The Ball-Eating Golf Gods of Jagorawi’s Old Course licked their lips as 20 JAWS Bravehearts prepared for battle. Ominous claps of thunder rattled in the distance as the five flights stared at lines of white stakes running along narrow fairways stretching farther than the eye can see.
Rain started to pour as they settled into the second hole threatening an early end to the day. But this was not to be a day of disappointments. The rain cleared and many stories of JAWS victories emerged with impressive net scores ranging from 72 to 83.
Congratulations to the admin tsunami of Divya and Simon topping the JAWS Leaderboard with a net 72. Pras, Bob and Supachai were not far behind with a net 73. It was a fantastic day with a great group of people. Thanks to all who came out.
Rohit, Erik, Ignacio and John had a slow start off hole 4 but found some magic as the day progressed. Bienvenido to Ignacio who joined JAWS for the first time. A very tough course to start on. He was crushing his drives all day but a few too many were swallowed up by the evil jungle. He found a good putting stroke as the day progressed including an impressive par on hole 2.
Erik had his big drives going but struggled on the greens most of the day. Rohit started off slow struggling to keep the ball on the fairway but heated up on the back nine with four pars and a birdie on the last five holes.
A little Bintang bravery contributed to that effort. John, on the other hand, started strong hitting four pars in a row but slowed down on the back nine with three serious blow-up holes.
Bob-Subash, Chris, Supachai and Warut played in the same flight. ‘Sawadikap’ to Warut who played his second game with JAWS.
At times he played like a low handicapper with some ‘booming’ drives but then was often let down by his chipping and general short game.
Supachai or Super-consistent played well apart from a few holes where a number of drives went astray but still managed a net 73 and tied for 2nd place on the JAWS Leaderboard.
Chris had some good holes and a few chances for birdies but found the greens tough. A number of OB shots resulted in triples and an inflated score.
Bob-Subash started off very well. He was just 3 over after 7 holes and looked like he was heading for the winners enclosure. However golf can bite back and a number of doubles cost him, but he still managed a net 73 and tied for 2nd place on the JAWS Leaderboard.
Pras, Cucu, Tom and Ikhwan played together.
Pras’ long shots were beneficial to his game, but unfortunately he could not capitalise his short game opportunities.
Newcomer Ikhwan was also hitting long, but a few unlucky ball landings cost him a number of penalty strokes.
Cucu and Tom found the Old Course at Jagorawi troublesome.
While they were able to sink a few very long putts, many on their fairway shots were problematic to their rounds.
Teeing off on the 5th hole was Audie, Kamal, Jens and Jim. Audie, a very methodical player, played a very well rounded game.
His strength of the day was his chipping. Leaving himself with some good looks at the pin. Kamal had a bit of a struggle warming up.
He started coming around on the back nine with some long straight drives that would have impressed anyone in the JAWS group.
Jen’s had a short day and played only 5 holes. Jim was driving the ball well but was struggling with the short game. He couldn’t seem to get it on the green.
The second flight off Hole #10 (Dea Mahendra, Gaurav Shrike, Divya and Simon) were all low handicap sharks.
Dea one of the longest ladies golfers in Indonesia, settled up with the men teeing off from the white tees. It was a proud gesture, and from the first drive, more than matched the boys all day.
Playing off a 1 handicap on her home course, there isn’t much room for error. Off the tee very solid, but a little off on the second shots, nonetheless a strong drive and good second shot provided several birdie putts. However, the moist greens left many putts short.
Gaurav fresh off a hot streak in Bali, hit his first drive like he was still there, long and straight. Only the second time playing the course, uncertainty off the tee proved costly, as one too many a drives was gobbled up by the jungle at the cost of a stroke. However with a series of very good putts, including a 12 ft par putt on hole #11 it will not be long before he returns to the podium.
Divya, looking 5 kilo’s lighter thanks to a strict ‘detox’ program, seemed to play a different game. ‘Swinging within himself’ and a better tempo, every shot from driver to wedge flew straight. The tricky Par 3, Hole 8 summed up his play. A smooth 7 iron was hit with authority and on the uphill 140m pin, never left the flag, landing 10ft past on the middle tier. Just like all day, the putt was composed and well read, down-hill a little slippery, straight in the hole for a birdie.
With drives in play, second shots finding the greens, and the odd birdie here and there, Divya played to his handicap and shot net 72 to share 1st place on the JAWS Leaderboard. Simon, went back to his old faithful and put his trusty old putter in his bag. It proved to be a wise choice, as his round included 2 birdies and several solid up and down’s.
With his long game on point and keeping the ball in play off the tee and he gave himself the green light to attack the pins to make up for a bogey, bogey, start, playing +3 on the last 15 holes, leading to a gross 79 and a share of 1st place on the JAWS Leaderboard. Despite the two birdies, highlight of the day which epitomized his fighting spirit was on the Par 3 Hole 6. With his overcooked 7 iron, finding the greenside bunker long and left, he faced a green side bunker shot to a downhill front pin. Intentionally looking to play faster and more instinctively around the greens, he saw the shot, the landing area, open the face of his 56 and drove through the sand, his ball landing soft onto the fringe rolling downhill online with the hole, stopping 2 feet short for tap-in sandy par! A bunker shot he will keep in his memory bank for as long as possible.
Congratulations to the winners
Lucky Draw Vouchers:
Tom, Ikhwan, Cucu and Kamel
A BIG thank you to Arron , Zac , Mba Lena and Pak Ob and the Jagorawi Team for taking care of us and organizing a successful event.
JAWS V Teeset- 6th December
We have already 19 players. Please sign up for this event or speak to Captain Tralok
It is VITAL that at the end of a round that all scorecards are checked by at least 2 people in the group.
NET scores MUST BE CLEAR !
And the card given in must be signed by 2 people.
Next up is Modern Golf Club on Tuesday, the 10th of November , tee off at 8 AM , see you there!