the day that was: JAWS at Jagorawi New Course

Friday 17th September 2021

Golf is a game that is played on a five inch course – the distance between your ears.”  – Bobby Jones

22 JAWS Sharks travelled down the Jagorawi Toll Road, and exit’d off at Karrangan for the JAWS Friday noon game at Jagorawi Golf and Country Club with the New Course scheduled for this visit.

JGCC is home to 45 Holes of Golf, winding in and out of jungles and rivers creating a landscape of pure risk and reward championship Golf, and the New Course the venue for this round, requiring your sharpest attention on every shot from tee box to green with danger lurking everywhere ready to punish a moment of golfing complacency or a meer slip of concentration… This course requires your full attention!

A combination of prolonged lockdown conditions, our Sharks spending too long out of the waters? and a tricky course, with hot, dry conditions and hard and fast greens on a day when breaking 100 was a notable achievement and hats off to Andrew Deane who shot 79, breaking 80, very impressive Golf from the 5 handicapper!

Hey guy with no friends playing alone, tell your caddy to rake !

First Flight off at 12pm from Hole #1 were Tom, Shlok, Greg and Fernando who tee’d off first from tee box 1 at Noon sharp. 4 hours later they were done. 

Greg hadn’t played Jags in a long time and found it a true challenge. This ain’t Rainbow Greg. Beautiful straight drives could not compensate for fast chips and putts and Greg finished with a so-so 94. 

Shlok, the young Jedi, hadn’t played in months, period. Great shots mixed in with poor shots is not a recipe for success at Jag. Inconsistency will kill you and he ended up in triple digits … 

Tom, the crafty veteran, was crushing his drives alas in the wrong directions. This cost him dearly and despite some good chips and puts also finished in triple digits. 

Fernando could not get his drives straight but they still stayed in the course. Never lost a ball that day. Still a plethora of tough second shots meant that he only had 3 pars and the day and finished with an even 90. Not a memorable performance. 

Still, good golf on a nicely set up course with fast but fair greens. The 4 hour round was a pleasure.

The Second flight off from Hole #1 were Aleksi, Marvin, Andrew Deane and Jim: First off was Aleksi, a long hitter who was having some control issues with his driver. He struggled a little on the front 9 nine, scoring a 53. Thankfully he got control of his driver on the back nine to shoot a much improved 46. With a gross 99 and a net of 87.   

The second player of the group was Marvin. He played a well rounded game today. Making 7 pars and 2 birdies. He scored a gross 91 and a net 78 only 1 stroke out off the money.

The third to tee off was Andrew Dean. Andrew is a very consistent player with a great swing. Although he failed to make a birdie he did score 11 pars and 7 bogies. He scored a gross 79 and a net 74 for the second week in a row.  Andrew’s score got him 2nd place this week.

Last in this group was Jim. Jim’s short game was still struggling and would keep him from scoring well. Even though his total score was nothing to talk about he did manage to make 1 birdie during the game. He scored a 102 gross and an 82 net.  All in all, It was a great day on what played as a very tough course.

The Third Flight off Hole #1 off at 12:30pm were: Srinivas, Willie, Priyaji and Yoshua. It was a tough day at the office for this fourball with the hot and dry course producing one too many bogey’s as all four players finished in the triple digits. 

The course was very dry hence the ball just wasn’t stopping on the greens therefore Pars soon became Double bogey’s and Bogey’s became triple bogey’s.

Willie took minimum 2 shots to get out of the bunker everytime he went in.. and probably found the bunker 9 times. Srinivas with a gross 100 looked the best amongst the worst, Priyaji found his ball out of bounds on more than one occasion and finished with 103. Yoshua had an off day finishing with 125.. A bad day at the office but a good day out nonetheless.

The First flight off Hole #1 at 12:45 were: Bobby, Hari Taufik and Stefanus. First off was Bobby who was teeing off long down the fairways (like usual) and managed to get many GIR’s but made too many 3 putts, inflating his score, but was rewarded by finishing the 1st nine with a birdie. Bobby’s Nett 76 was enough to secure Best Nett III on the day

Second off the tee was Hari Taufik who played very well on 1st nine and was able to score 40. A nice and easy swing is his style and combined with accuracy makes him a very crafty player. However, after his ball found the water hazard on 11th hole he started to struggle, and found it difficult to recover to normality ending up with a 86 gross, nett 77 which was good enough to secure Best Nett IV on the day.

Stefanus had an up and down day of golf on the 1st nine but was able to play much better on the second 9 which is the more difficult nine holes. His back nine, the tricky downhill par 5 started with a very impressive birdie, and he was very happy with his vast improvement on his inward nine holes.

The second flight off at 12:45 from Hole #10 were: Roy, Agus, Ruben and Willfred. It has been quite some time since the group of golfing buddies had played at Jagorawi’s New course. It is clearly a very challenging course with longer and wider yardages than the Old Course on the property. Altough Teeing off from the whites, it’s not just the yardages that make the second shots at the par-4’s going for greens in regulation hard, as the golfer must navigate their little white balls past several natural and man-made hazards and obstacles. The sand in the bunker is quite soft and makes it very difficult to get out of the bunker. Luckily there was no rain during the afternoon play and the players were rewarded with cooler afternoon temperatures after 3pm. Ruben and Roy had 2 and 1 birdies respectively (but no pars!) All in All a good time was had by this fourball.

It was a very bright and sunny day with Imran, Arfandy and Hadi Ismoyo (guest) teeing off at hole #10 at 1 pm:

Imran started first and his ball sit nicely on the fairway. However, the second shot went to the rough on the left side of the green. A chip with 2 putts completed the hole. It was a very slow start for Imran until he get used to the rhythm for next few holes. However, he was struggling to get his iron shots to reach the greens in regulation which cost him few additional holes and not up to his usual high standard as a single handicapper.

Arfandy was a bit excited when standing on the tee box as it was a first experience for him to play at Jagorawi. A lot of questions were asked to his caddie to get information on the contours of the holes he played. A Few bombed drives and well played 3 woods helped him to reach the greens and he made a decent score although he found the greens very challenging. He will be pleased with his Nett 

It is a first time for Hadi Ismoyo to join JAWS as well as playing at Jagorawi. Although he is not familiar with the course, he did have some very good drives, well played 5 wood and some sharped chip shots. It tooks few holes for him to get used with the pace of the green until he made some good putts.

Both Arfandy and Hadi committed to return and play again at Jagorawi course soon.

Congratulations to the Winners:

  1. Affandy (AZ)  – Nett 69
  2. Andrew Deane – Nett 74 (Gross 79)
  3. Bobby C  – Nett 76
  4. Hari Taufik – Nett 77

Next Up on the October Playing Schedule:

Friday 1/10 – 12pm+: Cengkareng

Tuesday 5/10 – 6.30am/8am: Modern

Friday 8/10 – 12pm+: Permata Sentul

Tuesday 12/10 – 6.30am/8am: Jakarta Golf Club

Friday 15/10 – 12pm+: Emeralda – JAWS Singgasana World Cup Round 3

Tuesday 19/10 – 6.30am/8am: Pangkalan Jati

Friday 22/10 – 12pm+: Kedaton

Tuesday 26/10 – 6.30am/8am: Riverside

Friday 29/10 – 12pm+: Imperial

JAWS Singgasana World Cup 2021 will resume shortly!

  • 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 Friday October 15th at Emeralda, GET READY!
  • Stay tuned from information from Team ROW Captain: Willi Goldschimdt and Team Asia Captain: Gaurav Shirke regarding the format of play and team selection for the day.

JAWS HAMMERHEAD ’21 ROUND 2: September – December: 

  • The JAWS Admin team is excited to announce the JAWS HAMMERHEAD ROUND 2 is underway, which kicked off at Modern on Friday 10th September 2021, the 3 month window will include all JAWS rounds until Friday 31st December 2021.

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