Well, not exactly ngabuburit golf. As I teed off 1 pm in the afternoon. Fighting thirst and exhaustion, I played quite well in first 9. Still 5 holes to go, but as energy is getting depleted, double bogeys creep up on scorecard. Oh well, at least I finished my round! 😅
When I first heard that Senayan National Golf would be opening night golf session, I was immediately interested to try. The idea of playing golf after working hours, and not in precious, and often-disputed weekend time is definitely a good one.
Especially they announced of the promo rate for the first month of operation. IDR600k for 18 holes with cart for weekdays sounds like good value.
So here we go, last night, along with my two ex office mates, Richard and Edy, we tried our first night golf in Senayan National.
One day, I half-complained to my wife, “why you never support my hobby, like buying me golf clubs, like some of my friends’ wives?”
Guess what, she listened to my plea. She bought me a weekend trip to Bali, which include a round in Bali National Golf. Haha, thanks a lot darling! 😘😘
My wife’s birthday golf invitation
On second day of our Jogja Golf trip we played at Merapi Gold Course, Cangkringan. It was a very nice round in beautiful course, under nice weather. Too bad Merapi mountain was only in sight for short period of time. But nevertheless, we had good round (our scores were much better than yesterday), and really had great time. It’s a nice ending to a fun weekend we had for the past three days.
Let’s do it again in near future guys!
Teeing off in misty morning, Gemblung Golfers Golf Jogja Trip kicks off in Borobudur International Golf Course in Magelang. The course offer challenging layout with narrow fairways and rather difficult greens.
It’s been a while not playing golf with these guys, just because our weekend schedule did not match. But today finally the Gemblung Golfers foursome is back at Rainbow Hills. No matter how good or bad is your score, fun and great laugh are always guaranteed playing with these gemblungers. Can’t wait for our trip to Jogja in two weeks time!
Beautiful mountain set as backdrop of this challenging course
It was at the 1st hole on Pangkalan Jati golf course. It’s early in the morning and I still had not shaken off the rustiness from my muscle. And playing alone did not help. I had less incentive to focus and became sloppy. Double bogey at the first hole. Ouch.
Hence, I decided to add a bit juice to my game. To add some pressure, I decided to record my golf round, shot by shot. By doing this, I feel each golf shot matters, just like in tournament. And usually, I tend to play better under pressure.So, how did I go? Take a look at this 3 mins video. Enjoy!
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
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!