By its very nature, as largely a Jakarta home for expatriated golf lovers, Tee Set sees its members come and go, some quickly and others only after a very long time and even, for a lucky few, never.
No matter how long they stay, we find that those who go are often keen to keep in touch with Tee Set one way or another – and in fact the old e-mail newsletter was sent to rather more people out of country than in Indonesia, and our Web Site is read all over the globe every week.
Sometimes those who have moved return for a game or two and this is always a delight – and some even let us know what it happening in their golf world now that they have escaped the Tee Set. This section of the website brings some of those happenings to a wider audience.
So, should you have left us and would like to share a little of your new golfing life or perhaps some memories of your time with Tee Set then we would just love to put it up here.
13th April 2020
Alex Kushnir Former Tee Set President – Joined 2005
Alex is a former President of Tee Set and still follows the weekly blogs to keep up with what is happening in Jakarta despite having departed some years ago to the USA. Alex has been contributing to his own blog for over 30 years, offering his unique insights to what is going on the world at the time of writing. For those with plenty of time on your hands, you can catch up with his latest musings at : debugger2.blogspot.com.
13th March 2020
Matt Otto – Active member 2016 – 2020
“Hola” from Mexico City: Having first met on the Pacific island of Guam some 20 years, Matt Otto and President Roger Finnie’s paths crossed again at the 10th hole at Matoa golf course 4 years ago whilst both waited to tee off one Tee Set Sunday. Friendship rekindled, they remain in touch and Matt sends a warm welcome and best wishes to everyone in Tee Set from his new home in Mexico City, having relocated there late last year.
Work and settling the family in are going well and Matt is looking forward to finding the local “Tee Set” group so he can get out on the links again now his clubs have arrived. If anyone has any contacts and/or experience of golfing in or around Mexico City, Matt would appreciate the information. Please contact Roger Finnie to connect to him.
1st March 2016
Jeff Leaver – active Tee Set Member 2012-2013
I am the Jeff Leaver from South Africa referred to in the newsletter. I was part of the Tee Set rank and file on and off for about 18 months, really really enjoyable. Sadly balmy golf days in Jakarta are a thing of the past for me, none-the-less I am an avid reader of Tee Set correspondence and, I wear a rapidly fading orange golf shirt (2012 issue?) with pride and a sense of nostalgia.
A special thanks to Ric who was my first host.
A reply from the Vice-President of Most Things
Good to hear from you again and thanks for the rap. It always gave me pleasure to see new players joining our group from all over the world with hardly a complaint from anyone about how the show was run. Simple formula… throw new comers into flights made up of hard drinking, rough talking but generally hospitable long term Jakarta residents and see how they got on. The majority always came back for another round sooner rather than later.
The orange shirt was very popular but I have a number of spares from the following years that have been just as popular. if you ever get back to this part of the world you can grab a vintage Tee Set model for a song. 🙂
Nice to know you are still following the group from afar. Happy golfing going forward.
1st March 2016
Phil McKean – active Tee Set Member 2011-2007
Just like Jeff I really enjoy keeping up with the news and the stories – always makes me smile. You’lI probably recall I played T Set from 2001 to 2007 and was introduced by Joel Puzey, played some Interleague with his son and one of the worlds most red blooded blokes Scott, great fun being around them always. Then came the legendary Mat Harter. I could go on.
Keep up the good work and I really must try and play on my next visit.
Kind regards from a cold, wet London!
And once again a reply from the Vice-President of Most things, this time with his replying hat on ….
Agree quite a few legends have come and gone. We see Scott every year at the Bali Classic and last year he finally won the event. If you look on the web page under gallery you’ll find some old photos submitted by ex president John Murt. Mostly from around 2001 so check them out.
If you come to Jakarta join Tee Set for a hit. We have plenty of spare club sets to suit your game.
5th February 2015
Dave Tarcy – active Tee Set Member 1993-2011
and long serving Committee Member of note
Lovely city Frankfurt and there are some very pretty pictures of the city in Dave’s PDF
22nd December 2014
Dan Richards – active Tee Set Member 2013-2014
Just passing along a quick photo of Craig and I catching up in Sydney.
If anyone now or in the future finds themselves in Sydney and fancies a round please reach out.
See the gang in April
27th August 2013
Dave Tarcy – active Tee Set Member 2005-2011
5th February 2013
Stan Cooke – active Tee Set Member 1991-1994
Hi Guys….just been checking the site….your doing a great job on this. I love catching up with this better than all the other Jakarta News rags I get!
Now, to put the record straight, I am not as old as Steve Jacobs!! I was in fact a Tee Set member from September 1991 when I first arrived in Jakarta. I played my first Indonesian round at Pangkalan Jati and with the Tee Set. Shot a net 68 and was declared a sand-bagger… despite drinking a case of beer! Had the same caddie at PJ for the next 10 years and it still remains my favorite Jakarta course.
I guess my name remains in the system as I played with the Tee Set last year at Gading Raya and it is still registered, so I guess I remain a member albeit non resident!
I was not a regular Tee Setter after 2004 as I moved out to Sentul and took up regular Saturday golf, but did manage the occasional game with Chipper and Mida Barwick.
One thing for sure, I will return and play with the Tee Set this year and I look forward to it!
Thanks Stan, always happy to set the record straight of course – give us some notice of when you will be here and we will try and make it a PJ Sunday!
21st January 2013
Steve Jacobs – active Tee Set member 1989-92(??)
Stan Cooke, thanks for the memories. I was a (very) irregular T Setter from a couple of years later, and remember when Swanny (Jim Swanson) ran the show, just to prove I can remember something from back then. I just wanted to point out to the members that the Monthly Medal is a reprise of the same function from the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, as (unusually enough) I won one, a Bangka tin mug from the new sponsor, the Cajun Kitchen, located across from what is now the New Zealand International School, and formerly a great party house…what was I saying?
Many thanks for that Steve.
They say that those who forget their history are condemned to repeat its mistakes. We do it all the time!!
In the unlikely event that you still have the mug then please let us have a photo of it!
17th January 2013
Stan Cooke – active Tee Set Member 1983-198?
Went to the website to ‘follow’ and it looks great. Good job and it is great to read about all the fun you guys are still having after all these years….different faces but the same basic regard for the love-hate game!
I do wish we had been as organized in the days when I hung out with the Tee Set….if we had documented more of it, we’d be able to remember it better!
I get to the point of the e-mail which was caused by my inability to post this photo under the comments (probably due to my own ignorance!). This happy looking bunch was snapped in the early days of Tee Set and I thought it might be appropriate for the gallery somewhere. It includes some of the founding members: Fred Lay, Jack Larson, Des Murray, Jean Bammel and some of the regulars…Les Weisner, Paul Rau and a lot of familiar faces but no names! Other than Ron Flint who may be able to shine some light of the rest of the group.
It was Dale Potter that sent me this several years ago (there was an original copy hanging in Jack’s Bar in Balikpapan for years) and he told me of the time his daughter first saw the photo and asked about some of the people. When seeing Des Murray, she rushed to call Des’s daughter after sending the photo to her….here’s a photo of your dad with meat on him!
Great people, good times and the same old golf game! Enjoy …. Stan