Tuesday 5th October 2021
– Harry Vardon
A humble contingent of 13 JAWS Sharks roamed the fairways of Modern GCC on a bright and sunny Tuesday, celebrating the return of JAWS Golfing Tuesday’s much to the enjoyment of our JAWS die-hard weekday golfing regulars, you know who you are! Modern with its great pricing, walkability, interesting layout, small, flat and fast greens, and outdoor seating area to enjoy post round drinks and snacks has become a firm favourite venue for JAWS weekday golfers!
4 flights and 13 players, a welcome return for JAWS Tuesday 8am Golfing! And a warm welcome to Shawn Berg our newest Shark, who plays off a 10 handicap and being an ice-hockey player can smash a pretty long ball!
Some unsually high scoring for Modern, as many Sharks struggled on the fast and firm greens. Surprisingly only 3 JAWS Sharks managed to shoot their handicap or better all of which propped up the podium in Best Nett 1-3 positions. Kudos to the Flying Finn who was launching booming drives into the tree’s all round but performed several miracle shots out of trouble onto the greens or nearby salvaging several ‘woody’ pars, scary to think of what he would shot from the fairways! Seve-esque from the Fin, bravo! Modern is a golf course that can really punish wayward driving and hats off to Aleksi for salvaging a decent score from off the fairway and under the trees.
JAWS Admin and Bandit Jim Korbilas counts Modern as one of his favourite courses, it suits his game style and favours accuracy over distance and Jims scorecard could have been even hotter were it not for the triple-triple finish. Nonetheless, 8 pars on the card secured a Gross score of 89 and a nett 70 enough for Best Nett II on the day and some lunch money.
JAWS Admin and JIL Sandbaggers Captain was the hottest Shark on the fairways shooting a cool Gross 80 and a Nett 68 to bring home Best Nett I. Fairways were hit, greens in reg a plenty and numerous up and downs to save par. A solid all round performance worthy of the Best Nett I accolades. Well played sir.
For the rest of the Golfers who failed to cash in on the Best Nett prizes remember: A bad day at Golf is better then a Good Day at Work!
For Friday’s game we venture up into the Sentul region, to enjoy mountain resort golf a la PSP. See you at Permata Sentul on Friday for our JAWS noon game. Sign up in the mygolf2u app to join.
Thanks to all JAWS players for using the mygolf2u for signing up to this weeks game, this is the ‘new normal’ for JAWS games moving forwards: players first sign up for each game via the app, then proceed to input their scores for the round live or after the round into the app. There is still some issues with handicaps, and rest assured we will continue to input all JAWS scores into the Jakarta E-Handicap system and these handicaps will be used until January 2022. Some may have noticed their handicaps were 42-43! Please do not be offended, players with less then 5 scores will be automatically assigned a high handicap. The mygolf2u admins have stated that a minimum of 5 scores are needed for a handicap and 20 scores needed advised for an ‘accurate’ handicap. Ideally to ensure an ‘accurate’ playing handicap, please insert your most recent 20 rounds of Golf into the app, as your mygolf2u handicap will be based on these scores. JAWS games will be posted immediately on a weekly basis so the Tuesday and Friday games will be open for sign ups on Saturday – Sunday at the latest weekly. For popular courses like Cengkareng there maybe limited slots available so sign up quick to avoid dissapointment.
Congratulations to the Winners:
- Best Net I: Fernando – Nett 68
- Best Nett II: Jim Korbilas – Nett 70
- Best Nett III: Aleksi – Nett 72
The ‘New Normal’:
Please not that moving forwards, to sign up for JAWS games will be 100% on the mygolf2u app only. We will continue to use our traditional scoring method at games for the time being with one scorer per flight recording the scores of all players in the flight, but all players are advised to start familiarizing themselves with the mygolf2u scoring system to input their scores live: hole by hole or after the game, to your preference. The JAWS admins will continue to submit all JAWS scores into the Jakarta E-Handicap Network. All these handicaps will be used during JAWS games. Our target is to be 100% reliant on the mygolf2u app for: sign ups, scoring and handicaps come January 2022.
Next Up on the October Playing Schedule:
Friday 8/10 – 12pm+: Permata Sentul
Tuesday 12/10 – 8am: Jakarta Golf Club
Friday 15/10 – 12pm+: Emeralda – JAWS Singgasana World Cup Round 3
Tuesday 19/10 – 8am: Pangkalan Jati
Friday 22/10 – 12pm+: Kedaton
Tuesday 26/10 – 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.