How does one narrow their golf bag down from 14 to four clubs?
From the 1-iron to the putter, the Pros provide some insight. Lee Trevino once said, “ If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”
While the importance of the putter was articulated well by Arnold Palmer when he said, “How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It’s simple. I missed a four-foot putt for an eleven.” Picking out other clubs was somewhere in between science and black magic for the 25 Sharks who took on the 2021 JAWS 4-Club Challenge on Friday afternoon.
The seven flights teed off at Modern Golf Club with threatening clouds and drizzle but ended up with beautiful weather and net scores ranging from 67 to 91. Nothing tops a great day like free icy beer on the 19th hole.
A big shout-out to our sponsor San Miguel. Ito Ang Beer! Thanks to all who made it out for a very fun day.
A fun day was had for the group of Gaurav, Willi, Aleksi and Giles. From the first hole Aleksi was his usual jovial self. The best round of the group went to Gaurav, who was putting with a 6 iron.
He didn’t start off well with an 8 on the first, but then his round really came together. Aleksi had too much movement in the hips on some tee shots, which I think will become a new dance move if we’re all paired together again. Willi pieced together a nice round, even though his longest club was a 6 iron.
Shot of the day was Willi almost making a hole in one, the ball pitched 1 foot past the pin. Giles suffered from a few shanks that really messed up his scorecard, along with almost always missing the club face of his rescue off the tee. Only good thing was his hot Scotty on the greens, sinking putts from everywhere.
There were a lot of laughs in this group and the 4-club Challenge was a lot of fun.
Walking bunch Divya, Eric, John, and Priyaji teed off steadily from hole 1. Signature trash talk was there from all four players with expert golf commentary provided by Priyaji who found it a lot better than his game.
Nevertheless, the battle continued between Erik and John throughout the game, only to have John to prevail with shot consistency. Divya, on the other hand, took the 4 club challenge to next level.
With the ability to hit 52-deg as far as 150m, he decided to lose 7 balls. With those heroics, Divya will bring 52, 52, 52 deg, and a putter to the next 4-club challenge.
Overcast, rain threatening, and free beer from our sponsor at the club house. It was a perfect day for golf! Carlo, Chris L, Jim, and Albert, joined together for the 4-club challenge at Modern Golf Course.
The strategies varied across the group. Chris chose driver, 5w, 9i and putter. Carlo also carried the driver, where Jim and Albert opted for 3w and 5w respectively. Albert was the only one not carrying a putter, using a 5w instead. Given he only 3 putted once, it was not a glaring choice.
Chris found success chipping with a 9 iron. Solid round by all, Jim led the way 16 over 4 below his HC. Jim and Albert placed in the top 6.
The format was great and indeed it really makes you focus on playing 2 to 3 shots ahead, as well to playing to what works in the bag. Important to mentioned that we had free beer from our sponsor, so everyone was a winner.
The straight talking group of Geoff, James and Willie headed off to hole 4 where they were greeted by an empty course which allowed the trio to breeze round and be back in the clubhouse to enjoy the generosity of Mr San Miguel.
Before that the 1st tee saw three good drives leaving each player with that tough judgement of how to hit a 7 iron 120m . Both Geoff and Willie had decided to leave their putters at home, decisions that on the whole paid off once the putting strength of a rescue was tempered.
Two double pars by James put paid to any challenge, although the rest was steady enough for a net 79. Geoff was very steady and once he got the rescue under control on the greens his putting numbers improved and a net 81 followed.
Willie topped the group with a net 73, which considering his lack of course knowledge was a great return, and were it not for finding the water on the 1st he could well have been in the money.
Robson, Pras and Jens played in one flight starting from hole number 2. Pras started the round well with a par. He managed to tee off well into the fairway but he didn’t seem to have much confidence in his chipping.
That flaw in his game cost him at least 6 extra strokes. He managed to get a few more pars and one birdie on the round but still only managed to get a net score of 75. Jens was also having a pretty consistent day from the tee box with his trusted three wood.
Unfortunately, the speed of the greens were playing tricks on him which caused him to have quite a number of three-putts. Jens managed to score 6 pars and one birdie to achieve a net 76.
Robson shots throughout the day were rather inconsistent, shooting the ball towards all directions of the course.
The one area where he never found the trouble was his putting with no 3-putts on the day. He managed to have 4 pars and finished with a net 74.
Widyantyo, Kristyawan, Agung and Agus all found the challenges of only four clubs in the bag.
While relatively consistent on the greens, Widyanto could not find his normal array of pars.
Kristyawan found pars but struggled some on the greens. Agung started off strong with two pars on the first three holes but then found trouble particularly on the 14th and 18th holes.
Agus struggled on the greens but hit the greens on ¾ of the par 3s.
Parman, Randy and Tarlok all found their usual share of pars but also 4-club trouble.
Parman smashed in 8 pars and a birdie but triple on 10 and few doubles kept him out of contention.
Randy hit a few pars but not enough for the low handicapper he is to compete.
Tarlok braved the challenge without a putter and still managed the greens like a pro but too many bogies kept him out of contention.
Well Played to the Winners
Best Nett 🥇 /💰Rp. 750,000 / Nett 67 / John Packer
Best Nett 🥈 / 💰Rp. 600,000 / Nett 69 / Jim Korbilas
Best Nett 🥉 / 💰 Rp. 550,000 / Net 70 / Parman Frans
Best Nett 4 / 💰 Rp. 450,000 each / Nett 72 / Gaurav S & Albert S
Best Nett 6 / 💰 Rp. 250,000 each / Nett 73 / Chris L & Willie N
1* Weekday Golf Voucher for Emeralda GC ⛳:
1* Weekday Golf Voucher for Imperial GC ⛳:
1* Weekday Golf Voucher for Bogor Raya GC ⛳:
Finally thanks to our Sponsors San Miguel for the 3 cases of free beer for all players post the round to celebrate the day.
Thanks also to Mba Gayatri , Mba Lucy and the ops team at Modern GC for taking such good care of all the to JAWS Sharks , we will be back soon.
IN OTHER NEWS
The 2021 JAWS member T-shirts are here and are being distributed over 90 shirts have been already give out to all JAWS members , balance 110 left for players to collect on the next round they play, please collect your T-shirt from Divya Ahuja
⛳️ JAWS COVID GUIDE⛳️
It is highly recommended that all JAWS SHARKs please
1. Wear a face mask ideally wherever possible. This is not only for your own protection but also for the protection of all around you.
2. Make sure you wash your hands regularly.
3. Lastly , If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case: *get tested ASAP* or stay home and self isolate for minimum 10 days.
We believe that most golfers and definitely *all SHARKs will behave as responsible adults* and will take sensible precautions to prevent themselves or others from getting Covid-19.
The JAWS member FACE MASKS are also here , please collect your free (Origami , 4D) face mask at the next game
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.
55 Sharks have already signed up , LAST DATE IS 31ST JANUARY 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 31st JANUARY 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– 20 players a side , 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 – 20 players a side – two points per match
April 9th 2021- foursome matches – 20 players a side – two points each per match
August 6th 2021– four ball matches 20 players a side- two points each per match
November 12th 2021- singles matches – 20 players a side – two points each per match & JAWS WORLD CUP team crowned
May the best team of Sharks win !! , the race to 61 points in on !!!
AROGYA POWERED BY H2O.AI PRESENTS, JAWS ANNIVERSARY CUP 2021, EMERALDA GC, 26 TH FEBRUARY 2021
NEAREST TO PIN- How close can you get on the 2 par 3’s
HOLE IN ONE- Cash Prize of IDR 25,000,000/- each on the other 2 par 3’s
PUTTING CHALLENGE- in partnership with our putter sponsor
THE PAR 5 CHALLENGES -conventional longest drives on 2 Par 5’s with your choice of 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 AMS presents , JAWS 1st Anniversary Cup , 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
Quick look at some of the major changes in the USGA rules..
Finally, next up is Riverside Golf Club, on Tuesday the 26 th January 2021 , 8 am tee off, 26 players have signed up , if you are keen to join this event please sign up asap.
See you there!!!! 🦈⛳🦈