Updated: Sep 22
Hail the D.O.G.S.!!
So, we came to the last and final round at Permata Sentul for this Eclectic Series with all the DOGS out to play to see who would win the top prizes and the much-coveted Blue Jacket.
The conditions were hot and very dry making it pretty challenging to keep drives in the fairway and shots on the greens. The course was relatively quiet in the morning so with our 30 players we managed to get underway slightly early with everyone finishing in good time.
Some newcomers, as usual, and some old faces we haven't seen for a while: Welcome to James Russell and Budiman Tanjung and a welcome back to Peter Hogewoning and Bryn Griffiths visiting us again from Hong Kong.
Lots to cover so let's get down to the day's play first: Arne Tjaden and James Russell did manage to hold the green to win the Nearest to the Pin prizes as did Sergio Daniele and Bradley Namkoong with their approach shots to take the Drive & Pitch prizes. Arne Tjaden featured again with Birthday Boy Minn Tun taking the Longest Drive honours.
Leon Bivolaru had a great day on the fast greens becoming this week's Putting Champion. Asher Hewitt struggled a bit having to settle for the Cricket Bat Booby Prize as normal service was resumed with Christian Berkenhoff adding to already large collection of Most Exercise Trophies -I think we'll have to discuss some sort of trade-in!
Chris Anderson had a steady round taking the Lowest Gross Prize. Arne Tjaden featured yet again taking the Runner Up prize leaving the way for Sergio Daniele to take back-to-back Little Dogs becoming this week's Champion. Safe travels Sergio as he will be leaving us - hopefully back next year!
Now, I bet you're all thinking what had John Brown done to warrant this from Sarah? Fortunately, no harm was done although John was seen taking a few shots of something before and afterwards!
The day also saw Naresh Krishnan get a Hole-in-One on the 15th Par 3.....great Naresh - and a big congratulations for that!
With the celebratory drink afterwards.
The day also saw Minn Tun's Birthday...the club helped him celebrate with some Pisang Goreng....there was at least a candle, all washed down with a very good Single Malt Whisky!...Happy Birthday mate!
So, now we come to the race for the Big Dog and Mini Dog's. Well it was pretty tight at the top coming into the final round with the top prize really open to several on the leaderboard. As is so often the case, the final result did not disappoint with Laurie O'Connor winning his third Blue Jacket and taking the Big Dog home. It's been a while - his last Blue Jacket win was on this course back in 2017. Minn Tun came home in third place with Diarmuid Flanagan taking second place - again - both taking home the Mini Dogs.
A big congratulations to all our winners and you can see the full Eclectic results on the Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.
The beneficiary of Permata Sentul charity barrel collections was ISCO, a foundation which helps to provide education for disadvantaged children.
Thanks to your generosity a total of 5,143,000 was donated to them.
Sunday this weekend also saw the latest round in the Interleague with Captain Dougie leading his team into the match against JAWS. A tough day at the office with 4 losses and one draw....no worries guys - hopefully all had a good day!
So, now we move on to the next Eclectic Series which will be a new challenge for the D.O.G.S. We will play Jagorawi Golf & Country Club. The course are the Z Nine and the New Course Front Nine. Men will play off the White Tees - unless they have the sudden urge to go off the Blues - but they must then go off the Blues for all rounds!
The tournaments are now posted on myGolf2u so please sign up and don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners. Please also make sure you have confirmed that your preferred playing partners are their preferred playing partners!
Also note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.
Where: Jagorawi Golf & Country Club
When: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee: 1.095.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee
See you all on the course.
Rod & jb
The Rules and what it means when we play.
R&A First Grade Umpire.
In a match, player A requests player B to lift B's ball that is on A's line of play. Player B refuses to do so.
What is the ruling?
A - Player A does not have the right to make this request, so loses the hole.
B - Player B does not have to comply to the request and can leave the ball on
player A's line of play.
C - If player A is forced to make a stroke with player B's ball on their line after
B refused to comply with A's request, then B loses the hole.
Correct answer: C
Explanation: If player B refuses to lift their ball or move their ball-marker when required to do so by another player, and a stroke is then made by the other player, player B gets the general penalty (in match play: loss of hole).
A player searches for their ball and thinks it may have been lifted by a spectator but isn't sure. After a three-minute search, and while the player walks back to the tee, a spectator admits that he had picked up the ball.
What is the ruling?
A - The player must place the ball back on the estimated original spot with no penalty.
B - The player gets one penalty stroke and must replace the ball on the estimated original spot.
C - The player must take relief under stroke and distance for a lost ball.
Correct answer: C
Explanation: The evidence must be known to the player at the time that the 3-minute search time expires.
After searching for two minutes a player finds what they believe to be another player's ball, so they continue to search for their ball. After the three-minute search time ends, it is then discovered that the ball the player found and believed to be another player's ball was in fact the player's ball.
What is the ruling?
A - There is no penalty because the ball was initially found within the three- minute search time.
B - The ball is lost because it was not identified within the three-minute search time.
C - The player gets one penalty stroke for not correctly identifying the ball.
Correct answer: B
Explanation: The player's ball is lost because the three-minute search time has passed and they did not identify their ball in a reasonable time.
In a match, player B has completed the hole in 5 strokes. Player A, who has a putt for a 5, asks B what their score was for the hole. B mistakenly states that they holed out in 4 strokes. Player A picks up their ball without marking its position. Player B then corrects their mistake. What is the ruling?
A - Player A gets one penalty stroke for lifting their ball at rest without marking its position.
B - Player B loses the hole for telling the opponent the wrong number of strokes and not correcting it before the ball was lifted.
C - Player A must replace the ball and there is no penalty to either player as the
ball was lifted due to a misunderstanding.
Correct answer: B
Explanation: As player B gave the wrong number of strokes and did not correct the mistake before player A picked up their ball, player B loses the hole.
St. Andrew's Ball
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