Indonesia presents Menpora Cup 2018 golf tournament held at Emeralda Golf Course, Cibinong, West Java, 25th-27th October 2018. Interestingly in this tournament, 12 countries took part by sending their amateur golf team to enliven the Menpora Cup golf tournament.
What’s interesting is the involvement of foreign golfers and that’s the the first since the Menpora Cup was held in 2016. In total, 144 golfers followed the championship.
According to the Chairperson of the Menpora-Emeralda Golf Cup III Tournament Committee 2018, Mudjo Suwarno said that the presence of foreign athletes is expected to make the championship more competitive. To add to the quality of the tournament, he also brought in Indonesian athletes who participated in the Asian Games 2018.
The participation of the Indonesian Golf National Team such as Naraajie, Kevin Akbar, Almay Rayhan and Marcella Pranovia and Rebekah Vania who just returned from Argentina following the Youth Olympic Games are expected to increase the quality of the championship.
“We bring in Indonesian athletes who take part in the Asian Games2018. Later, only 36 golfers can qualify for the final,” Mudjo said, quoted by Bolalob.com.
“The tournament we chose for the six best golfers, of course, has the weight of rating A by the World Amateur Golf Agency (WAGR),” he added.
“Meanwhile, Kemenpora Deputy III, Raden Isnanta hopes that there will be superior golfers born from the Menpora.ini Cup. Raden Isnanta also said that Indonesia has many golf courses and athletes, but lacks competition. With the existence of the Menpora Cup tournament, it is hoped that it can become a stimulant for the birth of Indonesian golf athletes.
“Without competition, athletes cannot hone their skills. So, this tournament is very important. It also gives a sense of optimism for athletes to continue to practice in the national series, even international series. Happy competing, hopefully it will be more awesome, “Raden said, quoted from BeritaSatu.com
While the impact of this tournament, winners will be rewarded with participation in tournaments in Japan or South Korea or Australia.