Inside The Golfer’s Bag: 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, 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
Some other essentials:
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.
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.
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.