Sunday 26th September 2021, Tee Set Monthly Medal

We were lucky to be able to stage our first Tee Set Monthly Medal for several months – 46 players, held thanks to the generous sponsorship of Kojo, but with no presentation or photos, so Jon Rahm helped us out with some of his recent snaps.

Our winner this month does share one similarity with Jon Rahm, an abbreviated back swing, ok perhaps the occasional long range putt. He is not known for his celebratory fist pumps or 300+ yard bombs, but he was clearly getting something right this week with a net 65, 3 strokes clear of the runner up. I did see signs he was finding some form last week, and great to see it held together for two strong nines particularly the front nine (37 gross, 31 net). Note that this was an historic win, the first since we changed the format of Monhtly Medals to net strokeplay after years of it being stableford. So it is only fitting that an historic person was the winner……

Yes, congratulations Mark Johnson, the September 2021 Tee Set Monthly Medallist.

Four players were tied for second, forcing a count back, which was decided in favour of Timo, followed by Ezra, Sami and Holger. Former Tee Set Vice President and Bevage Trophy winner and now JAWS Captain, Simon, was welcomed back with a fine round of 75 and Low Gross for the day. Reigning Tee Set Champion, Cucu, led the ladies in with a very strong net 70.

All completed scores provided here.

Thanks to Roger, Geoff and Bill for putting the day together and to the Club, as usual, for such a great job balancing golf and great service with all of the health protocols. Any problems players had with the app were ironed out, although there was a report of scores being wiped during the round, so let us know about anything like this by email and we will work through it.

Coming Up: Sunday 3rd October 2021, Gading Raya

A change of scenery this week, but we are still not ready to return to presentations and gatherings, so sign up through the MyGolf2U app and we will go from there. The format will be stableford. Ladies will be playing off red tees and gents off preferred tees – white or blue depending how you want to play the course.

Whether you choose white or blue tees, please make sure to enter the correct tee box when opening the app to start scoring. This will generate your correct handicap for the course and tee box. At the end of the competition, all scores will be stableford.

Tee Set Committee Nominations

Thanks for the nominations to date and we hope they will keep coming to teeset.jakarta@gmail.com. Nominations will close two weeks before the Championships, 14th November, to allow the new Committee to form and work out what gets put to Tee Setters at the Championships.

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Sunday 19th September, 2021: Welcome back again!!

These were not the scenes on Sunday, although Andrew’s eagle may have prompted similar celebrations. Suffice to say the excitement is once again building in golf groups wherever we are.

A rain delayed start and some very slow non-Tee Setters on the course did not prevent all 43 players from finishing. Scores were not even close to last week’s bonanza, but there were strong rounds across the grades.

Welcome to Tee Set for James and Honey, and big welcome backs to Leon after 36 weeks, Jaco after 32 weeks, Matthew, Craig and Jude.

Thanks again to Roger and the club for making such a smooth operation, and thanks to all players for using the MyGolf2U app and allowing us to focus on our golf.

Again the event was stableford format and Riche led the field in with 40 points, followed by Indar with 39 points and Matthew and Dan on 38 points. Sally led the ladies in with 35 points and Andrew again had the lowest gross score with 78.

For all results please click here.

Next Up: Sunday 26th September, 2021: Tee Set Monthly Medal

After several months, we are again ready to play our Monthly Medal – changed for the first time to a net strokeplay scoring format, consistent with standard practice. Play will be off the blue tees for gents and red tees for ladies.

Registrations are again through the MyGolf2U app but have filled up quickly so if you wish to register, please contact Roger on +628113891350 as we have a reserve flight, and players do drop out.

We are returning to our welcome back course, the course we usually play our Monthly Medals on, with the same rules and protocols we have been following. We have had discussions with other great courses and have booked them over the next few weeks. The revised schedule will be confirmed later in the week.

Nominations for Tee Set Committee, 2021-22

At each Tee Set Championship event in November, an election is held to determine who will be running Tee Set over the following year. In past years, a President has been elected, but in 2020, a Committee was elected, and the Committee subsequently elected a Chair. The current Committee has voted by majority to continue this into 2021, so the election will be for a Committee. The next Committee may decide to go back to a President, it’s up to them.

All Tee Setters, especially our ladies who have not yet been on Committee as far as we can recall, are encouraged to nominate themselves or someone they think can represent them on the Committee. Of course, nominees have to agree. The Committee communicates with each other mainly online, and decisions are made on a majority basis. New ideas and new faces are very much welcome. We have survived for this long, including this year, because of our capacity to get on with each other and adapt. Tee Set is a fun golf society – which means the Committee always tries to keep fun and golf in balance. There is no Constitution and only one rule – a player must be able to stand unassisted on the first tee box. Everything else we try to work out based on common sense.

Please forward nominations to our official email teeset.jakarta@gmail.com.

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Reminder: Sunday 19th September 2021

A really good response for Sunday’s round. There are 4 spots left so go to the MyGolf2U and register, or contact Roger if you are having any troubles accessing the app and he will help. Like last week, detailed instructions will be emailed to each player registered.

Please use the app for scoring, either during or immediately after the round, and ask your playing partners to assist of needed. The results will be generated by the app, and it will help us ensure your handicap is correct in future.

Change in the Monthly Medal Format

We have not been able to play our Monthly Medal for several months now, but will start again next week, Sunday 26th September. The Committee has made a decision to bring our Monthly Medal in line with standard practice and adopt a net scoring format for monthly medals, rather than stableford as it has been in the past.

Stableford and other formats (scramble, fourball for examples) will be used in other weeks. To increase speed of play when playing stableford format, players are encouraged to pick up when they can no longer score on a hole. Obviously if you pick up, you disqualify yourself from winning low putts, but we are not currently counting putts anyway, so let’s put that aside for now.

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Sunday 12th September 2021, Welcome Back Round!!!

Great to see 44 Tee Setters back again at one of our favourite courses in fantastic conditions for golf!! Continuing restrictions on gathering meant no presentations, but the leaderboard was able to be shared online through the MyGolf2U app. It was the first time we used the app exclusively for registration, pairings and scoring. Thanks to all for observing the rules and making it easy for everyone. A big thanks to Roger for liaising with the club on registrations and pairing, and Geoff for all the behind the scenes work in setting up the competititon on the app.

Of the 44 players, 31 submitted scores directly through the app and another 9 were added later. We could not find score cards for the remaining 4 players. Next week we will be using the same system at the same course and we hope to get everyone counted!!!

Our Stableford Points leaderboard….

And our Low Gross leaderboard….

Detailed results by player are here:

One of our best scoring fields with 24 players – over half the field – shooting par (36 points) or better. Tied at 41 points were TPS, Diana, Richie and Tom, so we had to go to a countback. We realised Tom had 43 points, but had not entered in the last hole into the app (forgiven this time), so he was clearly the winner. Final results: 4th Diana, 3rd Riche, 2nd TPS, 1st Tom. All will get prizes next time we see you.

Well done Tom and welcome back everyone.

Now normally for a Monthly Medal we only count stableford, but for this week (and next week) given it’s a welcome back, we are recognising Low Gross, which was won by Andrew with 75. We’ll start mixing up the formats again, and having Monthly Medal, as soon as we get back to normal.

In the matchplay, Adrian (39) and Timo (38) were both in form but Timo managed to choose just the right holes to win 2 and 1 and advance to the finals.

Next Up: Sunday 19th September 2021, Welcome Back (Again)

We return next Sunday to see if we can better what must have been a scoring record for Tee Set last Sunday. Same course, same time, same format (stableford) and the same rules apply although we expect dining capacity to be increased as restrictions are further relaxed. This is the club’s call.

Please register and score on MyGolf2U. If, like me, you prefer not to enter in scores during play, please do so immediately after your round, so the leaderboard can tally scores as soon as possible after the last flight comes in. Pay your 100k at the same time as you pay your green fees. Tees will be blue for gents and red for ladies.

We expect all our usual courses to welcome us in the next few weeks so we can resume a more normal schedule, but for now we are very grateful to be playing golf again. The access and gathering requirements are set by the Government and the clubs, so we will do our best to talk with the managements and make our guidance to you as clear as possible so you are free to enjoy your golf safely and hassle free.

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Welcome Back Sunday 12th September 2021

As announced earlier in the week, we will have a welcome back round this Sunday. All the details regarding the day, sign-ups, flights and scoring will be done through the app so please go to it if you still wish to join us – there are 2 spots left then we are closed for further registrations, unless someone drops out of course!. Let Roger know if you are wanting to join but it’s already full and he will monitor and advise you if a space frees up – note there are no walk-ins this week as the course in under strict guidelines for it’s operations, which includes pre-bookings only.

All the registered players will receive an email shortly regarding the protocols which are in place at the club and which we need to follow on Sunday. There are regular control visits, mostly unannounced, and so we need to comply at all times with the rules, which are there for our safe enjoyment of the round. Also, in the same vein, we will not be having our regular administration so the email will also cover the arrangements we have put in place for Sunday.

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Sunday 5th September 2021, Tee Set Global Hybrid Final Round

No overseas rounds this week but travelling lovebirds, Tom and Cucu sent us a great photo from my favourite course in the world, Merapi, perched on the side of an active volcano with evidence of recent lava flows, the site of many eruptions!!!!

Ric came back to golf playing with the SMOG guys at Pondok Cabe, swinging smooth and free without the admin burden on his shoulders. The ladies were back in force last week too – enjoying the jumping around more than the golf – and preferring not to tell us their scores.

In total we counted 9 scores this weeks, whether you officially entered or not. After catching up with Iris on Tuesday and hearing about her first round back at Jags and her experience at BSD reception, I felt compelled to include her in this week’s post, so I could share her story. Many courses are now offering senior discounts for us 55 and overs…great deal….and Iris being so fresh and youthful was charged full rate then asked for ID before being given the discount!!! Very impressive Ibu, or should we say Mbak….

Solid rounds by Mark 33 at Cengkareng, Craig 36 at Emeralda and Shawn 37 at PJ but the joint winners this week on 38 points are Ric and Jiro – both at Podok Cabe. Great effort by Ric on his first round back ensuring he remains part of Tee Set history by having a global win on the record and a second “Global” victory for Jiro.

Next Up: Sunday 12th September 2021, Welcome Back to Tee Set RoundNOW FULL. IF YOU SIGNED UP AND CANNOT JOIN PLEASE DE-REGISTER SO WE CAN RELEASE THE SLOT TO THE WAITING LIST – no walk-ins on the day; registered players only

While we are all working our way through the easing of restrictions and lifting of capacities at our favourite golf courses, it is still not possible to make group bookings with courses, however, if you go to the MyGolf2U application this week you will be able to register for our Welcome Back round. This will allow the course to register you as individuals and will enable us to run a Tee Set competition on the application without forming as a Tee Set group.

The course requires proof of vaccination. If you have vaccinated overseas, show your certificate and ID matching the certificate. Locker rooms are still not open and restaurant capacity is limited. There will not be a presentation ceremony but fees will be collected and prizes given, all without gathering. All registrations and scores must be through the MyGolf2U app, which enables super fast processing of results. Not all categories will be recognised but prizes will be adjusted to make up for it.

Please register by Wednesday night if possible. We will accept registrations later but it’s easier for the club is they have plenty of advanced notice of bookings. Getting there, step by step….

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Correction….

We have a Mick and a Mike in Texas – apologies to Mick (the man with the sox) for getting your name wrong and thanks and regards to Mike, a Tee Set regular and supporter of the Bandung Bash for so long, for taking part as well.

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Reminder: Sunday 5th September, 2021: Tee Set Global Final Round

After 7 weeks of our global experiment, we have seven winners and one special mention.

In order as played, our winners are: Santi (UK), Neil (US), Neil (US) again, Axel (Bandung – 2000th event), Michael (Takara) and Terence (Bali) – joint winners that week, Jiro (Pondok Cabe) and Craig (Suvarna). Mick (now corrected) in Texas gets a special mention for his 40 points in the second round, impressive off a 9 handicap, as well as for the best pair of sox we have seen in the Tee Set colours.

We are maintaining this format again for one last time before we return to Sunday competition on Sunday 12th September. We have to continue a low key approach still so this game has been created on the MyGolf2U app as “Welcome Back”, a sort of soft opening…..

All registrations and scores need to be entered through the app. The competition will be managed entirely through the app. Again if you prefer, you can keep a scorecard and enter scores at the end of your round. Registration fees will be collected on arrival. The results are clear on the app and prizes will be distributed quietly, without too much ceremony.

OK, enough of the admin….I was told at the pub last night that Tee Set was not enough fun. Clearly has missed out somewhere but something for us to work on. See you at the Welcome Back!

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Sunday 29th August 2021, Tee Set Global Hybrid

Entries this week from the US, the UK, Cengkareng, Pangkalan Jati (the basecamp of teak), Pondok Cabe (the field of chilli), Sedayu and Suvarna. There was also a round at Karawang International – that was overturned by a better card but thanks Shawn for the three entries this week.

Rav and the gang are back from Bali but not yet ready to move away from the seaside courses or the tourist snaps, joined here by Divya (never shy of a snap himself) and Bobby who went back to Sedayu twice this week….and got bitten again twice, although Rav’s 8 shot improvement in rounds showed some lessons were learnt.

From overseas, we had the much awaited grudge match of Neil and Ian in Miami – which fizzled into a 25 point tie (no count back or play off)- no doubt both felt the pressure and a fair amount of sledging during backswings and clutch putts. Santi in Liverpool has been working on a posh version of the scouse accent and on her game (3 or 4 days a week according to hubby), and carded a 28 pointer this week.

Overall 17 scores were entered, with the under 30 pointers consisting of Ian and Neil, Santi, Andy, Steve (and with a sandy par – sorry omitted from first edition), Divya, Emil and Indar. On 31 we had James and Geoff, whispering through the Suvarna landscape like a zephyr, on 32 we had Shawn at PJ, Bobby and Rav at Sedayu, on 36 we had Dougy at PJ and Mark at Cengkers, Michael had a very spicy 41 points at Pondok Cabe, but revenge was sweet with our winner this week, Craig (the stretched version), carding 42 points at Suvarna, after being rolled on the last by Michael at Takara a couple of weeks earlier….now feeling like a plonker writing in the third person.

I’m sure there were many other games and, remember, in the current conditions, we are taking cards from days other than the weekend, so send in all your cards and any photos, and we’ll include your best score and your worst photo. In the spirit of gentlemanly discretion, we will not declare what day you played.

Preparing to Resume Comps

We are working with clubs to make sure our return to normal comps is safe and as enjoyable as ever – we have had to skip a couple of big days for us – the 2000th event and our Birthday Scramble – but that’s nothing given what’s going on. Cengkareng have kindly offered to host our first round back but we cannot confirm the date yet, because of official capacity constraints associated with the courses, so we will wait until everything is clear and return to competition at Cengkareng soon.

To make admin safer and simpler, we ask everyone now to load the MyGolf2U app on your phone and start recording all of the rounds you are playing. When we start comps again, we will be using the app to support our competitions. Adhe will continue to be at the course as our Comp Manager but we don’t want players gathering around her or other members of the committee with scores, so all of these will need to be entered on the app. You can do this after each hole or after the round, if you prefer to keep a hardcopy scorecard as well – and you will need this if you are playing dots (ask Bill). If you have a gifted and enthusiastic playing partner like the Whispering One, they will enter your score for you….best deal. There are some bugs to iron out still but we can only do this if we start using the app live as a basis for our scoring and handicaps. It gives us a few months before the Championships in November to work with it and line it up with our longstanding database of records. At the Championships, we will put it to a vote to confirm whether we adopt it moving forward.

Next Up: Sunday 5th September 2021, Tee Set Global Hybrid Continues

That’s right…..keep the tradition alive by entering your scores and sending in your photos…not long to go before we can return to a weird sort of normal, but this is keeping us going for now, and it’s awesome to be playing golf again.

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Next Up: Sunday 29th August 2021 – Tee Set Global Hybrid Continues

Still unable to hold our regular group comps, players are organising their own flights at various courses around Jakarta. There are flights booked already at Pondok Cabe and Geoff is happy to book a flight or two at one of the courses on the Jagorawi Toll, obviously respecting the rules and the clubs who host us by limiting numbers and not gathering. I think we still have the Bali Wanderers too conjuring up some fun, so get in touch with them if you are in Bali. Contact us at teesetcards@gmail.com if you want to follow these guys up and we’ll put you in touch.

Coming Up: Asia Tigers 45 Hole Challenge, Friday 24th September 2021 (subject to restrictions being relaxed)

One of the great events on the Jakarta Golfing calendar, the 45 hole challenge has been rescheduled as above, along with the 18 hole challenge which starts later and runs parallel, for the fainter hearted among us (that’s me). Asian Tigers will be working with the club to ensure all health requirements are met, and the event is still of course subject to Government restrictions being relaxed, which will be known closer to the date and looks more likely with case numbers coming down.

This is not a Tee Set event but our current Committee Dude among Dudes, Bill, founded and hosts it every year, and Tee Setters enthusiastically support it, so put it in your diary. Stay hydrated, avoid chafing (nasty), work the rules to your advantage. Get your name in now.

Register with Nurung on 08119555806 or by email nunsugi21@gmail.com.

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