Ria Prawiro
An Independent Character Builder

I have purposely provided the tournament with quite big prize money for the Indonesian players, so through the media they could learn how to organize all the aspects that are part of their career advancement , starting from the tournament schedule to managing the earnings. I believe this is very important for them. It’s not all about being the champion, because it becomes worthless if the player cannot manage his earnings and choose the schedule which fits their capability,” Ria Prawiro.

To witness the national professional golf thrives into a notable stage has been an endless aspiration for the President Director of PT. Kariza Viratama, Ria Prawiro. And it has stood as an abiding value in her vision and mission as an individual who is concerned about the sport she passionately loves. Though, not all of her dreams have been accomplished yet.

Apart from her visions, she realizes that a development in any fields will not be easily accomplished without hard working , as she always expresses in an interview or chit chat with anybody. And to her, the hard work cannot be effortlessly realized without a real self-sufficiency. The mindset is always imparted to anyone who is involved in her activities , included her staff at Kariza and her sponsored professional golfers.

“Nothing is eternal in this world. The staff and the pros who are now under my management will not be with me forever. That is why I have been untiringly encouraging them to be independent, so when the time comes that they have to be on their own without my guidance, they will be confident to journey on a good life they’re deserved,” said Ria Prawiro.

The development of Indonesian professional golfer definitely depends on the enthusiasts in the industry. As we know, the achievement of a professional player is about the individual management which cannot be interfered entirely by an interrelated association or official sanctioning body.

This is the objective that has been Ria Prawiro’s attention with regard to the professional golf activities she has been doing during the last two years.

“I have purposely provided the tournament with quite big prize money for the Indonesian players, so through the media they could learn how to organize all the aspects that are part of their career advancement , starting from the tournament schedule to managing the earnings. I believe this is very important for them. It’s not all about being the champion, because it becomes worthless if the player cannot manage his earnings and choose the schedule which fits their capability,” added Ria Prawiro.

When asked about her secret method in managing her staff or the sponsored pros, Ria Prawiro said that she had no secret to do it, except that all depend on every individual’s capability to do it.
Sadly, Ria Prawiro’s good effort is not perceived positively by some parties. There were once rumors that the management of Kariza regularly cut its staff and golfers’ income. In fact, not even a cent of the income neither the management fee was ever taken by Kariza. She does all the things for free, just to be happy to see her sponsored players have a prosperous life.

“The method is very simple. Saving. I supervise them to put aside few percentage of their earnings in some separated savings accounts that are planned to be used for their future, their daily expenses and for them to be able to fund their tournament . And it is not an easy thing to do because they are forced to control themselves from a temptation to be consumptive. Apparently there were few who had given up ,” Ria said it strongly.
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