Sunday was the first round of the JIL 2020 season and a return to Riverside for the matches. With 48 players taking part in the league and a further 20 players joining for our regular event, a healthy 36 players joined the Tee Set game for the week.
Despite all the rains recently, the course was in excellent shape thanks to the investment in drainage in recent years and we all enjoyed some of the best conditions we have seen for some weeks. The weather was also very cooperative with no rain interruptions during the day even if the odd heavenly grumble was heard a few times during the afternoon. Our only challenge was a busy course and with the morning competition still ongoing at our tee off time, we were to be out there for 5 1/2 hours. This unfortunately meant we lost a few players before the final prize-giving.
A warm Tee Set welcome to 2 new players this week, Steve Conlin and Srinivas Murthy and a warm welcome back to Ronald Dimaculangan after 64 weeks.
Thank you to VP Ric Wymer and our Secretary Beby for all their hard work on the day for the registrations, scoring and prize-giving. Photos of the day are here.
Lift, clean place and playing off the white tees for men helped ensure some competitive returns were made on the day but Riverside has several tricky holes and greens which are always going to help keep the Treasurer happy.
2 skirts on the day with Keith Gorman and Michael Mueller both looking the part whilst Juju Juhairiah edged out 5 others for Most Strokes. Monster Putter was taken by Chang Hyun Park. First Par for Handicaps >=30 went (again) to Timo Karonen whilst Most Improved was secured by Matthew Cherrett and First Sandy by Lis Wymer.
Bill Lloyd took home First Birdie and newcomer Srinivas Murthy was our Low Putter on the day. Simon Reynolds was Low Gross whilst our best net on the day was Jiro Kamigatakuchi, joined by Rakesh Surampudi and Roger Finnie in the Low Net winners circle.
Detailed results for the day are here: Riverside Results 08-03-20
New Captain, Simon Reynolds, sent out his inaugural team selection to represent Tee Set in the first round of 2020’s JIL matches. Some excellent play by the team but a couple of close results fell Sandbagger’s way and we went down 3-7. In other matches, Pocksia and Cloggies shared the spoils 5-5 whilst Sentul Swingers edged out defending champions Tin Cups 6-4. The next round of matches will be on 19th April.
Congratulations to Juju Juhairiah who won Ladies long drive in the JIL skills challenge.
Although quite a few Tee Setters have put their hand up for the team, Simon will be happy to hear from any other players wishing to be included to the squad; if you are looking for more details please check out our Inter-league page on the website.
Tee Set Match-Play
2 games played at Riverside on Sunday in the first knock-out round with Lorenzo Marengo winning 7&6 over Michael Seabrook and Mark Johnson defeating Mike Webb 4&3.
Please do not forget to report your results to James Ross by email and for those yet to play the first round games, please note the deadline for this round is 12th April. Check out the Match Play page for more information as needed.
Next Up: Emeralda 15th March 2020
A bit like the proverbial bus, after waiting many months for a confirmed booking we are offered a quick return visit after only 2 weeks. Originally, we were scheduled to visit Matoa and play an inaugural event with SMOGS this week but due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to move this event back a month and with the offer of a return visit to Emeralda in hand, it was an easy decision to go back there again.
Therefore, for the third week in a row we take a small trip down the Jagorawi toll to junction ni..ni..ni.. nineteen (ed: google Paul Hardcastle if you miss this one…) to the excellent Emeralda, a course which has proven popular with Tee Setters over the last couple of years. With its 27 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer you can walk the footsteps of legends whilst enjoying one of the more picturesque courses we will play all year.
The rate is Rp999k including cart and with an 11.30am tee time we will be able to enjoy fully the day and not be too late returning home. To come and join in all the fun of a Tee Set Sunday please sign up here.
Ramadan Golf Week-ends May 2020
The quieter traffic on the Jagorawi Toll during this period makes it an excellent time to head a little bit further into the Bogor area for our golf events. Your committee has therefore decided to arrange 2 long week-end opportunities in early May and both options are now shown on the Tee Set website main menu.
Please do send your confirmations to Bill and Mark as soon as possible since the hotel rooms book up early.
As usual we will be playing our annual match against the Djakarta Old Golfing Society at Rancamaya and this has been set for the week-end of 9th and 10th May. We will have a social round on Saturday followed by a BBQ, which will be sponsored for Tee Set regulars, and then the regular society golf days on Sunday in parallel to our match versus the D.O.G.S. for the Juergen Degert Trophy. Accommodation options are being arranged at the R Hotel so there is no need to return to Jakarta overnight.
The week-end before includes a public holiday on Friday 1st May so we are planning a stay and play long-week-end at Gunung Geulis after our excellent visit there last year. Options include 1,2 or 3 nights at the Royal Tulip Hotel and golf to match – with the D.O.G.S. at Rancamaya on Saturday the same week-end, a visit there could also be combined with Tee Set golf on the East Course Friday and West Course Sunday.
More details of the Gunung Geulis week-end are posted here. Please contact Bill Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org directly to confirm your interest and details of which package you wish to book.
More details of the Rancamaya week-end are posted here. Please contact Mark Johnson email@example.com directly to confirm your interest and details of which package you wish to book.
Thank you to Bill and Mark for their efforts in putting these 2 packages together along with John & Sarah Brown for their negotiation and arrangements with Rancamaya.
As always, for those just wishing to join either or both events for Sunday only, we welcome you to come and join the fun. Bookings for Sunday only will be via the normal sign-up which will open in the week before each event.