Author Archives | Antony Sutton

Jakarta’s BWA Golf Day at Matoa National

The British Women’s Association held a friendly golf day at Matoa Nasional in South Jakarta recently. Nearly 50 ladies gathered to try their luck on the gentle course and of course sample some of the beverages available from the cocktail cart! I arrived and was greeted by Elaine with the welcoming words ‘thanks for coming [...]

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Posted in 2014, Golf Insight, July 2014, News0 Comments

Keppel Golf Club

Singapore bids farewell to two golf courses

Two percent of Singapore’s land is given over to golf courses. A pretty remarkable statistic given how small the city state is and its reliance on Indonesian sand to expand! It seems the government there now feels that 2 percent, or approximately 1,500 hectares, is too much and Singapore’s golfing fraternity will have to lose [...]

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Posted in 2014, Golf Insight, June 2014, News0 Comments

The six foot flightless bird

Golf Course Birdie Ends Up as Sausage Meat

Golfers love a birdie. Indeed, the game would be rather dull without an eagle or an albatross to strive for. But a rhea? Members of the Barkway Park Golf Club got a bit of a surprise in April when they were advised to beware of an escaped rhea. The six foot flightless bird that is [...]

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Posted in 2014, June 2014, Tales0 Comments

Anirban Lahiri CIMB Niaga Masters Champion 2014

The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2014

The CIMB Niaga Indonesia Masters 2014 at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club ended with a new name at the top of the leader board. 26 year old Anirban Lahiri, born in India’s tech capital of Bangalore lifted his first trophy outside of his native country, with a 17 under 271, in the process pocketing the [...]

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Posted in 2014, May 2014, News, On Tour0 Comments

Michio Matsumura

Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Championship

Japan’s Michio Matsumura birdied the last three holes to snatch victory by a shot on Sunday in a rain-interrupted final round of the U.S. $1 million Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship, presented by the Indonesia Port Corporation. The 31-year-old (with three career wins) on the Japan Golf Tour, had rounds of 65, 67, 67 and [...]

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Posted in 2014, April 2014, News, On Tour0 Comments

Kwanchai Tannin

The 2014 ASEAN PGA Tour

The ASEAN PGA Tour makes a welcome return to Indonesia in 2014 with a couple events being held at courses somewhat off the beaten track among the 11 tournaments announced at the start of February. Launched in 2007, the first tournament was the less than grandly named International Championship hosted by the Imperial Klub Golf [...]

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Posted in 2014, March 2014, News, On Tour0 Comments

Pavit Tangkamolprasert

The LINC Group Jakarta Invitational 2014: The Asian Development Tour Finale

By Antony Sutton & Simon Reynolds An exciting inaugural LINC Jakarta Invitational saw 24 year-old Thai Pavit Tangkamolprasert win his first ever Asian Development Tour, pocketing $10,500 along the way. A final round 70 was enough to see Pavit end nine under, enough to overcome the efforts of Japan’s Mitsuhiko Hashizume who turned in an [...]

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Posted in 2014, February 2014, News, On Tour0 Comments

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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Posted in 2014, Golf Insight, January 2014, News0 Comments

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

CIMB Classic 2013

The Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club played host to the CIMB Classic for the first time; the previous three years the event had been hosted by Mines Resort & Golf Club and each year had seen an Amercian golfer head for home with the winner’s cheque nestling in his wallet.

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Posted in 2013, Featured, November 20130 Comments

CIMB

CIMB Golf Club

It is a time to impress the boss with your putting skills while he remains less than impressed with your sales figures over the last quarter. And most importantly, a round of golf is a time to network. Indonesia boasts 121 banks of varying sizes. CIMB Niaga Bank is ranked the fifth largest lender by assets in that very large, competitive pond.

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Posted in 2013, Lifestyle, News, October 2013, Society0 Comments