the day that was 9th March 2021

Golfing ‘Wisdom’ of the Day

“Golf is a game of misses, and the winners are those who have the best misses. “   

Kathy Whitworth

A small and compact group of 10 JAWS Sharks gathered on the well manicured fairways and freshly combed greens of Gading Raya in West Jakarta, on a Tuesday morning blessed with blue skies and blazing sunshine. All three flights tee’d off from #1 and the first two flights (three balls) went round in 1hour and 45 mins, however a slightly log jammed back nine meant a regualar round of 4 hours and 30 mins.

Teeing of in the first group of #1 on the day were Divya, Jim, and Albert.   Divya was uncorking bombs down the fairway, leaving himself with less than 120m or less for the second shot in all Divya made par in 10 holes, not a bad effort after 3 hours sleep, and a 73 nett satisfactory but not enough for any prize money.  

Jim was steady of the tee, playing his regular steady game also notched up a Nett 73 and fell just a little short.

Albert had challenges in the short game, and with his new one-plane swing has not yet found his bearings and adjusted to his new setup, but with time and perseverance, we are expecting some huge improvements.

All in all a great time was had by everyone in the flight all wearing matching JAWS members shirts looked very smart and thanks for the marketing and brand awareness!

Second flight off #1 was Simon followed by Chris and Vijay playing there 1st Round Matchplay game. Simon stripped his opening drive 260 m cutting the corner on Hole #1 signalling his intent that he meant business with a game full of confidence. He continued to hit fairways with solid Drives and 3 woods allowing for him to attack for the pins.

After a steady 38 on the front with 7 pars and a 2 bogey’s, he opened up with a birdie on Hole#10 attacking the green in two: Driver, 7 Wood to the back of the green for an easy chip and tap-in birdie.

Another birdie #14 on the Par 3 over the lake halted string of loose bogey’s but his putter failed to capitalise on a day of great ball striking turning in 77 gross and a net 70 for second place, a more complient putter would have been deadly. 

Third Flight off #1 were Willie N, Gaurav, Lok and Geoff T. Rumour has it this flight settled into a gruelling Fourball wager between Willie N and Gaurav vs Lok and Geoff T.

Perhaps the former team failed to do their homework up against the 2019 Gading Raya Grade A Club Champion Lok, who proceeded to put together a ruthless round of solid ball striking hitting fairways and greens all morning and knocking in the putts along with 5 birdies on the way to the clubhouse and a gross score of 71, to win Best Nett 1 with a 66. 

Gaurav, had a mixed day, even though he played his handicap with a Net 72, it seemed he could do a lot better with a couple of sloppy errors after a tidy opening nine of just 35 strokes. Geoff was playing his handicap until he had a blowout on one of the par 4’s on the back nine shooting a double par and evenually finished with a 4 over his handicap with a Net 76.

Willie N was looking to get some good iron practice before the Inter league at Riverside and decided to only play his Irons and the Driver on some of the long Par 4’s and 5’s. He played consistent Golf throughout but a couple of double bogeys towards the end of the back nine spoiled his score card and finished with a Net 73, just 1 stroke out the money.

A great day out at Gading Raya ,The greens may have been a bit rough after some treatment but with great caddies, firm rolling fairways, a great venue for a Tuesday 8am tee time!

Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Lok Budianto – Nett 66
  2. Simon Reynolds – Nett 70
  3. Gaurav Shirke – Nett 72

Lucky Draw Winners

1* Weekday Green Fee Voucher for Emeralda Golf Club:

  • Geoff Thwaites

1* Weekday Green Fee Voucher for Matoa National Golf

  • Albert Santos


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 


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

Chris Lever beat Vijay 3 and 2

May the best SHARK win 


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


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


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 !!!



Funny rulings or not so funny for the player

Brad Faxon had a sea gull pick his golf ball off a fairway and drop it in the water during the Honda Classic one year. Then the gull came back and moved playing partner Bruce Fleisher‘s ball. Neither one was penalized because the bird was deemed an “outside agency.” So they could replace their balls to the original position.

Faxon also had a dog run off with his golf ball in 1985 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Same ruling. 

At the 1998 World Series of Golf, Lee Janzen was disqualified on his birthday because the previous day his putt on the 17th hole had hung on the lip before falling in. He and playing partner Vijay Singh both looked at the ball before it fell. As it turned out, Janzen only had 10 seconds to look at the putt once he got to the hole to see the ball. It stayed for more than the 20 seconds. He signed for a 3 on the hole, but, according to the rules, it should have been a 4, so he was disqualified.

Doug Tewell got his tee times reversed in San Diego one year. He was working out in the fitness trailer when he looked outside to check the weather and saw his playing partners — Bob Tway and Mark Wiebe — on the tee. He ran to the locker room, changed shoes, grabbed his caddie and caught his group on the first fairway. He still lost two shots and missed the cut by one shot.

The Air Rule

“If a gust of wind moves your ball, you can play it from its new position. But if artificially propelled air moves your ball, you must replace it without penalty.” – USGA decision 18-1/2.


Finally, next up is BANDUNG this Friday game on the 12th of March at the lovely PARAYANGAN Golf Club, with a 9.30 am tee off.

See you there !!!!  🦈⛳🦈

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