“Golf is 20 percent mechanics and technique. The other 80 percent is philosophy, humour, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness and conversation”.
17 JAWS Sharks headed way out West out of the City to the wide open fields and rivers of Cikupa for the palm tree-lined fairway’s of Kedaton Golf and Country Club. Albeit one of the furthest courses JAWS visit on the playing schedule, players are rewarded with a 18 hole layout in pristine condition which meanders through rivers and palm tree’s with lots of water to navigate past and over and greens which run true and in good condition, topped off by a rustic wooden framed clubhouse to enjoy sundowners and welcome in the weekend.
First Flight off Hole #1 were Jim, Aleksi and Aryan: First off the tee was Aleksi. He started with a fabulous drive long and straight. He played the first few holes well. But that would be short lived. The narrow fairways would get to him. A few shots into the water got his attention and he was forced to get control of his driver. It didn’t help matters that the greens had so much sand on them. This cost Aleksi at least 3 birdie putts As it just made putting that much tougher for everyone. Aleksi scored a 45 on the front and a 43 on the back. A gross 88 and a net 75.
Next was Jim. He did hit 11 fairways but only 3 greens in regulation. Some pretty bad iron play. He scored a gross 90 and a net 73, taking 4th place for best net. Last in the group was Aryan. A new player to golf. He has only been playing for about 7 months. He is a little inconsistent with his ball striking as many of us are. I’m sure his handicap will start to come down as his game starts to mature, Aryan scored a gross 97 and a net of 69, to take 1st place…. Great Game Aryan, keep it up!
Second flight off Hole #1 were Aidan, Gaurav and Andrew: On a tremendous course that requires precise shot management and patience considering the windy conditions. Aidan played ok but nothing spectacular shooting a 84 Gross/74 Net. He was hitting long drives but just left alot of shots out there and could of been lower on a different day.
Guarav won best net 3 with an impressive 80 Gross and 72 Net. Similar to Aidan he left alot of shots out there but managed to scramble a relatively good score accumulating 5 birdies for his round. On a better day he easily could of shot in the low 70s!
Andrew hit some long drives and hit some beautiful approach shots. On the back 9 he played solid golf and potentially could of shot a really low score if only his front 9 mirrowed his game on the back 9.
Overall we all had great fun and we can all agree collectively that we’ll be back at Kedaton again for another challenge.
Third flight off Hole #1 were: Pras, Tom and Cucu: Pras was hitting his driver beautifully and long. Sometimes too long that his ball ended up in the hazards and cost him quite a few strokes. Unfortunately the other aspects of his game were MIA as Pras was struggling the whole round. Pras finished the day with a nett 80.
Tom started the round in a rough way with a couple of triple bogeys, but his game improved little by little as the day progressed. He had some great putts from more than 15 feet that helped convert a handful of up-and-down pars. Tom finished with a nett 77.
Cucu was also struggling throughout the round, as most of her approaches to the green were short to the elevated greens at Kedaton and could not take advantage of her putting opportunities for par. Cucu finished the day with a nett 81.
First flight of Hole #10 were: Willi G, Srinivas, Holger and Divya: Divya had a bad start with a double bogey which followed by a triple bogey 7 on the 2nd hole. He played his tee shots mostly away from the right water hazards but into the tree line on the left where he found many times tough lies which made it difficult for up and downs to safe pars or bogeys. He finished the front 9 with a 47 and the back 9 with a 49 for a total score of 96 and nett 87. Obviously not to hisregular standard and not his day.
Srinivas had a fantastic start with a birdie 3 which he followed up with a double bogey 6 on the 2nd hole. Two more pars and some bogeys would give him a decent 45 for the first 9. He again started well with a par on the 10th but afterwards somehow lost his swing and some balls in the process to end up with 53 and a total score of 98 and nett 81. He will come back stronger.
Holger was the opposite, he had a bad front 9 with score of 52 but fixed his swing at the turn to play a 42 which included 4 pars and a nice birdie on the last hole which was the difficult 9th (HC 1). It must have felt really good to walk of the last hole with a birdie. What a finish, well done Holger!
Willi G. rounded up the 4 ball and started with two double bogeys, he was struggling with his driver the whole day and watched some of his TP5x disappearing in the water. But with a sharp short game and plenty of up and downs he managed a 46 & 47 for a nett 93. Not the best day but also not the worst.
Second flight off Hole #10 were: Chris, Bobby, Willy N and Mars: Two very tight matchplays took place in this group with Bobby v Chris and Willie N v Mars. The game between Bobby and Chris was close at the start with Bobby making 3 pars and a bogie and driving straight and long whilst Chris was playing pars and bogeys and they were all square up to the last two holes on the back nine. Chris then made a triple and double par and Bobby sailed into a 2 hole lead at the turn. On the first hole on the back 9, Bobby went 3 up and Chris was struggling. However, Chris managed to change his game around and his strategy of hitting his 3 wood paid off. Bobby started to hit his drives left and right and was very unfortunate to get stuck in a bunker on hole 6 and Chris pounced and went on to win the game.
Meanwhile the epic duel between Mars and Willie was going on simultaneously and was just as dramatic. Both players played good golf on holes 10-18 and there was nothing in the game with both hitting long and both making the odd errors and they were all square after the first 9 holes. On the back 9, holes 1-9, Mars started well with 3 pars in a row and went 2 up. He maintained his lead until the 6th hole but Willie then won the hole so Mars was 1 up with 3 to play. Willie then won the last 3 holes including a birdie on the last hole and won the match 2 up.
Both matchplays were played in great spirit and all players deserve credit for the sportsmanship on a sunny Friday afternoon.
Congratulations to the Winners:
- Aryan Gambir – Nett 69
- Willie Noronha – Nett 70
- Gaurav Shirke – Nett 72
- Jim Korbilas – Nett 73
Lucky Draw Winners
1*Weekday Green Fee Voucher’s winners:
- Aleksi Tiihonen (Gading Raya)
- Bobby Cangkrama (Cengkareng)
- Andrew Deane (Cengkareng)
Next Up on the Playing Schedule:
31st May – Monday: Cengkareng
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. June – Thursday: Parahyangan
18th June – Friday: Parahyangan
22nd June – Tuesday: Gading Raya
25th June – Friday: Jagorawi
29th June – Tuesday: Imperial
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 – 10 games left to play
UPDATED LEADERBOARD 28.05.21: Players with 6 good scores so far:
- Jim Korbilas = 427
- Pras = 436
- Gaurav = 436
- Willie G = 437
- Divya = 439
6. Simon = 441
7. Chris = 442
8. Bram = 445
9. Aleksi = 455
10. Fernando = 457
11. Willie Noronha = 459
12. 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
Subash: 73, 79, 75
Bobby: 80, 72, 72, 74, 79
Aidan: 68, 66, 71, 74, 74
- Round 3 INTERLEAGUE – A Great performance for the JAWS team! With 7/10 points! To close the gap with frontrunners DOGS to 2 points.
- SINGLES: JAWS Captain Simon Reynolds took on rival DOGS Captain Gary Danskin in a low singles handicap duel, Simon was victorious playing steady golf hitting fairways and greens forcing Gary into a few uncharacteristic mistakes at key moments to win 3&2. Divya was the other singles player who took on a DOGS player in fine form in Tim Knight, and despite playing well below his handicap was outgunned 4&3 loss. (2 points)
- FOURBALL 1: JAWS players Randy and Hari Taufik took on the TINCUPS team of Audie K and Pancho. Randy was in fine form pulling along his under the weather partner, as he made birdie on the signature hole#3 to win the match 1 UP. (2 points)
- FOURBALL 2: JAWS players Gaurav and Tarlok played a very high handicap DOGS pairing of Michael Muller and Kevin Dobson, giving 1 stroke on every hole and even 2 on several! The match was gruelling from start to finish, with JAWS player Tarlok making a 40ft putt on the last hole to end the match ALL SQUARE. (1 POINT)
- FOURBALL 3: JAWS players Aidan and Jim teemed up against a very strong Sandbaggers team of Willi G and Pras. This JAWS combination proved to be a star pick from the Captain as they dominated from start to finish winning the game 4&3. Aidan was in fine form hitting in for an eagle on the par 5 18th from 50m out.
JAKARTA INTERLEAGUE 2021 LEADERBOARD AFTER 3 ROUNDS: