the day that was 2nd March, 2021

Tuesday the 2nd March at Jakarta Golf Club saw 16 JAWS Sharks head downtown to Jakarta’s Oldest Golf Club: Jakarta Golf Club in Rawamangun to tackle the rekonwned tight, compact and quirky city golf track with its mature tree-lined fairways, small greens and highly eccentric layout which requires conservative play, alongside creativity to manouvre the ball ‘in play’ through the 18 holes from start to finish.

A great challenge and test of one’s ball control, shot shaping, accuracy and course management. These challenges were clearly felt by the JAWS contingent of golfers, combined with the damp conditions after long periods of night-time rainfall: only one player shot his handicap or better on the day.

The first flight to tee off from Hole 1 consisted of Pras, Jens, InGolf and first time shark Wicaksono. Nobody in the flight walked away from their round being satisfied with their game, but some were clearly more disgruntled than others. 

Pras had the best round in the flight, though that’s not really saying much when he made two double pars on the day. He had some wonderful shots that lead to a few, albeit missed, birdie chances. Pras finished the round with a nett 76, which was good enough to get him 2nd best nett of the day. 

Jens’ round was average on this tight course. He managed to only hit a few trees that were dangling over the fairways. His most favoured landing spot was the bunker, which gave him a sense of glee because in his words, “I play better golf when I don’t have to hit from grass”. Unfortunately his putting was not in terrific form and he finished the round with a nett score of 83. 

Wicaksono was struggling the whole day at Jakarta Golf Club, as it was evident when his ball went into the water on his very first shot of the day. His single handicap was not able to help him today because he only made 6 pars in 18 holes. Wicaksono finished the day with a disappointing nett 86.

Ingolf was very frustrated the whole day. Most of his shots managed to find the trees protruding over the fairways, which caused him to use some profound vocabulary. He did manage to salvage a few good holes and finished the round with a nett 83.

Willie G, Chris, Richard and Agus played together starting on hole oneflight 2. Willi G made an excellent start with a birdie on hole one and generally played well all day with some accurate drives and solid irons winning overall best Nett. The course rewards his steady and accurate golf game.

Chris and Richard both didn’t start well. Richard having finally warmed up a bit too late made a par  on hole 6 followed by a birdie on hole 7. He then played some good shots in places but made too many bogies on the day to complete a decent round.

Chris also improved after hole 3. He started well on the back nine and was only two shots over after five holes. However a stray drive cost him on the par 5 hole and he made a triple and lost his focus on the last 3 holes unfortunately.

Agus played with a smile on his face despite finding the course tough going. He made a few bogies but had too many triples and double pars. Overall a good day to stretch the legs on a challenging course. 

1st group off of the back 9 was Willi Noronha, Divya, Jim and a new player Stefanus.  Willi who had a pretty good game made a net a 78. seemed to be staying out of trouble. Which is not easy on this course. 

 Divya was struggling straight out of the gate playing the wrong fair way on his first hole, but seemed to turn his game around after the third or fourth hole. He started hitting the ball well but on my last count: he found no less then 9 sand traps, which didn’t seem to hold him back as he was successful on getting out of all of them with the greatest of relative ease to a score a nett 83.

Then there was Jim who started off with 4 bogeys in a row which on this challenging  course is actually pretty good…. then he started to find the trees. Signalling to everyone around to be careful as he attempted to hit the ball from the tree line on hole #13, his flight members, obliged and took cover, except Jim, who hit the ball and it bounced back to hit him in the arm about 6 inches below his face. ‘BE CAREFUL’ folks out on course!

He struggled and soldiered on for the remainder of the round,  managing to post a respectable nett 79 for the day despite nursing a sore arm for the remaining holes, a real trooper.  

Stefanus started off with a great drive on hole 10 and seemed to play a pretty good game. He had a chip in from off the green and a couple of real nice long putts. This new comer has a very good golf attitude and we look forward to welcoming him and his good vibes for many more rounds in the future.  He scored a gross 101 on his ‘first’ round with JAWS.

Second flight off Hole 10 were Yasin, Albert, Simon and newcomer and JAWS first-timer Piter. Yasin wearing a batik inspired golf shirt, which would have been good enough to win best dressed on a JAWS Friday game… hit his opening drive not too long but centre fairway. As the round progressed one can clearly see how he has acquired a 16 handicap, keeping the ball in play and crafty with the wedge and putter, however having not played the course for sometime was unsure where to position his ball on several holes, this course punishes such uncertainty and indecision.

Albert sporting his ‘single-plane’ swing and setup did not start well. All too eager for distance and aggressively swinging off the tee but he failing to get solid contact resulting in one shot too many wayward tee offs finding danger. You can’t knock his determination… as he lost one battle with a tree with his iron on the second hole of the day, but as the game progressed and his tempo slowed down, his shots started to find the centre of the club face getting better, straighter results and a much better back nine. 

Piter playing is first game with JAWS, was excited to be back playing golf after several years out of the game and has managed to maintain a solid swing even after the long break. A smooth, unhurried tempo with his long shot and a solid technique and feel around the greens chipping and putting clearly shows huge potential, and looks like to get back in the swing in no time, after some sessions brushing up his fundamentals and technique at the driving range which will give him much more confidence out on course. Welcome to JAWs Piter!

Simon, has the game on paper to fair well on this tight golfing layout. He ticked the first box by keeping the ball on the fairway on most holes but was let down by some casual and wayward iron play as the course played a club longer at least in the wet conditions. His lack of Greens in regulation tested his chipping and pitching from off the green onto the small putting surfaces, and his flat stick and trusted PING Blade putter produced several impressive long putts and confident par putts to card a net 79 and a small share of the pot.

All in all a good day out, and a decent stretch of the legs on Jakarta’s oldest golf course, despite all the wet and heavy rainfall all night prior to the game. The group was blessed and rewarded for their commitment and eagerness to play despite the conditions with blue skies and warm sunshine beaming down from  overhead for the back nine over this Oasis of Greenery and landscaping beauty amongst the hustle and bustle of crowded Jakarta city. An inner-city Golfing Experience in Jakarta, well worth a visit.

Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Willi Goldshmidt  – Nett 71
  2. Pras Sutowo – Nett 76
  3. Chris Lever, Jim Korablis & Simon Reynolds – Nett 79

Lucky Draw Winners

Weekday Green Fee Vouchers for Imperial Golf Club and Bogor Raya GC

  1. Pras
  2. Yasin


The 2021 JAWS member T-shirts are here and are being distributed over 164 plus shirts have been already give out to all JAWS members , balance 26 left for players to collect on the next round they play, please collect your T-shirt from Divya Ahuja 


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 


Round one deadline to finish your match on or before 11th April 2021.

Randy and Arif battled it out but to no result and to now try again on another occasion

May the best SHARK win 


Parahyangan GC

To sign up for this special event please contact Pras Sutowo , tee off is planned at 9.30 am for the Friday 12th March (11th March is also a public holiday) and we have very special rates from Parahyangan @ IDR 774,000 per player. Presently 29 players have signed up and we have another 11 spots open- last date to sign up is 7th March.

Mountain View GC

Some of us also plan to drive on the 11th and stay the night of the 11th March at Bandung and also play at Mountain View GC on the 11th March, presently 9 players have signed up.

We plan to tee off at Mountain View GC on Thursday the 11th of March at 12.15 pm with a very special rate of @ IDR 660,000 per player, if you are keen to also play on 11th March please connect with Divya Ahuja as presently 3 flights are booked to play.  


The next match is scheduled for 14 th March , 11.30 am Tee Off at Riverside GC and the Capt and Vice are now deep in strategy planning for the same.



ROUND 2 – April 9th 2021foursome matches – 20 players a side – two points each per match 

FORMAT- FOURSOMES– In foursomes, each two-man team plays one ball per hole with the players taking turns until each hole is complete. 

Players alternate hitting tee shots, with one leading off on odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting first on even-numbered holes. The team with the low score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

May the best team of Sharks win !! , the race to 61 points in on !!!


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.


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.

For more details on JAWS GOLF ETIQUETTES please click the link for more details



Loose Impediments: 

If part of a large branch which has fallen from a tree (and thus is a loose impediment) interferes with a player’s swing, may the player break off the interfering part rather than move the whole branch?


Overflow from Water Hazard: 

If a pond (water hazard) has overflowed, is the overflow temporary water?

Yes. Any overflow of water from a water hazard which is outside the margin of the hazard is temporary water.

Improving Line of Play: 

A fence which is not a boundary fence does not interfere with a player’s swing but it is on his/her line of play. May the player remove a part of the fence, which is readily movable, in order to improve his/her line of play?

No. A fence is an immovable obstruction and thus is something fixed. If a player removes a part of something fixed and in so doing improves his/her line of play, s/he is in breach of the rules. But the player is entitled to relief to have a line of play free of the immovable obstruction.

Parked Car: 

A player’s ball lies under a parked car. What is the procedure?

If the car is readily movable, it should be treated as a movable obstruction and moved. If the car is not readily movable, it should be treated as an immovable obstruction and the player is entitled to relief.

Mental Interference: 

A player’s ball lies several inches to the side of a sprinkler head. The sprinkler head does not physically interfere with the player’s stance or the area of her/his intended swing. However, the sprinkler head bothers the player mentally. Is the player entitled to relief?



Finally, next up is our regular Friday game on the 5th of March at the lovely Sentul Highlands Golf Club, with our 12.00 noon tee off.

Please sign up as usual in the JAWS Networking WA group if you are keen to join this round , presently 18 players have signed up.

See you there !!!!  🦈⛳🦈

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