Inside The Golfer’s Bag: George Gandranata

By: Simon Reynolds

George Gandranata

Golf Indonesia caught up with George Gandranata at The Royale Jakarta Driving range. George was oiling his swing in preparation for the PGM Terengganu Masters in Malaysia, an Asian Development Tour event.  George is a one of Indonesia’s most promising golf professionals who’s dreaming of playing on the European Tour in a few years to come. Not scared of hard work ethic George had spend the whole morning working on his short game, while lacking the long distance of the tee, George idolises the likes of Zach Johnson and Tim Clark and Michael Thompson, successful professionals on the PGA who have crafted winning playing careers with sharp short games. Royale Jakarta has a fantastic short game facility with large areas of course quality areas where golfers can work on their short games. As we all know the most important area in golf.

George Gandranata Golf Bag

George, let us have a glimpse inside your current golf bag:

Driver: Taylor Made R1 – Diamana B 60 S
3 Wood: Titleist 910 13.5 degree – Diamana Ilima 70 S
Hybrid: Titleist 910 17 degree – Fujikura Speeder Stiff
Hybrid: King Cobra  – Baffler TWS – Aldila NV 65 S
Ironset: Titleist 712 CB Forged – 4 – PW – True Temper Dynamic Gold S400
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 – 54 & 60 – True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge Shaft
Putter: Scotty Cameron Kombi-S

George Gandranata Golf

Some other essentials:

George Gandranata_Jesus Christ

I always bring a steel cross with Jesus Christ with me when I’m playing on tour, it always helps to remind me of my root and to act accordingly at all times whether I play well or bad on the golf course.

George Gandranata_Malaysian 50 Ringgit

I don’t have any lucky charms or lucky ball markers, I am not superstitious at all to be honest. I picked up this Malaysian coin when I was playing an event there recently and it has stuck ever since.

George Gandranata_Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

Walking a golf course can burn a fair few calories. My favourite snacks whilst playing are either a good old peanut butter and jelly sandwich or bananas. I went to college in the states. P & J sandwiches are very popular there, I must have picked up the liking for them whilst over there, it has stuck ever since.

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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