Archive | January, 2014

Cow on golf course

Curious Tales from the Golf Course 1

From: “the Golf Nut’s Book of Amazing Feats & Records by Bruce Nash, Allan Zullo with George White. Most Countries Played in One Day by a Golfer 5 countries Simon Clough and Boris Janjic, 1992 Golfers Simon Clough and Boris Janjic played one round of golf in five different countries – in one day! On [...]

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Posted in 2014, January 2014, Tales0 Comments

18th Hole - Royal Thimpu Golf Club

Golfing in the Kingdom of Bhutan

Landlocked between China and India in the Himalayan mountain range, Bhutan is one of the most geographically, politically and technologically isolated countries in the world. With just three nine hole golf courses, it is very much an emerging golfing nation.

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The Grip

Over the next few issues of Golf Indonesia, I will be covering what I believe are the five most basic principles for the golf swing. These principles apply to almost every area of the game, from the full swing, chipping, pitching, bunker play and more. In my first edition, I will show you how to [...]

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Lahinch Golf Club

Golf Course Styles

One of the wonderful aspects of golf is that wherever you play in the world, no two courses are alike and variety is astounding. The three main styles of courses are links, parkland and heathland.

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Free Minds Sunglasses

Introducing Free Minds Sunglasses

Golf Indonesia gets up close and personal with the chief designer and engineer: Mr. Giuseppe Andretto. Q: Giuseppe, a brief introduction, where is your hometown in Italy? A: Our company: Free Minds (FREEM) is located in Treviso, North Eastern Italy, close to Venice. This area of Italy is notorious through history for the production and [...]

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Posted in 2014, Gear, January 2014, Lifestyle0 Comments

Padivalley Clubhouse view from hole 9 - photo by Dennis G. Kloeth

Padivalley Golf Club: Makasar’s Magnet to Golfers

Golfers that live and work in Indonesia may consider themselves a lucky bunch. With more than 150 golf courses nationwide, all who embrace the King of sports will have no difficulties in choosing a fabulous course for their next game.

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Fever

The year is 1997 and Tiger Mania is in full swing. And nowhere more so than Thailand. He had only turned professional the year before but it seemed he had already been around for years. He had of course. Companies like Nike and Titleist don’t go round throwing money at some guy who just walked [...]

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The OWGR

The OWGR (Part 2): how it distorts reality

OWGR (OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING): THE US PGA AND EUROPEAN TOURS ARE EQUALLY STRONG If there would be no difference in strength, the European Tour would have disappeared altogether, because every European pro would have queued up for membership of the US Tour. Most of them don’t even try, because they know full well how [...]

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Royale Jakarta Golf Club - Hole 5 West Course

Royale Jakarta Golf Club

Introduction Royale Jakarta Golf Club is a world-class championship golf layout open to the public, which has recently grown famous amongst avid golfers in Indonesia and South-East Asia as the host venue for the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters, an Asian Tour sanctioned event. Being the host venue for Indonesia’s most prestigious professional event attracting Asia’s [...]

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