Tuesday 25th January 2022
“To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.”
– P.G. Wodehouse
9 JAWS players headed for the Jungles of the Cikeas River Valley, turning off at Exit 19 at
Cimanggis on the Jagorawi Toll Road, to play the Greg Norman designed Riverside Golf Club.
Pras teed off with a couple of JAWS first timers, the first flight of the 7am early birds. Albert who is picking the game back up after years of absence, and Jonathan who only started playing for two months. Pras played his usual game but could not consistently strike the ball. He was saved by his sub-30 putts to finish the round with a nett 78 and winning second place on the day. Albert showed his previous competence, but his body was still struggling to remember how to function properly on the course, yet still managed to get a par and a birdie. Jonathan, a newbie fanatic, showed some results of going to the driving range diligently almost every day. Even on his first time, playing Riverside’s challenging layout, he sitll managed to get two pars.
The second flight of early birds were: Stephanie, Ardi and Paul. Stephanie struck the ball solid all day and continues her fine form posting a nett 75, enough for Best Nett I on the day at this tough course. A warm welcome back to bros: Ardi and Paul after a long absence. Ardi long off the tee but was a bit wayward today, not ideal with danger looming on every hole.
The 8:00 am group started on the back nine. 1st on the tee was Colin. Colin who is strong off the tee and had a good middle game struggled around the the greens on the first nine. Shooting a gross 58. He made some good adjustments at the turn. and got his game together. He scored a gross 45. Giving him a net 84. Next in the group was Jim. He struggled a lot with his short game. he never got his game together. Making only 2 pars and making 39 putts. He scored a Gross 103 and a net 82.
Last in the group was Ruth. She started off with a pretty good 1st 9 holes. Making a 45 foot putt from just off the green. It was a beautiful shot. She did run into a few bad holes on the back 9. But over all not a bad round. Ruth scored a gross 104 and a net 79. She was tied for 3rd place.
The greens at Riverside are always a challenge, and require a confident putter and a sharp caddy to score well here. The difference between a good and ok round can be seperated by the performance of the golfer and his flat stick.
Good Luck to all JAWS players competing in the Singles and Final Round of the JAWS World Cup 2021, that was scheduled to be complete last year but was postponed due to numerous national lockdown regulations. The current scores between Team Asia vs Team Rest of the World is ALL SQUARE at 40 points a piece, so its all to play for in the fourth and final round at Cengkareng, Friday 28th January.
We kick off our February playing schedule with 36 players heading to Bandung Parahyangan for a 36-Hole outstation event on Monday 31 Jan – Tuesday 1 st Feb, over Chinese New Year. Have fun!
Happy Golfing Sharks!
Congratulations to the Winners:
- Best Net I: Stephanie Rina – Nett 75
- Best Nett II: Pras Sutowo – Nett 78
The JAWS Admin are currently fine tuning the upcoming February and March schedule, we will be releasing it shortly. Watch this space.