the day that was: 20 April @ Gading Raya

“Golf?! You hit down to make the ball go up. You swing left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins. And, on top of that, the winner buys the drinks.” — anonymous genius

miss for a 10 or drop for a probable double bogey … your choice …

16 JAWS Golfers headed West of Jakarta to suburban Gading Serpong and the lush fairways of Gading Raya Golf Club. Once again JAWS players had the option of the early bird 630am start or the more relaxed 8am tee time, with 3 of the 4 flights favoring the later option this week, perhaps due to the relatively far location of Gading from Central Jakarta. The players enjoyed a course in top condition, well trimmed fairways and rough, tidy landscaping albeit a little too much sand on the surface of the putting greens made reading green speed a little bit of a lottery.

The early birds for this week, teeing off at 6:30 sharp keen as ever were: Simon, Roger, Divya and James. Simon drove the ball well all day with the driver but was let down with some miscalculated iron shots often leaving him one club short on many greens. His wedges and putter could not get him out of trouble and he settled for a mediocre 76 nett. Roger, as usual, diplayed a well round game, solid tee shots, good approaches and a deft short game. Playing to a good tempo he wasted no time in playing his shots and a few missed short putts cost him a spot in the money as he settled for a 84 Gross, 75 nett. Divya, a newcomer to the 6:30 tee time, was very slow to get going, and a very average front nine suggests that 8:00 am is his preffered time to play as his back nine was 7 shots better then the front. James, had a good day at the office, as his playing partners toiled in the tropical sunshine, he put on a dispaly of solid stress-free golf, keeping the ball in play, saving himself with good chips and putting in and around the greens. His scorecard nothing but pars and bogey’s as he recorded a 87 Gross for a, 73 nett a few shots off some lunch money.

The first foursome in the 8:00 am group were Richard, Aidan, Jim and Ruth. Richard set the tone with his well rounded game and a very smooth swing. His driver would get him on most of the fairways.  He had a good day and would shoot a very respectful 82 gross and a net 72.  Then there was Aidan. The youngster of the foursome. Aidan has a very long drive but was struggling to hit the fairways . He also has a very good short game that would allow him to shoot a great score of 81 gross and a 68 net, to tie for first place with best gross and best net I, great game Aidan1  Next was the lady of the group Ruth. Ruth played a good game just 1 stroke over her HDCP  She made great contact with most of her shots. Unfortunately the  sand traps came into play. She managed to end her round with a fabulous 35 foot putt on the 18th green. She score a 99 gross and a 73 net. A very nice round.  Last but not least was Jim,  he would struggle with every shot on the first four holes before finding his game. He managed to score 7 pars for the day and shot a respectful 92 gross and a 71 net to finish in 4th place. Everyone seemed to have a great day at Gading Raya.

Kristyawan, Aleksi, Bram and Chris played in the same flight second off hole number 1.  3 players made doubles and this was generally the tone of the day for this group. Kris continued to have too many doubles on the front 9 but then played much better on the back 9; hitting straighter and longer and becoming more consistent which was rewarded with a Gross 43 and a 8 shot improvement. Aleksi too wasn’t sparkling on the front 9 either and the group learnt a lot of Finnish expressions. However he played like a pro on the back 9 with a Gross 37. He suddenly was hitting long and straight and made 2 birdies to complete an almost perfect back 9. Meanwhile Chris continued to struggle with his driver and made too many doubles despite getting  3 pars in a row. He started the back 9 well but then suddenly could not putt and made many 3 putts which lead to an inflated high score. Bram was distracted today and didn’t play as well as he can. He played well on the par 3’s and hit some long drives but made too many doubles overall and can do better. With some good laughs, fine weather and good conditions, it made for a good day out on the golf course.

The group of Gaurav, Willie N, Alberto and Fernando started last on tee box 1. Alberto started with a couple of triple bogeys but made birdie on the 3rd. This would be his pattern for the day. Flashes of brilliance for the upcoming star and a round of 100. Fernando started very well. Unbelievable chipping and putting led to 11 putts and a gross 36 for the front 9. The back 9 was back to normal and a last hole ball in the water robbed of a round under 80. Still gross 81 on his home course was very satisfying. Gaurav and Willie had very similar days. A few bad drives, a few bad second shots or impossible lies on some shots. Average putting and chipping. Phone calls every 2nd hole. Definitely not standard play for these two giants of Jaws. This ended with 99 for Willie and 90 for Gaurav. ‘Nuf said about these two. Best part was the great chemistry between all four which made this a great round of golf.

Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Aiden Lopon & Fernando Gaggino  – Nett 68
  2. Aleksi Tiihonen – Nett 70
  3. Jim Korbalis  – Nett 71

Lucky Draw Winners

2* Weekday Green Fee Voucher’s for Cengkareng Golf Club:

  • Bram Sostenes
  • Ruth Lajousky

Other News:

  • Good luck! to all JAWS 2021 Matchplay contestants competing in the Round  2 games as MP chief Chris Lever has released the schedule, with some standout big match ups, the deadline to complete the 2nd Rounds games: is the 10th June
  • The JAWS Hammerhead Cup 2021 event is well and truly under way with 4 JAWS regular rounds completed. A reminder to all participants you need to have played a minimum of 6 JAWS rounds to compete in the event, over the 3 month calendar period. The average of your 6 lowest JAWS games in this period goes through into the competition.


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 

Interleague schedule and results for 2021:



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 !!!


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 


Finally, next up is Damai Indah BSD @ Noon on Friday 23 April, 680K.

Please sign up as usual in the JAWS Networking WA group if you are keen to join this round , presently 25 players have signed up.

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