Tuesday 29th June 2021
“A putter is like a women. Treat it with care and it will treat you right.”
- GENE SARAZEN
23 JAWS Sharks headed to Cengkareng Golf Club, coincidently 90 days after the JAWS 1st April game at the same Golf Club which opened the inaugural JAWS HAMMERHEAD CUP 2021, it was fitting that the 3-month window and event finished at the same course. As always Cengkareng never fails to impress with it’s: quality course condition, fantastic greens, chirpy caddies, and the legendary Mulligan’s Bar to enjoy an Al Fresco cold beverage after walking 18 holes.
The HAMMERHEAD Cup was down to a 3 horse race or potentially 4???? between Emil, Willi G and Interleague Captain Simon leading the race to lift the Trophy, Emil and Simon tee’d off at 6:30 with the early birds, whist Willi G tee’d it up mid morning with a young gun, Aiden.
The First flight teeing off from Hole #1 at 6:28 were the threesome of Giles, Ridwan and Punit. Seems like the group couldn’t get away from the dreaded sixes on the scorecards. Punit, with his new driver and wood setup had some fun getting used to them. Took a while to get going, but slowly saw some great improvements in the last few holes.
Ridwan was a little too strong with his putter from the start, racing a few par putts past the hole. He soon picked his game up with a little side action with Giles.
Giles had a bad start before even playing golf. Eventually things picked up by the 9th hole, with only 40m left to the green with the chance to win 159 million, he chipped on and watched the ball roll up to the hole, his caddy jumping for joy, as the ball suddenly broke hard right and left him with a 3 foot for birdie.
Lots of laughs were had during the round which is all that matters.
Second Flight of Hole #1 with the early birds were the threesome of Priyaji, Aryan and Owen. All three players showed great touch at the beginning, making pars. Owen’s was driving far but few draws got him in to trouble at the hole 14. It was his first ever round at Cengkareng and he ended up scoring 96.
Aryan was playing well at the start but he made too many mistakes from the middle of the game and made few triple bogies, making it difficult to recover from. Nevertheless, he battled through and showed sparks of his ability, finishing with 103.
Priyaji was super consistent throughout the game making very few mistakes and his iron play was near perfect. His good form and course knowledge allowed him to score nett 64 to take Best Nett 1 convincingly.
The third flight off from Hole #1 with the early birds were the threesome of Divya, Bram and Tarlok. Bram was first on the tee and then made a GIR, scoring a par on his first hole. He happened to shank too many irons during the round plays causing him to get very uneasy approaching the greens. His second par on hole #9 resulted in a total gross of 47 on the front nine. Not many changes on the back unfortunately, as he was unable to record a single par.He shot an overall gross of 97.
Tarlok’s opening round was impressive when he sunk a long birdie-putt on his first hole, leaving a big smile on his face. He continued a stable performance on the first nine, scoring a gross of 40. However, as the sun went up, he barely can stand the heat and soaked his shirt. He scored a triple bogey on the opening back nine and only made one par from the rest of holes. Scoring a gross 87 and he was not quite happy with the result.
Divya was busy with work the night before, thus sleep deprived but still committed to his game as he appeared on time for his tee time. Not scoring a single par on the front nine but luckily he still managed to have an impressive birdie on hole #5 when he tried to escape the bunker hazard then the ball rested 0.5 meter away from the pin. Another birdie also happened on a par 3 hole #17, when he showed off his pin-seeking game. In overall he was not satisfied with the whole performance since he looked very upset with his putting game caused by several green-misreads. He shot overall gross of 88.
The first flight off at 6:35 from Hole #10 were the fourball of Simon, Emil, Marvin and Jude. Simon was keen to get off to a good start to put some early pressure on Emil, leading the HAMMERHEAD. He launched an all out attack hunting birdies and was rewarded with his first on Hole #2. His game was indeed solid and shot 78 gross but with a 5 handicap only good enough for 73 nett, after a bomb off the tee on hole #9 (his last hole) he had 60m to the pin for an eagle and the Rp 159 million eagle jackpot, his pitch had a chance but was short by 6 feet. He left a few out there, but a solid round nonetheless to finish a respectable 3rd in the Hammerhead.
Emil, got off like a true champion, bombing his first drive long and straight on the first hole and knocking his wedge onto the green in regulation. The kind of form that has got him positioned at the top of the HAMMERHEAD. He nearly pitched in for eagle on the #2 hole (hole 11) and was only one over on the front nine playing like a solid single handicapper. With his length off the tee, strong approach play and decent short game there is no doubt his handicap will continue to improve as his game continues to go from strength to strength. A couple of mistakes on the back proved he is human scoring a 43 to total for gross 80 and a nett 68 for bets nett 3 tied. Congratulations Emil, on your fine form sir, as he prepares himself to feature in the JAWS interleague team. A most welcome addition!
Was great to see the physical Marvin out on the course, not just the voice on whatsapp. Clearly a bit rusty after a long absence from JAWS games his game was hot and cold with some very good shots but some poor ones. Off the tee solid, approach shots also, but the short game was where the rust showed as he failed to execute his chips and missed a few short putts. Nonetheless, he clearly enjoyed the game and we look forward to seeing the ‘physical’ Marvin more often.
Last up was Jude, and a warm welcome back after some time off Golf. Jude also clearly was a bit rusty but as the round progressed started to improve drastically. Scoring a much better back nine to the front. Focus on the positives, and with some time to practice again and will be back to normal in no time!
The second flight off Hole #10 were the Wolfpack and fourball of Willie N, Gaurav, Srinivas and Bobby. Bobby was ruthless on the 1st nine, playing like a pro, went on to play scratch on the front. From there on, the highlights were 2 birdies by Srinivas and a massive drive and an immaculate 3 wood on Hole 1st, to be within 10 feet for a very make-able Eagle putt, which was unfortunately missed for a tap in Birdie. Willi N was playing his brand of golf and kept his Pars tickling in.
Unfortunately…. all 3 players, except Bobby, fell slightly off the radar on the back 9 with some bogeys and double bogeys creeping on the card. Safe to say, Bobby continued his fine form and will soon be aspiring towards the single digit handicap we all know he can achieve, with his booming drives and some very competent putting. Hard to find a weakness in his game at the moment, as he finished 4 under his handicap with a nett 68 to share best nett 3. Keep it up Bobby!
The first flight of the mid-morning players was the two ball of Willi G and young Aidan. With just the two balls in play this flight played very fast and even finished before a fourball which teed off nearly 90 mins before them. Willi G was looking to improve his HAMMERHEAD Cup score by a few strokes to catch up with the run away horse 2 strokes in front. Playing his regular steady game, Willi G went about his business looking for opportunities to make pars or better alongside many regulation bogeys. After a bogey on #1, Willi then went on a run of 4 pars in a row as his game was clearly in good shape finishing with a 43 on the front on course for a solid sub 70 nett round. Unfortunately, the wheels came off the wagon on the back nine as the pars turned into bogey’s with Willi G’s putter let him down on a few holes when scrambling for Par. Nonetheless a Gross 88 and Nett 70, improving by a stroke in HAMMERHEAD and confirming his spot in 2nd place on the final leader-board.
Aidan, many of the JAWS player’s favourites to win the HAMMERHEAD after posting a 66 nett earlier on in the year at PSP. Unfortunately work commitments reduced his JAWS game time and limited games left him with a mountain to climb 7 strokes behind Emil on the first tee. Despite an opening regulation par on Hole #1, Aidan failed to improve his HAMMERHEAD, with a double par on Hole #7 on but sealing his fate. His Drives were very strong all day often leaving short wedges, and pitches into the par 4’s but struggled to capitalise on his length off the tee, and will be keen to improve his short game before his next match-play game later in the year.
The final flight of the mid-morning players was the threesome of Chris, Laurie and Fernando. Laurie didn’t start too well with 2 doubles but then made a par on the very the next hole. He then mostly played bogey golf and his game was all round steady. He improved on the back-nine with 4 pars and some solid golf shots. The 16th hole didn’t go so well though and he made a double par.
Chris started well and was just 2 over his handicap until he made a big error on hole 5. His chip from the back of the green was too strong and it went into the bunker and caused him to make a triple and record a Gross 45 on the front 9. He then played consistently on the back 9 with 5 pars for a Gross 41 and was joint third overall, with a nett 68. This solid round allowed Chris to improve his HAMMERHEAD RANKING by 7 strokes and finish in a tie for fifth.
Despite starting with two bogies, Fernando then started to virtually par every hole after that and was ‘on fire’. He shot an impressive Gross 37 on the back 9, just 1 over including 6 pars and a birdie on hole 14. Every part of his game was working today, his driving was straight, and his irons were accurate as well as making many putts. His score was a Gross 78 and Net 66 to finish 2nd overall. His sizzling nett 66 was enough to fly up a few places, improving his score in the HAMMERHEAD CUP by 6 strokes to finish in 3rd place. Well played sir!
The group had fun, the course and conditions were perfect and some excellent golf was played.
Congratulations to the Winners:
- Priyaji – Nett 64
- Fernando – Nett 66
- Emil, Bobby and Chris – Nett 68
Weekday Green Fee Vouchers for Cengkareng Golf Club:
- Laurie, Aidan and Srinivas
For the upcoming ‘playing’ July Playing Schedule please consult the website link:
We have several exciting games coming up including: Tee Box Party #2 and JAWS vs DOGS at PSP.
Please note with the impending national lockdown, things could change quickly so please stay tuned on the networking and scheduling whatsapp groups.
- Come Join us this Friday Midday for a game at Imperial Golf Club: 2nd July, the Golf Club had confirmed they are open for business!
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 (Four balls) will be August 6th at Emeralda, GET READY!
JAWS Hammerhead Cup 2021 – FINAL STANDINGS:
Best Net 6 scores decided the winner!
FINAL LEADERBOARD 30.06.21:
- 1) Emiliano = 415
- 2) Willi G = 418
- 3) Simon R = 420
- 3) Fernando = 420
- 5) Jim K = 425
- 5) Aidan L = 425
- 5) Chris L = 425
- 8) Willie N = 428
- 9) Aleksi = 429
- 10) Albert = 430
- 11) Pras S = 432
- 12) Gaurav S = 435
- 13) Divya = 436
- 14) Priyaji = 438
- 15) Bram S = 440
- 16) Aryan = 443
- 17) Bobby = 444
- 18) Subash = 455
- 19) Srinivas = 463
- 20) Ruth L = 464
- 21) Stefanus = 465
JAKARTA INTER-SOCETY MATCHPLAY 2021 (INTERLEAGUE) ROUND 4 REPORT:
A solid team performance by the JAWS Interleague Team captained by Simon and VC Gaurav, accumulating 7 points from a possible 10, with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. With several players unavailable some fresh blood was selected with great success as the TEAM have caught up with the DOGS team to sit in joint 1st place after Round 4. With 3 rounds remaining Captain Simon and Vice Gaurav look to pick 4 four ball teams with 8 more points available in Round 5.