Chairman of the Association of Retired Armed Forces of the Republic of Indonesia (Perpabi), Agum Gumelar, said that the Indonesian President’s Cup golf tournament was an opportunity to bond ties / Photo: MPI
TANGERANG – General Chair of the Association of Retired Armed Forces of the Republic of Indonesia (Perpabi), Agum Gumelar, said that the Indonesian President’s Cup golf tournament was an opportunity to bond ties. At the celebration of Pepabri’s 64th Birthday (HUT), the participants looked very enthusiastic while participating in the golf tournament.
“So, every year for this anniversary we hold a golf match to compete for the President’s Cup. This has been around since Pak Suharto, but has only been reactivated since I became General Chair,” explained Agum Gumelar, Thursday (31/8/2023).
“Every anniversary we try to make this event something that can unite us, strengthen the ties of friendship between retired officers,” he continued.
What’s more, we are currently entering a political year. Agum Gumelar hopes that next year’s election will be better than the last 2019.
“The President’s Cup was contested by six (teams). Pepabri, PPAD, PPAL, PPAU, PP Polri and Legion Veterans. Last year’s defending champion was the Air Force, we don’t know who now,” explained Agum Gumelar.
Agum explained that the choice of golf as the sport to be contested was not without reason. He revealed that golf is one of the sports that can keep retired officers’ bodies fit.
“Golf of course aims to maintain stamina, physique and health. Because for retired military personnel, the only sport we can play is golf, it is no longer possible for them to play football or volleyball,” he said.
After completing the tournament from morning to afternoon, all participants then had lunch together in a warm atmosphere. Agum Gumelar was also seen eating lunch together with several figures, such as the former Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Achmad Sucipto, and the former Chief of Naval Staff, Ade Supandi.