Sunday 16th May 2021, Gading Raya

The Day

As predicted, there were more impressive scores at Gading Raya, a consequence of players improving play and coming off the challenging Bogor courses to a flatter track. Great turn out of 52 players, reasonable pace of play (thanks) and the course management limited the extent to which outside groups were sandwiched between our flights. Overall a great day out, as usual, Michael donning three shades of green above!!

Welcome to many of the DOGS players, who were having a week break from their Saturday eclectic cycles, especially to Malcolm after a monster 318 week break, to resident of the west, Peter, a.k.a “the cursing hyphen”, after almost a year, and to Carol after 24 weeks away. Well known battlers Joe, Rod and KD also came back to us after 20 weeks, always good to see you chaps.

Welcome to Jane for her first Tee Set round, normally up for a photo, but not today. Jane is new to golf over the last year and fast improving, and to Vijay, Giles and Dan (sorry about the order), we hope you enjoyed your first round and we did not scare you away. See you next week.

The Play

Hot scores and an eagle to MJ – a few missing in action at presentation and some confusion over scores which we will sort out with all involved, apologies. Moving right along, a trio of 69s in A grade were hard to separate. Rav certainly led on the suaveness, going the merah putih this week, and won Low Putts, so picked up cash, but Andy won on count back. He left before photos to get home for his lemonade and AFL game. A great round of 64 from Al led the B graders in and a return to form in C grade for reigning Club Champ Cucu with a 62 (photo next week), closely followed by Patrick with his round of the year 63 and KD with a superb 65 – our stuff up on calculations, so the photo here was for being a top bloke. Will all be settled over the bar. Three very fine rounds of 75 off the stick by Andrew, Richard and Gary, with Andrew and Gary splitting the cash, and Richard smiling, as he does, but not there for photos.

In the skills prizes, of course MJ with the eagle – yes I covered this upfront, but it deserves another mention, well done mate. Adrian never fails to impress in the photos, taking first sandy and stealing a cuddle from Ric. Rav took Low Putts, yes covered above!!!! Roger had a quick start with a birdie on the first, along with Matt (not recorded here but he did) and Dave, who often starts quick.

Alas, no skirts, which means, no photo of silly guys dressing up…ah well, next week….

Other Goings On

The first round of the Ric Wymer Matchplay has almost finished with a few games straggling – please schedule these so we can move on. They do not have to be played on Tee Set rounds.

We have had a great initial response to our calls for teams for the World Cup of Tee Set with 11 teams already registered, including the reigning champs, Men at Work from Australia, led by Event Supremo Craig, the sole survivor from last year’s winning rabble. The challengers include: The Kilted Warriors, the Kingsmen, the Saxons, Old Glory, the Mighty Srikandi, the ANZACS, Nothing INXS, DIE SCHAEFERHUNDE (yep all CAPS!!!!), the Maple Leaves and the imaginatively named South Africa.

With 6-8 more teams expected, this is shaping up as Game of Thrones meets Monty Python meets Lonely Planet. Get those teams in and don’t worry if you are not in team, there will be a call for orphans soon!

Next Up: Sunday 23rd May 2021, Riverside – Jakarta Interleague – 11.45am, 880k with carts, white tees for men

Captain Sam is back to lead the mighty Tee Setters into battle once again, to hopefully take a bite out of the lead that both DOGS and JAWS have established in the initial rounds. With secret weapon Mike returning to the UK to get the double jab and some very good form from the Tee Set playing body in total recently, Sam has a wide range of options, and will no doubt be consulting with his wily Vice Captain, Ric, before making his usual strategic and closely guarded selections.

Remember the Tee Set competition continues in parallel with Interleague, so regardless of these shenanigans and whether or not you are selected for any of the interleague teams, you should register to play by clicking the link here and also on the MyGolf2U app, which we are trialling this year, in order to see if it helps us synchronise handicaps across societies and simplify competition adminstration. Please make the effort to download the app and give it a go….we had 22 out of 52 use it on Sunday, so numbers are building; the more using it, the better the trial.

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Next Up: Sunday 16th May 2021, Gading Raya 1130am 850k with carts

Gading Raya Padang Golf & Club - Tangerang, Banten

Selamat Idul Fitri to all – the month of Ramadan is officially over – no more buka bersama, no more fasting for caddies and no more discounts on top courses. It was all appreciated. Wishing all your families a safe and enjoyable few days break together if you can be. In the spirit of the season, your committee apologises to you (and to each other) for when we have stuffed up or caused offence, and we look forward to moving along to better things with you all. A special big thanks to Roger for standing in as scribe.

We return to Gading Raya out west. Last time we played Gading Raya, there were oodles of good rounds, so we’re back there birdie hunting again this week. Sign up here as usual and note your preferred tee box in the comments space.

Coming Up: Tee Set World Cup of Golf, Sunday 6 June 2021, Riverside

In one of our pinnacle, premium, prestige events of the year, national pride is on the line, with the Aussies defending the coveted Arnold Palmer trophy after we surprised ourselves last year. Event Supremo Craig Edwards will be leading out the defending champions, this year without his less gravity affected namesake shadowing him. Craig will again be seeking captains to form and lead teams, so please support us by registering early.

The Kings of the North are already dusting off their battle kilts, the Finns will be sharpening their handicaps and the mighty three time victors, Srikandi, our Indonesian ladies, will take no prisoners. Team India will no doubt be assembling their combinations and the red, white and blue, yet to win a World Cup, are never too far away from the prize. With plenty of fire and precision engineering, Team Germany will be in it to win it. Snappy dressers Team Canada are looking to produce some snappy form this year, and do not underestimate our other teams, especially with Sam back for the Brits, and the leftover vagabonds that will form the UN teams.

Yes, as always, single players (orphans/vagabonds – choose your title) will be adopted by loving families and either granted honorary citizenship for the day to make up a national team or formed up into United Nation teams. Registrations for individual players will be open in the week before the event.

Registrations for teams are open NOW and can be made here.

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Sunday 9th May 2021 Rancamaya

A week-end in two parts which left all those who participated to some or all of the scheduled activities with great memories of a fantastic visit to Rancamaya for our now traditional get together and match with D.O.G.S. for the Juergen Degert Trophy. Both days saw us head out in good time under bright sunshine thanks to the arrangements with the starter, enabling everyone to finish before the late afternoon showers which arrived as dusk descended on both Saturday and Sunday evenings as we enjoyed a few post match refreshments and conducted the prize-giving ceremonies for the respective events.

Act One Saturday’s arrangement for those looking for a game and some competition was a charity fund-raiser on behalf of the Fiona Unity Foundation in support of Lombok’s Forgotten Children. 47 golfers signed up for the day and enjoyed a relatively quick round with the first groups we back by 3pm, leaving plenty of time for a social chat post-round and to refreshen up for the evening’s BBQ party which was held at the club house. With 54 players and partners joining in the evening, it was a lively night, brought to a close as refreshments ran low just before mid-night.

Many thanks to Mark Johnson, Craig Edwards and Rod Williams for their support to the arrangements for the day and to Dave Prosser/Celebrity Fitness, Dan Javier/PT Delta, John Brown, D.O.G.S., Ruth Lajousky, Craig Edwards, Geoff Thwaites/Kojo, Bill Lloyd/Asian Tigers and Gary Danskin for their contributions to the BBQ and prizes for the day. Winners were Jeremy Oberoi, Craig Edwards and Kevin Dobson in the Low Net category with Matt Trimbell and Roger Finnie taking home the prizes in the Low Gross category. The real winner was of course the charity with Rp6.8j raised on the day and arrangements are being coordinated to hand this over to Fiona, possibly on 28th May when she holds a charity golf day at Riverside. Detailed results from the day’s competition can be found here: LeaderBoard (mygolf2u.com)

Act Two ….. dawn on Sunday saw a few players with sore heads mingling with those arriving to join for the day only as the players and committee members from both Tee Set and D.O.G.S. prepared for their respective Society days…. and as importantly, the match! In total 76 players went off Sunday and the timely finish before the afternoon rains was a great testament to the coordination with the starter on an earlier tee time and the, as usual, excellent administration by both committees. Apart from the greens, the course played well despite the previous night’s heavy downpour, a fact represented by the excellent scores returned on the day.

Whilst some players chose to hedge their bets, the big winners in D.O.G.S. chose not to meaning the prizes were well shared out among the players; that said congratulations to Jeremy Oberoi for his net 60 and Gary Danskin for his gross 71…

Welcome to newcomers Wichian, Somkiat Sri and Ponesak... seen here enjoying the post match party and a few Ankers which were sponsored by PT Delta.

Congratulations to Simon Reynolds, Randy Albert and Samret Raungrit who all shared First Birdie, Divya Ahuja who mastered the greens to win Low Putts and Roger Finnie who won Low Gross on a count-back. Our Low Net winners on the day were Howard Short, Cucu Chandra and Chairman Bill Lloyd. Detailed results are here

With 24 players a side, the match for the Juergen Degert Trophy was a close run affair with 4 of the matches reaching the 18th green; the 2 halves secured on the 18th left D.O.G.S. as the victors 7-5 and with the braging rights for the next 12 months. Many thanks to Captains Ric Wymer and Doug McQuater for leading their respective teams on the day.

Tee Set World Cup

This popular fixture on the Tee Set calendar is coming up soon, to be held this year on Sunday 6th June at Riverside. Registrations for teams are open and can be made here: https://teesetgolf.wordpress.com/tee-set-world-cup-of-golf/

Event Supremo Craig Edwards will again be seeking captains to form teams so please support us by registering early. As always, single players will be accommodated and paired up to form United Nation teams and registrations for those looking to join individually will be open in the week before the event.

Next Up: Gading Raya 11.30 Sunday 16th May 2021

With few other events on this week-end, we are expecting a good turn out at the ever popular Gading Raya so please sign up to join the fun. Cost is Rp850k with carts and the sign-up link is her: https://teesetgolf.wordpress.com/yes-im-playing/

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Now Upon us: Tee Set vs D.O.G.S. at Rancamaya

From tomorrow we will begin gathering at Rancamaya for what is always one the most enjoyable and competitive, in a friendly sort of a way, week-ends on our calendar.

For those still thinking about accommodation at the R Hotel… the hotel advises that some rooms are still available so please check out the details on the dedicated page on the website: https://teesetgolf.wordpress.com/rancamaya-weekend-2021/ and then contact Mark Johnson asap by WhatsApp only with the required information: (1) which nights you wish to stay (2) preferred room type (3) back up room type in case (2) is unavailable (4) golf Saturday or not and finally (5) BBQ Saturday or not and number of guests. Mark’s WhatsApp is 0811865301.

For those arriving Friday 7th May, there will be a casual pick-up game in the afternoon or rumor has it that JAWS are relocating their game to Rancamaya. Otherwise the schedule is free and easy with no formal arrangements.

Saturday 8th May: the fun begins… for those wishing to partake of the formal activities, we will be hosting a small charity tournament, Rp150k contribution to be paid to your organizers, Roger Finnie and Craig Edwards with the game fee paid to the club of Rp750k. Registration and tee off from around 11.30am but later is fine so long as you are finished before 5.45pm in time for the scoring and prize-giving which will start from 6pm. Prizes for low net 1st, 2nd and 3rd, low gross 1st & 2nd plus skill prizes for Long Drive and Near Pin will be awarded – selected from those who have submitted their cards before 6pm to the hosts for scoring purposes. A thank you to those who have stepped forward to support these including David Prosser/Celebrity Fitness, John Brown, Gary Danskin and your hosts for the day: if anyone would like to make some additional contributions we’ll add prizes to day accordingly. Excess funds raised from the event will be going to the Fiona Unity Foundation in support of Lombok’s Forgotten Children. We have 47 players signed up and anyone else wishing to join may do so via the MyGolf2U app.

Whether you are joining the above or not, everyone staying overnight, brave enough to travel back and forth on the day or staying near-by are welcome to join the BBQ which will commence from 6pm in the club house – upper floor usually based on previous years but just follow the noise. Cost is Rp350k per head and thanks to Dan Javier/PT Delta, Geoff Thwaites/Kojo and the D.O.G.S. Committee there will be some added extras to the BBQ and refreshments to kick off the evening …. at least until they run out and so you are all recommended to bring some refreshments of your own choosing to see the night out before retiring for Sunday’s main event.

Sunday 9th May: it starts to get serious… being the last round of the D.O.G.S. elcectic cycle at Rancamaya those in contention will be gearing up to make a last push for the Big Dog which will be awarded that evening along with the other prizes on offer for the day and the cycle. Tee Set too will be hosting its regular Sunday event and so everyone is invited to join either or both of these events – society fee of Rp100k before teeing off to each society however if you want to double your chances. Game fee of Rp750k to the club as usual. However the main event will be the annual match for the Juergen Degert Trophy and if you have not already informed Captain Ric Wymer of your interest and availability to represent Tee Set please do so asap at teeset.jakarta@gmail.com or in the comments box if you are signing up for Sunday only. He’ll greatly appreciate keen volunteers and knowing several, if not all of his 24 slots are filled as soon as possible. Link for those coming for next Sunday only is as usual here.

Post round, pass your scorecard(s) to the respective scorer(s) before enjoying a well earned shower and refreshments at the club house. Prize presentations will follow for each Society and the award of the new Juergen Degert Trophy, the last one apparently not having survived the pandemic after most recently being seen partying at Riverside after last year’s event! Thereafter a relaxing trip back to Jakarta or further nights at Rancamaya as you may have arranged…. and thoughts of next year!

Tee Set to trial Mygolf2U

Following a review of various handicap system options available to Tee Set, we have decided to trial the Mygolf2U app which is already in use by a couple of the other Societies we interact with including D.O.G.S.. As with previous decisions regarding aligning handicaps with other societies, we are looking at an option which allows for the ease of update by the Society and/or the player for all rounds played, visibility of handicaps for our players and, as much as possible, eliminates the issue of multiple handicap locations for our players who also play in other groups as the scores are not automatically consolidated in one database. There are also a number of ancillary benefits in managing competitions on the app which are of interest to us should the trial be successful. Our trial will run from this week-end until the Tee Set Championships at which time, if successful, we will begin a full transition to the app and cease our current system once the license expires in December.

For those who are already using the app with D.O.G.S. or otherwise, there is nothing further required at this time other than to keep entering your scores directly into the app for all games played in and out of Tee Set. You will now already find the sign up for Tee Set events within the app and can join each Sunday this way or continue to use the website as before.

For those not using the app presently, please search mygolf2u via an app purchase site or your browser, download and install it then register your email and password to create your profile.

Once you open the app you will be able sign up for tournaments including Tee Set on the Tournaments tab and enter new scorecards under New Game (select golf venue, select courses/nines being played, check tee box and date then enter scores hole by hole).

If you have sufficient cards registered you can see your handicap and which cards are counting – both under USGA and in the future WHS system and also review all scorecard entered.

We encourage as many tee setters as possible to begin to do this but irrespective, we will be managing a transition process later in the year should we decide to follow this route. In the interim, our current handicap system will still be fully updated and so you are requested to continue to submit your scores to our secretary as presently.

It’s a trial so we do expect a few hiccups in the initial stage but if there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact Geoff Thwaites on 0811706237 or see any of our regulars who also play D.O.G.S. as they are therefore quite familiar with the app already.

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Next Up: Rancamaya & Tee Set vs D.O.G.S.

With Tee Set’s regular scribe being unavailable at present its a pleasure to step in and help out to keep one’s hand in… however having not been at Permata Sentul for reasons most regulars will be aware of, a report on last Sunday will need to await for the availability of more informed scribes than myself to delight you all with what I am sure will be many interesting stories to recount…

As mentioned in last Friday’s post, we will be gathering from Friday this week at Rancamaya for what is always one the most enjoyable and competitive, in a friendly sort of a way, week-ends on our calendar. Most of those interested in partaking in the activities of the week-end have already expressed their interest and are now locked in but if you have not yet signed up and want assistance on the hotel or are joining on Saturday, its time to get off the fence and let us know in the next 24 hours via Mark Johnson as below so we can plan accordingly. Anybody coming for next Sunday only can sign up as usual here and in the comments section please let Captain Ric Wymer know your interest to represent Tee Set if you also wish to join the Juergen Degert Trophy Match being held in parallel to the regular events of the 2 Societies.

Most urgent are any room bookings which those staying one or more nights of the week-end at the R Hotel may wish plus the BBQ numbers as we will close our liaison with the hotel after Wednesday but you can still advise Mark regarding Saturday up to Friday. If you’ve not already done so, check out the details on the dedicated page on the website: https://teesetgolf.wordpress.com/rancamaya-weekend-2021/ and then contact asap Mark Johnson with the required information: (1) which nights you wish to stay (2) preferred room type (3) back up room type in case (2) is unavailable (4) golf Saturday or not and finally (5) BBQ Saturday or not and number of guests. Mark’s email address is mark@ecomatpro.com and his WhatsApp is 0811865301. No need to reconfirm if you are already organized unless plans have changed.

For those arriving Friday 7th May, there will be a casual pick-up game in the afternoon or rumor has it that JAWS are relocating their game to Rancamaya from the currently announced schedule of Sentul Highlands – check with one of their admins to confirm. Otherwise the schedule is free and easy with no formal arrangements.

Saturday 8th May: the fun begins… for those wishing to partake of the formal activities, we will be hosting a small charity tournament, Rp150k contribution to be paid to your organizers, Roger Finnie and Craig Edwards with the game fee paid to the club of Rp750k. Registration and tee off from around 11.30am but later is fine so long as you are finished before 5.45pm in time for the scoring and prize-giving which will start from 6pm. Prizes for low net 1st, 2nd and 3rd, low gross 1st & 2nd plus skill prizes for Long Drive and Near Pin will be awarded – selected from those who have submitted their cards before 6pm to the hosts for scoring purposes. A thank you to those who have stepped forward to support these including David Prosser/Celebrity Fitness, John Brown, Gary Danskin and your hosts for the day: if anyone would like to make some additional contributions we’ll add prizes to day accordingly. Excess funds raised from the event will be going to the Fiona Unity Foundation in support of Lombok’s Forgotten Children.

Whether you are joining the above or not, everyone staying overnight, brave enough to travel back and forth on the day or staying near-by are welcome to join the BBQ which will commence from 6pm in the club house – upper floor usually based on previous years but just follow the noise. Cost is Rp350k per head and thanks to Dan Javier/PT Delta and Geoff Thwaites/Kojo there will be some added extras to the BBQ and refreshments to kick off the evening …. at least until they run out and so you are all recommended to bring some refreshments of your own choosing to see the night out before retiring for Sunday’s main event.

Sunday 9th May: it starts to get serious… being the last round of the D.O.G.S. elcectic cycle at Rancamaya those in contention will be gearing up to make a last push for the Big Dog which will be awarded that evening along with the other prizes on offer for the day and the cycle. Tee Set too will be hosting its regular Sunday event and so everyone is invited to join either or both of these events – society fee of Rp100k before teeing off to each society however if you want to double your chances. Game fee of Rp750k to the club as usual. However the main event will be the annual match for the Juergen Degert Trophy and if you have not already informed Captain Ric Wymer of your interest and availability to represent Tee Set please do so asap at teeset.jakarta@gmail.com or in the comments box if you are signing up for Sunday only. He’ll greatly appreciate keen volunteers and knowing several, if not all of his 22 slots are filled as soon as possible.

Post round, pass your scorecard(s) to the respective scorer(s) before enjoying a well earned shower and refreshments at the club house. Prize presentations will follow for each Society and the award of the new Juergen Degert Trophy, the last one apparently not having survived the pandemic after most recently being seen partying at Riverside after last year’s event! Thereafter a relaxing trip back to Jakarta or further nights at Rancamaya as you may have arranged…. and thoughts of next year!

Tee Set to trial Mygolf2U

Following a review of various handicap system options available to Tee Set, we have decided to trial the Mygolf2U app which is already in use by a couple of the other Societies we interact with including D.O.G.S.. As with previous decisions regarding aligning handicaps with other societies, we are looking at an option which allows for the ease of update by the Society and/or the player for all rounds played, visibility of handicaps for our players and, as much as possible, eliminates the issue of multiple handicap locations for our players who also play in other groups as the scores are not automatically consolidated in one database. There are also a number of ancillary benefits in managing competitions on the app which are of interest to us should the trial be successful. Our trial will run from this week-end until the Tee Set Championships at which time, if successful, we will begin a full transition to the app and cease our current system once the license expires in December.

For those who are already using the app with D.O.G.S. or otherwise, there is nothing further required at this time other than to keep entering your scores directly into the app for all games played in and out of Tee Set. You will now already find the sign up for Tee Set events within the app and can join each Sunday this way or continue to use the website as before.

For those not using the app presently, please search mygolf2u via an app purchase site or your browser, download and install it then register your email and password to create your profile.

Once you open the app you will be able sign up for tournaments including Tee Set on the Tournaments tab and enter new scorecards under New Game (select golf venue, select courses/nines being played, check tee box and date then enter scores hole by hole).

If you have sufficient cards registered you can see your handicap under the system and also review all scorecard entered.

We encourage as many tee setters as possible to begin to do this but irrespective, we will be managing a transition process later in the year should we decide to follow this route. In the interim, our current handicap system will still be fully updated and so you are requested to continue to submit your scores to our secretary as presently.

It’s a trial so we do expect a few hiccups in the initial stage but if there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact Geoff Thwaites on 0811706237 or see any of our regulars who also play D.O.G.S. and are therefore quite familiar with the app already.

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Next Up: Permata Sentul Sunday 2nd May 2021 11.30am Rp750k

Great staff, tasty food, tricky course, please register asap here to come and join us at this popular venue.

Rancamaya weekend and Tee Set versus D.O.G.S

Whilst we’ve seemingly been talking about the week-end for ages…. well 2 months at least … its now upon us and in around 1 week from today members from both Societies will begin to gather for what is always one the most enjoyable and competitive, in a friendly sort of a way, week-ends on our calendar. After this Sunday its “the next up” week-end and so for those who are interested in partaking in the activities of the week-end but have not yet signed up, its time to get off the fence and let us know so we can plan accordingly. Anybody coming for next Sunday only can sign up as usual from Monday but please let Captain Ric Wymer know your interest to represent Tee Set as noted below….

Most urgent are any room bookings which those staying one or more nights of the week-end at the R Hotel may wish plus the BBQ numbers. If you’ve not already done so, check out the details on the dedicated page on the website: https://teesetgolf.wordpress.com/rancamaya-weekend-2021/ and then contact asap Mark Johnson with the required information: (1) which nights you wish to stay (2) preferred room type (3) back up room type in case (2) is unavailable (4) golf Saturday or not and finally (5) BBQ Saturday or not and number of guests. Mark’s email address is mark@ecomatpro.com and his WhatsApp is 0811865301. We will need to finalize the rooms under our booking, golf slots for Saturday and the BBQ numbers early this coming week so your assistance to help to confirm your participation is greatly anticipated if not already done. No need to reconfirm if you are already organized unless plans have changed.

For those arriving Friday 7th May, there will be a casual pick-up game in the afternoon or rumor has it that JAWS maybe relocating their game to Rancamaya from the currently scheduled Sentul Highlands – check with one of their admins to confirm. Otherwise the schedule is free and easy with no formal arrangements.

Saturday 8th May: the fun begins… for those wishing to partake of the formal activities, we will be hosting a small charity tournament, Rp150k contribution to be paid to your organizers, Roger Finnie and Craig Edwards with the game fee paid to the club of Rp750k. Registration and tee off from around 11.30am but later is fine so long as you are finished before 5.45pm in time for the scoring and prize-giving which will start from 6pm. Prizes for low net 1st, 2nd and 3rd, low gross 1st & 2nd plus skill prizes for Long Drive and Near Pin will be awarded – selected from those who have submitted their cards before 6pm to the hosts for scoring purposes. A thank you to those who have stepped forward to support these including David Prosser/Celebrity Fitness, John Brown, Gary Danskin and your hosts for the day: if anyone would like to make some additional contributions we’ll add prizes to day accordingly. Excess funds raised from the event will be going to the Fiona Unity Foundation in support of Lombok’s Forgotten Children.

Whether you are joining the above or not, everyone staying overnight, brave enough to travel back and forth on the day or staying near-by are welcome to join the BBQ which will commence from 6pm in the club house – upper floor usually based on previous years but just follow the noise. Cost is Rp350k per head and thanks to Dan Javier/PT Delta and Geoff Thwaites/Kojo there will be some added extras to the BBQ and refreshments to kick off the evening …. at least until they run out and so you are all recommended to bring some refreshments of your own choosing to see the night out before retiring for Sunday’s main event.

Sunday 9th May: it starts to get serious… being the last round of the D.O.G.S. elcectic cycle at Rancamaya those in contention will be gearing up to make a last push for the Big Dog which will be awarded that evening along with the other prizes on offer for the day and the cycle. Tee Set too will be hosting its regular Sunday event and so everyone is invited to join either or both of these events – society fee of Rp100k before teeing off to each society however if you want to double your chances. Game fee of Rp750k to the club as usual. However the main event will be the annual match for the Juergen Degert Trophy and if you have not already informed Captain Ric Wymer of your interest and availability to represent Tee Set please do so asap at teeset.jakarta@gmail.com. He’ll greatly appreciate keen volunteers and knowing several, if not all of his 22 slots are filled as soon as possible.

Post round, score cards to the respective scorers before enjoying a well earned shower and refreshments at the club house. Prize presentations will follow for each Society and the award of the new Juergen Degert Trophy, the last one apparently not having survived the pandemic after most recently being seen partying at Riverside after last year’s event! Thereafter a relaxing trip back to Jakarta or further nights at Rancamaya as you may have arranged…. and thoughts of next year!

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Sunday 25 April 2021, Monthly Medal, Cengkareng Golf Club

As we say each month, the day is normally all about the play on Monthly Medal day, and today was perhaps the strongest performance to par we have seen across a Tee Set field. Out of 39 players, five shot rounds of 40 points or over, and 15 shot 36 points (par) or better. Even the wildlife came out for a look….

This day – 25 April – was also very important to many of us as ANZAC Day, a recognition of fallen Australian and New Zealand soliders, and now Turkish soldiers, who fought and died in the Battle of Gallipoli. Bill respectfully recognised the day and toasted those who had served, including the Whispering President and sponsor of the Monthly Medal, Geoff, who served Australia in Vietnam and later in Indonesia, before starting Kojo.

Now, we would normally lead with a photo of the winner, no not Ric, but Bruce Smart, with 44 points. However, Bruce teed off with Roger in the first group at 11.15am – millionaires’ golf – and finished by 3.20pm, so took off early. Ric himself led the C graders in today with a strong 38 point showing, not enough to win anything but enough to show off the plaque with past winners – joined now by Bruce. Jeremy and Al followed Bruce in with very strong 41 point rounds; Al took off before awards but Jeremy was all smiles. Rav led the A graders in with 40 points, but was denied due to a minor stuff up and will get his cash and photo awarded next week.

Our newcomer to Tee Set but well known to many of us as DOGS Interleague Captain and Saturday regular, won Low Gross with a fine 74, great to welcome you on a Sunday, Gary. While we are at it, big welcome backs to Craig and Bobby after 21 and 20 weeks, Richard after 12 and the trifecta of William, Bruce and Robert who we hadn’t seen for 6 weeks a piece.

A special mention to Harry for his eagle on hole 5 and to Mark for first birdie. Matt scored the first sandy and Roger was his ever miserly 27 to win Low Putts. In the skill prizes, longest drive for men was won by Bobby with 261m and Juju with 188m and Zach had Nearest to the Pin at 2m, which he converted into his first ever birdie, well done Zach!!

For all scores, see here. In matchplay, Bill played to handicap but Juju was far hotter and won 4 and 3. Since then, Geoff played his match against 2018 champ Jens and won 5 and 3.

Now….to finish off…a harvest of 9 skirts – no wonder the Treasurer is smiling!!! And some big names among them…featured here in a collection of shots.

And on that note…to next week….

Next Up: Sunday 1 May 2021, Permata Sentul, 11.30am, 750k with carts, Preferred Tees

Great staff, tasty food, tricky course, great area, register here.

And don’t forget the following weekend is the Rancamaya Tee Set – DOGS weekend – details here. Tee Setters wanting to represent their society in matchplay under captain Ric’s leadership in the Battle for the Juergen Degert Memorial Trophy can do so by emailing teeset.jakarta@gmail.com and letting your intentions be known.

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Late Reminder: Sunday 25 April 2021, Monthly Medal, Cengkareng Golf Club

It’s never too late!!!! Your scribe has been travelling so missed our normal cut off…but

Register here if you have not already.

Also…we are trialling different options for managing competitions and handicaps in a more integrated way online, so for this week, Geoff has set up a game on the Mygolf2U application and encourages everyone to register on there as well, so we can test it out. The DOGS have been using this app this season and ideally we want transferrable handicaps across societies so we’ll test it out. Ultimately we are looking for what is best for players in terms of convenience, quick results after comps and reliable handicapping. This year is a bit about trying new ways, so we’ll get there.

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Sunday 18 April 2021, Klub Golf Bogor Raya

The Day

Bogor Raya is a place of beauty. The botanical gardens, the clubhouse facilities and the beautiful people make every visit a highlight of our year. Bill returned to collect his certificate for the Hole-in-One he had last year; it took a while to work out why both his first name and his surname had to have two “L”s but eventually they got it right so he now has a great momento for the man cave wall. A big thanks to Roger for stepping in to the admin role and ably handling the results manually in the absence of the laptop, which was having a sleepover.

Welcome for the first time to Nick and welcome backs to Andy and Ronan after 33 weeks away, Wayne after 20 weeks away and Guillame and Ian after 11 and 10 weeks away.

The Play

Overall scoring was very solid, full scores here.

The round of the day went to the fast improving Diarmuid with a net 60 – great to see – with fellow Irish boy band member Ronan singing the same tune with a fine 62. Ronan is one of the longest hitters we see from time to time, prone to use several fairways to get to the green, but clearly on target today, well done mate! Adrian (missing from pics below) shot a fine 68 to take Low Net A grade, shooting the lowest gross score of the day at 78, along with Roger, who was awarded Low Gross. For those who don’t know, Tee Set is a “net golfing society”, so Low Net takes precedence in prizes. Dougy burst out of the gates to take first birrrrrdie on the first hole, along with Richard, but he also had Low Putts, so one prize was enough, and he’s smiling! Al had the first sandy par but was not around for photos.

There were three skirts – Al and Andy B scuttled off before photos but it must be said they paid their fine – but Zach hung around long enough, and was rewarded, with a nice cold beer, instead of the skirt and wig, which was also having a sleepover, with the laptop.

A big thanks to the photographer, I think it was Geoff, or the talented photographer he organised to hold the camera, for excellent shots during presentations.

Next Up: Sunday 25 April 2021, Monthly Medal, Cengkareng Golf Club

It’s that time again, the battle is on for the champion golfer….of the month! As usual for Monthly Medal, men will play off the blue tees. Please sign up here as usual. Green fees are 875k for walking. First tee time is 11.45am.

Pace of play is monitored by the course for each group and is getting better each month, so keep up the focus and keep up with the group in front.

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Next Up: Sunday 18 April 2021, Klub Golf Bogor Raya, 950k with carts, 12 noon

Last call to come and join us for another treat at one of our favourite courses, Bogor Raya, playable at this price as part of Ramadan specials offered by the top courses. Sign up here as usual.

During the month Ramadan, please remember that your caddies and the clubhouse staff are fasting, so cut them some slack, be extra kind! See you next week!!!

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