Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bali Golf & Country Club Closes For Major Renovation

In a short period of time Bali Golf & Country Club will be celebrating the conclusion of 21 years of operations , having opened on March 4, 1991.
Anywhere in the world golf courses with such a heritage begin to require some redesign and modernization and Bali Golf & Country Club is not exempt from those needs.

As part of an overall redevelopment plan to rename the property as the Bali National Golf Resort, the first phase of the redevelopment plan will be major renovations to the golf course, which will be increased in length from the tournament tees to 7,200+ yards, together with new green's complexes on all holes and new club facilities, which will enhance the golfing experience for all resort guests.

These renovations mean the golf course must be closed for a period of time, so as to enable the upgrading of the golf course, together with the new clubhouse, which will result in Bali's best located and favorite golf resort, being of the 5 star standards expected of the best golf courses in both Asia and the World today.

Because of this effective February 16, 2012 Bali Golf & Country Club, Nusa Dua will be closed until further notice.

All golfers will be welcomed back on the greens and fairways of Bali National Golf Resort in early 2013.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Asia Pacific Golf Summit Heads To Oil-Rich Sultanate Of Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), January 26 - The 2012 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS) will be staged in the oil-rich state of Brunei. European golfing legend Colin Montgomerie will be among the keynote speakers at the sixth edition of the Summit, now firmly established as one of the world’s leading business gatherings for the golf industry.

The luxurious, six-star Empire Hotel and Country Club will be the venue for the three-day Summit, from December 11-13. The facility, with its Jack Nicklaus-designed course, is a two-time winner of the Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific category in the Asian Golf Monthly Awards.

The participation of Montgomerie, an eight-time European Tour Order of Merit champion and captain of Europe’s triumphant Ryder Cup team in 2010, is certain to add spice to the occasion.

Mike Sebastian, Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, owner and producer of the acclaimed APGS, said: “We are delighted to have Colin as a special celebrity keynote speaker. Besides adding a tremendous touch of class to the Summit, he is certain to stimulate delegates and guests with his forthright views on a wide variety of topics affecting the industry.”

APGS is an annual high-level gathering dedicated to the business and operational aspects of the golf industry in the Asia Pacific region. Notable past speakers who have addressed the Summit include Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Peter Thomson, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam, Tony Jacklin and Robert Trent Jones II.

Montgomerie will now join that illustrious list. ‘Monty’, as he is popularly known, has had a spectacular career, including a streak of seven consecutive Order of Merit successes from 1993 to 1999, and 31 European Tour victories, placing him fourth on the all-time list. His career high world ranking was second.

He’s enjoyed plenty of success in Asia with wins in the Macau Open, Hong Kong Open and Singapore Masters, among others. In recent years, he’s begun to make a name for himself as a promising course designer. Arguably his finest work has come at The Montgomerie Links in Danang, voted Best Course in Vietnam for the past two years in the Asian Golf Monthly Awards.

Moving to the Sultanate of Brunei, a new dimension will be added to the 2012 APGS as it will be staged in conjunction with the Royal Trophy, the inter-continental team match play challenge between eight-strong line-ups from Asia and Europe. Featuring teams captained by Japan’s Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki and Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal, the sixth Royal Trophy will take place from December 14-16, directly after the Summit.

Sebastian said: “By staging these two world-class events together, we are actually creating an unmatched golf spectacle of global proportions – the coming together of the best in a golf business event and a golf tournament.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Desmond Acheson, General Manager, Empire Hotel and Country Club. He said: “We are extremely delighted to be able to play host to these two stellar events and we strongly believe that by staging both the events together we will be creating a not-to-be-missed world-class golf classic for the global golf trade and golf fans.”

Nirwana Bali Valentine Day Golf Tournament

Nirwana Bali Golf Club is organizing a Valentine Day Golf Tournament on:

Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Shotgun start at 13:00 hrs
Texas Scramble Competition

Tournament Fee - IDR 1.488.000 net
NBGC Member - IDR 1.088.000 net

Tournament fee includes
Green Fee, Cart & Caddie Fee, Set Dinner with free flow drink during dinner (wine, beer, soft drinks) at Golfer's Terrace, Prizes & Live Entertainment by DJ Anto.
  • Special Room rate available at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort at Rp 1.288.000 net per night inclusive breakfast (upgrade to Deluxe Garden View).
  • Spa Treatment - 150 minutes available at Rp 688.000 net.
  • Set dinner including free flow drinks at Rp 788.000 net per person.
For more information, please contact +62 361 815900, email NBGC at or visit

Rory Hie Indonesia PGA Player Of The Year 2011

Jakarta, 26 January 2012 - The Indonesia Professional Golfers' Association / Persatuan Golfers Profesional Indonesia (Indonesia PGA/PGPI) held their annual Appreciation Night at Senayan Driving Range, Jakarta to celebrate the best players of 2011 as well as reward those who supported Indonesia PGA efforts during the 2011 season.

The evening was opened with the announcement and unveiling of a new name and logo, chosen to better reflect the mission and vision of the organization moving forward.

Next up were words of thanks to all who supported professional golf in Indonesia during 2011 and Appreciation Awards where given to key supporters in four categories.

Ancora Sports
Rajawali Sports International
Mercedes-Benz Indonesia
Visi Prima Golf
Toyata Astra Motor
Raharja Sinergi Komunikasi

Golf Courses
Emeralda Golf Club
Karawang International Golf Course
Matoa Nasional Golf Course
Bandung Giri Gahana
Imperial Klub Golf
Royale Jakarta Golf Club
Pondok Indah Padang Golf

Badan Olahraga Profesional Indonesia (BOPI)
Sim's Golf Academy

MNC Sports
Golf Digest Indonesia
Left to right: Ade Saepudin, Rory Hie and Indra Hermawan

Highlight of the evening was the announcement of Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and Rookie of the Year for 2011.
Player of the Year 2011Rory Hie
Rookie of the Year 2011Ade Saepudin
Most Improved Player 2011Indra Hermawan
A special note was made here of the fact that Rory's 2011 season was the best ever for an Indonesia PGA professional, including a near-win at the Indonesian Masters, where Lee Westwood eventually took the crown and reclaimed the world no 1 position.

Come on 2012, it promises to get even better.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ian Woosnam And Michael Campbell Confirmed For Indonesian Masters

January 26, Jakarta: Ian Woosnam and Michael Campbell have confirmed their participation in Indonesia's most prestigious golf tournament, the Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS in April.

This announcement was made during a press conference held today at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, the Official Hotel for the Indonesian Masters.
Left to right: Mr. Darrel Lin (IMPL), Mr. Hans Leo (Linc Group), Mr. Irfan Hamid (Asian Tour), Mr. M. Syafei Asnap (PGPI), Mr. Suryaprabowo (Metro TV) and Mr. George Chandra (Royale Jakarta Golf Club)

The confirmation of the Major winners comes as Metro TV signs on as the Local Broadcast Partner, Linc Group as Main Partner and Hush Puppies Golf as Official Apparel to the event.

The early confirmation of Woosnam and Campbell is a huge boost for the Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS with Lee Westwood and Thongchai Jaidee also set to grace the fairways of Royale Jakarta Golf Club from April 19-22, 2012.

Westwood claimed a memorable victory in the inaugural edition on the Asian Tour last year which coincided with his 38th birthday and a return to the world's number one position, albeit briefly.

“I am looking forward to playing in the Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS. It will be great to be able to play amongst some of Asia’s best and experience this event which made so much noise on the world golf scene last year," said Woosnam, who was one of the "Big Five" generation of European golfers and won the US Masters in 1991.

“Indonesia has been good to me in the past. I won the Alfred Dunhill tournament there in 1995 and I am excited to get back and play in the Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS, which looks like a well organised and world-class tournament,” added 2005 US Open Champion, Michael Campbell.

The addition of Indonesia’s premier News Channel, Metro TV to the family of partners enhances the already strong media platform that the Indonesian Masters has to offer. Metro TV will be broadcasting the Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS for 10 hours Live and will also be airing additional shows and features related to the event and the positive impact it has on the economy of Indonesia.

Through this new partnership, sponsors and partners can enjoy not only a strong local media platform but also Asian Tour’s global television platform, which reaches out to over 200 countries and 850 million households..

The signing of Linc Group as a main partner and Hush Puppies Golf as official apparel to the event strengthens the message that the Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS continues to be an attractive investment for companies ready to support golf in the country. Other partners include BMW (Official Car), Coca-Cola (Official Drinks Partner), Garuda Indonesia (Official Airline), Thiess Indonesia (Main Partner), Navigat Energy (Main Partner) and San Miguel (Official Beer).

Organisers have also started initiatives to develop the game at the grassroot level with the launch of the Indonesian Masters Amateur League. Participants are required to complete a minimum of 3 rounds at Royale Jakarta Golf Club on any Tuesday or Wednesday between now and March 31st and they will be ranked with their average score in an Order of Merit featured on the Indonesian Masters website, . The winner of this Order of Merit will win a spot to play in the tournament proper.

A Junior development program is also being conducted on a monthly basis organised by the Indonesian Golf Association (PGI), giving opportunities to the youths of the nation to participate in the Indonesian Masters activities.

About Ian Woosnam

Ian Harold Woosnam OBE (born 2 March 1958) is a Welsh professional golfer.
Nicknamed 'Woosie', 'Woosers', or the 'Wee Welshman', Woosnam was one of the "Big Five" generation of European golfers, all born within 12 months of one another, all of whom have won majors, and made Europe competitive in the Ryder Cup. His peers in this group were Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, and Sandy Lyle. He has had 48 Professional wins including 1 Major, the 1991 US Masters Championship.

About Michael Campbell

Michael Shane Campbell, CNZM (born 23 February 1969) is a New Zealand golfer who is best known for having won the 2005 U.S. Open and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship, in the same year. He is a member of the European Tour. Ethnically, he is predominantly Maori, from the Ngati Ruanui (father's side) and Nga Rauru (mother's side) iwi. He also has some Scottish ancestry, being a great-great-great-grandson of John Logan Campbell, a Scottish emigrant to New Zealand. He has had 15 Professional wins including 1 Major, the 2005 US Open Championship.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Junior Golf Community of Surabaya Tournament

Saturday 18 February 2012 the Junior Golf Community of Surabaya (JGCS) is organizing a tournament at Finna Golf & Country Club Resort.

Division A (15-17)
Boys blue tee box, Girls white tee box
Division B (13-14)
Boys blue tee box, Girls white tee box
Division C (11-12)
Boys and Girls white / red tee box
Division D (10 & under)
Boys and Girls red tee box

Tee Off: 12.00 noon. Format is 18 holes stroke play, except ages 9 & under the format is 9 holes stroke play and may ride the golf cart.

Entry Fee
Rp. 325.000 (inclusive caddy fee and dinner, exclude caddy tips)
Trophies will be awarded to top 2 in each age division (mix boys and girls)
Registration by email to or sms to Rene Van Joost.
Transfer to Winarto Wijono, BCA Surabaya account no. 256.998.7789
Closing date for registration and payment is Wednesday 15 February 2012.

For further information contact Rene Van Joost at 081.134.0504 or visit

Monday, January 23, 2012

Indonesia Masters Amateur League 2012



Any TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY between January 17th 2012 – March 28th 2012 (excluding Public Holidays)


Rp 619,000 per player (Special rate) paid directly to Golf Club upon check in.


The leader of the Order of Merit following the final round on March 28th 2012 wins a spot
to play in the Indonesian Masters presented by PNTS 2012 tournament proper from April 19 – 22 2012.


Book your own tee time as available on scheduled days with Golf Club.


Royale Jakarta Golf Club
Jl. Raya Halim Tiga, Halim Perdanakusuma
Jakarta Timur 13610
Tel: (021) 80888999


  • Men only elegible, golf cart is mandatory.
  • Score card must be handed to pro shop staff after play and endorsed by the caddy of the participant.
  • GO must sign on scorecard every 9 holes.
  • All players must play from Black Tees to be applicable.
  • All players must complete 18 holes of golf.
  • Maximum handicap for entry is 10.
  • Open to all amateurs who hold a valid KITAS/KIMS/KTP.
  • Order of Merit points will be accorded to each participant based on their submitted score cards.
  • Each participant must enter a minimum of 3 score cards between January 17th – March 28th 2012 in order to qualify (participant may enter more than 3 score cards if they wish).
  • The average score of the participant will be counted for their rankings in the Order of Merit and NOT the lowest score.
  • All participants must pay all golf course charges, including F&B on personal bill direct to the golf club.
  • Course rules apply.
  • Order of Merit will be posted on Indonesian Masters website
  • Participant is responsible to ensure that all terms and conditions have been followed as stated above.
  • For more information email or

Course Handicap Calculator Now On

If you were ever unsure what handicap to play from visiting a course, you can now calculate your course handicap for all of the 93 golf courses officially rated by PGI on
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Enjoy your game!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Callaway Junior World Championship - Indonesia Qualification


Padang Golf Matoa National

Jl Moh Kahfi No.1 Ciganjur - Jakarta Selatan
Telp 021-787 0865/6


4-5 February 2012

Entry Fee

Rp. 800,000.-/Person

Caddie Fee Rp. 100,000,-/round (for those who use)
Entry Fee transfer to:
BCA Pondok Indah Mall branch
Nia Adriana Acc No 73 1001 5002
Please send receipt to:
Fax 021-5315 4849 or 021-538 1334

Latest Registration

31 January 2012


Organizing Committee

Dormitory Ancora Golf Institute
Damai Indah Golf - BSD
Jl Bukit Golf I, Sektor VI BSD City, Tangerang
Contact: Ota - 0899 8444 616
Yuni - 0818 067 111 77
Office: 021-5315 4846, 47
Fax: 021-5315 4849

Or PGI Office
Bapak Cahyo - 0858 8026 0110

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bobby Seals Faldo Series In Jakarta At Third Attempt


17 January 2012: Cahyo "Bobby" Adhitomo fired a brilliant four under par total of 140 over two rounds at the Damai Indah Golf BSD Course to win the fifth Faldo Series Indonesia Championship and qualify for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in China.

"This was my third Faldo Series so I am thrilled to finally win it and book my trip to the Grand Final," said the champion from Jakarta who went into the final round as joint leader. "I was shaking with nerves this morning and double-bogeyed the first hole, so I'm proud of the way I turned it around to win."

With two rounds of 70, Adhitomo won by three shots from 17-year-old Kow Elki and by four from defending champion Fahmi Reza, 20, in the Boys' Under-21 division. Better known as Bobby, the 19-year-old will now travel to Mission Hills Golf Club in China for the sixth Grand Final, to be hosted by six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo on March 14-16.

The other age-group champions celebrating a place in the World Amateur Golf Ranking event at Mission Hills in Shenzhen were Elki (Boys' Under-18), Jordan Surya Irawan (Boys' Under-16), Gianti Mahardika (Girls' Under-21) and Victoria Chandra (Girls' Under-16).

50 of the country's top young golfers competed in the fifth edition of the Indonesia Championship in Jakarta, which also featured a seminar on sports psychology for players and parents. 50 younger children from the local community attended the tournament to receive free golf instruction and watch the competitors in action.

Established in 1996, 37 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 27 countries worldwide with more than 5,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.

The Faldo Series Asia is supported by major partners ISPS, Mission Hills and The R&A, official golf wear partner UFL and official suppliers TaylorMade and Tricor. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Federation (APGC).

The 2011/2012 Faldo Series Asia schedule features 17 tournaments in 13 different countries including five in mainland China plus others in The Philippines, Vietnam, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brunei, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand.

Leading final scores: Boys’ Under-21: 140 – Cahyo (Bobby) Adhitomo (70-70); 144 – Fahmi Reza (70-74); 146 – Bramantio Adi Warsito (72-74). Boys’ Under-18: 143 – Kow Elki (73-70); 148 – Ditya Novianto (75-73); 150 – Anugerah Baginda Harahap (74-76). Boys’ Under-16: 144 – Jordan Surya Irawan (71-73); 145 – Zaki Auliyan (74-71); 147 – Dicky Prionggo (75-72). Girls’ Under-21: 152 – Gianti Mahardika (72-80); 155 – Renata Riza Dimaya (80-75); 156 – Nadya Rosiana (80-76). Girls’ Under-16: 145 – Victoria Chandra (70-75); 155 – Galuh Vita Respati (78-77); 156 – Ida Ayu Indira Melati (78-78).

For results and information on the Faldo Series visit You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at and on Twitter at

My Jakarta: Supriatna, Caddie

Jakarta Globe, 17 Januari 2012 - There’s a sports saying here in Indonesia that the smaller the ball, the more expensive the sport. Yaya Supriatna bet on that adage as a young man, moving from his factory job in Garut, West Java, to make money as a golf caddie in Jakarta. Now 60, he has spent the past 40 years helping golfers work on their games.

Over the years at Rawamangun Golf Club, where he caddies, Yaya has made some key observations. Today he tells My Jakarta the difference between local and foreign players, how he learns from the pros and why anyone who wants to retrieve a ball from the water hazard should think again — and this time with a swimsuit.

For full interview click here.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tamarin Santana Weekdays Promo

To celebrate the start of the new year, Tamarin Santana Golf Club now has special weekdays promos:

Junior PromoOnly Rp. 75.000,-
Valid for Junior up to 12 years old
Senior PromoOnly Rp. 100.000,-
Valid for Senior 60 years old and above
Valid for 9 hole golf game, additional 9 hole applicable at Rp 70.000,-
Ladies PromoOnly Rp. 100.000,-
Valid for 9 hole golf game, additional 9 hole applicable at 70.000,-
Golden Bear PromoOnly Rp. 100.000,-

General Term & Condition:
  1. Valid until 30 April 2012
  2. Valid on weekdays
  3. Valid for Batam ID, KIMS holder and smartcard holder
  4. Valid for 9 hole golf game
  5. Inclusive of Green fee, Twin shared buggy and Government tax

Information & booking:
Call to 0778-761069
Email :

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Visit Indonesia To Promote Destinations Beyond Jakarta And Bali

Safe destination for single women travellers from India

Express TravelWorld, Januari 2012 - India is a key market for Indonesia’s inbound tourism – it is in fact one of the 10 top source markets for Indonesia. Sanjay Sondhi, country director, Visit Indonesia Tourism Office pointed out that since the outbound market is growing from India and Indians are looking for new destinations, Indonesia is therefore a natural choice as it is a new destination in South East Asia. “Indonesia has over 17,508 Islands to offer to the Indian traveller. Hence there is a potential for Indonesia to be a repeat destination for Indian tourists. There is much more beyond Bali and Jakarta and our focus will be to promote - Lombok, Yogjakarta, Surabaya and Makkasar. We are hoping for Garuda Indonesia to start direct flight from India as this will make accessibility much easier for the Indian outbound travellers,” said Sondhi. He also pointed out that single women travellers from India can confidently plan their next visit to Indonesia as it is a very safe destination for them.

Indian travellers to Indonesia have been showing a year on year growth in numbers - in 2010 as many as 145,000 Indians had travelled to Indonesia and in 2011 the number is expected to touch 160,000. Visit Indonesia Tourism Office is doubling its promotional activities in India in 2012. It is also looking at targeting cites like Ahmedabad and Kolkata besides other tier II and tier III cities like Surat, Pune, etc. “Both the countries have two factors in common- culture and friendliness, hence Indonesia is a natural draw destination for the Indian traveller,” said Sondhi.

Indonesia has been traditionally a popular destination for honeymooners from India, but now Visit Indonesia Tourism Office is very focused on promoting the country as a MICE destination and the wedding tourism segment. “We have seen a good increase in the MICE segment this year and will continue to focus on this segment. Destination weddings and special interest tours such as golf and adventure are also segments which we hope to target through various sales and marketing activities. FIT leisure segment is also a key segment for us as the destination has best of spa treatments to offer and excellent shopping experience. Family travellers are sure to have fun with numerous waterparks and theme parks available,” stated Sondhi.