I played with my old golf buddy Jopie in Matoa Golf Course last Saturday. We dressed in red, to join the celebration of Chinese New Year.
It’s almost 10 years ago since I last played in Matoa. Unfortunately the course condition is worse now. I find many cart path is in bad condition, leaving the golf carts sometimes like an off road buggy. The grass also not as well maintained before. Not sure if this is the impact of rainy season, but I suspect it’s probably more of lack of maintenance budget. Too bad.
To make things worse, we also found two groups playing in 5 and 6 golfers in one flight! It’s totally unacceptable, even last Saturday the course was relatively empty. But I guess this lack of enforcement of course rules would make non-member golfers like me to avoid playing in this course again. Such a shame.
Nevertheless I had quite good round of golf. Considering my current golf form, and I have not played for couple of weeks, I played quite good. I scored a bit above my handicap. And I made this nice video of me scoring my lone birdie of the round.
It was on Hole 3, a Par 5 hole. After a topped drive that was luckily bounced back to fairway, I hit a flush 7-iron to the fairway 92m from the green. I thought, this might be a good for filming my swing sequence.
And boy, it was. I hit a very nice approach. It landed on the center of the green, leaving just about 1.5 meters for birdie. I asked my caddie to continue filming, and captured my successful birdie putt. Haha, not bad for a memory playing this course, which I might not be playing at again for another 10 years. LOL
After has been delayed for few times, finally the committee for FE-UGM 92 Silver Reunion gathered again to celebrate our accomplishment.
Hosted by Dinda in her new, big and beautiful house, we had a pot luck party with plenty of food served.
Anang, the Committee Head, thanked the committee and participants who made the reunion last year was so successful. The committee reported more than 100 alumni presented in Jogja, and we still had surplus of money in our fund raising which will be used for future use. It was job well done. So maybe we do another in our 30th anniversary? 😊
We participated in Kagama Golf Club Tournament at Royale Jakarta this weekend. The event involved 230 golfers, and was marred with heavy wind and rain. Despite our gallant effort to finish the tournament on tough course and condition (halah), we came home empty handed. No trophies nor prizes for us. Hahaha. Next time better!
Sheila, our old time friend from SIF years in Singapore, move to Jakarta with her family. Her husband, Ed, is assigned to Jakarta, so we have lunch with the entire family to welcome them to our lovely (yet random) city.
Welcome to Jakarta! Hope you enjoy your new life here. Don’t worry, you have us, the SIF family here to show and guide you around! 😊
Lunch at Meradelima Restaurant
Such a fun karaoke battle night with the old gang of ex HR BER.
We certainly miss the time when we’re able to cut loose, throw silly jokes and laugh in close kinship.
Thanks to Dika and Santa who sponsor this event! Let’s do it again in near future! 😊
Continuing our annual tradition, Gemblung Golfers have its New Year Golf at Sentul Highland Golf Course. Although missing Yoyok, Sulis and Daniel, we still have lots of fun, playing in our match play format series: Team AA (Anung Agung) vs Team RI 🇮🇩 (Richard Iben).
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We concluded our Puk Puk arisan this year by having a sumptuous dinner at Kintan Pacific Place. Great food, great friends, great laugh. All is well. Alhamdulillah.
Shortly before everyone is going out for holiday, we have our annual year-end dinner at usual place, Maya’s apartment. Serving the very delicious western food from Beef Bang!, the usual agenda is held: reviewing achievement of this year’s resolution, sharing our resolutions for 2018, and of course, cross-gift ritual with “pantun” (poet in rhyme) as added spice.
Finally I bought a bike. This is part of my year 2017 resolution – which is to have regular sports activity. As running is not (yet) my thing, riding a bike is a more feasible option.
I used to have Dahon folding bike before. But I have not used it for long time, so when my maid asked for it, I had no hesitation to give it away. And I’ve been eyeing Brompton bike for about some time. Well it was love on first sight when I tried my friend’s Brompton bike during my stunt act as Jokowi couple of month ago. “I got to buy this bike”.