Golf Geek: A Rangefinder Review – Hit with Confidence

By: Simon Reynolds

Have you ever found yourself on the course without a proper distance reading wondering whether you should hit the 7i or 8i, only to hit the 7i and fly the green? If so, this common problem is preventing you from realizing your true potential as a golfer but luckily for...

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Golfing in Dreamland

By: Simon Reynolds

Pecatu is a remote area located on the Western side of Bali’s southern peninsula. For decades it has been frequented by the die-hard surf community who are attracted by its isolated whitesand beaches and great surfing conditions. Unlike Nusa Dua, which is mainly flat and plain terrain, Pecatu is hilly,...

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Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

By: Simon Reynolds

Stay and Play at the luxurious Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, designed by Greg Norman, a multi-award winning golf course besides the Indian Ocean. The Course Set within a lush 103-hectare hideaway built on top of a sheer cliff, the Nirwana Bali Golf Club is situated in the tranquil village...

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Zen Golf: Stay and Play at Lido Lakes

By: Simon Reynolds

We have all heard and used Robert Frost’s metaphoric phrase, ‘to take the path less traveled’ but how many of us can say that we actually have? For golfers around Jakarta that less traveled path is the one that leads to the Lido Golf Club and Resort in the mountains...

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Golf Simulators vs. The Real Thing

By: Simon Reynolds

Fitting Room With advances in technology, sophistication of electronic games and the imaging associated with them has improved greatly — one could say exponentially. Not only has technology improved, but the number of offerings by different providers has increased significantly. One only has to look at the number of mobile...

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Golf Indonesia Course Review: Pondok Cabe Golf

By: Simon Reynolds

Pondok Cabe Golf is an 18-hole championship golf course located adjacent to Pondok Cabe airport, Tangerang Selatan, about an hour’s drive from Jakarta’s SCBD. The course was developed in the early 1990s and is owned and maintained by Pertamina.Pondok Cabe Golf was designed by Thomson & Wolveridge, who have successfully...

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TaylorMade RSi Irons Arrive in Indonesia: Nobody is Perfect!

By: Simon Reynolds

Indonesia’s golf fanatics and media gathered at Pondok Indah Driving Range and gallery to witness the unveiling of TaylorMade’s new irons: The RSi 1 and RSi 2 irons. Turn to page 20 of this issue of Golf Indonesia tabloid and one will see the location of golf balls hitting Sergio...

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The Borobudur Classic

By: Simon Reynolds

From the 18th – 21st November: The Borobudur Classic tee’d off for the first time on the ASEAN PGA Tour circuit at Borobudur International Golf Club, Magelang. The US$60,000 tournament is a welcome new addition to the circuit and was the eighth leg of the 2014/15 season. The event has been...

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Meet the Golfer: William Sjaichudin

By: Simon Reynolds

I had the pleasure to meet William Sjaichudin on one of his practice days at Royale Jakarta, as he prepares diligently for the BRI Bank Indonesian Open from 4th – 7th of December 2014 from Damai Indah’s PIK Course. William Sjaichudin’s first year as a professional has had its highs...

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Padang Golf Halim II

By: Simon Reynolds

IntroductionPadang Golf Halim II aka Halim 2 is located on the Indonesian Air Force base south of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. It was built in 1971 alongside its sister course Halim I. The course is easy to get to, taking the TMI (Taman Mini Indonesia exit) the first having entered the...

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