Updated: Mar 30
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and our Rules Guys, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel will answer on our website.
To ensure everyone's safety, players are reminded to follow the protocols set by Jakarta's COVID-19 Response Team:
Wear a mask properly wherever you go
Wash your hands with soap and running water regularly
Maintain a safe distance of 1.5 to 2 meters
Lastly, we certainly enjoy when you come out to play with us, but if you are ill it is best to stay home and rest.
D.O.G.S. and Tee Set Weekend
The date for our weekend with Tee Set has been set. See our dedicated page for details.
For those who would like to go to battle against Tee Set for the D.O.G.S. team please get in touch with Captain Doug McQuater to let him know you are available.
GoodGameGolf has shirts available that they will put our logo on for us. Price is 399K IDR plus 50K for the logo.
Sizes available are:
Grey: XS, S, M, XL
Green: S, M, XXL
Sizes are Indonesian so they are smaller than the other shirts we have been getting.
If you would like to order one please send a note to us at email@example.com
Please remember to log your scores into the App before heading to the showers after your round.
In order to ensure we have the most accurate handicap players should log their outside D.O.G.S. rounds into mygolf2u. This video shows how to create a round in the app.
If you prefer to enter your scores at home the web portal found at m.mygolf2u.com is quite helpful. You can use it on your PC.
We do check on players indexes in the Tee Set database and will use the lower of the 2 handicaps should we find there is a significant difference.
If you play a course that is not in the database please share your scorecard with us and we'll get it added.
Should you need assistance please contact Rod Williams and he will be happy to help.
Coming to the end of the Qualifying Round almost all matches are completed. Although the deadline has passed, the committee has agreed to let 2 matches go to next week.
Here are the latest results:
Steve Sutton wins by forfeit over Ralph Schmidt
Indar Dhaliwal wins by forfeit over Dimitri Burge
Vinay Mathur wins over Eric Mary 6 & 5
Play for Round 1 is now open. So start scheduling your matches.
Challengers are on the lower rung and should initiate the request to play. Check out the board to see who you are playing against and get your match scheduled.
Our charity barrel is out after each round at the table where scorecards are turned in. Donations are voluntary. Drop in anytime you wish.
3,718,000 IDR was collected during our Modern tournament which will be topped up to 5,000,000 from our game fees and donated to Yayasan YPAI. YPAI operates a school in Bogor which educates children with special needs such as Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other mental and physical challenges.
More information can be found on ypai-indriya.webs.com
Our Rancamaya tournament collections will be for the benefit of Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI). Bill Lloyd, long time Dog and D.O.G.S. Sponsor, is a supporter of ASTI and hosts a golf tournament each year of which proceeds are donated to ASTI
Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia is a non-profit organization operating a rescue center in West Java, Indonesia for trafficked animals belonging to Indonesian protected species. We take care of the animals and get them started on a rehabilitation program so that they can eventually be released back to the wild. We are currently taking care of approximately 80 animals, including cats (Sumatran tigers, leopard cats), primates (gibbons, siamangs and monkeys), birds (eagles, parrots, cassowary birds) and reptiles (crocodiles), all victims of poaching and the illegal pet trade confiscated by the West Java Department of Natural Resources Management or handed over to us by private citizens.
We have 2 WhatsApp groups for members; our Chatter group which is used for sharing jokes and non-D.O.G.S. related information and our Updates group where we share information specific to D.O.G.S. rounds. If you would like to be added to either or both of these groups please send us an email with your cell phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org