the day that was 12th March, 2021

JAWS outstation trip to Bandung, Parahyangan Golf, Friday 12pm, March 12th, 2021

“One of the most fascinating things about golf is that it reflects the circle of life. No matter what you shoot – the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something. “   

Peter Jacobsen

Intent on making the most out of the Thursday Public Holiday, and the long weekend opportunity for an out of town short golfing escape, 14 JAWS golfing enthusiasts insisted on travelling up to Bandung on the Thursday morning and enjoyed a noon tee off up in the cooler climates of Bandung’s Dago area playing the quirky and challenging, 18 Hole layout: Mountain View.

Is there anything better then spending your birthday playing Golf? As the apres golf was all about celebrating the birthday of JAWS Interleague Vice-Captain’s Gaurav Shirke’s special day, starting off with Cuban Cigar’s and Venzualan Rum on the terrace in the clubhouse overlooking the 18th Hole and the city lights of Bandung down the valley followed by dinner at Rumah Miring further up in the Dago Valley.

The perfect way to warm up for the official JAWS Friday game at Parahyangan Golf the following day.

On Friday 12th March, 2021, 28 JAWS Sharks congregated on the majestic terrace of Parahyangan’s grandiose Clubhouse for light snacks and hot coffee before heading out to tackle the jewel of Bandung’s Golf Course’s: Parahyangan Golf. Having made the mistake of playing the course from the blue tee’s on the first visit we were rewarded with a much more enjoyable experience playing from the White Tee boxes, and the scorecards and smiles on faces after the round indicated the admins made the right decision. 

As this was an Outstation Special Event, our sponsors San Miguel provided a few cases of beers, and our players cool boxes were loaded with a complimentary Beers on ice which went down a treat on a Friday afternoon, as once again our round was blessed with blue skies and blazing sunshine and a Championship course in tip-top condition, with the fairways as tight as some of the greens we are used to in the Jakarta region. Here is a Golf Course maintenance team on top of their game and it is no surprise that the course was awarded: Best New Course in Indonesia 2020, by the Global Golf Awards 2020.

The Thursday noon practice round at the tricky Mountain View Course clearly worked wonders as 5/8 best winners on the day at Parahyangan clearly benefitted and scored very well and under their handicap’s the next day. Congratulations to the 8 players who managed to shoot their handicaps or less, very impressive considering the challenges present on this Championship course.

Congratulations to Simon Reynolds for scoring his first eagles in 20 years of playing golf, and an eagle which will hard to forget due to it’s quality. On Parahyangan’s 540 yard, Par 5, Hole #6, making the most of the following winds:

He stripped a solid drive followed by a 215 yard 4-iron, which rolled up to the back pin for a 12 foot eagle putt, knocked in with conviction, as he let out a roar which was heard around the entire Bandung valley.

With the access between Jakarta and Bandung vastly improved by the 50km overpass toll from Jakarta past the industrial town’s of Karawang, drive time has been cut to around 2-2hrs and 30 mins making for a highly enjoyable escape from Jakarta to enjoy Bandung’s cooler climates, good courses and laid-back atmosphere. 

With the access between Jakarta and Bandung vastly improved by the 50km overpass toll from Jakarta past the industrial town’s of Karawang, drive time has been cut to around 2-2hrs and 30 mins making for a highly enjoyable escape from Jakarta to enjoy Bandung’s cooler climates, good courses and laid-back atmosphere. 

After the huge success of or second OUTSTATION JAWS event to Bandung, the JAWS admins are already licking their lips and planning the next out of town JAWS trip with locations like Jogja, Semarang, Surabaya and Bali in mind, watch this space Sharks!

Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Chris Lever  – Nett 68
  2. Jim Korbilas – Nett 69
  3. Randy Albert – Nett 70
  4. Indar Dhaliwal & Marco Phillips – Nett 71
  5. Divya P. Ahuja, Bobby Cangkrama & Hari Taufik – Nett 72

Best Dressed: 

  • Han Peng

Lucky Draw Winners

4* Weekday Green Fee Voucher for Permata Sentul:

  • Gaurav Shirke, Willi Goldschimdt, TPS, Srinivas Murthy

Other News:

  • A Gentle Reminder to all JAWS players competing in the 2021 Matchplay to complete their 1st Round matches before the opening round deadline on: 11th April


The 2021 JAWS member T-shirts are here and are being distributed over 160 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.

May the best SHARK win 


JAWS won 3 matches , drew one and lost one to get a total of 7 points and now sits in second place on the table

The next match is scheduled for 23 rd May , 11.30 am Tee Off at Riverside GC and the Capt and Vice are now thinking of how to move towards the top spot on the league and deep in strategy planning for the same.

In the same breath JAWS has 3 rounds planned before May 23rd at Riverside and this will give the Capt and Vice a chance to have the troops try out and see ideal combinations for success.

Well played Capt and Vice for round 2 and for being in second position



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



Funny rulings or not so funny for the player

The Orange Rule

“If your ball is lodged in an orange, you cannot take relief without penalty.” – USGA decision 23/10.

The Cactus Rule

“If your ball comes to rest next to a cactus, you may wrap an arm or leg in a towel to protect yourself from the needles when you play your shot. But you can’t cover the cactus with a towel.” – USGA decision 1-2/10.

The Flying Insect Rule

“If the player’s ball lies in a hazard, the insect is considered to be in the hazard and the player may not touch or physically remove the insect from the ball (Rule 13-4c). However, as the insect is animate and capable of moving on its own, the player may take action, such as waving his hand, a club or towel, to encourage the insect to move.” – USGA decision 13-4c/16.5.

The Water Bottle Rule

“You cannot place a water bottle on a green and use it as a level to determine how a putt will break.” – USGA decision 14-3/12.5.

The Spit Rule

“You may spit on your clubface before playing a shot to clean it, but not if you’re trying to reduce spin to hit a straighter shot.” – USGA decision 4-2/4

The Clubhead Fell Off Rule

“If the clubhead falls off during the backswing, and you complete the swing but miss the ball it does not count as a stroke. If the clubhead falls off during the downswing and you complete the swing but miss the ball, it counts as a stroke.” – USGA decisions 14/2 and 14/3.

The Clubhouse Rule

“If a shot ends up in the clubhouse, and the clubhouse is not out-of-bounds, you can open a door or window and play the next shot without penalty.” – USGA decision 24-2b/14.


Finally, next up is our regular Tuesday game on the 16th of March at the lovely Kedaton 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 !!!!  🦈⛳🦈

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