Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!
Courtesy of Ian Pemberton
61 players turned up for our final round at Riverside. Play got underway on time and most of the players were able to play quickly and get into the clubhouse early for refreshments. Others may want to review our slow play flow chart below.
If you do want to make your way around the course at a leisurely pace please put yourself in the last group so as not to affect play of others.
Welcome to Rajeev Rajeshweren, Richard Berg and Patrick Chaundy who played their first round with us and welcome back to Pungky Gunawan, Badrol Hisham Jeran, Steven Xie and Yusni Yusof. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Unfortunately for the D.O.G.S. this round we said so long to Katsuaki "Taka" Takahashi who is heading to Vietnam for his next posting. Taka vows to return to Jakarta once travel opens back up. We'll miss him until then.
We arranged a package of some D.O.G.S. gear as a farewell gift. We are looking forward to receiving some photos of Taka sporting it in Vietnam.
We had just a few submissions for the bridge photo challenge this week. Let's see what feature at the next course gets the D.O.G.S. attention.
Once again Sarah Brown was too strong off the tee, winning both Longest Drives. Gaurav Shirke had his putter working, winning Putting Champion. Gary Danskin made light work of the course to take Lowest Gross with a mere 71 strokes; his 40 points were also enough to win him Runner Up. The Little Dog went to Willy Noronha as our Weekly Champion.
Next Sunday the D.O.G.S. will be participating in the Jakarta Interleague for the first time when the 2021 season kicks off at Riverside. During our prize giving ceremony Captain Gary Danskin and the team got their shirts. Good luck next week Team!
Congratulations to this week's winners!
After 6 weeks of play the competition for the Big Dog was tight. This was further emphasized by the final standings where only 5.1 points separated 1st and 10th place!
As an added bonus, the winner of the Eclectic would receive a 3 month gym membership from our newest sponsor Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First.
While the Eclectic was tight, there was little doubt early on in this tournament who was going to win the Lowest Gross. Shooting the day's lowest gross was a fitting way for Lowest Gross Champion Gary Danskin to close out the tournament.
Going into the final round Dave Prosser was hanging onto a small lead. His 2 improvements were enough to hold off a charge by Gaurav Shirke. Congratulations to Dave on winning his 3rd Big Dog. Besides Runner Up Guarav also ended up taking home the gym membership as Country DM-Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First, Dave couldn't accept.
Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed on our Leaderboard page.
Another tournament completes and we would like to thank everyone who came out to join us and make for 6 fun days of golf. Thank you to Riverside for doing such a great job organizing the efficient starts. As always we thank everyone on the Committee for their hard work, Kevin Dobson as MC, Rod Williams getting online scoring working with myGolf2u, Dougy McQuater and Craig Edwards helping with handing out scorecards, collections and everything else on play days and Sarah Brown for booking the course.
On Sunday a contingent of D.O.G.S. joined Tee Set for their Valentine's Day Scramble at Sawangan. In preparation for the day Tee Set had some nice coffee mugs made to be given as gifts. However, a miscommunication with their vendor took place and while Tee Set's logo was on the mug, "DOGS Happy Valentine’s Day" was printed below it! A good laugh was shared and we, of course, were quite happy to get our name associated with a great day.
The rules of golf are very important to the D.O.G.S. and this is why we have enlisted the help of our Rules Guys, Jens Roestel and Rudie Basson, to help educate us. The rules can be your friend and knowing them is certain to help you in your round. With this in mind players are encouraged to help each other on the course; if you think you have seen a rules infraction on the course please take the time to discuss it with the player(s) involved. In most cases we find out lack of knowledge was the root cause, not deceit. It is unhelpful coming to the committee after a round to report something if it was ignored on the course. Both sides are encouraged to see discussion about rules as a learning experience. If, after discussion, there is still some question then please bring it to the committee following the round and we will get a ruling.
Next week we move to another D.O.G.S. favourite in Tangerang. Turn out is always good here so grab a friend and sign up to play.
Where: Modern Golf & Country Club
When: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 875.000 IDR/person