D.O.G.S. Final Round at Modern Golf & Country Club

Updated: Mar 30, 2021

Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,

A large group turned up for the D.O.G.S. final round of this tournament. Despite a very busy course we teed off on time. For most of the day it was a very nice day for golf but in the middle of the back nine we were subjected to a heavy rain which delayed play about 30 minutes. In the end 45 Dogs turned in cards. This made for a total of 299 rounds logged by 97 players during the tournament.

Welcome to Syahriyal Artib, Diarmuid Flanagan, and Vijay Sarashetti. Thanks for coming out gents and please join us again soon!

There was some good golf on display this week with 5 players shooting rounds in the 70's! Gary Danskin (74), Matt Timbrell (75), Tim Knight (77), Dave Prosser (77) and Richard Mau (78) showed us how it's done. Glad to have you back with us Richard.

David Moore wasn't in the 70's but he did put together a great round of golf taking a Nearest to Pin Prize to go with his Little Dog for Weekly Champion.

Tim Knight earned the most obnoxious dressed in a runaway at this venue. Let's see if anyone tries to outdo him at the next course.

Gaurav Shirke, Gary Danskin and Tim Knight were 1, 2 and 3 in the Eclectic standings going into the final round. To keep a close eye on each other they decided to play together and were joined by 6th place James Bristow. With only 1.3 points separating 1 through 6 any of these previous champions had a good chance at the title. James looked to have the best odds as he had 4 bogies to close out while the others were all looking for birdies. As with many things, the best laid plans go awry once the action starts; in the end only 1 of these guys would be in the top 3.

Playing just 3 rounds Matt Timbrell improved on 3 holes to jump from 10th to 3rd place (or as Craig likes to call it, 2nd runner-up). James Bristow made 2 improvements to move himself into the bridesmaid runner-up position. Starting the day in 13th place, and not asked to join the front runners group, Jeremy Oberoi made 5 improvements to leap into 1st and become our Modern Golf Club 2021 Eclectic Champion. Well done Jeremy!

For the 5th consecutive tournament Gary Danskin is our Best 4 Lowest Gross Champion. That's quite a streak Gary!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed at our Leaderboard page.

Thank you to the course for taking great care of us and everyone who came out to play with the D.O.G.S. at this tournament.

Thank you to our committee for all their hard work, Sarah Brown for the usual great job of arranging with the course, Rod Williams who has done wonders getting online scoring with myGolf2u, Kevin Dobson, with the prize giving duties, Craig Edwards organizing the President's Challenge and Doug McQuater for helping out with collections and compiling results.

Due to cancellation of last year's tournament it's been 2 years since the D.O.G.S. have been out to this great course which presents a challenge to golfers. Each hole is distinctly memorable offering eighteen separate challenges and requiring a variety of shots to score effectively. To add to the fun are strategically placed hazards and pin settings of various rigors. Don't miss out on playing at the D.O.G.S. traditional home during Ramadan. Grab a friend and sign up to play.

  • Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart: 750.000 IDR/person

As always; we request players are at the course 1 hour early.

To register:

If you are going to be late or decide not to play, let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.

See you at the course,




It's always good to have a copy of the rules with you to refer to should a situation arise where you are unclear of what to do. Both the USGA and R&A have apps available. Search your app store for "Rules of Golf" to locate.

The Rules and what it means when we play.

Courtesy of fellow Dogs, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel- R&A First Grade Umpires.

Are you allowed to remove the OB marking white stake?

Question: Your ball come to a stop next to a white stake and it influences your swing. Are you allowed to remove it?

Answer: No, they are regarded as fixed and you are not allowed to remove it. If you remove it you get a penalty of 2 strokes. If a fence or a wall is marked white to represent the OB line, you are not entitled to a free drop, even if your ball is in front of it and you cannot properly swing or cannot swing at all.

Are you allowed to remove a fallen whole tree?

Question: Your ball come to a stop next to a fallen tree, am I allowed to remove the tree or do I get a relief so that I can hit without interference of any part of the fallen tree.

Answer: No, they are regarded as fixed and not a loose impediment and you are not allowed to remove it. If you remove it you get a penalty of 2 strokes. You can declare your ball unplayable and drop the ball within one club length (not the putter) not closer to the hole or on a line between the flag and your ball position backwards as much as you want on the golf course.

Are you allowed to relief if you choose to play opposite (from your normal) handed and then you are standing on a road.

Question: Your ball come to a stop next a wall, which is marked as OB. Next to you ball on the right side is a concrete road in 10 cm distance. Are you allowed a free drop, you are a right handed golfer but you need to play a left handed shot to get out this situation. This would require you to stand on the road. Are you entitled to relief?

Answer: Yes, if this is a reasonable and possible shot to get you out of this situation and this would place you onto the road you are allowed a free drop at the closest point of relief and then within one club length (not the putter) not closer to the hole. You are allowed to hit the ball with your normal right handed shot.

If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to jakartadogs@gmail.com and our Rules Guys, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel will answer on our website.