Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NKG Club Championship and Member & Guest Tournament

On 16th and 17th June 2012 New Kuta Golf will hold its Club Championship tournament, with on Sunday 17th June 2012 a Member and Guest tournament.


  • 1st round: Saturday 16 June 2012
  • 2nd round: Sunday 17 June 2012
  • Shotgun start at 1pm both days



  • Member: Rp 650,000 / two rounds
  • Open to members only, handicap 18 & below
  • Event will be played over 2 days, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June
  • Includes Member & Guest Tournament


  • Member: Rp 350,000
  • Member's guest: Rp 900,000
  • Indonesia resident/KIMS holder: Rp 1,150,000
  • Visitor: Rp 1,550,000
  • Junior: Rp 650,000
Fees include: tournament fee, refreshment, dinner buffet, trophies, lucky draw prizes & hole in one


  • Strokeplay on handicap (Member)
  • 36-Handicap Strokeplay (Guest)
  • Trophies for Members & Guests are prepared separately, including Novelties & Hole In One


  • 1 Daihatsu Terios
  • Yearly membership NKG
  • Garuda air ticket, Denpasar-Perth-Denpasar
  • Garuda air ticket, Denpasar-Seoul-Denpasar


Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Jl Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Jimbaran, Bali
Tel. (0361) 8481 333, fax (0361) 8481 400
Email: reservation@newkutagolf.com

Monday, May 28, 2012

PGI Bali Junior Golf Series 2012

Series 1 of the PGI Bali Junior Golf Series & Championship 2012 will be held on Sunday 5 August 2012 at Bali Handara Country Club, with tee off at 8.00am.

Boys & Girls Divisions
Class A 15-17 years
Class B 13-14 years
Class C 11-12 years
Class D 10 years & under

Prizes All Age Divisions (boys & girls)
1 Winner
1 Runner Up

Novelty Prizes for
1 nearest to the line
1 nearest to the pin

BJGC Members Rp 350,000
Non Members Rp 400,000
Tournament fee includes lunch

More information: www.balijuniorgolf.com | facebook.com/balijuniorgolf
Organizers office (0361) 462705 | info@balijuniorgolf.com

Two Indonesians In Top 5 At Malaysian Amateur Open

Selangor, Shah Alam, 27 May 2012 - After phenomenal second and third rounds Gavin Kyle Green, 19, of Malaysia managed to do it all over again in the final round of the 110th Malaysian Amateur Open. His final-round 68 gave him a tournament total 14-under-par 274 and a 6-stroke victory ending the drought. The last win by a Malaysian was in 1997 by R. Nachimuthu.

Conducted by the Malaysian Golf Association, the 110th Malaysian Amateur Open at Glenmarie was a 72-hole stroke play event being played on the par-72, 6,412-metre Valley Championship Course at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club. The 125-player field featured players from Australia (3), Bahrain (5), Bangladesh (2), Brunei (2), Hong Kong (1), Indonesia (3), India (5), Korea (1), Lebanon (1), Philippines (2), Pakistan (2), Singapore (10), Sri Lanka (2), Thailand (2), Taiwan (3), UK (1) and Malaysia (79). In all, 17 foreign countries were represented.

The tournament began in 1894 at Penang Golf Club, making it one of the oldest amateur events in the world. That consistency has helped create a tournament steeped in tradition and has helped produced many champions who have graduated to paid rank like Mardan Mamat, Tongchai Jaidee and Mike Campbell to name a few.

"My short game was really good all week," Gavin said. "My game feels really good right now. I'm just going to try and keep it up and get ready for the next tournament."

"I always want to do well for my country," Gavin explained. "To be able to win this event after 15 years is awesome."

Poom Saksansin who won the individual title of the Putra Cup in 2010 at the Royal Selangor Golf Club and who is currently ranked first in Thailand, entered Sunday 3 strokes back of the leader, Gavin. His round of 1-under-par 71 included four birdies and 3 bogeys.

"Gavin was on fire today so I knew he was not going to fall back to me," the Chantakburi native said. "I was trying to catch up and go after him but I was running out of holes."

"He deserved the win,' Poom said. "I am sure I am going to meet him in other events."

Jordan Surya Irawan of Indonesia surged up the leaderboard to finish third after carding a superb 3-under-par 69 for 5-under-par 283 tournament total.

MGA's overseas based player, Arie Fauzi carded even-par 72 for 4-under-par 284 tournament total to finish fourth.

Rinaldi Adiyandono of Indonesia and Oliver Goss of Australia carded 71 and 72 respectively to bring their tournament totals to 286, which puts them in a tie for fifth place.

Final results par 72, Malaysian unless stated):

274 Gavin Kyle Green 72 65 69 68

80 Poom Saksansin (THA) 69 71 69 71

283 Jordan Irawan (INA) 72 71 71 69

284 Arie Fauzi 72 72 68 72

286 Oliver Goss (AUS) 68 74 72 72, Rinaldi Adiyandono (INA) 70 73 69 74

288 Khalin H Joshi (IND) 71 71 73 73

291 Natipong Srithong (THA) 72 74 71 74

293 N. Thangaraja (SLK) 74 73 74 72

295 Jonar Austria (PHI) 74 73 75 73, Chan Tuck Soon 70 72 73 80

Selected scores:

305 Joshua Andrew Wirawan (INA) 73 76 79 77

Sunday, May 27, 2012

3rd Place For Soewarno At Inaugural APCT Event

The Asia Pacific Champions Tour (APCT) held its inaugural China event, the US$50,000 CPM China Classic 2012 at the magnificent Palm Island Golf Club in Hui Zhou City, Guang Dong Province, China over the last two days.

The 36 Hole Stroke Play professional Pro Am event was won by Taiwan Senior Professional legend Chung Chun Hsiang. This was Chung’s second APCT victory, after also capturing last week’s Taiwan Seniors PGA & APCT co-sanctioned Nan Pao APCT Senior Open 2012 in Taiwan.

After starting the day at four under and trailing overnight leader Ahmad Bateman of Canada by one shot Chung moved into cruise control over the last day with a back to back four under 68 for a two round 8 under par total of 136.

Ahmad was coming of a previous runner up position at the recent APCT Sri Lankan Airlines Masters and should breakthrough for his maiden APCT victory soon. Back in 3rd place only one shot behind was diminutive Indonesian Soewarno, whom despite his small stature is right up there in the scoring department with the big boys at the business end of his tournaments.

This event fielded over 64 pros from 15 countries at a venue which was truly most appreciated by all players, sponsors and the media alike.

Once again, in keeping with the tour tradition US$2,500 was passed by the tour players to the local Hui Yang Society Consolidated Welfare Centre orphanage. The Title Sponsor of the tournament CPM China also matched this amount which was passed this on to the societies representatives at the tournament prize giving. The Board of CPM China were very impressed by the golf course and standard of play and will look towards making this an annual tour stop in China.

Final Leading Pro Scores:

136 Chung Chun Hsing (Taiwan) 68 68

138 Ahmad Bateman (Canada) 67 71

139 Soewarno (Indonesia) 71 68

143 Yen Chung Chin (Hong Kong) 73 70, Chen Tsang Te (Taiwan) 73 70

147 Hugh Dolan (Australia) 73 74, Yau Sui Ming (Hong Kong) 76 71

Selected scores:

154 Chongky Sisharto (Indonesia) 78 76

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Finna Cup 2012

To celebrate their 19th Anniversary, Finna Golf & Country Club Resort presents:


Date: 7 & 8 July 2012
Theme: THE GLORY OF ATLANTIS, "Save Out Ocean

There will be 4 Qualifying Sessions:
MemberSenior & LadiesGuest
Shotgun I
Sat 7 Jul 12
Rp 900,000Rp 1,150,000Rp 1,250,000
Shotgun II
Sat 7 Jul 12
Rp 800,000Rp 950,000Rp 1,150,000
Shotgun III
Sun 8 Jul 12
Rp 900,000Rp 1,150,000Rp 1,250,000
Shotgun IV
Sun 8 Jul 12
Rp 1,150,000Rp 1,250,000Rp 1,350,000


· Toyata New Kijang Innova
· Mitsubishi Pajero
· Harley Davidson Sportster
· Rp 250,0000,000 Deposit

Grand Prize:

7 Motorcycles

Lucky Draw Prizes:

iPad, Samsumg Galaxy Tab, Blackberry, Golf Apparel


Call 0343-634888

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bi-o Wins, Rory Hie 8th At SK Telecom Open

Jeju Island, South Korea, May 20 - Kim Bi-o secured his second OneAsia victory in a row and leapt to the top of the Order of Merit on Sunday with a three-shot victory in the SK Telecom Open at Pinx Golf Club on the Korean holiday island of Jeju.

The 21-year-old home favourite fired rounds of 68-68-67-67 for an 18-under-par total of 270 around the tricky 7,361-yard (6,735-metre) course, beating a hard-charging Park Sang-hyun into sole second place.

He earned 200 million Korean won for the win (around U.S.$ 170,000), bringing his earnings on OneAsia, the Asia-Pacific's most lucrative regional tour, to nearly a quarter of a million dollars in 2012 alone.

It was his third title on the burgeoning OneAsia circuit following a five-shot triumph in last week's GS Caltex Maekyung Open, and a play-off victory at last year's Nanshan China Masters.

Only China's Liang Wenchong has won three OneAsia titles, although Greg Chalmers claimed back-to-back victories at last year's Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship, presented by Coca-Cola.

Bi-o had seen his two-stroke overnight lead evaporate when Park, playing in the group ahead, started like a bullet train to score three birdies and an eagle on his first four holes. He made the turn in just 30, and then eagled the 10th to move two strokes clear.

"I could hear a few roars up front, but I'm kind of glad I had no idea what was going on," said Bi-o.

"I think if I knew how he was playing, what he was doing, I would probably have tried to be a bit more aggressive -- and that could have been dangerous."

The game turned on a half-hour spell over the closing holes where Bi-o showed the class that suggests it is only a matter of time before he is back playing on the U.S. PGA Tour.

After making birdie on the 14th, Bi-o hit an aggressive second shot on the par-five 16th behind a thick clump of grass, in deep rough, before pulling off a miraculous rescue that landed the ball four feet from the pin, which he converted for another birdie.

Ahead on the par-three 17th, Park put his tee shot in a greenside bunker and splashed out too far, making bogey for a two-shot swing.

A disconsolate Park saw any remaining hopes of victory evaporate with a bogey on the 18th, while Bi-o closed out with a routine par to claim the traditional red jacket.

"Its a great feeling to be playing so well," said Bi-o, who at 20 was the youngest player on the PGA circuit in 2011, but lost his card at the end of the year and is back playing the Nationwide Tour.

"I am delighted to have done so well on OneAsia. The rewards for the hard work have paid off."

Bi-o nevertheless looks like a veteran compared to 16-year-old amateur Kim Si-woo who closed with a two-under par round to share third place with Joo Heung-chol.

New Zealander Mark Brown shot a 69 to finish nine-under for the tournament in sixth place, the best of the non-Koreans, while Indonesian Rory Hie was a shot further back after finishing Sunday level par.

PGA Tour veteran K.J. Choi, arguably the best player Asia has produced and a three-time winner of this event, finished four under for the tournament in joint 13th place.

The OneAsia circuit now takes a break for two months, but many of its members are traveling to the United States as the USGA gives the top 25 on the Order of Merit exemption to final qualifying for the U.S. Open in June.

Several members have also qualified to play in The Open Championship in Britain in July.

The next event on OneAsia is the U.S.$1 million Thailand Open at Suwan Golf and Country Club from August 9-12.

Leading scores after round 4 of the SK Telecom Open 2012 (par 72):

270 - KIM Bi-o (KOR) 68-68-67-67.

273 - PARK Sang-hyun (KOR) 71-65-70-67.

275 - KIM Si-woo (KOR) 69-70-66-70, JOO Heung-chol (KOR) 72-68-65-70.

276 - HUR In-hoi (KOR) 71-71-63-71.

279 - KIM Gi-whan (KOR) 72-72-67-68, Mark BROWN (NZL) 72-66-72-69.

280 - Rory HIE (INA) 70-66-72-72.

281 - Simon YATES (SCO) 71-70-70-70.

282 - PARK Jun-Won (KOR) 70-70-70-72.

283 - LEE Tae-hee (KOR) 73-69-70-71, LEE Sang-hee (KOR) 72-71-67-73.

284 - Anthony BROWN (AUS) 73-68-72-71, Aaron TOWNSEND (AUS) 71-74-68-71, KJ CHOI (KOR) 73-71-69-71.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rory Hie Drops To Sixth In Third Round Of SK Telecom Open

Jeju Island, South Korea, May 19 - Home favorite Kim Bi-o stayed on course for back-to-back OneAsia titles by shooting a five-under par 67 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open.

Remarkable as Bi-o's 13-under par total of 203 was around the tricky 7,361-yard (6,735-metre) Pinx Golf Club track, he was overshadowed by a blistering course record 63 from Hur In-hoi and a 66 by baby-faced 16-year-old amateur Kim Si-woo, who share second place with fellow Korean Joo Heung-choi.

Joint overnight leader Park Sang-hyun is a stroke further back after shooting a 70, while Indonesia's Rory Hie -- who also had a share of the lead at the start of the day -- shot a level 72 to remain at eight under in sole sixth place.

Bi-o, a two-time winner on OneAsia after victories in the Nanshan China Masters last year and again last week at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open in Seoul, is currently in second place on the tour's Order of Merit.

He took grip on the tournament at the par five ninth when he put his second shot to within six feet and converted for the only eagle there of the day.

Three more birdies came on the back nine, but a pair of bogeys gave the rest of the field a glimmer of hope before he drained another birdie putt on the brutal 18th hole to increase his cushion.

Last year, at just 20, Bi-o was the youngest player to have his card on the U.S. PGA tour, but he already appears a veteran compared to Si-woo.

Already a two-time national team player, Si-woo's copper-bottomed short game couldn't be faulted until a three putt on the last blotted his scorecard.

"I was in that position once," laughed Bi-o when asked what advice he would have for the youngster heading into the final round.

Indeed, Bi-o lost his PGA tour card at the end of last year after a season he said he spent in awe of his surroundings and playing partners.

"He mustn't get carried away," said Bi-o. "It is a great learning opportunity for him, but I am sure he will do very well."

Si-woo, clearly nervous in front of the Korean TV cameras after his round, nevertheless talked a brave game.

"I want to be a professional one day, so it is better to learn sooner than later," he said.

The round of the day belonged to In-hoi, who bettered the course record 64 set last year by a stroke. He started his round with four birdies and an eagle in the first five holes to make the turn in 30, before a more modest 33 on the back nine.

The SK Telecom Open is the fourth stop on OneAsia's 2012 schedule and boasts a purse of one billion Korean won (around U.S. $900,000).

Leading scores after round 3 (par 72):

203 - KIM Bi-o (KOR) 68-68-67.

205 - HUR In-hoi (KOR) 71-71-63, JOO Heung-chol (KOR) 72-68-65, KIM Si-woo (KOR) 69-70-66.

206 - PARK Sang-hyun (KOR) 71-65-70.

208 - Rory HIE (INA) 70-66-72.

210 - LEE Sang-hee (KOR) 72-71-67, PARK Jun-Won (KOR) 70-70-70, Mark BROWN (NZL) 72-66-72.

211 - KIM Gi-whan (KOR) 72-72-67, Simon YATES (SCO) 71-70-70, Ashley HALL (AUS) 71-70-70, KIM Meen-Whee (KOR) 73-68-70, MO Joong-kyung (KOR) 72-67-72.

212 - LEE Tae-hee (KOR) 73-69-70.

213 - KJ CHOI (KOR) 73-71-69, Terry PILKADARIS (AUS) 75-67-71, Anthony BROWN (AUS) 73-68-72, Aaron TOWNSEND (AUS) 71-74-68, NAM Young-woo (KOR) 70-70-73, HU Mu (CHN) 70-69-74.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rory Hie Takes Share Of Lead At SK Telecom Open

Jeju Island, South Korea, May 18 - Indonesian Rory Hie returned to form this week, after missing the cut last week in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open in Seoul, by grabbing a share of the lead with Koreans Park Sang-hyun, who shot a seven-under par 65 on Friday, and first round leader Kim Bi-o after two rounds of the SK Telecom Open on Jeju Island.

The trio are eight-under with two-round totals of 136 on the 7,361-yard (6,735-metre) Pinx Golf Club course, the fourth stop on OneAsia's 2012 schedule and offering a purse of one billion Korean won (around $900,000).

They lie two ahead of Korean Kang Min-woong and New Zealander Mark Brown, and a further stroke in front of a handful of players including internationals Hu Mu from China and American Garrett Sapp.

Hie, Indonesia's best-ever player, has come close to winning on OneAsia but is still seeking his first significant professional victory. On the form that gave him a six under 66 on Friday, he could be close to ending the drought.
"I scrambled really well today -- both days actually. My wedges and chip shots kept me in the game," said Hie, who finished joint second in last year's Indonesian PGA Championship and sole second in the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open.

"I was hitting my iron shots really well and so giving myself a lot of birdie chances and was able to convert most of them."

Overnight leader Bi-o, winner of the GS Caltex Maekyung in Seoul last week and second on the OneAsia Order of Merit, fired a 68 to match his opening round and stay well in the hunt for back-to-back titles. The last time he shot above par was on the Nationwide Tour in the United States, a month and 11 rounds ago.

"Yesterday I had a few issues with my driver but putted really well," said Bi-o, who is also the reigning Nanshan China Masters champion on OneAsia. Kim Bi-o.

"Today I had a lot of birdie chances but they just wouldn't drop."

The round of the day belonged to Park, however, who challenged Bi-o for 54 holes last week before finishing in fourth place. He attributed his flawless performance to working out and getting married.

"I am so much more at peace this year," he said.

Park heads into uncharted territory this weekend, however, having never made it to the fourth round of a tournament on Jeju Island. Last year's event was cut to three rounds because of fog.

"The weather here in Jeju is so unpredictable. I hope I play well tomorrow and will think about Sunday when it comes."

After Thursday's blustery winds played havoc with the scores, the field was greeted by near perfect weather on Friday and made the most of it by shooting low.

U.S. PGA stalwart K.J. Choi, arguably the best player Asia has ever produced, ensured he would remain the star attraction at the weekend by shooting one-under to leave him at level par and safe from a cut set at two over par.

"If I can do well with my putting I think I can do well these last two rounds," said Choi, who has won 19 times around the world including eight times in the U.S.

K.J. Choi said he was possibly trying too hard around the tricky course.

"I need to make smart plays. My mind and body are in constant battle... that is the case for all golfers."

Both Park and Choi are previous winners of the tournament, although not when it was part of OneAsia.

Leading Scores after round 2 (par 72):

136 - Rory HIE (INA) 70-66, KIM Bi-o (KOR) 68-68, PARK Sang-hyun (KOR) 71-65.

138 - KANG Min-woong (KOR) 71-67, Mark BROWN (NZL) 72-66.

139 - HU Mu (CHN) 70-69, MO Joong-kyung (KOR) 72-67, Garrett SAPP (USA) 70-69, KIM Si-woo (am, KOR) 69-70.

140 - PARK Jun-Won (KOR) 70-70, JOO Heung-chol (KOR) 72-68, NAM Young-woo (KOR) 70-70.

141 - Ashley HALL (AUS) 71-70, KIM Meen-Whee (KOR) 73-68, SUK Jong Yul (KOR) 71-70, Anthony BROWN (AUS) 73-68, Simon YATES (SCO) 71-70, LEE Dong-min (KOR) 76-65, YOON Jung-ho (KOR) 72-69, CHUNG Joon (KOR) 73-68.

142 - HUR In-hoi (KOR) 71-71, Terry PILKADARIS (AUS) 75-67, CHOI Ho-sung (KOR) 72-70, Matthew GUYATT (AUS) 70-72, LEE Tae-hee (KOR) 73-69, Daniel FOX (AUS) 73-69, LEE Jung-hwan (KOR) 70-72.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

3rd Bintan Golf Championship


PGI – BINTAN presents 3rd Bintan Golf Championship supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF & PIN HIGH


Ria Bintan Golf Club – Ocean Course.


30 June & 1 July 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)

Entry Fee

S$370 per golfer.
Entry fee includes return ferry, 2 days at 18-hole tournament golf with share caddy, prize presentation, buffet and goodie bag.

Divisions & Handicap


Accomodations (Single/Twin-Share Basis

Ria Golf Lodge/Nirwana Resort Hotel
S$140 per room per night with breakfast included


Please download Entry Form.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Chandra,
Email: chandra@riabintan.co.id
VOIP: +65 6493 3165

Indonesian Players Miss Cut In Korea, Thailand

Seoul / Pattaya, 11 May 2012 - Rory Hie, Indonesia PGA's Player of the Year 2011, missed the cut playing at the GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship at Namseoul Country Club in the South Korean capital Seoul.

With rounds of 77 and 72 he was in a tied 104st place, 12 shots behind second day leader Park Sang-hyun in this third leg of the OneAsia tour.

Rory, who had a strong season in 2011, seems to be struggling this year with his form. Finishing a somewhat disappointing 9th in the Indonesia Open after his strong performance the previous year, he now failed the make the cut for the second time in a row.

The next leg of the OneAsia tour will be next weekend with the SK Telecom Open played at the Pinx Golf Club in Jeju.

Meanwhile in Pattaya, Thailand, Benny Kasiadi also missed the cut at the Singha Pattaya Open, the second leg of the ASEAN PGA Tour played at the Burapha Golf Club.

The only Indonesian player entered in this tournament, ended with rounds of 76 and 77 in a tied 86th place, 17 shots behind midway leader Thanyakon Khrongpha from Thailand.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pakuwon May Monthly Medal Tournament

This May Pakuwon Golf & Family Club will have their Monthly Medal TOURNAMENT that will be held on Friday, 11 May 2012 with Shot Gun at 6.00 PM. Playing format will be STROKE PLAY.

There are several trophies in different categories:


Special HOLE IN ONE prizes are 1 (one) one-year individual Pakuwon Golf Privilege Card and 1 (one) Ninja L Kawazaki OFF THE ROAD.

ENTRY FEE: Rp. 415.000,-/PP

Entry fee includes Coffee Break, Buffet Dinner, Lucky Draw, Green Fee, Caddy Fee and Tax.

Information/reservation: call Pakuwon Golf & Family Club 031-739.0888 ext 342.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thaworn Records Runaway Victory In Luang Prabang Laos Open

Luang Prabang, Laos, May 6 - Thai golf’s talisman Thaworn Wiratchant romped to an eight shot victory in the inaugural Luang Prabang Laos Open today.

A final round five-under-par 67, for a 21-under tournament total, saw him secure his third title on the ASEAN PGA Tour and add yet another trophy to a collection that is helping him write his name into history.

Filipino Jay Bayron ended in second place after shooting a 65 while Thanyakon Khrongpha from Thailand was a further four strokes back.

He carded a 71 in the season-opening event on the ASEAN PGA Tour, which boasts eight events this year.

Thaworn’s performance was a thing of beauty much like Luang Prabang, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The 45-year-old led by six strokes after the halfway mark and started the final round eight ahead.

“It is a very special feeling to win in Laos. It is exciting to be here especially as the game of golf is new to this country,” said Thaworn.

Remarkably this was his ninth successive tournament. He made a long trip from Korea last Monday to get to Laos and heads back to Korea next week to play in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open on OneAsia. He plans to take a break after that.

“You don’t feel tired when you are playing well and winning,” added the Thai star.

Thaworn continues to build an unrivaled record that now also includes 12 wins on the Asian Tour, and the 2005 Asian Tour Order of Merit title. He has also triumphed once on OneAsia.

His score was just short of the lowest four round winning total on the ASEAN PGA Tour. His countryman Kiradech Aphibarnrat holds that record as he won the 2009 Singha Pattaya Open by 11 shots with a score of 23-under.

Bayron did his best to try and catch Thaworn and at one point narrowed the gap to five shots as he birdied four out of the first five holes.

“It feels great to save my best round for last. It would have been a close tournament if Thaworn had not been playing,” joked Bayron.

The Filipino is still looking for his first victory having finished second many times on the ASEAN PGA Tour, including three in a row at the start of 2010.

Indonesians Benny Kasiadi and George Gandranata were unable to move up the ladder, finishing T29 and T52 respectively.

The ASEAN PGA Tour heads to the Singha Pattaya Open next week. The tournament is being played at Burapha Golf Club from May 10 to 13.

Leading final round scores (par 72):

267 - Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 69 63 68 67

275 - Jay Bayron (PHI) 71 67 72 65

279 - Thanyakon Khrongpha (THA) 71 72 65 71

280 - Kwanchai Tannin (THA) 73 66 72 69

282 - Poosit Supupramai (THA) 73 69 68 72

284 - Pravee Visalkit (THA) 70 75 72 67, Panuphol Pittayarat (THA) 70 71 71 72

286 - Annop Tangkamolprasert (THA) 72 74 70 70, Namchok Tantipokhakul (THA) 73 72 70 71, Sattaya Supuppramai (THA) 68 71 75 72, Gunn Charoenkul (THA) 74 70 70 72, Philip Matsson (THA) 71 71 70 74

287 - Rufino Bayron (PHI) 66 72 75 74, Varut Chomchalam (THA) 73 72 68 74


293 - Benny Kasiadi (INA) 76 69 73 75

299 - George Gandranata (INA) 77 74 75 73

Friday, May 4, 2012

Classy Thaworn Stamps Authority On Luang Prabang Laos Open

Luang Prabang, Laos, May 4 - Thaworn Wiratchant’s golden touch brought the inaugural Luang Prabang Laos Open to life today as the gifted Thai golfer shot a sublime second round nine-under-par 63.

In Laos’ first professional golf tournament, Thaworn showed the nation how golf is played at the highest level by opening up a six shot lead from the Bayron brothers Rufino and Jay.

Thaworn made an eagle and seven birdies at Luang Prabang Golf Club in the opening event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

“I missed two short putts for birdie and missed a10 footer for birdie on the 18th,” said a relaxed and confident Thaworn.

Remarkably the 45-year-old is playing his ninth tournament in a row. At the start of the week he said how tired he was but the fatigue seems to have faded as he pulled away from the field.

“I struggled with the greens yesterday but got my feel back today. Six shots is a nice cushion. I can relax a bit tonight,” added Thaworn.

He leads the tournament on 12-under-par 132. His eagle came on the par-five sixth.

Thaworn is no stranger to success on the ASEAN PGA Tour having won the Heritage Melaka Classic in 2009 and the Singha Esan Open the following year.

During a brilliant career he has won 15 regional titles and seems determined to collect more.

Rufino Bayron, who held the first round lead with a 66, shot a second round 72 while elder brother Jay came in with a 67.

“I am happy that I shot a steady 72. It is difficult to shoot a good round after a low round,” said Rufino Bayron.

The Bayron brothers are both looking for their first win on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

Jay Bayron has finished runner up on numerous occasions and looks set for another good finish this weekend.

He said: “I am definitely due a win but it could be difficult with the way Thaworn is playing.”

Thailand’s Kwanchai Tannin, Tanatchan Puaktes and Sattaya Sapuppramai are a stroke further behind after firing rounds Of 66, 69 and 71 respectively.

Indonesia's Benny Kasiadi shot 7 birdies and 4 bogeys on his way to a strong 69, going into the weekend tied in 20th place. He will be joined by countryman George Gandranata who just made the cut with a second round 74.

Leading second round scores:

Par 72

132 - Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 69 63

138 - Rufino Bayron (PHI) 66 72, Jay Bayron (PHI) 71 67

139 - Sattaya Sapuppramai (THA) 68 71, Kwanchai Tannin (THA) 73 66, Tanatchan Puaktes (THA) 70 69

141 - Guido Van Der Valk (HOL) 70 71, Panuphol Pittayarat (THA) 70 71

142 - Pasamet Pogamnerd (THA)72 70, Koh Dengshan (SIN) 71 71, Ekalak Waisayakul (THA) 69 73, Philip Matsson (THA) 71 71, Poosit Supupramai (THA) 73 69


145 - Benny Kasiadi (INA) 76 69

151 - George Gandranata (INA) 77 74

Missed cut:

161 - Abdul Aziz Hartanto (INA) 79 82

New Kuta Golf Club Championship

On 9th and 10th June 2012 New Kuta Golf will hold its Club Championship tournament, which is open to members and guests.


  • 1st round: Saturday 9 June 2012
  • 2nd round: Sunday 10 June 2012
  • Shotgun start at 1pm both days


  • Member: Rp 700,000 / two rounds
  • Guest: Rp 1,700,000 / two rounds
Fees include: tournament fee, welcome drinks, refreshment, dinner buffet, trophies, lucky draw prizes & hole in one


  • The competition will be individual 36-hole stroke play on handicap
  • Trophies for Members & Guests are prepared separately, including Novelties & Hole In One


  • Yearly membership NKG
  • Garuda air ticket, Denpasar-Perth-Denpasar
  • Garuda air ticket, Denpasar-Seoul-Denpasar


Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Jl Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Jimbaran, Bali
Tel. (0361) 8481 333, fax (0361) 8481 400
Email: reservation@newkutagolf.com

ADT Welcomes Inaugural Taman Dayu Championship In Indonesia

Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia, May 3 - Indonesia will welcome a new tournament, the Taman Dayu Championship, on the fast-growing Asian Development Tour (ADT) in July.

The inaugural Taman Dayu Championship will offer a prize pot of US$75,000 and will be staged at the renowned Taman Dayu Golf Club and Resort in East Java from July 5 to 8, 2012.

Launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia, the ADT has gained support from Corporate Asia, growing its schedule from five tournaments in the first season to eight tournaments in the 2011 season.

The Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The leading three players on the Asian Development Tour Order of Merit will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals.

“We are delighted to launch the Taman Dayu Championship on the ADT and believe it will assist in the continued growth and development of professional golf in Indonesia. There are many talented Indonesian golfers out there and we hope the creation of a new international-class tournament will give our local players a boost in their careers,” said Gavin Webb, Australian Pro and Golf Club Manager at Taman Dayu.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Asia’s rising stars to our Golf Club and Resort and believe that our championship course will offer a strong test of golf. Through the television and media exposure, we hope to showcase both this beautiful course and Indonesian golf to the world.”

Asian Golf Group Managing Director Patrick Young has expressed his gratitude to the Taman Dayu Golf Club and Resort for their dedication towards professional golf in Indonesia. Asian Golf Group is the event promoter and event manager for the Taman Dayu Championship.

“The management team at Taman Dayu Golf Club and Resort has worked very hard in establishing this event and the facilities are world class. The entire resort is wonderful,” said Young. “The golf course will test the best of the ADT players and we look forward to a wonderful week of festivities at the resort.”

Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han also extended his appreciation to Taman Dayu Golf Club and Resort for its support of golf in Asia.

“On behalf of the ADT, I’m honoured to welcome the Taman Dayu Golf Club on our fledging Tour. The ADT will be running in its third year and we expect even more positive growth this year,” said Han.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Launch Of Asian Golf Tourism Ezine


Finally, Asia has its very own magazine devoted to the promotion of golf tourism.

Asian Golf Tourism – the 101 go-to magazine has been designed to be the most informative and thorough publication that will serve as an authoritative guide to both the trade and consumer alike.

Asia has rapidly become one of the most attractive golf tourism destinations on the planet. Countries like Thailand, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines offer golfing experiences that are unmatched anywhere else.

No other region can offer a combination of world class golf courses, well-trained caddies, beautiful climatic conditions and exotic attractions like Asia. Playing golf in Asia is an experience that more and more golfers look forward to. Besides all of the plus factors, golf in Asia also has another very attractive feature and that relates to the cost of playing the game. It’s a real value for money experience.

Our mission going forward will be to work with national tourism organisations, golf resort and course operators and other industry players to seek out the best that Asia has to offer. Asian Golf Tourism will be that one very special one-stop destination for everything on golf tourism.

For the rest of 2012, Asian Golf Tourism will be published on a quarterly basis and with effect from January 2013, it will become a bi-monthly. In concert with the magazine, we will also be launching a web site that will host the magazine and be a useful source of information on golfing destinations, special packages etc.

Asian Golf Tourism – Golf Tourism Unravelled!

To view the e-zine click HERE.

Dunlop Sports To Target Indonesian Market

Dunlop Sports Co., formerly known as SRI Sports Ltd., plans to expand its operations to emerging economies, aiming to increase overseas sales from 30 percent to 50 percent of all sales by 2015, company officials said.

The golf and tennis equipment maker plans to establish bases in Thailand and Indonesia, as well as set up local sales agents in Brazil.

Dunlop Sports will focus on its luxury golf equipment brand Xxio in Southeast Asia, where the number of golfers is increasing in line with economic growth in Thailand and Indonesia.

The company intends to raise its market share in Southeast Asia from the current 5 percent.

It also aims to reinforce its overseas tennis business through a collaboration with major French maker Babolat VS.

Dunlop Sports has accelerated its overseas expansion since purchasing U.S. golf club maker Roger Cleveland Golf Co. in December 2007.

In February, the company established a Shanghai office to oversee its business in China, South Korea and Southeast Asia.

Currently, it has 15 offices overseas, including in the United States, China, Australia and Brazil.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Three Indonesians Tee Off In Inaugural Laos Open

Luang Prabang, Laos, May 2 - Namchok Tantipokhakul, the explosive young Thai player, starts as one of the favourites in this week’s Luang Prabang Laos Open and is looking for a performance that will contribute to his impressive rise in the game.

The inaugural tournament is attracting widespread attention as it is Laos’ first professional golf tournament and it is the opening event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

Namchok first rose to prominence on the ASEAN PGA Tour by winning the Order of Merit title in 2009, when he triumphed twice, and he will be gunning for a third victory when the event tees-off tomorrow at Luang Prabang Golf Club.

“It is a beautiful place and everyone is excited to be here,” said Namchok.

“I think I can do well here but it is a very strong field especially as Thaworn (Wiratchant) is here and a lot of other good Thai players.”

Thailand’s Wisut Artjanawat, winner of last year’s Merit title, Thanyakon Khrongpha Thammanoon Sriroj, Atthaphon Prathummanee, Kwanchai Tannin, and Panuphol Pittayarat are all competing.

Adding to the strong international mix are Jay Bayron and Gerald Rosales from the Philippines, Singapore’s Choo Tze Huang and Koh Dengshan, plus Indonesians Benny Kasiadi, George Gandranata and Abdul Aziz Hartanto.

Also playing is Daliya Saidara, who is Laos’ only touring professional, as well as 15 of the nation’s top amateurs.