Archive | November 2013

The Scoring Academy: Learn to Putt like a Tour Pro

Capture speed does not refer to how fast the authorities can apprehend a suspect. To be successful on the putting green, one must be able to have a relatively consistent, optimum capture speed. That is, the speed a ball is travelling when it reaches the front lip of the hole. Golfers should know that the faster the ball is travelling when it gets to the hole, the smaller the usable hole becomes. This is why when determining whether to be a charger(someone that likes to “run” the ball at the hole) or a trickler(one that likes to have the ball “die” at the hole), neither is right or wrong. One is just not as smart as the other.

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Posted in 2013, November 2013, Tips & Tricks1 Comment

TaylorMade SLDR

TaylorMade Golf Introduces SLDR: Company’s Longest Driver Ever

Following three weeks of buzz on the PGA and European tours sparked by the release of a prototype driver, TaylorMade Golf today announced the official arrival of SLDR – a revolutionary new club featuring a sliding weight system engineered to launch the golf ball high, fast and long. How long? Tests show that SLDR is the longest driver in company history.

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Posted in 2013, Gear, Lifestyle, November 20131 Comment

Tee Set - Jakarta

Tee Set Jakarta

Tee Set is one of Jakarta’s very oldest Golf Societies and traces its history back many years to the early 1980s when it was founded by a bunch of not very good but extremely enthusiastic expats looking for fun and golf on Sunday. Tee Set plays on a wide variety of Jakarta’s courses, though we try to avoid the ones charging more than about Rp. 850,000, all in on the grounds that this is no longer fun. The past month of October has been not been untypical as we have played regular Sunday handicap events at Pondok Cabe, Pangkalan Jati and Rancamaya and the Monthly Stableford round at Matoa, while also participating in the 7th round of the 8 man Inter-League team event at Jagorawi.

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Posted in 2013, Lifestyle, November 2013, Society0 Comments

Oranje Cup

Oranje Cup

A delightfully Dutch field turned out for the 2013 Annual Oranje Cup. Aside from some international wildcards, this contributor included, it made for an authentic day played at the magnificent Rainbow Hills, already reviewed in an earlier issue of Golf Indonesia. A Texas Scramble format ensued for a relaxed and sociable day enjoyed by all.

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Posted in 2013, News, November 20130 Comments

Fahmi Reza

Meet the Golfer: Fahmi Reza

Fahmi is still an amateur and this opportunity to play at the Grand Final amongst the world’s very best amateurs was a world away from the humble links of Sawangan Besar, his home course in Depok. Although he was disappointed with his performance, the conditions were challenging, with the temperature -1 at tee-off on one day, a stark contrast from playing conditions in tropical Indonesia. He now knows what it takes to compete with the world’s best amateur golfers, and is inspired to continue to improve his golf.

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Posted in 2013, Meet the Golfer, November 20130 Comments

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

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.

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Posted in 2013, Featured, Golf Courses, Indonesian Courses, November 2013, Stay And Play0 Comments

Cahyo Adhitomo

The 11th Credit Suisse Match Play Championship 2013

From the 7th of October until the 10th October 2013, Gunung Geulis Country Club in the foothills of Bogor, hosted the 11th Credit Suisse Match Play Championship. Around 150 talented amateur golfers participated in an event which stands above most local tournaments in its format of play and it quality of field, providing local single handicap golfers from all over Indonesia the chance to compete in a match-play format over the course of three days play at this unique set up of 36 championship quality holes at the West Course and the East Course at Gunung Geulis.

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Posted in 2013, News, November 20130 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

PIK

Pantai Indah Kapuk: The Spirit of The Sea

The Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) Golf Club, said to encapsulate “The Spirit of the Sea” sits close to the Jakarta coastline, some twentytwo miles to the north of Damai Indah Golf’s other 18-hole layout, Bumi Serpong Dami (BSD), “The Spirit of the Hills”.

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