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Golf Geek: A Rangefinder Review – Hit with Confidence

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 you there is a solution, […]

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Posted in Lifestyle, Gadgets, 2014, April 20140 Comments

Golf Shot

The Best Apps for Golfers

There you are, mid-backswing, about to make a perfect strike on the ball when suddenly your concentration is broken with the piercing ring of your playing partner’s mobile phone… Argh! After a stern look over to the perpetrator, you wonder what happened to one of the last remaining mobile-free zones, the golf course. For many […]

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Posted in Lifestyle, Gadgets, 2014, March 20140 Comments

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 Lifestyle, Gear, 2014, January 20140 Comments

The glittering prizes

The Tee Set Championship 2013

The Tee Set year has a rhythm of its own with golf every weekend, net score most of the time and Stableford on the last Saturday in the month and the once a year excursion to the South for the Bandung Bash – but all of it leading up to the season’s zenith, the Tee Set Championship in November.

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Posted in Society, 2013, December 20130 Comments

Gunung Salak

Zen Golf: Stay and Play at Lido Lakes

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 just outside of Bogor. Quietly nestled between mount Salak, Pangrango and Gede75km from Jakarta, the Lido G.C. rewards golfers who are willing to make the trek with one of the most serene 18-holes in all of West Java.

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Posted in Golf Courses, Indonesian Courses, Stay And Play, 2013, December 20130 Comments

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 Lifestyle, Gear, 2013, 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 Lifestyle, Society, 2013, 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 Featured, Golf Courses, Indonesian Courses, Stay And Play, 2013, November 20130 Comments


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 Lifestyle, News, Society, 2013, October 20130 Comments

Golfing in Dreamland

Unlike Nusa Dua, which is mainly flat and plain terrain, Pecatu is hilly, dominated by limestone cliffs, isolating small, beautiful and tranquil beach coves. Dreamland has always been a famous spot amongst the Australian surfers, and is accessed by a small hike down a small path down to the beach towards a white-sand bay and a famous, almost perfect, beach break.

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Posted in Featured, Lifestyle, Golf Courses, Indonesian Courses, Stay And Play, 2013, October 20130 Comments