What looked like a strong turn-out as we woke up Sunday morning became a healthy one by tee off as various commitments for work, injuries and good Saturday night outs accounted for 7 or 8 sign-ups during the morning. Imperial unusually presented an early logistical challenge as the car park was overly full on arrival leaving several players needing to undertake a short hike from an over-flow area outside the course grounds after dropping off their bags. Less unusually was the late in the day discussion on starting time which after some negotiating assistance remained at 11.55am off both tees… an issue we were to discover they resolved by sending 5 balls and 6 balls off ahead of us from the 1st tee making it painstakingly slow going for those starting on the front 9 including our match play finalists … frustrations then further exasperated by a lack of beer at the drinks huts whilst we waiting for our turns to tee off….!!
These irritations aside, we were to enjoy excellent weather and a course playing in good condition. The fairways were well presented and greens running smoothly, whether they were fast or slow seemed to be based on where Saturday’s round had been played but nobody was to be caught out with a fine either way.! Overall always a good golfing challenge reflected by only 2 players shooting under their handicap on the day.
A warm Tee Set welcome to Pongsak Dejmark (pictured above 2nd right) and a welcome back to Geoff Thwaites after 39 weeks. A thank you to VP Ric Wymer for the scoring and presentations and to Craig Edwards and Jens Roestel for their assistance with the mornings administration.
No Monster Putter and a solitary skirt to Indar Dhaliwal belied a course which caught most players out at least once in the round, evidenced by the long list of Most Strokes contenders headed by Craig Edwards and David Baglivo.
A difficult front nine saw David Prosser roar home to take home Most Improved whilst Michael Mueller and Warut Waramit shared First Sandy. Newcomer Pongsak Dejmark was awarded First Birdie and Jari Antikainen Low Putts.
Channeling his inner Bryson DeChambeau, our own long hitting Gaurav Shirke took home Low Gross whilst our Low Net winners were Steve Sutton, Srinivas Murthy and Indar Dhaliwal.
Congratulations to all our winners and detailed results are here: Imperial 1511Results
Tee Set Match-Play Championships: Final
Sunday saw the final of this year’s Match-Play played out between 2 of Tee Set’s stalwarts in the Inter-League team and refereed by 2019 Champion Roger Finnie. The match was a long one as it got held up by the slow groups in front which made for a disjointed round but the final result saw Arnold Castillon win 4&2 over Mark Johnson. Congratulations to both players for reaching the final of a competitive competition this year and to Arnold who received the Ric Wymer Match-Play Trophy from the man himself during the prize-giving.
Tee Set Championships: Saturday 28th November 2020 at Cengkareng Golf Course –Full so Waiting List is Open
With just 13 days to go, we are in the home stretch with arrangements for the 2020 Tee Set Championships. Registrations are open here: 2020-tee-set-championship-registration/. A thank you to the Cengkareng management who allocated a few extra spots so we could accommodate 112 players but we are already fully subscribed so any further sign-ups will 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 by name
We will be providing the groups to Cengkareng on Friday this week for their preparation and so if anyone has a major objection to their proposed group allocation please contact Roger Finnie asap – because of the knock-on effects to other groups, we will not be making further changes after Friday other than to accommodate drop-outs and reserve players. To more easily see your assigned grouping please check here: Sign Up tracking 2020 by flight
President Election: Nominations are now closed and a new President will be appointed by those Tee Set members present at the Championships on 28th November.
Next Up: Gading Raya Sunday 15th November 2020
Back to one of our favourite courses as we head out down the Tangerang-Merak toll to Gading Raya where we are well looked after. This Graham Marsh design is a nice but challenging parkland style course and we usually see some good scores returned as it offers plenty of scoring opportunities for those playing well. Equally, the strategically placed bunkers and gentle turns in the fairways can present a challenge for the unwary. With our good tee times, we’ll be finished nice and early leaving plenty of time to enjoy the service and refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards.
Tee times off 1 & 10 at 11.30am have been confirmed along with the attractive pricing of Rp850,000 with carts. If you are able to join us please sign up here and we look forward to seeing all who can make it on Sunday.