“He that can have patience can have what he will.” – Benjamin Franklin
Despite the Matoa management causing a delay at the start, patience was needed and for some golfers that paid off with some low scores. The weather and conditions for playing golf were good and 18 golfers managed to complete their rounds.
Pras, Aleksi, Jamie and Geoff teed off the first tee together.
Geoff was struggling to keep up with the young sharks, but the grizzled vet showed no sign of backing down from the challenge. Jamie, playing Matoa for the first time, showed signs of confusion with the layout of the course in the beginning.
After 5 holes, he showed why he is a former tour professional. Almost all of his shots were hit like he was competing for a championship. He admitted that he hasn’t played on a golf course for an extended period of time, which is why his putting was not always on point. Aleksi was playing his typical game.
Hitting long and wild to every corner of the golf course, yet as always he always finds his way to the green in time to make a par putt. His chipping and putting were in great form as they helped him to achieve a Nett 69. Pras’ long game was a bit on the unpredictable side. While he was able to occasionally hit his signature long, draw drives, most of his drives were wild to the right. Thankfully his chipping and putting were able to salvage his round as he tied Aleksi with a Nett 69.
It was a great slow but fun round at Matoa. Parman , Divya , Imran and Antoni all started strong .
Parman made some great chips and putts to stay in the fray while first timer Antoni proved how he was a 14 handicapper with consistent play. Imran and Divya were hot and cold but finished strong on the back nine .
A great fun round.
Harii Taufik, Yuris and Affandy played in the same flight. Taufik made two birdies on the front 9 and played another consistent round.
The Matchplay Champion shot a Gross 82. Meanwhile Yuris still continues to struggle with his game and made too many bogies and triples whilst Affandy, AZ’s highlight was a par on hole 9 and needs to work on his game.
Audie, Ruth and Mi Hwa Yoon joined forces to make a trio. Audie played quite well shooting 2 above his handicaps and made several good pars.
Ruth played well on holes 1-9 with a Gross 46 but could not keep this up on holes 10 to 18 with a few blow out holes. Mi Hwa Yoon continues to improve and made a Gross 42 on holes 10-18 and some very good pars.
Newcomer Mark played with Willi, Gaurav and Fernando.
A steady Gross 44 on the front nine was matched with another Gross 44 on the back for Mark and a solid opening round with JAWS. Gaurav despite making a triple, played well and shot a Gross 83 and his handicap including nine pars.
Fernando made 8 pars and shot a respectful 43 on the front nine but a few doubles cost him. Meanwhile Matchplay Runner Up, Willi G had an off day especially on holes 10-18 and recorded a high score. Maybe the slow play had an effect on his game or his mind was on other things?
Congratulations to the winners
1. Pras and Aleksi, joint winners, Nett 69
3, Divya, Hari Taufik and Gaurav, tied for 3rd place, Nett 72.
Voucher for Jagorawi: Geoff and Imran
A BIG thank you to Mba Wenny and the Matoa Team for taking care of us again and organising a successful event. Hopefully the next one as discussed with them in detail will have a good pace of play
IN OTHER NEWS
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 Sentul side Jagorawi Golf Club for the Mulligan Challenge on Friday 18th Dec -12 noon tee off , see you there!!!!.