“The best exercise for Golfers is Golfing.”
— Bobby Jones
11 JAWS Golfers travelled to the jungles of the Cikeas River to tackle Thomson Wolveridge & Perret’s gruelling Championship Layout: The Jagorawi New Course. Usually difficult with a full set of 14 clubs, the admin team decided to take on the challenge of playing the course with only 4 clubs. Not an easy choice considering the tricky nature of the course and a fine mental and physical exercise for the brave Sharks who gratefully took on the challenge. Judging by the nett winning scores there were a few cries for: “Let’s allow 6 clubs next time or 7, a half-set!” Nonetheless a great Friday game of social golf on a course in fine playing condition with the interesting limitations of being allowed to use only 4 clubs, magic!
The group of Eli, Geoff T, Divya and Fernando tee’d off first from hole 1. On ahot humid day the course looked in great condition. Divya quickly showed his love of sand by hitting 3 different bunkers on the first hole. He probably hit 12 bunkers overall and learned that a 9 iron is not that great to get out of them. 103 was his prize for all the bunkers. Eli was sending screamers with his driver almost straight. But his choice of 9 iron and sand wedge did’nt help him close in on the greens. His new PXG putter was dubbed the magic stick by Geoff but Eli still hit over 100 … Geoff was by far the straightest most consistent player from tee to green. Distance was a bit of a problem with is 5w to tee off with but some great things happen from the middle of the fairway. A few too many puts hurt his day but he still squeezed in a respectable 98. Fernando started well especially chipping and putting. But after 3 hole he got the Divya disease and started hitting bunkers after bunkers after bunkers. Probably a dozen bunkers for the day with no sand wedge … Fernando finished second lowest in the group with a cool 100. Great foursome despite the scores with entertainment and conversation provided by all but mostly Geoff !!!
Playing a four-club challenge on one of the most difficult courses in Indonesia was never going to be an easy task for Jim, Subash and Chris. Chris started well with a bogey and a par but then came unstuck with an OB and 2 triples. He struggled in the long rough with his 9 iron and this cost him many shots as well as the draining heat sucking out his energy. Subash was distracted on the front 9 and didn’t play his normal smooth game. However on the back 9 he showed just how well he can play and his smooth swing came back and played a very good Gross 43. His highlight was a birdie on the very difficult 13th hole with a chip in from off the green. Meanwhile Jim was the master on the front 9, driving straight and long and making several pars and bogeys and recording a respectful Gross 45. He didn’t play as well on the back 9 but did enough to record a Nett 75 and to win overall. A challenging day with 4 clubs was balanced with some good laughs and liquid refreshments.
The fourball of Pras, Stefanus, Bram and Bobby were the last group of sharks to descend upon the New Course at Jagorawi. Pras’ round consisted of Out of Bound shots, approaches to the green coming up shorts, and putts lipping out. Not a good day at the office for the Asia Team’s Vice Captain as he finished the day with a nett score of 85. Bobby was the only player in the group to manage to score a birdie, but unfortunately too many of his shots went out of bounds as he only managed to finish the day with a nett 84. Bram and Stefanus both finished the day with a nett score of 78 and tied for the second best score of the day. Stefanus was able to get 4-hole par streak but had one too many blow up holes that prevented him from capitalizing on the momentum. Bram was able to shoot more consistent round filled with bogeys and double bogeys, but his putting and chipping on to the fast Jagorawi greens were less than ideal and prevented him from scoring a better score of the day.
Congratulations to the Winners on the Day:
- Jim “Again” Korbilas – Nett 75
- Bram Sostenes & Stefanus – Nett 78
Lucky Draw Winners
2* Weekday Green Fee Voucher for Sentul Highlands:
- Geoff Thwaites and Bob Subash
- Good luck: to all JAWS players who have progressed in the VIA.com 2021 Matchplay to the 2nd Round matches, the deadline to complete the round is: 9th June, 2021
- The Hammerhead Cup kicked off on the 1st April, remember you need to play 6 rounds to qualify for the best nett award and contend for the Hammerhead Cup Trophy! The event runs for 3 months and ends: Friday 25th June at Jagorawi!
- Two Great Courses to look forward to next week: Gading Raya on Tuesday and BSD on Friday come join us and a chance to improve your best nett scores!
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
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.
May the best SHARK win
Interleague schedule and results for 2021:
SINGGASANA JAWS WORLD CUP 2021 SECOND ROUND APRIL 9TH , SENTUL HIGHLANDS
ASIA Vs ROW
ROUND 2 – April 9th 2021– 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 !!!
SCORECARDS FOR HANDICAPS
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.
BEHAVIOUR AND RULES
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
Finally, next up is Gading Raya at 630am and 800am for 650k on Tuesday 20 April.
Please sign up as usual in the JAWS Networking WA group if you are keen to join this round , presently 16 players have signed up.
See you there !!!!