Archive | September, 2013

Adinda

Meet The Caddy: Adinda

It was a beautiful Friday morning in Serpong. The time was half past six in the morning, we lined up behind a couple of earlier f lights, warming up for our scheduled tee off time. I was paired up with a young, energetic caddy; Adinda, 22 years of age, who greeted me with a delightful smile, “Selamat pagi, Pak!”

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Montgomerie Links, Danang - Vietnam's Golf Coast

Montgomerie Links, Danang – Vietnam’s Golf Coast

In the 1960s, Danang was a base for United States Air Force bombers, which f lew military air raids over North Vietnam. Now the only things dropping into Vietnam are tourists who come to enjoy the sights of China Beach and Hoi An to the south plus Lang Co and Hué to the north. Over the past two decades especially, Vietnam has really blossomed as a tourism and golfing destination.

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The Smart Golfer

IGC: The Smart Golfer

More and more golfers are switching to biking. Why is this so? A couple of reasons; it’s more aerobic, and you don’t have to wait and grumble behind the slow playing group. Just take your bike out of the garage and start pedaling. The route and time of day is up to you.

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Posted in 2013, News, September 20130 Comments

The FootJoy M: Project Golf Shoes

The FootJoy M: Project Golf Shoes

Minimal Construction M:Project was designed and developed from the ground up. Thinner leather or mesh uppers allow for a thin but strong upper, a thinner midsole gives you tremendous feel and fexibility, and the lowest profle spikes available ensure your feet are completely in tune with the ground.

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Posted in 2013, Gear, Lifestyle, September 20130 Comments

Inesh Putri Tjiptadi Chandra

Meet Inesh Putri Tjiptadi Chandra

“Q: If you could date any professional golfer who would it be? | A: Adam Scott without a doubt” – Meet Inesh Putri Tjiptadi Chandra, Miss Indonesia 2012 and a female professional golfer from Indonesia.

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The Key to Solid Chipping - Chipping Drill 1

The Key to Solid Chipping

Through many years of teaching club golfers, I believe the key to making solid contact with chipping is making a high to low swing i.e. the club striking the ball with a downward blow. The majority of poor chip shots are made by trying to help the ball into the air, striking the ball with an upward motion. This will, more often than not, see the ball struck with the leading edge and send it running straight through the green.

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The Evolution of the Wedges

The Evolution of the Wedges

After winning his first British Open this year with a final round of 5 under par 66 at Muirfield, Phil Mickelson said that he had played the best round of his life. If only the average golfer knew that he achieved this feat with no driver in his bag, but instead with 5 wedges.

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Bumi Serpong Damai

Bumi Serpong Damai

For Jakarta’s avid golfers, Bumi Serpong Damai is commonly referred to as the BSD. Found alongside the Cisadane River and within the Serpong Valley, it should certainly be on anyone’s Jakarta hit-list.

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Posted in 2013, Featured, Golf Courses, Indonesian Courses, September 20130 Comments