Sam Snead once said, “These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.”
For many of the 20 Sharks that took on Gunung Geulis on a beautiful Tuesday morning, it felt just like that.
The five JAWS flights were well equipped (lot of balls) and prepared for the West Courses tight fairways, blind shots and fast greens. The tricky course resulted in many stories heroism and agony as everyone gathered on the all-important 19th hole with net scores ranging from 70 to 89.
It was a beautiful day at a beautiful course with lots of laughter and lost balls. A big thanks to all who made the long trek up.
A special shout out to the four players who joined JAWS for the first time: Mi Hiwa; Iris; Kent and; Albert.
It was a day of high-fives and tears on the greens for Mi Hiwa, Ruth, Willi and John. Welcome Mi Hiwa and thanks for joining us! She has a fantastic text book swing. On hole 1, she found trouble on the side of a hill but made up for it with a spectacular birdie on the 15th hole.
Ruth claimed that she had left her swing back on a lake in the US. Perhaps but she made beautiful putt after putt by speeding through all the tricky breaks. Willi was, as always, consistently good off the tees but struggled around the greens.
While he was unhappy with his overall performance, he still managed to place 5th on the JAWS Leaderboard. For the most part, John was good off the tee but struggled around the greens as well.
Fun day out with Faud , Yudi, Bayu and Divya. With the wind whistling everyone was off their game and Divyas banged up arm after the Cricket on Sunday did not help.
Bayu started strong with a par but was downhill from there even after some good drives as the greens foxed him.
Yudi was praying on every shot and managed to scrape through the game.
Fuad hit some good irons but again the greens seemed too pure for him. Divya was missing 2 foot putts, giving excuses of his arm but could be his bad short game form. Overall with many a laughs a great day out for this foursome.
Today was a great 4-some with Fernando scrambling on every hole and Jim trying to keep his ball in play to Emil and his fabulous driver.
They were all over powered by the consistent play of Iris.
She was the top of her game. She never stopped. Par after par.
She really showed everyone that she is back. Great job IRIS.
Laurie, Chris, Will and Yuris started on hole one.
Chris started well with a par and generally played well but ran into several bunkers and on hole eleven, par 3, his ball was embedded which cost him a double par. His highlight was a birdie on hole 13. Yuris seems to be struggle with his confidence and had a very inconsistent game despite making several good pars. He just needs to hang in there and re-build his confidence.
Laurie played reasonably well with some good drives and he made a lot of bogies. He finished with a par on the last hole and a Net 74 to be joint third overall on the JAWS Leaderboard.
Will hit some very long drives and made some long putts. His short game was a little inconsistent but he has the potential to score much lower than his current handicap. He showed flashes of his potential today with a Net 74 and joint third overall on the JAWS Leaderboard.
Pras, Aleksi, Kent and first time shark Albert teed off together from hole 10.
The day was filled with laughter while the foursome attacked the greens, many of them with steep slopes, on Gunung Geulis.
Pras was, as usual, driving for the moon at every hole, but his irons costed him his second shots and the unruly green speed gave him a hell of a lot more than he could handle.
Albert, just getting his feet wet in the game of golf again, wasn’t to get any momentum started throughout the round. Kent played a very consistent game of the fairways, but his putting was always found missing. Aleksi also struggled in the front 9, but scrambled with every will in his being on the back 9. Scoring a gross 37 from holes 1 through 9.
Champions of the day
Permata Sentul : Mia + Randy
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 FIRST OUTSTATION DAY TRIP – PARAYANGAN GOLF CLUB, BANDUNG 9TH DECEMBER
With a 10 am tee time planned and special rates of IDR 774,000 per person on Wednesday 9th December , this looks to be an exciting day out for all JAWS Players.
15 players confirmed within 2 hours of announcing this trip and now shared cars being planned, looks like 7 to 10 flights will be driving down to Bandung for a great day out.
To join, sign in as usual in JAWS Networking whats app group. Bandung here come the SHARKS!
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, BANDUNG
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 Asia Vs 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 first timer on the JAWS schedule Palm Hill Golf Club on Friday 12 noon tee off on the 27th of November 2020 , see you there!!!!.