“We learn so many things from Golf, how to suffer, for instance.”
— Bruce Lansky
16 JAWS Shark headed North out of the city centre towards the airport not to catch a plane but to enjoy the well kept Cengakreng Golf Club and its freshly cut fairways and greens, and the warm and welcoming hospitality of the clubhouse staff at Mulligans Bar and the caddies out on the course. Combined with a course in great condition, a well designed and walkable 18 hole championship course layout, its hardly surprising that the course has hosted the Indonesian Open on several occasions welcoming players like Colin Montgomoerie, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley alongside the creme de la creme of the other Asian Professional players over the years. On a fine early May morning in Jakarta, the stage was set for a pleasurable walk and 18 holes of social Golf in the footsteps of such legends with a chance to make history of their very own…
Simon, Bobby, Pras and Stefanus were the first to tee off from Hole #1 at 6:28 am on the dot. Blessed with perfect golfing conditions and a quiet course ahead the fourball did the loop at a steady pace in good cheer and with plenty of banter. Simon chipped in for birdie on the Par 5 Hole #1 which set the tone for his best round in months. Scoring 4 birdies and 6 bogeys and 8 pars, including hitting the pin with his approach shots on both holes 9 and 18, inches away from 2 eagles. He was consistent in all departments but most evidently with his driver, wedges and putter. Solid drives on all par 4’s often left wedges into the greens allowing him to attack the pins leaving him with several good looks at birdies. He finished with a gross 74, nett 68, for a tied Best Nett I. Bobby was keen to keep Simon on his toes all round reeling off a series of bombs from the tee box, consistently driving 250m plus, however he was somewhat let down by his approach shots leaving him long putts and when scrambling for pars his usually sharp chips lacked any bite. A few missed short putts kept him just out of the prizes finishing with a very respectable 72 nett. Pras had an off day, his usually very strong: long game let him down, as he found it hard to find the centre of the club face. One or two very solid hybrids from the tee box showed his clear potential to improve. Stefanus had an up and down day. Like Bobby, Stefanus hits a very long, towering driver form the teebox. However, having only been playing for 2 years, his iron shots and approaches still lack consistency and accuracy. With some work on his irons and short game, he is bound to see some very speedy improvements in his overall play and scoring.
Divya, Bram, Indhar and Albert were the second flight off from Hole #1 bright and early with dew still hugging the course. A stable start for Indar and Albert with sunlight shining for Indar as he made a few pars and birdies , kudos on the game. Albert although was a bit off and recovered very well late in the game with his birdie and a missed 2 foot birdie on the 18 th hole. One would say, Albert quietly went out about his business shooting a 44 on the back nine to score 68 nett and share Best Nett I.Bram played like a man possessed with booming drives on the front 9 yet so not so precise iron play putting pressure on his recovery shots. His driver seemed to crumble on the back 9 yet it did not dampen his spirits and positive attitude towards the game as he walked off the green with a smile on his face.Divya played steady golf, opening up with 7 consecutive pars and just a lone bogey for a front nine 37. However a few holes into the back nine on index 1, Hole 12 he capitulated and had a double par and then it was downhill from there … finishing with an impressive 71 nett, Gross 81 to take best nett IV.All in all a great day out with the mates on a Tuesday morning.
The morning was full of potential for Gaurav, Nick, Lok and Subash, the last of the early birds teeing off from Hole#1 at 6:42. Explanations were given for the players’ mental and physical states. Nick had driven from Yogya the day before, Subash was using a borrowed putter, Gaurav was late. Only Lok seemed cool, calm and collected on the first tee, and this set the scene for the rest of the round. Nick had a strong start, being -1 after 4 holes and then collapsed over the rest of the front nine before making a decent recovery on the back nine. Gaurav had a slow start but picked it up and managed some excellent irons into the greens. Subash struggled off the tee, but made some hard fought comebacks to stay in contention. It was Lok, the diamond in the rough, with his cool and consistent approach shots, that kept him on the fairways and onto many greens in regulation. Only a few missed putts kept him from making a seriously low score. His caddy joked his game was “boring” because he was always on the fairways and greens. Oh, how we all wish to be that boring!
Willi G, Chris, Jim and Ruth brought up the rear in the slightly later 7:45 flight teeing off from Hole #10. Chris started well with a par on hole 10 but then made a double. After that he played mostly bogie/par golf but made several doubles and a Net 74. Ruth played well on holes 10-18 with a Gross 46 which included several good pars but she then started badly on the back 9 with a triple and double par. After that she made some good pars and several bogies but her bad start on holes 1 and 2 cost her today. Jim made mostly bogies on holes 10-19, missing several short putts. His back 9 was similar with too many bogies and not enough pars. Willie G was playing his first game after coming out of quarantine and he was a little rusty at times but still showed his class with two birdies and several good pars. A few doubles and a triple cost him but a respectful Net 72 after surviving the cold in Austria was not a bad start to golf back in sunny, warm and tropical Jakarta. Overall, although the players were tired after walking the course, they all enjoyed golfing at the beautiful Cengkareng Golf Club.
Congratulations to the Winners:
- Simon Reynolds & Albert Santos – Nett 68
- Lok Budianto – Nett 70
- Divya – Nett 71
Lucky Draw Winners
3* Weekday Green Fee Voucher’s for Emeralda:
- Bram Sostenes
- Subash Advani
- Ruth Lajousky
- Next Up: Friday 6 May at Rancamaya. Tee off at Noon for 750K as a special one-off event precursor that the TeeSet/DOGS weekend there.
- As we move into the Lebaran Holiday period, and with two public holidays on the Thursday 13th and Friday 14th, we have decided to host our games on The Monday (10th) and Wednesday (12th) next week.
- Monday 10th, 12pm tee off at Modern GCC: Rp. 350k walking or Rp. 575 incl. shared cart
- Wednesday 12th, 8am tee off at Permata Sentul PSP: Rp. 550 incl. shared cart
- After 2 rounds of the JAWS Singgasana World Cup, Team Rest of the World after a solid Round 2 (Foursomes) have pulled clear of Team Asia: Team ROW 33 / Team ASIA 27. The next Round 3 (Fourballs) will be August 6th at Emeralda, GET READY!
- Interleague : the JAWS team next plays on 23rd of May at Riverside. After 2 rounds the standings and schedule are as below:
JAWS Hammerhead Cup #1 2021 standings:
End date for the time period is – June 30th. – 17 games left to play.
The JAWS Players who have posted 6 scores already are as follows:
Leaderboard to date (06.05.21):
1. Jim Korbilas = 432
2. Gaurav = 442
3. Chris = 455
4. Divya = 464
5. Pras = 470
6. Bram = 475
The Players with good scores but not yet played 6 games are:
Simon: 72, 75, 76, 68,
Stefanus: 69, 77, 78, 83
Willi N: 69, 77, 80
Ruth: 73, 74, 79, 75
Richard Berg: 72, 73, 74
Aleksi: 70, 71, 83
Fernando: 68, 76, 88
Subash: 73, 79, 75
Bobby: 72, 72, 74