I will create a new tour like association and make new waves. We don't have to do it the old ways....... Am I day dreaming again??????

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sorting out my honey....

I have not been able to play golf for a month now. First it was weekend on the job flying over to Paris and then to the centre of African Continent. A week after that , it was office over the weekend to sort out year end stuf we accountant lived for. And then a week after that it was weekend looking after someone admitted with bronchitis and trying to sleep on a chairis definitely a life time experience.
Thus this weekend , I have decided to stay put at home. And catching up with sorting out those boxes which we brought over from miri about 9 months ago. That long huh.... . Finally i managed to set up that day bed in our little reading room a.k.a. cyber room where all the books , computer gadgets and other stuffs are stored.
Then I remembered this pic that I took 4 months ago. A little butterfly landing on a little flower (can't figure what was its name was, then you can figure it out for me if you know it). And then it hit me, how a small creature can fly around and landed on this little flower for what , food ? drink ? or honey ?

ps:..... and here we are moving all over the place doing the same thing....surviving.

Houston cowboy visiting Borneo

  1. He was from Houston.
  2. Visiting his friend in Sarawak.
  3. All the way into Borneo.
  4. Another friend came all the way from Paris.
  5. Mum undecided whether to serve tea in a tea pot or in a flytrap pot...

ps ... daughter shasha draw the main pic and mum placed the relevant fridge magnets...

Golf produce leaders ....?

Saw that statement made on tele last nite and I can't really grasp what was the intent. But looking back some of it might be true though. I was making my way to a meeting last friday and having been there early , can't help making pictures with that SE K800i. Maybe golf have given me some impetus of why being early is a must for a golfer. If you are late to the tee box for a freindly game, your partner might say something not nice or not planning future games with you anymore. Basically if you are late , then you are disrupting the whole flights waiting behind you and of course your flight mate will stading there at the tee box making smiles and body gestures to the others waiting behind them. Thus likewise if you plan for a meeting and you did not turn up on time will it make you a good leader.
But still some golfers are not that good leaders anyway. Some make them even worse. Simply because they are too engrossed with the game , they might do more golf then do cleaning up their mess at their office. But for those who plays golf for a living, it would be a different thing all together right ? or is it ? But if we were to choose golfers to become our leaders , who do you think will be the right person to run your country ?

GA says - As long as politics is still there and human are hungry for power, excuses are made on a daily basis for the sake of human right...n you do know most of them are scoring boogie but writing birdies on their score cards...

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Red light District....

We went to Amsterdam in 2002, and this is the collection of fridge magnet we brought back home. Since 2002 all of them was kept away in a box somewhere until last weekend we found it and voila.........

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A week or two in the heart of that continent...

The minute I reached the hotel , how I wish I could placed that on the front door and hoping they woke me up for the next flight out of the country.

But then again , once I saw those pair , quickly I sneaked into them and make my way and tour the room and the view. Opps what view ?

Ok , throw myself on the bed and the light on the right was quite a view , I guess. But then again I won't be enjoying that view that
Then , look at that table lamp. I'm definitely not looking at it tonite....

But then again, who am I kidding.....bila nak balik nie???? (that was a week ago though)

Friday, March 23, 2007

somewhere in europe