Waves and WooeR
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A telltale day before Asian Tsunami
- a different sort of wave was created.
(25th December 2004)
Ground zero was pinpointed as in this email,
From: "GrandPa" email@example.com
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 07:33:04 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [jublintan65] TV 3 weather report-delayed telecast
Pekan is 50km south of Kuantan (that is if you know where Kuantan is). Pantai Lagenda is a new word coined by I don’t know who...the original name of the place was/is actually Serandu. For your convenience, I have included a map to help you get there. Pantai Lagenda is actually Kampong Ketapang on the map. The real Kampong Ketapang is actually south of the bridge spanning the Pahang River.So as not to confuse matters, I prefer that you click on the link below and look at the map yourself.
As for the rain, in Kuantan and Pekan the weather is as dry as a bone today.
Glad I can be of help. I don’t know what is to become of you people without me around.
And without any GPS whatsoever, but guided by the map, we headed from KL for the location. To do battle in the "Jublintan65 PGA Tua Kuantan/Pekan Monthly Golf Challenge", to be held at Pantai Lagenda Country Golf Resort, Pekan. Travelling via Kuantan.
The main route we used was the new "Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (LPT)"
Myself and Tarmizi were passengers in Rashid Hassan's car.
Our navigator was Zainol Darus
The latest information that we had from the organiser, about our challengers, is from another email.
From: "azmil azmil"
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 01:16:21 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [jublintan65] Golf in Kuantan
UPDATE @ 15/12/2004
RESPONSE TODATE :
CONFIRMATION; GOLF / DINNER
1) JOE OLDE; YES /YES
2) KAMAL DOLLAH; YES / YES
3) DATO FUAD IBRAHIM; YES / YES
4) DATO DOLLAH SANI; YES / YES
5) GUEST (DATO SANI); YES / YES
6) GUEST (DATO SANI); YES / YES
7) WAN HAMZAH; YES / YES + ??
8) RASHID HASSAN; YES / YES
9) JED D KK BOY; YES / YES + 3
10) AZMIL; YES / YES
11) TERMIZI; YES / YES
12) MASTER LEHO; YES / YES + 1
13) LEHO JUNIOR; YES / YES
14) ZAWAWI; YES / YES
15) WOOER; YES / YES
(I THINK DIA DAH DAPAT TRANSPORT)
16) GRANDPA; YES / YES + ??
17) GUEST (DATO FUAD); YES / YES
SINCE PANTAI LAGENDA MAY BE NEW TO SOME OF US, CAN I SUGGEST THAT WE MEET AT THE CAR PARK OF MASJID NEGERI AT MID DAY & GET OUR TOURIST GUIDE TO SHOW US THE WAY TO THE GOLF CLUB.
THOSE USING THE HIGHWAY, TAKE THE GAMBANG EXIT TO KUANTAN TOWN. U WILL BE PASSING THE AIRPORT ALONG THE WAY TO TOWN.
BETUL TAK GRANDPA??
PROVISIONAL (NOW CONFIRMED)
1) WOOER LI (KALAU DAPAT TRANSPORT) - ANY TAKERS?
1) MONSA; NO / YES + 2
(BALL SPOTTER FOR KAMAL DOLLAH)
2) ABU NON; NO / YES
(DIA LEBIH TINGGI DARI LALLANG KAT LAGENDA GOLF CLUB)
1) DATO SIDEK - RELIEF WORK AFTER FLOODS IN MANILA
2) BASTAMAM - TAKUT WOOER MENANG THIS TIME ROUND
3) IDRIS INDIA - AIR ASIA TAK LAND KAT KUANTAN
4) FUAD RAHMAN - MIGHT JOIN, MIGHT MEANT A NO
5) SAHAR KARIM - DOCTOR TAK ALLOW
6) ISMAIL JUSOH - COUSIN KAHWIN KAT JB
7) LANK - KENA ARRANGE MANGKOK2
8) ANUAR BAB - CELEBRATE XMAS
9) IMRAN - KENDURI KAWIN
10) NASIR MAJID - TAK BOLEH LEBIH DARI S'GOR BORDER
11) NIK FALDO - KENDURI KAWIN
12) ZUL ALIAS - HOLIDAY DGN FAMILY
13) DATO SALLEHUDIN OTHMAN - JEMPUTAN BANYAK SANGAT
AS FOR THE REST, I SUPPOSE IN SERIOUS DISCUSSION WITH THE MRS.
HOPE THE NUMBERS FOR KUANTAN WILL INCREASE.
WILL UPDATE IN DUE COURSE.
However, we stopped at the Temerloh's Rest Area, to wait for Joe Olde.
Puffing away as much as we could before we got back into the car.
Tarmizi, Rashid, Zainol Darus and Azmil(Mok), with his children
Another email giving an alternative route, from
>THOSE USING THE HIGHWAY, TAKE THE GAMBANG EXIT TO
> KUANTAN TOWN. U WILL BE PASSING THE AIRPORT ALONG
> THE WAY.
Thanks for including me in the YES, YES columns. As for the +? Well I am a one woman man (fortunately or otherwise). The one woman is not coming, so I am coming without a woman.
As for the direction...the Gambang exit is still the best.
You do not pass the civilian airport but you do pass the TUDM terminal and the south end of the runway. From there, keep to the right lane because. Do not take the left exit to Kuantan by pass, drive straight on until you reach a traffic light junction, which is at Taman Tas. On green (stop at red) go straight on towards Kuantan if you wish to go to KUANTAN but look out for the Pekan U turn. Keep on the right lane to avoid missing it.
If you do miss it, don’t fret because fretting won’t do you any good. Just drive on until you meet another traffic light junction. It is just before an overhead pedestrian bridge. To your left you will see a mosque. Make a U turn to Taman Guru but you don’t want to go to Taman Guru do you? You want to go to Pantai Lagenda, Pekan. 'So' (KL punya trend, mesti ada so) you drive straight on, after the U turn, that is, until you see Kolej Ugama Pahang. Now take the left lane and slow down, watch for the direction sign to Pekan. Drive on the deceleration lane on the left and follow it towards Pekan. Follow the direction to Pekan, Nenasi, Rompin Mersing, Johor Bahru. If you overshoot Pekan, turn back immediately.
From the Kuantan-Pekan junction drive on until you reach Pahang Tua, drive on and you will see padi fields to your right. It’s a beautiful sight so slow down, but watches out for the S bend for two reasons. One is because it is dangerous and Two, because about half a kilometre to your left is the junction to Pantai Lagenda, Serandu and Kuala Selangor. Drive on until you reach a T junction and take right to Pantai Lagenda, Serandu and KUKTEM. Don’t take left because it will take you to Kuala Selangor (it is a small fishing village and the road ends there.
You can’t miss Kelab Golf Pantai Lagenda.
My advice is printing this whatever, and takes it along in your car for reference because old brains like ours can’t remember every thing written even though it is written in a very simple and uncomplicated way.
But instead we caught up with each other at Kuantan Vistana Hotel Lobby, before we headed for Pekan
Some photographs taken, in the process
L: Rashid and Dato' Sani. R: Dato' Sani, Zainol Darus and Rashid
L: Zainol Darus checking-in. R: Dr. Wan Ariffin, Salleh O and Rashid
L: Aznam, Dr. Wan Ariffin and Rashid. R: Samad, Wan Hamzah, Dr. Wan Ariffin and Baharum
And managed to have a small group photograph session.
L-R: Wan Hamzah, Samad Nordin, Rashid Hassan, Salleh, Wan Ariffin, Fadzil, Baharum and Aznam's backside
Some casual chats....
When we arrived at Pantai Lagenda Country Golf Resort, we had lunch and waited for those latecomers.
Some edgy people...
And, then got ready to face the challenge.
L-R: Kamal Dollah and Mus (Guest)
L-R: Kamal Dollah, Mus (Guest) and GrandPa Fadzil Rahman
Zainol Darus, our 1971 Rugby Captain, stood guard.
L-R: Dr. Wan Ariffin, Faisal (Dato' Fauzi's son), Dato' Fauzi Rahman and Zainol Darus
After the game, we changed and got ready to go for dinner.
Another edgy moments, not knowing the results...
On arrival at Dato' Fuad's residence, we were greeted by Monsa.
L: Monsa greeted us. R: Zafrally ( SallehO's son) and Faisal (Dato' Fauzi's son)
There, the Golf Committee was counting the scores.
L: Johari with Zafrally, on first counting. R: Tarmizi, Rashid and Johari for the final decision.
The result was announced that night but only recently disclosed to other members.
(To disreetly avoid certain embarrasing scores)
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 17:17:06 +0800
Subject: Re: [jublintan65] JI TUA - PEKAN CHALLENGE
Pleased to announce the results of the JI Tua Golf at Pekan recently (since Morky is quiet about it) as per attached.
Wooer Li triumphed with 32 stableford points; Tarmizi runner-up with 31 pts whilst third was Djet with 30 pts.
Hj Djet did not score an ace this time around but was one of only 3 who managed birdies, the others being master Leh 'O' and MacAzdul. Mizi scored the highest no. of pars scoring 5 in all with 4 from the 2nd nine. The champion managed only 1 par but that's golf.
Congratulations to Wooer. Now perhaps we have to call him Champ Wooer but make sure champ is spelt right.
Until the next Tua chapter,
p.s. Abu Non won an award for being the most ardent follower dethroning Monsa who could not make it due to something.
The families also enjoyed the "silaturrahim", like we did.
Yes guys, and who could have expected that I can win at this game too?
And, as Dr. Wan Ariffin puts it,
From: wan ariffin firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: tsunami & golf
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 12:12:11 AM
within hours after wooer was announced as the monthly champion of pg tua, the earth moved, cracks appeared on the Indian ocean bed 40 km below the sea level, 10 meter high tidal waves suddenly appeared out of nowhere in phuket, maldive, srilanka, penang etc.
the east coast of west malaysia was apparently unaffected except for the beachside lagenda golf course in pekan where the tournament took place. it was also attacked and flattened by tidal wooer.
awesome! gentlemen! we must not let this happen again!
too much damage to lives, hartabenda, economy and egos.
(wooer's innocent buggy and flight mate who was unfairly accused of bersubahat!! )
L: Dato' Fauzi, Faisal and Zafrally. R: Dato' Fauzi, Faisal and Dr. Wan Ariffin
Aptly, GrandPa Fadzil Rahman responded.
Subject: Re: [jublintan65] waves and wooer
Sent: Sun, 26 Dec 2004 17:53:48 -0800 (PST)
My sympathy is to those who may be affected by the tsunami. The East Coast one was most enjoyable and I hope to be able to join the PGA tua again if the venue and circumstances is right.
Thank you Wan Peng for walking to our humble place in Sungei Karang and please feel free to do so again any time you are around.
L-R: Aziz Ishak, Azmil (Mok), GrandPa Fadzil and Mr. Tan (Guest)
Of course some of us were not expecting the result,
From: "azmil azmil"
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 02:31:56 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [jublintan65] waves and wooer
YOU SHUD HAVE CARRIED IN YOUR MEDICINE BAG SOME REDFACED BLUSING ANTIDOTES.
DESPITE THE REFLECTION OF THESPOT LIGHT VIA GRANDPA'S LUMINOUS TOP, THE RED FACE WAS VERY MUCH IN EVIDENCE. TAK TAU LAH DUE TO TOUR INNER CONSCIENCE KE OTHERWISE.
BUT PLEASE DO NOT WORRY COZ WE ALL KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH WOOER!!!...AND YOU AS WELL THE NEXT TIME ROUND.THAT DAY KAMI KESIAN KAT DIA COZ HIS MRS DIDN'T WANTTO SPEAK TO HIM FOR THE LAST 2 WEEKS.
NO OFFENCE DOC....MOK
But, we enjoyed most, our outing and the dinner.
L: Baharum and Mohd. Nor Isa (Monsa). R: Aznam Tan Sri Abdullah
Some of us could even laugh at their bad moments at golf.
L-R: Kamal Dollah, Aznam and Mus (Guest)
L: Zainol Darus (Non). R: Dato' Sani, Azmil (Mok) and GrandPa Fadzil
L-R: Zainol Darus (Non), Baharum Salleh and Mohd. Nor Isa (Monsa)
L: Non and Monsa. R: Dr. Wan Ariffin, GrandPa Fadzil and Mr. Tan (Guest)
GrandPa added further,
Mok, Wan Peng n All.
I had the wooden spoon, under normal circumstances...well, malu gak but since we were among literally old friends..to me, all that matters was that I had the opportunity to be among friends. To me the game itself did not really matter. It was just an excuse to meet. That is why after not having touched the club for 14 or 15 years, I joined in the fray. However, please do not be too confident that I will be wooden spoon again the next time...InshaAllah.
Our host and sponsor, Dato' Fuad Ibrahim, did a great job!
L-R: Dato' Fuad Ibrahim (Raj) talking to his son
L: Samad, Dato' Zul (Guest) and Dato' Fauzi. R: Salleh O and Dato' Sani
L-R: Dato' Sani, Salleh O, Dr. Wan Ariffin, Aziz Ishak (Jed) and Azmil (Mok)
I had to state my case.
From: "Rosli Ali"
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 00:24:03 +0800
Subject: Re: [jublintan65] waves and wooer
All in JiTua,
These people think that WPeng was in collusion with my winning.Disregarding the fact that we also had Dato' Fauzi's son, Faisal, andLehO's son, Zafrally, as witnesses. My performance was nothing to shout about to begin with!
With a mere 32 stableford points, they could not accept the victory...just because I won. They stomped the ground in disapprovals, and the earth moved to give out the historic Tsunami the next day!
Don't you guys know that on earlier count, I was third? Until Tarmizi came, to double-check that allowed me the extra points from index holes, because I played on handicap 24. See, I've been trying to tell you guys to put me at a lower handicap, since I've already got the GIST of this game! (GIST meaning: Good Individual's Swing/skillTechniques.)
Mind you, it's Tarmizi who sacrificed himself into 2nd spot, that made Rashid go 4th (Jed came 3rd.). Tarmizi, Zainol Darus and me, were passengers in Rashid's car, AND WE SHARED THE SAME ONE HOTEL ROOM TOO.
I almost had to play golf again the next morning to prove my prowess at the game, because we were together in one room.
Anyway the golf that day was inspired by my mutual rivalry with LehO's son, Zafrally. He played well as our guest, with 38 stableford points, and I was merely trying to keep close at bay for pride, whilst at the same time coaching Dato' Fauzi's son, Faisal, to be confident with his strokes. All day I advised him, "Set your target, go for it and don't worry about what lies ahead. Afterall you already have astrong swing but occasionally do check the set-ups."
Bastamam was lucky in a way; he had the premonition that I was going to win against him to avoid embarrassment. But he and everyone else did not expect me to win this game over Aznam, Joe, Dato' Fuad and Tarmizi (all our Masters Champions) playing. Their usual game was not up to scratch.
And with that 32 stableford points, nothing could stop ROSLI MOHD.ALI from taking the CHAMPIONSHIP for the JI TUA KUANTAN/PEKAN 2004.
L-R: Dato' Sani and Salleh O. R: Dato' Sani, Salleh O and Aziz Ishak (Jed)
GrandPa again wrote,
On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 17:44:20 -0800 (PST), GrandPa
Congratulations Wooer (how did you get that nick?). I am sure you deserved the win. You know what, with the two week silent stint and all.
My former Standard 5 classmate, Shahlan Yob, chipped in.
From: "Mohd Shahlan Mohd Yob"
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:35:34 +0800
Subject: RE: [jublintan65] waves and wooer
Aku rasa kemenangan kamu tu, tak banyak tak sikit kerana home ground advantage, and some good vibes from Peng.
L: Our local guest that night. R: Wan Hamzah, Samad Nordin and Zainol Darus
L-R: Dato' Zul (Guest), Dato' Fauzi, Dr. Wan Ariffin and Wan Hamzah
Here are some of the winners,
Third Placing (JI PGA Guest):
Dato Fauzi Rahman
Second Placing (JI PGA Guest):
First Placing (JI PGA Guest)
Dato' Fuad presenting a momento to Dato' Zul
For giving away the prizes to our JI PGA Guests
Dato' Fauzi Rahman giving away the prizes.
Fourteenth Placing ( JI PGA Tua):
Fadzil Rahman (GrandPa) receiving from his brother.
Thirteenth Placing (JI PGA Tua) :
Tenth Placing (JI PGA Tua):
Aznam Tan Sri Abdullah
Eight Placing (JI PGA Tua) :
Dato' Fuad Ibrahim, our host and sponsor.
Fifth Placing (JI PGA Tua) :
Dato' Abdullah Sani Hamid
Third Placing (JI PGA Tua) :
Abdul Aziz Ishak (Jed)
Second Placing (JI PGA Tua) :
Tarmizi Abu Hanipah
First Placing (JI PGA Tua) :
Rosli Dato' Mohd. Ali (WooeR)
(No photo taken, but Dato' Fauzi gave me a big hug!)
Salam and Thank You.