Indonesian Golf Tour Launched with 14 Events for Local Golf Professionals and Amateurs New Generation

By: Press Release

IGT 2014

(from left to right): Andik Mauludin (Golf Professional), Harmony Thomas (President Director OB Golf Events), Bapak Sudarno (representative from Badan Olahraga Profesional Indonesia), Bapak Sirod Zudin (Secretary General of PGI), Johannes Dermawan, (chairman of Professional Golf Tour Indonesia PGTI), Rory Hie (Golf Professional)

New Generation of Golfers turn professional as a result of the initiative

Indonesia will have its own professional golf tour for the first time. The launch of the Indonesian Golf Tour is an ambitious new professional golf circuit aimed at speeding the development of Indonesia’s up and coming golfers.

The playing field will comprise of 80 professionals, 30 male amateurs, 20 female amateurs and 14 special invites marking the first time Indonesia has seen such a tour that allows for a playing field offering opportunities to both amateurs and professionals at the same time.

A total of thirteen 3-day events will be hosted by selected courses in the greater Jakarta area with each boasting Rp.200,000,000 prize purses. All 13 events will earn ranking points for the participating golf professionals, which will set the stage for the Road to the Indonesian Golf Championship to be hosted at Rawamangun Golf Club from December 10th – 13th this year.

The top 30 golf professionals and top 10 amateurs will play for the grand prize purse of Rp.500,000,000 with all golf professionals guaranteed winnings in the 4-day tournament as well as the three top professionals securing themselves a country exemption spot on the Asian Development Tour for the 2015 season.

As a result of this new initiative for professional and amateur golf in Indonesia, a number of amateurs have converted their status to professional status in order to allow them to play for money on the Indonesian Golf Tour.

“The long term future for golf in Indonesia is not paying large sums to bring the world’s superstars to play here but creating our own stars,” Johannes Dermawan, the chairman of Professional Golf Tour Indonesia (PGTI) said.

“We need to create more stars that we ourselves can be proud of, stars that the Indonesian people will flock to see and stars that will eventually play among the world’s top golfers in the world’s top tournaments. But we can only achieve this by giving our best and most promising golfers the opportunity to develop their competitive skills; by giving them the chance to compete regularly,” added Dermawan.

Rory Hie added, “The road to the Indonesian Golf Championship will create a buzz factor on the Indonesian Tour as players compete throughout the season to make it into the field for the final event. We thank the tournament organisers for supporting this positive development.”

During the press conference, professional golfers from across the country were presented with the vision and objectives of The Indonesian Golf Tour and were encouraged to use its platform as a unique opportunity to improve their fortunes.

The launch was blessed with the presence of representatives from Persatuan Golf Indonesia (Indonesian Golf Association) and Badan Professional Olahraga Indonesia (Professional Sports Association of Indonesia) as well as many of Indonesia’s leading golf professionals, all of whom echoed the sentiments expressed above.

IGT Schedule

IGT Schedule

The Indonesian Golf Tour series brings the total number of Professional Golf events in Indonesia being hosted to 20 events, including 2 Asian Tour events (CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and Indonesia Open), 1 OneAsia event (Indonesian PGA Championship), 2 Asian Tour Development events (Linc Group Jakarta Classic and Linc Group Jakarta Invitational) and the Camry Invitational. This is the first time Indonesia has seen so many professional golf events being hosted in a year.

For more information about Indonesian Golf Tour, please contact:
OB Golf Events (Event Promoter)
Edith Tania
Edith.tania@obgolf.co.id
+62 21 53671136

ABOUT INDONESIAN GOLF TOUR

The Indonesian Golf Tour has been launched with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers and amateurs in Indonesia. The Indonesian Golf Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Indonesia. Players will enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a professional circuit in Indonesia. Designed in the same structure as the Asian Development Tour, the Indonesian Golf Tour is a stepping-stone to the Asian Development Tour and other secondary tours in exciting world of international golf. The Indonesian Golf Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its participants. The leading three players on the Indonesian Golf Tour will earn country exemption spots on the Asian Development Tour for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals.

2 Responses to “Indonesian Golf Tour Launched with 14 Events for Local Golf Professionals and Amateurs New Generation”

  1. Roland O'NEILL says:

    The Indonesian Golf Tour sounds like a great initiative. Hopefully in future years it will expand to include locations other than just Jakarta – to places like Surabaya & Bali for example.

  2. Simon says:

    Hi Roland. Surabaya, Bali, Medan, Makassar, Bandung. Indonesia has so many great courses of Championship quality. As a golf fan based in Indonesia it is so exciting seeing an official and well organized domestic tour established with a good sponsor. A great step for Indonesian Golf.

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