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D.O.G.S. Final Round & End of Year Party at Pondok Cabe Golf Club

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

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

And so we came to our last big event of 2023 with our final eclectic round and End of Year Party. Pondok Cabe was in great condition, and we all assembled in the main function room for registration with Bloody Mary's on offer. Some 68 players turned out with Andrew Goode making a special effort to get into the festive mood!

Pondok Cabe Golf Club closed the course just for the D.O.G.S. meaning we could all tee off on time using the full course for our customary shotgun start. A hot afternoon followed but pace of play was good so everyone was finished in very good time - all ready for the big party to follow.

Thanks to Christian Berkenhoff for helping Rod out driving the beer wagon around the course offering very welcome cold beers whilst we sipped on some very good Japanese Sake...thanks Christian! We'll get to the play shortly, but the day was also about thanking all the people who made this year as successful as it was and taking everyone through the highlights of the year.

So, we must start by thanking all our sponsors:

For the third year running, our Signature Sponsors.

And a big Thank You to all our other Sponsors.

Without all their help, events like this and throughout the year would not be possible.

As importantly, your Committee says a big Thank You to all of you who have supported the D.O.G.S. throughout the year. We are ultimately about providing a fun social environment for golf!

Let's now look at some of the year's highlights. Firstly, as you all know we collect for a series of charities throughout the year with a different one chosen for each Eclectic Series. You can check out the details of our charities by looking at the Charity page on our website.

This shows the amounts you have donated to our charities this year. A great result as our totals keep going up each year. This is an important aspect of who we are as a society and so a big Thank You to all of you for your contributions.

Now a look at the year's results: we played a total of 8 Eclectic Series and you can see the winners, number of rounds played and average number of players each week in the table. Overall, we had over 500 more rounds played in 2023 than we did in 2022 - that a significant increase - thanks again to you all!.

Captain Dougie led his team into the Inter-league again this year and the results can be seen here. He will lead again next year with the first round coming up in February.

David Moore was the runner up in the Inter-league MVP with Hitoshi Maruyama taking the top honours and the MVP trophy.

So, now let's look at the day's play:

A good spread of winners for our final round as can be seen in the table with Andrew Goode taking the Little Dog home - he seems to like this course as this is where he won his Blue Jacket way back in February.

Andrew Goode had toned down his wardrobe by the time he was presented with his Little Dog as our Weekly Champion!

Now we come to the much sought after Big Dog and Blue jacket. Could the iconic Frenchman hold on to his lead? Well, he did, so congratulations to Nic Verdenal for taking the Big Dog home and his first Blue Jacket and winning the Lowest Gross Average...a good day indeed!

You can see the full Eclectic results on the Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app as usual.

We also awarded the Fritz Hainzl Memorial Trophy to the Top Dog of the year. Here, points are awarded for attendance and your position in each Eclectic Series. This year the Top Dog Trophy was won by our very own Sarah Brown.

We also had to recognize Christian's very special achievements by winning 9 Most Exercise and 3 Booby Prizes throughout the he won a special Cricket Bat for the being the Most Persistent Golfer of the Year.

So, a huge congratulations to all our winners!

Now, as I hope we can all remember, we had a great party to help celebrate the year and here is just a small selection of the hundreds of photos taken during the day and evening.

You can see all the photos by following this link - EoYP Photos.

We also had a drone flying around during the day which resulted in a great video.

The Capricorn Birthday Tournament (formerly Rod's Birthday Round) - for Capricorn Birthday celebrants - Paul Barnett, David Moore, Rod Williams, John Brown, Albert Smith and Leon Bivolaru - will he held on Wednesday the 27th December at Pondok Cabe - it's up on myGolf2u - tee off will be by shotgun at 12 noon and the after party will be at the Bull & Vine - please register - it's not too late!

So now we look forward to the new year and our first Eclectic Round for 2024 will be at Riverside Golf & Country Club. Registration is open as usual, so, grab a friend or two and sign up. 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: Riverside Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, 6 January 2024

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 1.000.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

See you all on the course.

Rod & jb


The Rules and what it means when we play.

Jens Roestel

R&A First Grade Umpire.

In stroke play, a player plays a left-handed stroke with the back of the head of a right-handed club.

What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - The player gets one penalty stroke.

C - The player gets two penalty strokes.

Correct answer: A

Explanation: In fairly striking at the ball the player may do so with any part of the head of the club.

Manufactured ice is not temporary water.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer: A

Explanation: Manufactured ice is an obstruction.

If a no play zone has been defined as ground under repair, a player must take relief from anything growing from the ground in the no play zone and anything that is overhanging beyond its edges.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer: A

Explanation: If a no play zone has been defined as ground under repair, anything overhanging the edge is part of the no play zone.

If the wall of a bunker consists of soil, the wall is part of the bunker.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer: B

Explanation:  If the wall around a bunker is not made from sand, that area does not belong to the bunker.

A player finds her ball lying next to a half-eaten apple in a bunker. She decides to move the apple, but in doing so accidentally causes her ball to move. She places her ball back on its original spot and plays it from there. What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - The player gets one penalty stroke for causing the ball to move.

C - The player gets two penalty strokes for playing from a wrong place.

Correct answer: B

Explanation: Fruit that is detached from its tree or bush is a loose impediment, even if the fruit is from a bush or tree not found on the course. The player gets one penalty stroke for causing their ball to move while removing a loose impediment.

I wish you a Happy New Golf Year 2024




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