Thompson Cup 2023
Saturday, 18 March 2023. Golf and Scotland are inextricably intertwined with the game subsequently being spread across the world by the Scots as they travelled. With Jakarta being home to one of the oldest golf clubs, outside of the UK, Jakarta Golf Club having been founded in 1872, its unsurprising to find notice of an annual St Andrew’s golf game of Scots taking on the Rest of the World some 80+ years ago as this clipping from the Dutch colonial newspapers evidences.
This tradition continues to today with the St Andrew’s Society hosting the St George’s Society for 2 matches each year for the Thompson Cup, in honour of their respective celebratory dates. The latest edition was held recently on Saturday 18th March 2023 at Cengkareng Golf Club with teams of 12 representing each Society in a four ball match, followed by a BBQ and victuals which went well into the evening. For the record, St Andrew’s Society were able to win back the Thompson Cup with a 4 ½ to 1 ½ victory.