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Independence Day Golf Invitational 2014

By: Simon Reynolds

Finished in second place overall including a heroic birdie on the 72nd hole, the best placed amateur has a bright future ahead of him.

Finished in second place overall including a heroic birdie on the 72nd hole, the best placed amateur has a bright future ahead of him.

This photo collection is dedicated to the golf event initiated by a group of national entrepreneurs who have a passion toward the game of golf and they would like to give back to the game that they love so much! A competition made for professionals and amateurs golfers under the age of 30.

The inaugural Independence Day Golf Invitational was hosted at Pondok Indah Golf course and featured Indonesia’s most talented professional and amateur golfers below the age of 30. The tournament was stroke-play and after two rounds the 8 best players progressed two the final two days play above the cut line.

Many thanks to the main sponsors and national entrepreneurs behind the event: most notably Peter Gontha and Buddy Kosasih from Pondok Indah Golf Club. Both of which confirmed we can look forward to an annual Independence Day Golf event annually for many years to come featuring the very best of Indonesian golfing talent under the age of 30.

The event was won by Indonesian Golf Tour (PGTI) – Order of Merit leader: George Gandranata with Bobby Cahyo finishing in second playing as an amateur and local professional Ian Andrew finished in third.

Here we have a collection of photo’s courtesy of An An Arto of the eight finalists who battled under the tropical sun and over the pristine Bermuda grass of Pondok Indah Golf Course.

The champion was in fine form all week, and continued his fine form in 2014, whilst cashing a check for Rp 62 million rupiahs.

The champion was in fine form all week, and continued his fine form in 2014, whilst cashing a check for Rp 62 million rupiahs.

Playing in his first year as a professional, Fajar currently sits in 20th in the Order of Merit. Showing huge signs of promise in only his first year as a professional regularly finishing in the Top 10 during local IGT events.

Playing in his first year as a professional, Fajar currently sits in 20th in the Order of Merit. Showing huge signs of promise in only his first year as a professional regularly finishing in the Top 10 during local IGT events.

About Simon Reynolds

Simon fell in love with the game of golf at an early age. Watching Happy Gilmore when he was 12, Simon was hooked, and to this day thanks Adam Sandler's genius in the film for his passion for the game. His golfing hero is more refined and mature these days, and he continues his spiritual quest to model his golf game on Ben Hogan's perfect golf swing.

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