The Day & The Play
A flurry of late call offs culled our already smallish group in half on Sunday morning which resulted in only 10 Tee Setters turning out on Sunday at the beautiful but challenging Jagorawi New Course. GM Arron Cole and his team were on hand to look after us well with an early start time and caddies all lined up ready for when we had all had a pre-round bite to eat and catch-up.
The course was in great shape with the rains having freshened up the grass and the greens were running smoothly as always. The challenge of the course was reflected in everyone scoring at least a 7 on one hole. Our two 3 balls got round in great time, just beating the rain which caught our 4-ball but they still managed to finish in good time after the short shower.
With only 10 players, everyone got a mention in the results one way or another and being Matt Otto’s last round before heading out to Mexico for his next assignment, we decided to forego the usual presentations and put all the funds towards a couple of jugs of beer to wish Matt Bon Voyage and best wishes in his next assignment.
Next Up: Cengkareng Monthly Medal and Rd IV Eclectic XI Sunday 15th December 2019
This Sunday we head back to one of Jakarta’s finest courses and one of Tee Set’s most popular venues, Cengkareng, home for Tee Set’s Monthly Medal for 2019.
In addition to being the final Monthly Medal of 2019, this week will also be the 4th and final round of Cycle XI of the Tee Set Eclectic. With Cycle X winner, Matthew Powell, having departed Jakarta, we will definitely have a new winner: will it be another new name on the Trophy or will one of our past Champions rise to the occasion again.? Details of the current standings are here.
Whilst there is a lot to attract players for this week, we also welcome those who just wish to enjoy a pleasant trip across the rolling fairways, guided round by Cengkareng’s well trained caddies and then to sit and enjoy one of its famous Margaritas to cool you down afterwards.
If you are able to join us for a very reasonable Rp850,000 walking please sign up here. Tee time is 12pm as usual.
Reminder: For those who would prefer not to walk, in addition to the hover boards to glide across the rolling fairways, Cengkareng has available a limited number of golf carts. If you wish to reserve one please contact the Golf reservations staff at Cengkareng directly. As the carts are limited in number and we do not have visibility to those already booked on the day, your Tee Set Committee is not involved to the reservation of the carts
The week after the Championships can be a quieter week for Tee Set but Gading Raya is a popular venue and so placing it on the calendar as our first week of the new season helps to ensure a healthy turnout. This week 34 Tee Setters and their guests joined us for an enjoyable day on this well looked after course with only the rather unscheduled, and recent coring, taking away from a great day out. Gading were apologetic for not informing us ahead of time and kindly provided some green fee vouchers to be shared amongst the group in compensation.
Not necessarily possessing swings for the purests, Tee Setters all share a love of the game and a few refreshments were enjoyed as usual afterwards; a good day out had by all!!
A warm Tee Set welcome to newcomers Tim Eldred and Damian Kelford and a warm welcome backs to Stefan Skibinski, Adam Leigh-Smith, Michael Seabrook and Tony Cowan.
Many thanks to VPs Ric Wymer and Bill Lloyd for looking after the day as the President was absent nursing his post St Andrew’s Ball hangover. The results are here: Gading 20191201 Results and photos of the day here
Whilst refreshed from the recent rains, the course was still running relatively well and so the small number of skirts was not too unexpected; Mike Webb, Oliver Fritz and Michael Seabrook all getting themselves an early marker in for our Cross Dresser of the Year award. Most Strokes went to Kathy Scalabre and the difficult green condition challenged some of our golfers on the day, none more so than our Monster Putter, Tapio Jarvenenpaa. Michael was to get his money back sharing Most Improved with Alastair Livingston and newcomer Damian Kelford whilst Timo Karonen has rather made First Par handicaps >= 30 his own in recent weeks. Our First Eagle for the year was secured by Craig Binks.
First Birdie was shared by Jens Roestel and Adam Leigh-Smith and Low Putts by Jeff Landau who was beaten by Tim Knight for Low Gross after a count-back. Our Low Net winners for the week were Axel Hertzke, Ric Wymer and Tan Chee Hua.
Congratulations to all our winners on the day.
Next Up: Jagorawi Sunday 8th December 2019
With JIL having moved to Riverside this season, we only have a limited number of visits to Jagorawi in 2019; this week being only our second visit of the year. We look forward to playing the excellent but tricky golfing challenge of the New Course where you really need to think through many of your shots, particularly off the tee.
Tee time is 12.30pm officially but we are expecting to get off a little earlier and possibly with a shot-gun start so we ask all of you to be at the course before 12pm please.
We will play white tees this week for men and if you are interested to join us please sign up here. Price is Rp999k with carts.
Less than 24 hours to go to our golfing party of the year. Thank you to the 5 players who kindly advised they could not make tomorrow; we have been able to offer the spaces to those on our waiting list last night and now have 2 slots remaining if anyone else wishes to join: please just sign up here: 2019-tee-set-championship-registration and we will confirm the arrangements during the course of the day… it may not be instantly as we are down at Matoa setting everything up.
To everyone coming, see you tomorrow bright and early.