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

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

A great turnout for our final round of the Eclectic Series at Modern with 51 players. Good weather this time saw the usual mini shotgun on time. Play was steady with everyone finished in reasonably good time. The starters at Modern have looked after us well. A busy afternoon with everything from Little Dogs, Big Dogs and a number of first round matchplays all up for grabs.


It was also Timo Karonen’s last day with us as he heads off back home to Finland. We wish him well and hope he keeps in touch as many of our overseas past regulars do. As the old guard leaves the newcomers arrive and we welcome George Stretton, Douglas Ure and Alberto Gonzales and a few we haven’t seen for a while, Okkie Nikijuluw, Dennis Prangel, Adrian Scholten and Chris Lever. Welcome to all.


Colin Sifton and Douglas Ure were so proud of their approach shots on the 5th ending up right next to each other they decided to pose for a picture. Nana Dewi just wanted them out of the way so she could put. That's her yellow ball rolling by as the photo was snapped.


So with the usual excitement on what was going to be the Eclectic outcome, we still had the day’s round to conclude. Gaurav Shirke took three of the honours with Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive and a Drive & Pitch. Not to be outdone, the ladies were back in the skills set with Okkie Nikijuluw taking the other Longest Drive honour. Dougie McQuater and Jude Alexander took the remaining Nearest to the Pin and Drive & Pitch prizes respectively.


Tribhuvan Singh had his putter working well becoming our Putting Champion this week but poor Sandra Novita again took both the Most Exercise and Booby Prizes; it can only get better Sandra!


Dave Keddington showed how much he likes this course, shooting 77 off the stick to take the Lowest Gross prize. Count back was the order of the day with 3 players finishing on the same points but Mr Keddington just managed to edge ahead becoming our Weekly Champion and taking home the Little Dog with Jeremy Oberoi having to settle for Runner Up. Our poor old MC Kevin Dobson had the best round he has had in a while only to be squeezed out of the prizes on count back, keep it going KD, you’ll get there someday!


Congratulations to all of this week's winners!

So to the Eclectic. As ever, there are always a few surprises as the fight was on for those last few improvements to try and get to the top spots. Well this Eclectic didn’t disappoint with Dave Keddington becoming our first Big Dog and Blue Jacket winner of 2022. This is his second in a row having won the Big Dog at our last series in 2021. Tribhuvan Singh came close but had to settle for Runner Up with Sami Kekonen taking third. Dave Keddington also ran off with the Lowest Gross Champion trophy with just 0.25 separating the top two.


The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.


There were a few first round matchplays running during the day as we kickoff the 2022 President’s Challenge.

  • Kevin Dobson’s great round saw him defeat Dave Prosser 5 & 4

  • Eric Mary had the better of Gaurav Shirke defeating him 3 & 2, and

  • Leon Bivolaru just managed to defeat our 2021 Champion David Moore 1 up.

Please don’t forget to arrange your matches.


The day also saw the final chance to contribute to our Charity for this Eclectic: the ANZA Scholarship Scheme introduced to us by Ruth Lajousky. Thank you everyone who so generously donated as we raised Rp 7,356,000. Giving something back to the community we all live in is an important part of the D.O.G.S. culture.


We now turn to our next Eclectic Series which will be at Pondok Cabe Golf Club. The course is in great condition so we should see some good scoring!


Grab a friend and sign up for next week’s round. Please let Rod know your group preferences as soon as possible.

  • Where: Pondok Cabe Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, February 19, 2021

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart:

850.000 IDR/person cart sharing

700.000 IDR/person walking


To register:

Rod & jb

 

The Rules and what it means when we play.


Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.




A player who damages his putter in anger after the first hole, may continue to use the putter without penalty for the rest of the round.

  1. True

  2. False

Correct answer: 1

Explanation: If a conforming club is damaged during the round, a player may continue to make strokes with the damaged club for the rest of the round.


The line between the outside points (back of the stakes) of boundary stakes at ground level defines out of bounds.

  1. True

  2. False

Correct answer: 2


Explanation: When defined by stakes, the boundary edge is defined by the line between the course-side points of the stakes (the side of the stakes) at ground level.


In stroke play, if a player, when starting a hole, plays from outside the teeing area, the player incurs a penalty of two strokes and the ball must be played as it lies.

  1. True

  2. False

Correct answer: 2


Explanation: If a player, when starting a hole, plays a ball from outside the teeing area, he or she incurs a penalty of two strokes and must then play a ball from within the teeing area. If the player does not correct the mistake before making a stroke to begin another hole or, for the final hole of the round, before returning his or her scorecard, the player is disqualified.