08 December 2019
New Innovation for the 7th Edition
In collaboration with BCA, Royale Jakarta Golf Club held the BCA-Royale Open Tournament on October 30, 2019. The seventh edition tournament was held with a new innovative concept to further challenge the participants.
Unlike the previous six tournaments, the BCA-Royale Open Tournament provided an extended challenge for its participants. Rather than the usual 18 holes, players had to complete 27 holes at Royale Jakarta Golf Club (RJGC). This challenge was apparently enjoyed by most of the tournament participants that included the club’s founding members, VIPs, and loyal customers of RJGC and BCA. Of the 238 attendees, ninety percent of them successfully completed the full 27 holes.
"Those who completed 27 holes played it like a marathon. It was amazing," said the General Manager of Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Paulus Rudy Januar.
The theme of this year's event, which began as the annual tournament of the Founders Royale, was central Javanese culture. This was part of RJGC’s effort to support government programs to advance the world of tourism and preserve the culture of the country.
“We want to create a big tournament that combines achievement, gathering, entertainment, luxury prizes, and also not forgetting charity activities,” said Hendro Sutandi, the President Director of Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
The President Director of BCA, Jahja Setiaatmadja, said: "We are very enthusiastic to be able to support the BCA-Royale Open Tournament 2019 since the inauguration of tournament. The BCA-Royale Open Tournament 2019 is expected to help facilitate golf lovers to realize communication and cooperation in an atmosphere of friendship.”
The tournament, which offered a Nissan March in the Grand Lucky Draw, upholds corporate social responsibility by donating to charities. The proceeds from this year’s event were given to NusantaRun (the foundation of Lari Nusantara), a fundraising running movement. The funds from this event will be donated to people with disabilities in the Gunung Kidul area in Yogyakarta.