Friday the 5th of March at Sentul Highlands saw 21 JAWS Sharks head to the high ground of Sentul to play the Gary Player designed beast: Sentul Highlands.
Always a concern playing golf in this region during the rainy season, on route and during the first few holes the players were greeted with blazing sunshine and clear blue skies but as afternoon approached an eerie fog descended onto the golf course and although only 4pm it seemed like 6pm, a little unwelcoming.
Nonetheless despite the interuptions of large groups of female golfers parading the course dancing to dance music and moving and shaking on the tee boxes all 6 JAWS flights finished well in time and before sunset, as the aerated greens, all well shaven produced very unpredicatble and fast green speeds that resulted in one or two high numbers on the scorecards.
First Flight of the day from Hole No. 10 was a 4 ball of TPS, Srinivas, Holger and Willie N on what looked like a bright and sunny day that seemed perfect for Golf.
Holger, who eventually won the Jaws Best Nett 1 ‘tied’ started with a Par and did not seem to look back. He holed a birdie on a Par 3, that missed the hole by less than a feet. Srinivas played well in patches as he had some and some not so good holes.
TPS, the back marker had a bad day even though some of his drives were very long with his newly bought Taylor Made Sim Max 2 Driver. Willie N played very mediocre golf in the first nine but pulled his sock up on the second nine with 4 consecutive to Pars which won him the Best Net 5 for the day and some beer money.
Chris, Laurie, Stefanus and Richard played in the same flight starting on hole 10. Stefanus had a bad start but soon got his game together and made some excellent pars. He was driving very long all day and shot a respectful Gross 92. Richard had a frustrating day and didn’t play well for such a good player. His only highlight was a birdie on hole 7.
Laurie played well on some holes but made too many doubles. His driving was very long and accurate and he shot 4 over his handicap. Chris started well with a par on the first hole. He generally played well but was let down by his putting including making four putts on hole 7 par 3. Despite some dark clouds and a little rain towards the end, the group had some fun on the course.
The flight of Divya, Bram, Pras and Bobby teed off from the par 5, hole 11 of Sentul Highlands.
Divya had a very good round, filled with easy effortless swings that resulted in almost all of his balls with chances for either birdies or pars. Divya finished the round with a nett 72 and tied for best nett 1.
Bram did not have as good as a round as Divya did despite some of his BOOMING drives that left everyone else in the flight by a mile. The only problem he kept having was having to chip on to and putting on Sentul Highland greens, most of them were very sandy and under maintenance.
Pras and Bobby had their matchplay, and it was a tight competition with both of them trading leads throughout the whole round. In the end Bobby won the matchplay 2-1 due to the bad luck that Pras had revolving his golf balls “mysteriously” disappearing from the golf course in the last few holes.
The next flight was a threeball consisting of Willi G and Yudhi playing there first round matchplay game and Fernando taggling along as match referee.
Fernando was there to keep score and a report on the battle. The first hole was typical of the match: Willi fade in hazard on 10, Yudhi booms a drive 200+m in the middle. Willi pulls his third left 100m from green, Yudhi has 30m from the middle.
Willi hits 3m from hole and sinks it for 5. Yudhi fluffs a couple and 3 puts for 7 for net 6. Willi wins the hole and the rest is history at 7/6 for Willi. Yudhi learned a lot from the putting and chipping master so not a total loss.
Despite a few bad drives Willi finished with net 74 for 3rd place. Fernando struggled in the wet conditions and finished at 92 gross. Yudhi will get much better soon since he started playing 6 months ago only. Congratulations to Willi for the convincing win.
Teeing off from Hole 13 at 12:30 were the trio of Hari Taufik and two admins: Jim and Simon. Hari Taufik a member of the JAWS Interleague Team and eager to play his way back into the solid form that had him win the 2020 JAWS Matchplay Trophy. After a long spell off duty with golf and focussing on his studies his game his clearly rusty but his game is clearly coming back to the norm.
On Hole#5 the uphill par 4 index 1, a solid drive was followed up with a precise layup to 50, which allowed for an up-hill pitch to the back pin and a easy 4ft par putt, making a very tough hole look somewhat easy.
Jim struggled to find his regular steady play from Hole 1, with a series of bad breaks and bounces leading to one too may double bogey’s. However a series of solid 3 woods and drives from the tee box will shine positive light on a poor round. Simon started his round off slowly, and was already +7 after his first nine holes. After a cold refreshment after 9 holes, he pulled his socks up and started playing to his strengths making 7 pars and 2 bogey’s on the back nine to recover well and score a nett 74 and best nett 3.
The last flight teeing off on the back nine were: Chandra and Sakti playing their 1st round matchplay and Wahyudi and Wickasono also playing their matchplay game.
With both games evenly matched and both encounters only giving up 2 strokes difference, it was a battle of attrition as the matches jostled for supremacy up and down with Sakti making the most of his 2 strokes and winning 2up and Wahyudi also squeezing out a win against Wickasono.
Both games were played in good spirits and etiquette and good luck to Sakti and Wahyudi as they progress to the next round.
Congratulations to the Winners:
- Divya & Holger M – Nett 72
- Simon Reynolds & Willie Goldschimdt – Nett 74
- Willy Noronha – Nett 75
Lucky Draw Winners
4 Weekday Green Fee Vouchers for Cengkareng Golf Club
1 Weekday Green Fee Voucher for Modern Golf and Country Club
- Laurie O’Connor
IN OTHER NEWS
The 2021 JAWS member T-shirts are here and are being distributed over 170 plus shirts have been already give out to all JAWS members , balance 30 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
Round one deadline to finish your match on or before 11th April 2021.
Bobby moves to the next round after beating Pras
Sakti moves to the next round after beating Chandra
Wahyudi moves to the next round after beating Wickasono.
May the best SHARK win
BANDUNG IS BACK PARAYANGAN GOLF CLUB 12TH MARCH
Last DATE IS TODAY for this special event sign up 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.
For the same Bandung trip, some of us also plan to drive on the 11th and stay the night of the 11th March at Bandung, special Hotel rates are available for Mason Pines and Aston Pasteur.
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.
JAWS AT INTER LEAGUE
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.
SINGGASANA JAWS WORLD CUP 2021 SECOND ROUND APRIL 9TH , EMERALDA GC
As Sentul Highlands is in the process of renovating its greens the CAPTAINS have agreed to move the World cup to Emeralda GC for the next 3 matches of 2021
ASIA Vs ROW
ROUND 2 – April 9th 2021 at Emeralda GC– foursome 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 !!!
RULES CORNER BY JENS ROESTEL- R&A FIRST GRADE UMPIRE
If a caddie is being shared by more than one player, any of the players sharing that caddie may seek information from him or her.
For example, two players are sharing a caddie and both hit tee shots into a similar area. One of the players gets a club to make the stroke, while the other is undecided. The undecided player is allowed to ask the shared caddie what club the other player chose.
Player Must Try to Stop Ongoing Advice that Is Given Voluntarily
If a player gets advice from someone other than his or her caddie (such as a spectator) without asking for it, he or she gets no penalty. However, if the player continues to get advice from that same person, the player must try to stop that person from giving advice. If the player does not do so, he or she is treated as asking for that advice and gets the penalty of 2 strokes.
In a team competition, this also applies to a player who gets advice from a team captain who has not been named an advice giver.
Caddie helping with alignment of a stroke.
In a situation where a player has not yet begun to take his or her stance for the stroke but:
- the player’s feet or body are close to a position where useful guidance on aiming could be given and
- the caddie is deliberately standing on or close to an extension of the line of play behind the ball,
- the player is treated as having begun to take a stance for the stroke (even though his or her feet are not in that position) only if the caddie gives the player help with alignment.
If alignment help is given but the player backs away before making the stroke and the caddie moves out from behind the line of play, there is no breach of the Rule. This applies anywhere on the course.
Alignment help includes when the caddie gives help by standing behind the player and moving away without saying anything but, by doing so, is giving a signal to the player that he or she is correctly aimed at the intended target.
Finally, next up is our regular Tuesday game on the 9th of March at the lovely Gading Raya Golf Club, with our 08.00 am tee off.
Please sign up as usual in the JAWS Networking WA group if you are keen to join this round , presently 11 players have signed up.
See you there !!!! 🦈⛳🦈