WooeR reports Golf for MCOBA Class 69. Sunday, Oct.3, 2004
WooeR reports Golf for MCOBA Class 69. Sunday, Oct.3, 2004
Yesterday, MCOBA Class 68 slaughtered the Class 69 Team at Golf in Seremban 3 amidst the 1.30 pm soaring heat. The score was rather too embarrassing that the Class 68 Organisers would not disclose the total to us. Not that we worry so much about that, because our representatives Johari Amat and Rashid Hassan were there too, to witness when Kamal Adzham (Ogo) did the counting.
The humiliation though, tells us that we have to buck up and it reminds us to look at how serious are we, at wanting to win Golf, if ever we are about it. This is especially so when we also lost to Class 67 last month at Kajang Hill, by only 5 points and prior to that earlier this year, was butchered by Class 70.
Apart from these three inter-batches, we did not perform well at the G8 (MCOBA Golf Tournament between Classes 65 to 72) at KLCC, in March this year. And, I do admit that I could be the main culprit, in all these events.
Why so, say I?
In participating, its not just about making numbers, it is on how prepared are we individually that culminates into our team performance, to make all look good. (When preparing players for rugby, I would always advise each member, to be ready mentally or physically, or otherwise not step into a game. This is so that you’ll not get hurt individually, apart from your team getting the discomfort of your performance.) It’s the morality in any sport.
Now, have we learned our lesson?
No, not so say I. I blame it on my friends for not taking me to enough game. Like rugby, golf is a game that can only be learned through experiences, not by plenty of driving range practices. It is a game for resolving “situational complexities”, although not unlike rugby where quick decision is a major factor, in golf it’s more of being calculative albeit slower, giving each player a chance to think within time and mode of play. The truth that although no physical bodily opponents are present as in rugby, but in golf, nature of lie and distance are always to be taken seriously into consideration, apart from the Course Management. That’s where experiences can inculcate into each one’s self-belief.
GIVE ME JOBS SO THAT I HAVE MONEY TO PLAY MORE GOLF!
Okay, okay on yesterday’s Game.
First let me inform you that I had to beg Dato’ Ahmad Fuad Ibrahim to pay for my yesterday’s golf game. Only those present at the Front Desk would have heard this, including Rashid Hassan, Shamsuddin Dosak and Ramly Yusof. So, thank him for this report.
I was told that this country wants to create more good leaders, and so tested times were put onto us. We were stressed into this challenge at Seremban3, competition like, whereby winners will be determined but not gloat and that, like in any game, losers are to keep their heads together and not heart controls over brain.
This competitive culture is good for the Koleq boys where team events cannot be undertaken alone. Calibre players would henceforth come to the fore to systematically inculcate innovation and motivate the best from all departments to show prowess in their own fort. The investment is for richness in all of us undivided and to provide harvest of fortune for win-win situations; the idea is to keep helping each other for personal solitude, better returns and among all, friendship.
We are a force, and like it or not, winners breed winners. And, all these can be gained, given time. If all help each other, to regain respect for everyone, there should be no failures in our group. In reality, that is what all these competitions are about.
(Note: See pictures that each tells its own story.)
Last message received before the Challenge Game:
Subject: FW: Our Opponents on Oct 2 at PV
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From: "Shamsudin Dosak"
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 15:04:26 +0800
Attached is an e-mail from Rosli Ali...................... Looks like they have a strong squad!!!!!!!
Mahmud: your services are required.Pls e-mail or SMS your reply that youcan make it. Diaorang tu dari Pahang pun datang juga(Datuk Fuad)!Orang kitapun apa kurangnya. Dave, Ipoh mali dan Ramli all the way from JB. I willtherefore be disappointed if I do not receive a positive reply fromyou.................
Nik Ismail : they have a lady golfer and therefore you should consider cancelling your Saturday night golf with Aida and join us,if possible. Thenwe can possibly arrange the 2 couples under 1 flight.
Rosli: fyi, below is the handicap of our players shown in bracket: -
From : Shamsudin Dosak
Sent : Friday, October 01, 2004 11:55:10 AM
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Subject : MCOBA 68/70 Annual Championship cum Match Against MCOBA 69/71 - Important and Final Details
1. Be at Paradise Valley GR and register at 1:00PM at the Registration
Table.Although we booked for our flights to start at 1:30PM we should try
to tee-off earlier(in order to finish earlier) should we have the flight
members to tee-off earlier than scheduled,if possible.I will collect the
RM100 + RM30(pool) from you then.
2. Stroke play but with double par the max score for any hole.Pls pick up
your ball if the next stroke would give you the "double par" score.
3. MCOBA 69/71 will also have 14 golfers.Therefore, there will be a
combined 7 flights with 4 flights to tee-off from Tee-box # 1 and 3 flights
to tee-off from Tee-box # 10.My proposed flight arrangements will be as
Tee-box # 1:
1st Flight - Malek/Ramly
2nd flight - Ogo/Adnan
3rd flight - Mohiyudin/Damanhuri
4th flight - Kamal Yeop/Bakar CM
Tee-box # 10:
1st Flight - Nazri/Ismail Hashim
2nd flight - Halili/Khairu
3rd flight - Samdos/Mohamad M.N.
4. 10 best gross score from each team to be selected and compared to decide
on the Match Winner(Gross Score) and 10 best net score from each team to be
selected and compared to decide on the Match Winner(Net Score).No Trophy or
prizes for this.
4. After the game, I suggest we shower first before we proceed to Lotus
Cafe for dinner and prize presentation!
5. Rosli Ali suggested that the pool money be combined and the top 3 for
each nine to win their share of the combined pool money.I think we should
agree with the proposal...................
Pls find attached the Prize List for the MCOBA 68/70 Annual Championship.
(See attached file: MCOBA 68.doc)