William Wallace stood on top of the Scottish Highlands and said “freedom means taking risks and facing at least the possibility of betrayal.” Well, that’s how the movie goes anyway. In a similar fashion, Friday afternoon brought eight JAWS Bravehearts to the top of Sentul Highlands knowing full well many risks would be taken and, at least some, betrayal was all but certain.
Dark clouds threatened the initial attack but the sun broke through as both flights began their attack on hole one. By the 19th hole some were shouting FREEDOM! while others were feeling eviscerated with net scores ranging from 72 to 89. It was a fantastic day that led to 19th hole food, drinks and great conversation. A big thanks to all who made the trip up.
No bagpipes but great music and laughter complimented the day for Ardi, Sebastian, Chris and John. Ardi was driving long and true all day but his short game led to a few blow up holes. All in all, still a good round for him.
Sebastian’s work on getting his swing going had its ups and downs with troubles keeping it close with on the approach but also found some beautiful drives. JAWS prediction is that his scores are going to drop precipitously in the coming rounds.
Chris started off slow making more errant shots that normal for his usually consistent game. One the back 9, he turned it on with a good array of pars and a birdie. John was good off the tee and not too bad short. Two of the par 5s gave him a spanking with penalty shots on both but otherwise not a bad day.
The second flight off #1 was Newcomer Wisnu, Antoine, and Jaws admins Pras and Simon. Wisnu’s opening drive was a bomb and he carried on bombing drives all day consistently 260m. Playing off a 7 handicap his class and pedigree was evident but a few poor putts kept him off the JAWS Leaderboard.
Antoine’s game, like a fine French wine, took some time to develop. Initially he was struggling to find the middle of the club-face. As the round progressed and the sun started to peak through the clouds, a minor adjustment to his swing and his ball was flying longer and straighter as the smile returned to his face. This was Antonie’s second game with JAWs and it was great to see his spirit and passion for the game. Pras was the fastest out of the blocks, and despite finding the fairway bunker, his opening drive signaled his intent. Combined with a new workout regime off the course, Pras was hitting the ball long with his signature baby draw to good effect.
A blow out hole unfortunately knocked his round off course. Simon, chose the wrong course to use a demo driver, and should have stuck to his old dog in the bag. One too many wayward drives found him scrambling from the trees, but his heroic shot from the bushes on hole 11 will never be forgotten, hacking it out with a 9iron from 100m left of the cart path, under a tree, hitting the cart path then rolling down onto the green, followed by a two putt par, a true shark swing.
Best Nett 1💰Rp.500,000
Nett 72 / John Packer
Best Nett 2 💰Rp. 300,000 / Nett 74/ Ardiansyah
Weekday Golf Vouchers for Sentul Highlands:
– Wisnu Sanjaya
– Antoine V.
A BIG thank you to Mba Sarlis and the Sentul Highlands Team for taking care of us and organizing a successful event.
IN OTHER NEWS
JAWS V Teeset- 6th December 2020
Thank you to our Teeset Friends for their warm hospitality towards the JAWS team, specially Rik and Simon and Robert.
We look forward to welcoming you and reciprocating the same at a JAWS game soon.
Well played both teams and hope some new friendships and camaraderie is formed and Sunday’s winner was golf and continued friendships.
The integrity and honesty of how we conduct ourselves in life or in golf is critical
In that spirit , we have some news that affects our last match play. Although maintaining the correct scores throughout the match lies with the scorer ie: the home team Teeset who were doing the scoring.
The hand written final calculations from the match of Dan / Jude vs Imran / Diana hole by hole was not correct and extremely messy. This resulted in an incorrect calculation of score and finally an incorrect final score on matches.
Teeset were very kind to accept a final draw as 10 / 10 and kudos to them for that
Someone important once said – character is not how we behave when others see us , but how we behave when we are alone and no one is looking this is particularly important in our sport like golf and life.
To answer the question who won the match, both teams did – as a DRAW after reviewing the cards this morning, So final scores are Teeset 10 Jaws 10 points and we agreed to have a rematch asap for the inaugural 2020 matchplay of TEESET vs JAWS
Well played Teeset and well played to all the JAWS team
Rematch details will be advised soon.
For this rematch Captain Tralok Singh and Vice Captain Gaurav Shirke will lead the SHARKS
Going forward for the year 2021 Gaurav Shirke will continue to lead as Vice Captain along with the new 2021 JAWS Captain Simon Reynolds for all JAWS Matchplay events.
Please join us in welcoming Simon & Gaurav in their new Roles
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.
40 players have signed up and we are not able to accept any more bookings as the course cannot accommodate any more SHARKS for fear of being eaten alive by JAWS HA HA.
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 @ JAKARTA– Tentative dates being 26th and 27th February 2021.- get ready for 2 days of PGA Style golf winner of 36 holes best nett becomes the ANNIVERSARY CHAMPION
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 ?
For more details and to register for this amazing event Please visit THE JAWS WORLD CUP page on the JAWS website at https://jawsgolf.wordpress.com/jaws-world-cup/
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
Quick look at some of the major changes in the USGA rules..
Finally, next up is the tight Jakarta Golf Club at Rawamangun on Tuesday 8 am tee off on the 8th of December 2020 , see you there!!!!.