the day that was: 21st May at Modern

 “**x and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.” — Roy ‘Tin Cup’ McAvoy, the greatest that never was.

29 JAWS Sharks headed West to Modernland and Modern Golf and Country Club for the inaugural JAWS TeeBox Party! This special event provided some excitement to the players, forcing particpants to hit 6 holes each from the Reds, Whites and Blue Tee boxes. The shorter length resulted in some very low nett scores and some unforgeteable and personal best for a few players. The mixed tee box theme was interesting, allowing people to plan and prepare a new look to their regular rounds and utilising some much shorter clubs when going for the greens on your second shots. Proving that the format of play will be adopted again in a future Friday special event, for sure…

First Flight off Hole #1 were Fernando, Ola and Okkie: Okkie quickly impressed with her huge drives nicely “balanced” by a plethora of 3 putts. Her Bubba Ping driver was tried by Ola but didnt respond well to the big Swede. He reverted to his regular 300m drives on his old driver. Okkie outdrove Fernando more than once but the old saying “drive for show, put for dough” held true once again with Fernando ending up with a comfortable 90 and Okkie a less comfortable 1xx. Ola was all over the map but found a way to redeem himself putting and chipping ending with a net 66 good for 4th place. He delivered thundering drives with sweet draws all day long and some even hit the fairway!

Second Flight off Hole #1 were Jens, Aryan and Punit : Aryan very ambitious, Punit proud about his son and Jens, who hoped not to have a too bad day as in the last weeks.

The game started a bit tough for father and son, but over the day it developed nicely, so that after a short while Aryan had a birdie and at the end he played one over his handicap. His dad, having an eye on his son the whole round played an average game with a lot of fun. Jens got a really good day, enjoyed the company and got home with a birdie and an enjoyable 6 under his handicap, which gives him hope for the future to come back from his golf canyon. So we can say a flight with happy golfers at the end of the round.

Third Flight off Hole #1 were Chris Lever, Gerarld and Laurie: Both Laurie and Chris hit good drives, and good second shots on the first hole but then both players messed up their short chips. Chris played a steady front 9 with a birdie on hole 6 but he missed so many putts, lipping out several times. He continued to play well until the 14th hole but struggled to recover from going into the water and ended with a double par on this hole, Ouch! Laurie, like on the first hole,  drove his ball well all day but his problem was often his short game , especially his putting which often led to doubles instead of bogies and pars. Gerald was driving long and some of his approach shots were impressive but a few bad holes cost him, especially the 12th where he got a triple despite starting the back 9 with 2 pars. With high humidity today, the players still managed a few laughs and generally had fun on the course.

Fourth flight off Hole #1 were Divya, Willie G, Holger and Albert Santos: Nobody played a mixed tee box event before so the players didn’t know what to expect. 

Divya was the first to go and started with an easy par, he would make two more pars, 5 bogeys and 1 double bogey on the most difficult hole to finish with a 43 on the first 9. He continued hitting very good drives from the tees and put himself in prime positions, unfortunately his approach shots and a very cold putter let him down. He still managed a 41 in the back nine with 1 birdie, 2 pars and 6 bogeys to score total  84, net 74.

Holger was second out and started as well with a easy par, always 110% from the tee he truly enjoys to hit his driver as hard and long as possible. He would make another 2 pars, 2 bogeys and 4 double bogeys to complete the front 9 with a 46. The second 9 was a mix bag of a couple of pars, some bogeys and 2 triples to finish with a 48, total 94, net 77

Albert was the 3rd player to tee off with a HC of 25 he seemed the most improved player in this group, playing smart golf from the tee just hitting 3 woods and trying to avoid big nos. A couple of pars, 4 bogeys, 2 doubles and 1 triple would give him a score of 47 for the first 9. The second 9 included 4 pars, 3 bogeys and 2 doubles to shot a 43, total 90 net 65. Albert with smart course management and his improved short game will soon be playing of 18.

Willi G. was the last in the four ball and had usually a slow start on the front 9 with an opening double bogey and no par to record to score 46. The back 9 with 5 pars, 2 bogeys and two double bogeys and a score of 42 have been much better. Total 88, net 69.

Fifth and final flight off Hole #1 were Pras, Yasin, Roni M and Kholifan: Yasin was having the toughest luck in the course due to the strong wind hindering his not-so-far shots. While he was almost always on the fairway, the added length of the course kept increasing his score. Yasin finished with a nett 82. Kholifan also endured a string of bad luck throughout the round. His usual consistent shots and putts were nowhere to be found as the majority of his drives kept going left into the woods and his putts were inconsistent for his standard. Kholifan finished the round with a nett 79. Roni finally joined his sharks for the second time at Modern Golf Course. His game is very consistent to his handicap as he kept hitting fairway after fairway but often found himself trapped in a few greenside sand bunkers. Roni finished the round with a gross 88. Pras had one of the best rounds in his life. The shortness of some of the holes from the red tees helped him reach the apron on hole number 4 with his driver, and he was putting and chipping was spot on for most of his attempts. Pras finished the round with a nett 64 and won second place at the inaugural JAWS Tee-Box Party.

First flight off Hole #10 were Simon, Andrew, Nick and Hari Taufik: Simon got off to a steady start stringing together 3 pars thanks to some sharp short game up and downs. A double bogey 6, on Hole #13, his 4th hole of the day caused some damage but he bounced back well by making birdie on the following hole. Simon failed to take advantage of the shorter holes from the red and white tee boxes, perhaps being a little overly aggressive by opting to hit driver on pretty much every hole, resulted in a mediocre Gross 81 and nett 75, some smarter course management would have saved 5 strokes.

 Welcome to Andrew Dean ‘Deano’ for his first JAWS game. Playing to an impressive 4 handicap was quick to show his pedigree with some very solid balls striking. Despite being in the presence of many  big hitters, Deano was the only player of the group to get an eagle on Hole#1, his 10th Hole of the day. A solid drive from the Red tees on this Par 5, left him just 180m to the pin, followed by a well struck hybrid lift him a 12ft eagle putt, which he drained! A handful of missed short putts denied what could have been a much lower gross score, ending with a gross 80, nett 76.

Nick Goodwin, meanwhile was having a great day, his well struck drive on the first hole set the down for his round, an exhibition of confident and ruthless ball striking. His strong tee play left him with short irons and wedges into all greens and his touch on the greens was on point, resulting in his best round of his life, a one over gross 73 and a mouth watering nett 57. His length off the tee made a mockery of the course when playing from the red and white tees which shows: ‘length’ definitely makes a difference, backed up by good iron play, lots of greens in regulation, and an inform putter, this is the formula for great golf. His tap-in birdie on the par 5, Hole 14, exemplified the power of his distance, requiring just a Driver and a 5 iron to get on in 2, as his 20ft birdie putt stopped a foot short for the easiest of birdies.

Then there was Hari Taufik, who went about his regular business of solid golf. His Driver however was not so accomodating as usual and resulted in several mishit drives which left him very far from the greens and under-pressure to find greens in regulation. Thankfully his fairway woods and hybrids were on form getting him out of trouble as he managed to salvage a decent round despite his poor drives: Gross 81, Nett 70, juts one stroke out of the money.

Second flight off Hole #10 were Tarlok, Randy, Bram and Stefanus: Randy did not start the round to well, making a double bogey and a tripple bogey on the score card from just the opening holes. The mood was boosted immediately knowing that free beers were already presented by the sponsor at the club house. Managing to record 8 pars, he was satisfied enough with a result of total gross 87.

Stefanus was playing well in the opening of 6 holes as he booked only 2 strokes over par. However the phone kept ringing that forced him to pick it up, seemed a work-related that he could not able to disregard. This was pretty much to distract his attention when he lost focus and feeling discontent. Careless play resulted in a couple of double bogeys on the scorecard. Stefanus did not finish the game since a sudden online meeting had him withdraw on the 14th hole.

Tarlok came to the club house with packs of takeaway-lunch from a local chinese restaurant and to share with everyone in his flight. Scoring a birdie on the first hole boasted his spirits. On the par 3 contest, he was able to rest his ball the nearest to the pin and awarded him a Rp200k prize. He was not the lowest handicap player in the group but a solid performance guided him to obtain a similar 41 gross score on both of front and back nine. This placed him with the 6th best score of the day.

Bram did not enjoy the whole round as most of his drives went left or right avoiding the fairways. Yet contrary to his previous rounds, the dreaded ‘3-putt’ was absent from his game, a positive side to his misfortunes with the Driver. He played a total gross of 89, and despite a few disappointments during the round they were quickly forgotten as he started enjoying the free beers after the game.

Third flight off Hole #10 were Gaurav, Roger, Jim and Aleksi: A hot day at Modern golf course. 2nd group off of tee number 10 started off with Roger typicality a solid player. Roger struggled with a few drives today. But his short game and his putting saved his score card. Scoring 9 pars pars. His total was a gross 83 and a net 75. Next on the tee box was Jim. He was OK out of the tee box and just OK with his middle game. But his short irons set him self up for a few attempts at birdies. He made 3 birdies with only 1 par. He scored a gross 90 and a net 71. Next was Aleksi, AKA The wild man. Aleksi had a bad day hitting from the tee box. He even had to borrow a couple of golf balls to finish his round. Remember when you struggle off of the tee box. It gives you a lot of tough lies. Aleksi made some fabulous recovery shots. But that wasn’t going to be enough to save his game.  Aleksi would score 7 pars for the day. Totaling a gross 96 and a net of 83.  Last in this group was Gaurav. He played a fabulous round of golf. His course management was one of his best tools. He often played his 3 wood instead of his driver. You could tell that he knows this golf course. His drives were were consistent his short game was accurate His putts were very good, Gaurav made 8 pars and 3 birdies. All of his birdies came from the woman’s tee box. His total was a gross 79 and a net 70 Great round.

Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Nick Goodwin  – Nett 57
  2. Pras Sutowo – Nett 64
  3. Albert Santos – Nett 65
  4. Jens Roestal – Nett 66
  5. Ola Jernberg – Nett 68
  6. Tarlok & Roger – Nett 69

Nearest to the Pin:

  • Hole #11: Roger Finnie
  • Hole # 3: Tarlok Singh

Lucky Draw Winners

4*Weekday Green Fee Voucher’s for Modern GCC:

  • Hari Taufik
  • Okkie
  • Gerald 
  • Aryan

Other News:

  • JAWS BANDUNG, OUTSTATION TRIP 17th June – 18th June, 2021: thanks to Willie Goldschmidt our JAWS travel captain for organising the next upcoming out of town event: 36-Hole JAWS Parahyangan Cup, Thursday 17th – Friday 18th June, with one night stay at the nearby Mason Pine Hotel. Thursday is a 12pm tee time, Friday is 9am. This is an official 36-Hole event, this event will a special trip! A very special package price has been put together by Parahyangan Golf in collaboration with their Partner Hotel Mason Hotel, sign up and pay upfront on the JAWS networking whatsapp group asap.
  • Package Price is Rp: 2,350,000/golfer (incl. 2 x 18 Holes & 1 Night Accomodation )

Upcoming Scheduled JAWS games: (12 games remaining for HAMMERHEAD CUP)

 25th May – Tuesday: Gading Raya

28th May – Friday: Kedaton

31st May – Monday:  Jakarta Golf

4th June – Friday:  Emeralda

8th June – Tuesday: Cengkareng 

11th June – Friday:  Permata Sentul

13th June – Sunday:  Interleague Round 4 at Riverside

15th June – Tuesday: Pondok Cabe

17th JuneThursday: Parahyangan 

18th June– Friday: Parahyangan 

22nd June – Tuesday: Gading Raya

25th June – Friday: Jagorawi

29th June – Tuesday: Imperial Golf Club

JAWS Singgasana World Cup 2021

  • 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!

JAWS Hammerhead Cup 2021 – weekly update:

Best Net 6 scores decides the winner!

End date: June 30th.

Update – 13 games left to play / with 13 games played.

Players with  6 good scores so far: 

1. Jim Korbilas = 427

2. Gaurav = 439

2. Divya = 439

4. Simon = 441

5. Chris = 447

5. Bram = 447

7. Pras = 448

8. Ruth = 464

Players with good scores but not yet played 6 games:

Stefanus: 69, 77, 78, 83, 83

Willi N: 69, 77, 80

Richard Berg: 72, 73, 74

Aleksi: 70, 71, 83, 75

Fernando: 68, 71,  76, 88

Subash: 73, 79, 75

Bobby: 72, 72, 72, 74

Aidan: 68, 66, 71

  • 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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