There was tropical jungle all around. Intermittent rain fell and lightning bolts flashed as caravans of Sharks moved expeditiously from River to Plantation. Sirens blared signaling impending danger.
It sounds more like a scene from Jurassic Park but that was the reality of the JAWS Friday afternoon round at Emerelda… At the end of the day there were 7 flights of very damp Sharks at the clubhouse with tales of Tyrannosaurus-like drives and birdies aplenty. Weather was a factor in performance with net scores ranging from 64 to 84. A few groups were unable to finish their last holes because of the lightening but all-in-all it was a fantastic day with 26 fantastic Sharks. Thanks to all who came out and made it so much fun.
Big drives and mixed results on putting characterized the day for Paulus, Veronica, Fernando and John. Fernando had his “bend it like Beckham” going all day with beautiful shots off the tees that curved perfectly to the contours of the fairway. Aside from River 1, he had very few trouble holes and was solid on the greens. It was Veronica’s first round with JAWS. Welcome!
It was also her first round at Emerelda and found parts of the course challenging, as do we all. She was, however, very solid on the tricky greens. Paulus was a beast of the tees all day uber long straight drives and solid second shots. However, his struggles on the greens kept him out of contention. John had a few moments and solid chipping but could not manage the greens and finished poorly. A fun day for all!
Pras, Willi, Priyaji and Aleksi started the day on the 2nd hole of the River course. Pras was driving long and consistent all day, but his chips and putts were detrimental to his score.
Today was Priyaji’s first round with his brand new set of irons that needs some acclimating, but his trusty 3 wood was present the whole day. Willi’s brand of always consistent short game was in great display throughout the round, but his long game was a bit wayward.
Aleksi’s shots were a little inconsistent. He had some amazing drives and great putting, but some duck hooks added more than a few strokes to his final score.
Great day out with Rosie, Diana, Supachai and Divya. The two super ladies of golf were killing it with their drivers hitting bomb drives and putting the boys to shame but could not convert second shots into advantages.
Rosies putter was magnetic with everything she hit going in from 20 feet to 2 feet and Diana had a few struggles but after a strong scolding got her putter in order.
Supachai as always was Mr. Consistent hitting straight with the driver and follow up with good irons and barring a few holes played to handicap. Divya had an off first 9 hitting a 47 with a few bathing balls and came back strong on the back 9 closing with a birdie.
Excellent weather and a fun day out with the four ball post game chilling till late exchanging stories in the club house.
A special team was assembled for Emeralda on Friday. The deal was brokered by a JAWS member and underwritten by two newbies. Highlights of the round included birdies from Oki (from off the green) and Cucu (a perfect high-arcing par3 tee shot that bounced 7 times before settling close to the pin).
Oki’s low-effort grooved swing paid dividends down the stretch while Cucu’ normally reliable short game left town and didn’t even call home. Michael’s second putts were often as long as his first putts but offset that affliction with some sterling saves.
After the short rain delay our group respotted and promptly hit 4 balls into the water! Overall a great day.
Chris, Agus and newcomer Antoine played in the last group off hole one River. Antoine started with a bogey on hole one and generally had a mixed round of golf showing signs that he has the ability to play golf but was not consistent today. His best holes were on the par 3’s and he had some birdie opportunities.
Agus generally drove well but struggled with his approach shots and his highlight was several good bogies. Chris started off driving well but then was a little off with his approach shots. Nevertheless he played some good holes and made 7 pars and lots of bogies. A triple on the last cost him from making a much lower gross score. But overall, despite some showers, a fun round of golf.
Teeing off Hole #2 River were Parman, Hari Taufik, Joshua and Randy. Parman played consistent fun golf with a some great chips especially from the bunker.
His putts we, as always, a hallmark of his game. He played like a single HC knocking in par after par leading him to a 64 net and top of the JAWS Leaderboard. Randy started with a boogie. He made a birdie on hole 4 (plantation course ) a challenging par 3.
He shot gross 80 as did Joshua, he also made a birdie hole on the same hole. Hari Taufik did not find his HC. He started with a boogie and continued to make several pars but also had some doubles. His shot a gross 85.
Teeing off in the apres Sholat Jumat flight was Teeset Captain Tralok, Yuris and Simon.
Captain Tralok, fresh and warmed up from a morning 18 across at Jagorawi was on his usual form: effortless swing, smiles, jokes and light humour keeping the mode relaxed and jovial, perfect for a Friday afternoon game, and keeping the caddies smiling and giggling.
The morning 18 may have caused a bit of fatigue as Tralok’s first nine was a slow burner and took 8 holes to record a par, which kicked off a much better performance on the back nine on the Plantation Course. 1 Par had a domino effect as he reeled off one par after another with solid drives in the fairway and solid second shots finding the greens, highlighted by a solid birdie on the tricky hole#7 with a uphill putt from 25ft, and a second nine 6 shots lighter then the first.
Yuris, similar to Tralok, was slow out of the blocks. A back nine, filled with bad luck as a series of well struck putts grazed the hole, patience was the key with perseverance, as the putts started to drop on the back. The swing was well greased and body rotation was more complete, and a series of pars and bogeys on the back nine showed how Yuris has the potential to shoot much lower with some fine tuning of his golfing fundamentals.
Simon was quick out the blocks, despite two slack bogey’s to start, he quickly jumped on his par train as a single handicap. His third hole kicked off his round and set the tone for his round. A slightly pulled drive left him with 165 yards to the back pin. Wisely he chose to hit a 7 iron firm rather then, grip down on a 6, as he hit the iron solid and out the sweet spot as the shot landed centre of the green and released back towards the back pin leaving a 8 ft birdie putt. The putt was knocked in with confidence and there was a skip to his step, with two more birdies in the round followed including a 25 foot birdie putt on the ninth. He went home with a few rupiahs in his wallet and a smile: after a net 69 / gross 76 for Best Nett III.
A BIG thank you to Mba Thia, Mba Linda and Mba Rahma and the Emerelda Ops Team for taking care of us and organizing a successful event.
Champions of the day
IN OTHER NEWS
JAWS V Teeset- 6th December 2020
We now have 20 players and 9 subs. If you keen to come and play the Teeset game and cheer the JAWS team , please sign up for this event in JAWS Networking or speak to Captain Tralok / Vice Captain Gaurav Shirke.
Final playing 20 will be announced by the Captain Tralok / Vice Captain Gaurav Shirke this coming week
A good memory and reminder of the last game VS the Mighty DOGS
JAWS MULLIGAN CHALLENGE-DECEMBER 18TH, JAGORAWI OLD COURSE
A new unique event will be played by JAWS Sharks in December at Jagorawi on the 18th of December.
Whats a Mulligan ?
A mulligan is a second chance to perform an action, usually after the first chance went wrong through bad luck or a blunder. Its best-known meaning is whereby a player is informally allowed to replay a stroke, even though this is against the formal rules of golf.
So what is the Mulligan Challenge ?
IMAGINE HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HIT EVERY SHOT TWICE
BE IT A DRIVE , IRON , CHIP OR A PUTT ….
CAN YOU THEN PLAY TWICE AS BETTER ?
With this basic format , the JAWS Mulligan Challenge will be played at the Jagorawi Old course on the 18th of December.
For more details please speak to an admin and to register for this event, please post your Name in JAWS Networking what’s app group as usual.
JAWS 1st ANNIVARSARY CUP
BLOCK YOUR DATES– As we plan the JAWS 1st Anniversary Cup @ BANDUNG– Tentative dates being 26th and 27th February 2021.
This will be a 2 nights, 3 days stay & play outstation event.
Watch this space for more details coming soon.
JAWS WORLD CUP – 2021
In planning for 2021 , JAWS Golf Society is pleased to launch another great year round event for 2021.
The JAWS WORLD CUP will be an annual competition between a JAWS team from AsiaVs a JAWS team from Rest of the World.
The competition will be contested every quarter and with a total of 4 rounds (one played every quarter) at the same venue with the format inspired from the Ryder Cup format of Four ball , Foursomes and Singles matches.
Excited much ?
To register in your regions team, please contact on What’s app
Asia – Captain, Gaurav Shirke +919999659844 or Pras Sutowo , Vice Captain , +6281212463485
Rest of the world – Captain, Willi Goldschmidt +628119515888 or Chris Lever , Vice Captain, mobile – 087878714019
May the best team of Sharks win !!
SCORECARDS FOR HANDICAPS
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.
BEHAVIOUR AND RULES
Over the last few rounds there has been some chatter over the Rules of Golf and Golf etiquettes
Golf is a game for ladies and gentleman, so when one goes for a round of golf be it: social or tournament golf one is required to behave as a lady or a gentleman and abide by golfing etiquette.
Yes, JAWS is a golf society promoting camaraderie and fun on the course but abiding by our societies rules of etiquette we can assure you of a much better and valuable golfing experience for your playing partners and yourself.
Not only must we uphold our reputation as a society at golf courses, don’t forget to value your own reputation as a golfer on and off the golf course, after all… we are all gentlemen and ladies who choose to play a ladies and gentlemen’s game.
For more details on JAWS GOLF ETIQUETTES please click the link below.
https://jawsgolf.wordpress.com/hoodlum-etiquettes/ and lets all of us behave as lady or gentleman and abide by golfing etiquette.
Lastly please also find below details on the USGA rules changes …click on the link to know more
Finally, next up is a beautiful course on our schedule Gunung Geulis Golf Club on Tuesday 9 am tee off on the 24th of November 2020 , we play West Course, see you there!!!!.