the day that was: Modern on 10 May 2021

 “The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that he is neglecting his business. If he’s worse, he’s neglecting his golf.” -St Andrews Rotary Club Member

10 JAWS Shark headed West out of the city towards, Tangerang and Modernland to tackle the impressive Modern Golf and Country Club designed by the 4-time British Open winner: Peter Thomson. With the very affordable golfing rates and options for both walking and shared cart, the course has grown into a JAWS home course, offering superb value for money to play golf on a decent course with easy access to and from Jakarta. After the dissapoiting greens of the last venue… the Sharks were happy to be putting on smooth rolling greens running at 10 on the stint meter.

First Flight off Hole #1 on a Sunny Monday afternoon were Willie G, Marvin and Mars: Marvin HC 12 started excellently with three pars and 3 bogeys in the first 6 holes but struggled with a double bogey 6 on the difficult Hole 7 (HC 1) and steadied the ship again with two bogeys on 8 & 9 to finish with a 43. He continued his steady Golf from hole 10-14 with a par and 4 bogeys till the wheels come off a bit on hole 15 & 16 with a triple 7 and a double bogey 6 to salvage a 47 and a total 90 (nett 78).

Mars was the opposite and started with a tripple bogey and a double bogey 6 before settling in and finishing the front 9 with 4 bogeys and 3 pars and a score of 45. He continued his bogey & par round on hole 10-11. Unfortunately he had a break down with 3 tripple bogeys from hole 12-15 and finished the rest with bogeys to shot 50 and end up with 95 (nett 81).

Willi G. struggled with the fast greens and left quite some shots on the green on the front 9, he was not able to par a hole and shot 6 bogeys and 3 double bogeys for a 48. It was a different story on the back nine, finally the putter behaved and 5 bogeys and 4 pars made a solid 41 with a total 89 (nett 69) which was also good enough to win the best nett I tied with Albert with a 69.

The second flight off Hole #1 at midday were Divya, Bram, Indar and Albert: Divya started the game with a steady drive, and a steady up and down for par.  Albert decided to leave the driver in a bag opting for using 3 wood off the tees. He hit it straight but was not yet warmed up with the irons, starting a bit cold but almost chipped in from 25 meters, settling for a tap in bogey. Bram and Indar boomed their drives but like Albert not fully warmed up settled for bogey and a double respectively. The greens were fast, speed of 10, but very true, which made the strategy of getting on the green, and subsequently putting quite a challenge, but a fair one.

As the game progressed, Divya kept a steady pace, never making worse than bogey, playing first nine of 42 and 44 on the second nine. Bram drives were a bit wayward at the beginning of the second nine, leading to a double par, and a triple back, but he quickly steadied his game overall playing 46 and 47.  Indar and Albert game were interesting contrast. Indar started well, hitting long drives down the fairway and once he warmed up he caught his stride.  However Indar faltered a bit on the back nine coming in at 51.   

Albert had an uneven his first nine, his strategy to use a 3wood off the tee ultimately paid off as once his irons and putting feel warmed up he was able to finish with a net 68 to share low net for the day.

The last flight off at midday were Gaurav, Emiliano and Jim: Emiliano would start off with a triple bogey on the 1st hole. He had a rough time finding the fairways. He chipped it in for a Birdie on 15 and a fabulous long iron shot on 17 left him with a 6 foot putt for his second Birdie of the day. He made 2 Birdies and 4 pars and a gross score of 88 and a net score of 74. Next was Gaurav, another long hitter that had a little bit of trouble on the tee box. He hit them left and right not favoring either side, but his advantage was his short game. He was canny around the greens. However the greens were not friends with everyone today. They may have been what seemed to be flat and friendly, But they were very fast. Gaurav did not score well with only 4 pars and 9 bogies. His total was a gross 92 and a net 83.  Last of the 3 some was Jim. He seemed to be playing well, hitting all 7 fairways on the front 9 and 4 on the back. His trouble would be on the greens. He needs to work on his putting as he missed more than 5 – 4 foot putts. He scored only 2 pars and 12 bogies. His total was gross 92 and net 72 to take 3rd place. The greens were smooth and fast and the fairways were well groomed. As the golf course was in great condition all players really enjoyed their rounds.

Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Willie Goldshmidt & Albert Santos  – Nett 69
  2. Jim Korbalis – Nett 72

Lucky Draw Winners

2* Weekday Green Fee Voucher’s for Emeralda:

  • Bram Sostenes
  • Indar Daliwal

Other News:

Happy Holidays to all our Muslim JAWS Golfers who celebrate, may peace be upon you and your families. 

Next Up after the break we have the following games scheduled: 

  • Wednesday 12th May: Permata Sentul at 08:00AM. We have booked 9 flights and it looks like we will be full. Good price and competitive event with good prizes. What is not to like …
  • Tuesday 18th May: Riverside with the 6:30 am & 8:00 am tee off’s, on Greg Norman’s spectacular championship course layout, don’t be surprised to see the JAWS interleague team taking the opportunity to practice in preparation for Round 3 of Interleague.
  • Friday 21st May a SPECIAL EVENT at Modern, where we will play a mix tee box games, where players will play all tee boxes red, white and blue alternate for 18 holes, so 6 holes from each tee box. The Friday Golf Tee-Party! Test your game from three different tee boxes! Players will be licking their chops when they hit from the red tees! 
  • 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!
  • Round 3 INTERLEAGUE, kicks off Sunday 23rd May at Riverside, with The JAWS captained by Simon Reynolds positioned well in 2nd place and are moving in the right direction. With DOGS in 1st Place, JAWS have a chance to chase down the gap of 6 points as they play DOGS in 2/4 matches Good luck to Simon and his team! All is to play for with 4 more rounds still to play.
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