The October surprise may still be missing in the Presidential elections, a hot topic amongst some at the first tee as we waited to start, but what was no surprise was the excellent turn-out of 55 players for our monthly medal as October usually sees our largest turnout outside of our special events. A few darkening clouds and rumbles of thunder as we were on our first few holes did not bode well for getting around unscathed but in the end a few drops of rain were all that fell and everyone was round just in time with the last groups finishing as darkness fell.
The course was in great condition and the greens rolling well so we saw several good scores turned in. Although the course was very busy, we got round in reasonable time although a few gaps opened up within our flights which left those last out straining their eyes in the half light…. a reminder to everyone to try and keep up with the group ahead ….
After the round, although a few players needed to rush off early, many stayed and enjoyed the hospitality at the clubhouse and the special treats brought by Lily Bristow so a thank you to her for the pies and pastels…
A warm Tee Set welcome to our newcomers, Hugues Thierry and Adam & Cindy Green as well as a warm welcome back to Detlef Bluemke who was visiting again after 80 weeks. Many thanks to VP Ric Wymer for managing the results and presentations with the able asisstance of Juju Juhaeriah and to Craig Edwards who managed the morning’s registrations and tee time groups.
An absent Most Strokes winner as Detlef Bluemke needed to head off early and thus also missing the skirt photo but fortunately Ric Wymer, Mike Riley, Srinivas Murthy and Terrance Martin were all up for the photo. Susanne Holl took home Monster Putter.
First Sandy went to Tom Grace, First Eagle to Arnold Castillon and First Birdie to Dave Prosser.
Hugues Thierry was our Most Improved and Detlef Bluemke won First Par for Handicaps >=30 although both missed out on collecting their prizes. Sharing Low Putts was Supachai Suesomboon and Gaurav Shirke. Many excellent scores saw Dave Prosser up for Low Gross and Santi Miller, Mike Riley and Srinivas Murthy (on a count-back from Arnold Castillon) up for Low Net.
In our Monthly Medal skill prizes, Bill Lloyd was NTP and Gaurav Shirke and Santi Miller taking the Long Drive honours. Our Monthly Medalist, holding off the chasing pack, was Juju Juhaeriah who had an excellent return of 43 points.
Congratulations to all our winners and detailed results are here: Cengkareng 2510 Results
Next Up: Riverside Sunday 1st November 2020 11.30am Shotgun
This Sunday we again take the short trip back down to Junction 19 on the Jagorawi toll as we visit the excellent Riverside course. The Greg Norman designed Riverside is always one of the most interesting challenges on the Tee Set schedule with the Shark’s trademark optical illusions regularly fooling the unwary.
This Sunday’s format will be a fun modified team scramble with teams of 4 playing together for some bottles of wine as prizes followed by a BBQ dinner, beers and the Jakarta Inter-League presentations. We will create teams on the day so no need to worry about this at registration but it you have a preferred group this is also fine – just tell us when you sign up.
The playing format is everyone tees off, pick the best drive then everyone plays their own ball into the hole from there. Each player scores their own stableford points and on par 3’s, all team members scores are counted, on par 4’s & 5’s, the best 2 team members scores are counted. Sum of points is the team score and the team with the most points will be the winner.
To join us for the fun of one of Jakarta’s finest courses on Sunday just sign up here as usual. Green fees of Rp850,000 including a shared cart and some free range balls with a tee time of 11.30pm.
(1) please be registered before 11.00am as we will have a shot-gun start and it takes a little more time to get bags/players organized out to the respective holes
(2) as JIL will be played off the white tees for men, we will play the white tees for Tee Set too. Ladies remain on the red tees.
Tee Set Championships: Saturday 28th November 2020 at Cengkareng Golf Course
With just over 4 weeks to go until the last week-end in November, we have launched sign-ups and other arrangements for the 2020 Tee Set Championships which will be on a Saturday this year as a change in schedule to go with the change in venue. Registrations are open here: 2020-tee-set-championship-registration/. The event field is limited to 100 players, so with 79 players already signed up, meaning we are already more than 70% reserved and there are just 21 slots remaining….any extras go onto the waiting list on a first come first reserved basis. A list of those signed up is here so those who think they have signed up can check we got your registration… if you signed up but don’t see your name please contact Roger asap: Sign Up tracking 2020
Call for sponsors
Thank you to those sponsors who have confirmed their renewal for this year’s event. Not unexpectedly, a few of our regular sponsors have also been challenged by the current situation are not able to renew so we are looking for a couple of new sponsors to ensure we can make the day run as smoothly as ever. Please contact Ric Wymer if you can help out at any level.
New President: Your Society Needs You!
With the existing President reaching his 4th Championship at the head of the Society, we are calling for new blood to step-up and take Tee Set forward. If you are willing to take on this prestigious position and wish to put your name in the hat for the election which will be held at the Championships, please contact our election convener, Keith Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
LAST CALL: check out the Classified’s Page
- 30th October: ISCO & German Open Cup at Imperial 12.30pm tee off, includes lunch, dinner & prizes
- 1st November: Yayasan TOPI Pitch & Putt charity day