In the next two months the Executive Board of the Indonesian Golf Association (PB PGI) will face two major and important events, namely the Indonesia Open which will be held on 12 to 15 July 2018 and the 2018 Asian Games held from 23 to 24 August.
The 2018 Asian Games athletes will take advantage of Indonesia Open as a test event.
Both events will be held at Pondok Indah Golf Club, Jakarta. PB PGI was concentrated to prepare all athletes and organizers.
General Chairman of PB PGI, Murdaya Po wrote the event Indonesia Open 2018 deliberately held early because this event will be used as a test of the Indonesian National Team for the 2018 Asian Games.
“Indonesia Open 2018 will make us a skill craft before being deployed to the 2018 Asian Games, for these athletes I hope to be able to take advantage of the best,” said Murdaya Po in a press conference at Pine Room Pondok Indah Golf, Thursday (7/6 / 2018).
Admittedly, although the Indonesia Open event is a professional golfer, but Indonesian golfers who are prepared to the Asian Games can perform.
“Everything is to increase the flying hours of our golf athletes,” said Murdaya Po.
Based on the information from Murdaya, with more and less playing in international level tournaments, Indonesian athletes can get a little progress because they will increasingly know the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Renananya in this event PB PGI will lower the athletes of the son of the Asian Games.
“All selected players in the Asian Games play a chance to perform at the Indonesia Open 2018. It is expected that the more prestigious foreign players will be compared with last year and we will accelerate the Indonesia Open this year because after August to the end of the year, all Asian Tour players are not a bit full, “explained the vice chairman of PB PGI, Admiral Agus Suhartono who is also Vice Chairman of the Indonesia Open Executing Committee 2018.
Last year, Indonesia Open was done in October 2017.
PB PGI collaborated with Asian Tour in Indonesia Open practice. The total prize contested for at least USD 300 thousand. PB PGI is still trying to boost to USD 500 thousand.
Indonesia Open is not the only test event for Indonesian golf athletes who are prepared to perform at the Asian Games. PB PGI has been working on intensive preparation since the beginning of this year.
Previously they also followed the coaching program conducted PB PGI, under the foreign trainers from Australia, David Milne and lawrie Montagua.
“The preparation we are working on is very intensive, the number one so that your players are upgraded to make the score really competitive, we are the coach for high performance So far, the progress is incredible, the average they scored 75 blows, now 69. Start january this year is intense, we send it abroad, so the preparation is very serious, “said Murdaya Po.
There are a total of 14 male and female athletes prepared for the Asian Games. The counsel is only selected 4 male athletes and 3 female athletes representing the Indonesian national team. The player name announcement will be made at the end of June 2018.
In addition to technical training, Murdaya also facilitate fitness training khusjs golf in Pondok Indah fitness center. Halvini is meant to add to the fitness of all athletes, nutrition and athlete’s comfort is a concern. They are placed in Pondok Indah Golf Apartement.
Regarding the target at the Asian Games 2018, Murdaya Po said it does not charge the target for Indonesian golfers.
“The urgent golfer you must appear to be a winner, so there is no urgent terget find points to be a winner,” said Murdaya Po.