the day that was March 26th, 2021

Golf, like measles, should be caught young.”

 — PG Woodhouse

21 JAWS Golfers headed West on the Jakarta-Merak Toll Road, exiting at Karawaci for Imperial Golf Club and Lippo’s prime bit of real estate and their very own green oasis located in West Jakarta. Designed by one of Golf’s more artistickly inclined designers, Scotland’s Desmond Muirhead, Imperial appeals to the artists among us with it’s well sculpted fairways and quirky layout littered with huge bunkers and large volumes of water. Withit’s  many opportunities for risk and reward golf and its slippery greens, 18 Holes here is full of challenges and a lot of fun to be had.

Chris, James, Shlok and Laurie started on hole 10. In general the whole group had some strange ‘bad golf disease’ as everyone in the group played badly and there was no vaccination to cure the disease. James did improve on the back 9 and made 4 pars but still had a few triples. Laurie drove straight and long as usual but had too many blow out holes. Shlok, at the age of 16, showed off his beautiful swing and made several good pars but lacked consistency on the day. Although Chris made several good pars, he was not on his game today especially with his driving and shot an high score. Overall despite not playing well the group had lots of laughs on a hot sunny day.

The 4 ball of Diana, Fernando, James LJE & Willi G. teed of at hole 10. Diana and Fernando played their MP game and you could see from the very beginning that Diana was all about Business to get the Job done. Diana started with two solid bogeys with strokes in hand to go an easy 2 up on Fernando. With a HC 24 she was playing close to bogey Golf and scored 47 on the frond 9 to give her a +4 lead in the MP. She continued her steady around bogey Golf the second 9 to finish with 46 and a total of 69 net, winning her MP 5&4.

Fernando played well from the tee off and didn’t miss a drive, a few unlucky breaks around the green and not his standard GIR (green in regulation) cost him in the front 9 shooting 46 which resulted to a 4 down on his MP game.

He recovered in the back 9 with a 43 to end up with a net 77 but it wasn’t good enough to stop the strong playing Diana, his opposition for the day.

Our Korean friend James LJE playing the first time with JAWS,  is a member at Gading Raya and plays around HC 14-16. He struggled on the first 9 with a 51 (perhaps the nerves of a first timer with the JAWS society) but he recovered to shoot a solid 42 on the second 9 to complete a gross core of 93. 

Willi G. started well with two pars and continued to play pars and bogeys till hole 6 where he had a triple bogey and than another double bogey on hole 9 to give him a gross 46. The second 9 was similar, a few pars and bogeys with a triple and double as well to end up with 47 and a total net of 76. Without the blow-out holes would easily have shot his handicap or below.

This fourball at the bright and sunny Imperial course included the two beautiful ladies Rika M. and Hanny N. and the not so beautiful Gaurav S. and Willie N.

The fourball played with a lot of caution and calm for the first three holes and then hell broke lose and Gaurav and Willie decided to get into some banter and decided to play teams.

Rika and Willie N paired up as a team to play against Hanny and Gaurav S. The runner up had to bear the damages at the bar after the game.

Rika played beautifully on some holes while Willie N after four consecutive days of Golf didn’t look like the usual self and probably in trying to impress the ladies with his drives found the water on more than a few occassion. Gaurav was also inconsistent on a few holes keeping his handicap in mind. The star of the day and the eventual winner of the JAWS Best Nett I was Hanny N who had an exceptional day of Golf and  she ended up shooting a Nett 8 under 64.

Willie N and Rika were gracious in defeat and everyone enjoyed a few drinks and bites during the presentation. This flight of happy go lucky golfers also won the best picture of the day!

After a delayed and confusing start, Alexi and KK tee’d off as a brisk two ball on this sunny Friday noon tee time.  Both were seemingly playing some decent golf but then got stuck behind a succession of 6-balls around the course. Both were playing erratically  hitting some good, bad and ugly drives. KK had to leave eventually for an late afternoon engagement leaving the lone wolf Aleksi out on course who buckled up and finished with 3 consecutive pars! 

Randy and Arief were having their 1st round match play, supported by Bobby C. And Bram who decided to play their own mini game themselves. Randy didn’t drive well all day while Arief struck his driver onto almost every fairway… whilst both players putting well on the greens. Unfortunately Randy’s up and downs lacked precision and he  couldn’t compete with the scrambling of Arief who overall was much more consistent all round winning the matchplay 2 & 1. Bobby C and Bram S clearly enjoyed each others company over 18 holes as both put together steady and solid rounds of Nett 71’s taking home a share of Best Nett 3 clearly inspired by the matchplay game in their flight of Randy and Arief.

We look forward to our return to West Jakarta and Geoff Thomson’s: Modern Golf and Country Club where we will exercise the JAWS first ‘split’ tee time event of: 630am and 800am. We look forward to seeing the results and getting the feedback from our players, and looking at the sign up numbers it seems a fair amount of JAWS players appreciate the opportunity for an earlier start and an earlier finish while the diehard sharks will swim down the fairway a little later at 8am. See you on Tuesday Sharks!

Congratulations to the Winners on the Day:

  1. Hanny Nakai  – Nett 64
  2. Diana Budiarti – Nett 69
  3. Bobby C. & Bram S. – Nett 71

Best Photo:

Gaurav, Willi N, Rika & Hanny

Lucky Draw Winners

4* Weekday Green Fee Voucher for Emeralda Golf Club:

  • Laurie, Rika, Indar & James 


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 



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 Tuesday game on the 30th of March at the lovely Modern Golf Club, with our 6:30 and 8:00 split tee off (experimental).

Please sign up as usual in the JAWS Networking WA group if you are keen to join this round , presently 15 players have signed up.

See you there !!!!  🦈⛳🦈

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