Our first formal game back in over 2 months and an excellent turnout at the ever popular Cengkareng. With social distancing arrangements in place, we minimized the pre- and post-match gathering with the prize-giving announcements/prizes mostly postponed for another week: meaning that our winners on the day are sitting with a small credit in the Tee Set coffers. It didn’t prevent a large snafu in the awards however… more of which below.
The Cengkareng team were excellent as usual despite the players being suitably spread out, never more so in the professionalism with which they took care of Craig Edwards when he accidentally stood on a cobra near the 13th hole. A quick trip to the hospital and an anti-venom treatment saw him back to reassure us all of his good fortune before we departed in the evening. Many thanks to the GM Kurt and all his team.
Out on the course, the fairways and greens were in excellent shape, the rough a little gnarly and with the weather fair through-out, there were some excellent scores returned. With a slightly earlier start, we were also able to get round in good time despite the higher than booked turn-out.
A pleasure to welcome 3 newcomers Tim Fehling, Rosalia Tjokro and Jay Croakley. Everybody was officially a welcome back after 2 months of Tee Set hibernation!
As mentioned we did a very curtailed prize-giving so all the winners from the regular prizes will be receiving their prizes at a future event…. As will our actual Monthly Medal winner Mikko Koskiverta who had made an error in adding up his scorecard which we only picked up on when entering scores today, meaning he and not Hana Ariestya took home the shield. Thank you to Hana for her understanding on the matter and we will arrange the photo with the shield next week Mikko.
Less difficult were the Monthly Medal skill prizes with Juju Juhaeriah and Simon Reynolds winning the Long Drives and Emiliano Marcelo stiffing his shot to 2 feet to win NTP on the day.
Thanks for everyone’s understanding on the day as we managed our come-back and to Jens Roestel and VP Ric Wymer for their assistance with the administration on the day.
Tee Set Match Play Championships
Sunday saw the resumption of play in the competition with Santi Miller and Timo Karonen playing out a thrilling draw. Both decided to replay their match so they will recommence battle next Sunday.
A reminder that the rest of the first knock-out round matches are due to be completed by 28th June (previously 12th April) so we can complete the tournament by November as usual.
Forthcoming Tee Set events
We are still busy sorting out the schedule both in terms of course availability – starting with next Sunday as below – and in terms of balancing all the more formal events into the calendar. Some dates which we are earmarking over the next couple of months are as follows:
- Match vs DOGS June 14th @ Riverside: The next JIL round has been rescheduled to July 12th and we have therefore arranged the DOGS vs Tee Set match, itself previously planned for 10th May, to this date since by good fortune they are playing Riverside for the current tournament schedule. Captain Simon Reynolds is looking to recruit a team of 16-20 players to represent Tee Set in the match and the day is a normal day so all Tee Setters are welcome to join. We will follow the golf with a BBQ & Beers (own account);
- JIL July 12th @ Riverside: Usual Tee Set Sunday event and next round of JIL (postponed from above date);
- World Cup of Tee Set August 2nd @ Riverside: Tentative date for this event, moved from 12th July. Event Supremos Craig Edwards and Jens Roestel will be tapping up the captains to help arrange the teams for this popular event so please put your hand up to submit a team and participate in this fun event. Last year 20 teams battled it out for the trophy with the United Nations edging everyone out;
- Birthday Anniversary Scramble 9th August @ Matoa: As the current schedule and details to follow shortly.
Next Up: Emeralda Sunday 7th June 2020
Our plan was to return to Gading Raya this week but with the course unable to confirm the timing of re-opening, we have rescheduled and instead booked 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.
Thanks to Divya Ahuja for his excellent support on the booking and rate negotiation on our behalf. The price is Rp700k including cart and with an 11.00am 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.