In general, JAWS members like to think of themselves as land-sharks. That was difficult for the 26 Sharks playing Friday afternoon as it became tough to differentiate Sentul Highlands Golf Club from the Java Sea.
The seven flights teed off just after noon and by the fourth hole serious downpours began making some of the greens look like fishing ponds. By the turn, heavy rain rendered the course unplayable and Sharks gathered undercover bonding on coffee, beers, cigars and old golf tales.
Time and torrential downpours threatened an early end to the day. However, after about 40 minutes it let up just enough to give it a go and the Sharks resumed the hunt. The weather held up and all flights managed to finished just as the sun dropped below the horizon. Sloppy conditions were challenging but the greens dried up nicely and net scores were still within the 68 to 86 range. A big thanks to everyone who make it out and weathered the conditions.
Teeing off First Flight on Hole#11 were: Simon McMenemy, Simon Reynolds, Abdul and Veronica. Simon Mc’s heritage was clear from the first strike as he blasted a 17 -degree hybrid 230m off the first tee box. Playing the Sentul Highlands layout for the first time, his raw power got him into trouble numerous times running out fairway’s on numerous occasions. Simon’s Mc power and potential was highlighted by his play on Hole #2, after taking a 30 mins break from the mid round rain after a hot cup of coffee, he blasted his driver 310m off the tee on the downhill 400m par 4, leaving just a flick with a 54-degree wedge for the easiest 2 putt par of the day. Simon R’s round was like the weather…. hot and cold.
The round got off to a flyer, and after striking a solid 50-degree from the fairway on hole #13 (the 3rd hole of the day) to 6 ft and an easy birdie. As the clouds became darker and the rain approached the hot streak was cooled down by the afternoon rain. The rain interval and hot coffee work wonders as a 25 ft birdie putt was drained on the 1st hole of the 2nd nine, and some solid late afternoon play was rewarded with a best nett 3 finish and some pocket money. Abdul, was also a Sentul Highlands virgin. Despite a few big numbers, he thoroughly enjoyed his day out after recently recovering from a slipped disc.
Patience and perseverance was rewarded and the back nine was a vast improvement from the opening nine. Drives were coming off the sweet spot and well struck irons were flying off the middle of the face, offered plenty of reward. It should have Abdul looking forward to his next round of golf. Veronica’s game was clearly enjoyable with an ever present smile on her face along with her singing down the fairways. Her laid-back charm can offer a lot of tense and stressed out golfer’s some perspective, and a gentle reminder that although it’s important to play well it’s also equally important to have fun. Thank you for the reminder Veronica!
After John, Alexi and KK all going to warm-up at the range prior to tee off, John was off in solid form shooting a string of pars, and a birdie interrupted by a double par here and there. Geoff opened his round with a solid 9 on the first hole. KK was struggling with his drives and that was affecting his game.
Geoff was slowly chipping away at reducing his score as he got into pars as we reached the half way point. As the heavens opened, they played the 9th hole in the rain and headed for a break with everyone else, and were the first out on the back 9 without Geoff who discontinued his round due to the interlude.
The break really helped KK who came back with renewed form but hampered John, and so they swapped forms. KK shot a strong of pars and a birdie, where John was struggling. Alexi was his usual self, minus the alcohol. He produced some great drives and long shots, but as always ,was aiming to drive the ball further than one usually goes on holiday. His frequent ranting and shouting was broken by John’s chirpy signing that didn’t help Alexi at all. Closing scores of 89, 91, 99 for Alexi, KK, John respectively was a fair effort given the rains and challenge posed of the course.
For Randy, Ihwan and Harry it was a mixed day. Aside from a birdie on the 18th hole, Harry wasn’t finding his game and called it a day when the big rains hit. Randy also struggled on the first nine and didn’t find any reprieve on the back after conditions worsened. Ihwan, on the other hand, was the star of the day. With only one triple on the back nine, he found six pars, a birdie and the number 1 spot on the JAWS Leaderboard.
Ola, Laurie, Marvin and Chris all found the conditions a bit challenging. Ola stayed within range on the front nine but the rains clearly iced him as the first two holes on the back took him out of contention. Laurie found a similar profile with pars and bogies on the front keeping him in the hunt and the back completely falling apart. Marvin stayed relatively consistent and hit five pars but not his normal game. Similar to KK, Chris found a bit of mojo after the rains but too many doubles and an ugly double par kept him out of contention.
Divya, Gaurav, Tarlok and Willie started at 12 noon from Hole 12, it was a Par 3.
The Greens were reasonably fast and for a while the rain tried to play spoil sport but in the end we managed to complete our round of 18 holes just at the brink of sunset.
The highlights of the day were the Divya Ahuja jumbo drives along with Tarlok Singh’s excellent chips on to the green to save Pars.
Both, Gaurav and Willie had an off day with the clubs but in the end at JAWS the company is what matters.
Like the rest, Albert, Imran and Punjung found conditions challenging. Welcome Punjung to his first JAWS round. He found some pars and plenty of bogies and all are looking forward to seeing more of what he’s got.
Albert couldn’t find his swing on the front and struggled through just about all of it but sucked down a coffee on the turn, waited out the rain, and hit par on his 10th hole.
Will, Pras, Iris and Steven all found it…wet.
As always, Pras found his share of pars, especially on the Par 3s but also found a few triples and an ugly double par on the last hole.
Iris moved on and let the crazy people play in the rain which is probably good for those in the winner’s circle.
Welcome Steven! He picked a tough course with ugly conditions to begin his life as a Shark. Next round will be even better.
A big thanks to Mba Sarlis and the Sentul Highlands Team for making it a great, albeit wet, day.
Well Played to the Winners
LUCKY DRAW VOUCHERS BOGOR RAYA ⛳:
BEST DRESSED PLAYER ON THE DAY
IN OTHER NEWS
The 2021 JAWS member T-shirts are here and will be distributed starting Tuesday to all JAWS members , please collect your T-shirt from Pras Sutowo
VIA.COM-Matchplay Shark 2021
So for 2021 first of all please welcome our title partner Via.com for Match play of 2021.
This years format remains same as last year with only 1 change, to participate in the 2021 VIA.COM JAWS MATCHPLAY FOR SHARK OF THE YEAR the one time participation fees will be IDR 250,000 as this allows us to include a JAWS custom made Match Play T-shirt for the players participating in the MatchPlay.
This custom made JAWS T-shirt will not be available to any other JAWS players except the VIA.COM JAWS MATCHPLAY participants for 2021.
44 Sharks have already signed up and if you are keen to participate please sign up in JAWS Networking as usual and also attached below is the Whats app link for the VIA JAWS Match Play 2021 private whats app group only for players or the event for 2021
If you are keen to participate in this to win the SHARK of the Year please click on the link to join this group. https://chat.whatsapp.com/FebzwyFlEnU2lWpAccSy7Q
REGISTRATION DEADLINE TO VIA.COM JAWS MATCHPLAY 2021
The deadline for signing up to join the 2021 match play is the 14th February 2021.
The 2021 match play draw will take place after the game on the 19th February 2021
May the best SHARK win
SINGGASANA JAWS WORLD CUP 2021 FIRST ROUND FEBRUARY 5TH , SENTUL HIGHLANDS
The JAWS WORLD CUP will be an annual competition between a JAWS team from Asia Vs a JAWS team from Rest of the World.
1ST MATCH – FORMAT SINGLES-In singles, each match features one player from each team. The player with the lower score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.
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.
ROUNDS TO PLAY
February 5th 2021 – singles matches – 15 players a side – two points per match
April 9th 2021- foursome matches – 16 players a side – two points each per match
August 6th 2021– four ball matches 14 players a side- two points each per match
November 12th 2021- singles matches – 15 players a side – two points each per match & JAWS WORLD CUP team crowned
May the best team of Sharks win !!
JAWS 1ST ANNIVERSARY CUP– EMERALDA GC, 26 TH FEBRUARY 2021
LUCKY DRAW- More than 50+ lucky draw prizes
NEAREST TO PIN- How close can you get on on a par 3
HOLE IN ONE- Cash Prize of IDR 25,000,000/-
CHIP IN CHALLENGE- From around the Practice greens
PUTTING CHALLENGE- Use a 3 wood to putt In
THE 4 PAR 5 CHALLENGES –
- 1st Par 5 – longest drive with 3 iron
- 2nd Par 5 – longest drive with old school wooden head driver
- 3rd Par 5 – longest drive – conventional with your choice of club
- 4th Par 5 – one club par- can you make a par using only one club on this hole for all shots , drive, second, maybe third , chipping if needed and putting (use only one club)
BEST DRESSED – Cool and Suave or Chic and Striking
OUTRAGEOUSLY DRESSED- Surprise yourself and us
🏆 OVERALL WINNER CATEGORY 🏆
A Flight 1-15 hdcp – Best Nett 1 and 2 and B Flight 16- 28 hdcp – Best Nett 1 and 2
Other Prizes – Lowest Gross Overall
Match Format : Best Nett based on Jaws HC or other system handicaps like Grint or club handicaps but only after they are cross verified by JAWS admins,
🏆 JAWS MEMBER ONLY PRIZES 🏆
- Most improved JAWS SHARK in the last 6 months
- Most rounds played by a JAWS SHARK in 6 months
- Loudest JAWS SHARK
- Gentleman/Lady JAWS SHARK (One who follows all the USGA Rules and Golfing etiquettes)
- Clubman of the Year- the SHARK who lives and embodies the JAWS spirit
- Great White SHARK on the year – winner of highest amount of Best Nett scores in 2020
Participant Details/ Who can join – This JAWS event is an open event , open to all and any golfer, from any and every society, as long as they are able to produce a verifiable USCA HC either from their Golf Club or their Golf Society or from Golf Apps like Grint or mygolf2u or any other such golf handicap application.
Tee Time – 12 noon but for golfers that will be praying tee off will be 12.30 pm
Entry Fee – Rp 950,000/- per golfer, this amount includes- 1 round of Golf , Dinner, a Golf T-Shirt , Goody bag and participation in the Lucky Draw on the day
Latest Registration & Payment Date– February 15th 2021 with only a 100 spots open, FIRST PAY – FIRST SERVE
To Reserve – please connect with: Mr Chris +62 87878714019 or Mr Simon +62 87882094706 or Mr Divya +62 81931888666 or Mr Pras +62 81212463485
Your Booking Slot for the Anniversary Cup only confirms post JAWS receiving the payment at the below banking details
Bank – BCA
Name – Mahwati
Number – 4971691705
Branch – KCU BUMI SERPONG DAMAI, Indonesia
To confirm your slot for the JAWS Anniversary Day , please make the payment to the above BCA account and send the proof of payment to Mr Chris Lever by whats app at Mr Chris +62 87878714019
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 JAGORAWI Golf Club, old course on Tuesday 12th January 2021 , 8 am tee off , 16 players have signed up , if you are keen to join this event please sign up asap.
See you there!!!! 🦈⛳🦈