“Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case.” Bobby Jones
Another visit to the majestic Bogor Raya Golf Course saw 19 golfers enjoy a fun day with cool weather and a course in good condition.
Fernando was struggling for form and with his confidence in tatters after the brutal display at Parahyangan was desperate for improvement and was seen grinding at the driving range hitting ball after ball before tee off.
A quick tip from Simon, saw the slice disappear and drive after drive found the fairway and allowed him to attack the greens from the fairway.
A bogey, par and birdie start got his ball rolling as his confidence grew as the round progressed and his wedge play from around the greens with his trusty 50 degree wedge turned many bogey’s into pars and any doubles into bogey’s as he turned in a front 9 39 well on his way to a well deserved best Nett II, 69.
Veronika, welcome back, playing her second flight with JAWS, was consistent all day and showed some great promise especially with her second shots and putting prowess. With a tendency to overswing to get more distance, don’t forget to swing from within yourself, and it was great to see you smiling and singing down the fairways, clearly a sign that you had fun and you were enjoying the moment.
Simon started off well with a trademark drive on the 1st hole and regulation par. Some loose iron play especially on the par 3’s leaked too many strokes and several putts grazed the hole on what could have been.
A crafty par from the trees on hole #5, index 1, will be remembered. A pushed drive found the ball resting behind the trees wide out right by the cart path, with 160m and a small gap in the trees he resisted to knife an iron a la Ballesteros towards the green, risking a potential triple or double par. Instead he opted to chip back onto the fairway with a wedge leaving 125 yards to the back pin from a flat lie in the middle of the fairway.
A well struck pitching wedge was all over the pin skipping and checking 12 ft short of the pin, with an uphill putt. The subsequent putt was knocked in with conviction for a very satisfying par and a gentle reminder sometimes you just need to take your medicine, keep the ball in play, and your patience will be rewarded.
Starting hole 10, Jens, Chris, Bobby and Paulus played in the same flight. When Paulas hit his first drive there was a BIG ‘WOW’ from the group as it sailed into the dark skies. Paulas hit enormous drives all day but was let down by his short game and could have scored much lower. Jens was also driving well and made a Gross 44 on the first 9 holes.
He then struggled on the back 9 with too many doubles. Chris hit the ball well but was let down by chipping and putting but then recovered well on the back 9 with a respectful Gross 44. Bobby drove straight and long all day and started well with 4 pars in a row but then struggled on the par 3’s to record a Gross 86.
Overall, a fun game of golf.
A fun day out for the four some of Ronald , Parman , Pras and Divya. With great weather and the jester of the group, Parman, the game was about good times , great company and friendships.
This of course inspired great scores with Pras having his best round in the last few months and scoring the best Nett of 66 on the day. Roland on the other hand was a keen observer of the skill of golf with a tip or two here and there.
Parman himself played well with his name on the leaderboard and Divya played an average round despite 3 days of exhaustive travelling and golfing. Overall a fantastic time for everyone.
Playing together were Ardi, Hari Taufik, Aldi and Fathul. Both Hari Taufik and Aldi played well with Aldi playing to his handicap and making a Gross 36 on the front 9, with a par on every hole.
Taufik played one below his handicap, Gross 82 and was second overall. Both Ardi and Fathul were playing for their handicaps with Ardi making a Gross 39 on the back 9 and a birdie on hole 10. Despite some light rain, a fun game of golf.
Yudi, Aulia, Fuad and Riki played in the same group. Aulia was playing his first game with JAWS and enjoyed his game despite his high score and there is a lot of improvement for the future. Riki played a good front 9 but scored higher on the back 9.
Fuad was consistent throughout with a Gross 43 and Gross 42 and 6 pars. Yudi struggled on the front 9 but then played well on the back 9 with a Gross 43 to shoot 5 over.
Lots of fun and laughter in the group.
Congratulations to the winners
1.Pras, Nett 66
2.Fernando, Nett 69
3.Hari Taufik, Nett 71
4.Parman, Nett 74
Voucher for Gunung Geulis: Fathul
Vouchers for Cengkareng: Fuad, Aldi and Ardi.
A BIG thank you to the Bogor Raya Team for taking care of us again and organising a successful event.
IN OTHER NEWS
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 ?
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 the HOME course JAKARTA side Matoa Golf Club on Tuesday 15th Dec -8 AM tee off , see you there!!!!.