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D.O.G.S. First Round at Jagorawi Golf & Country Club

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

A new challenge faced the 44 players who made the trip down the Jagorawi Toll to play in the first round of this Eclectic Series. A first time for the D.O.G.S. We always try and think up different challenges and Jagorawi didn't disappoint. The chosen courses were the Z-Nine and the front nine of the New Course - the Z Course is arguably the most challenging nine holes in Indonesia! - it certainly didn't disappoint - but to make things a little easier we decided the men would play off the white tees. As if that wasn't enough, there was a noticeable difference in green speeds between the 2 courses - all adds to the fun! As if the courses aren't difficult enough, they were dry making the lies tight - assuming you were in the fairway - or the run a bit too much - it just gets better and better!

We, as usual, had some newcomers and some faces we haven't seen for a while: Teck Fah Lee was our newcomer and Stephen Dinggai, Adam Green, Jason Lee and Joe Phua being the long-time-no-see guys - welcome to all!

The Jagorawi management looked after us well - thanks to Aaron Cole and his team - so our semi shotgun was actually 10 minutes early off the Z-Nine and, with a smooth transition onto the New Course, we were all finished in very good time. The VIP rooms were reserved for our after-golf festivities, as they will be each week.

We also had a new sponsor starting this week - so a big thank you to the Wine Cartel who have donated a bottle of wine each week to our Weekly Champion - check them out through their website - just click on the link above.

So to the play: a good mixture of winners for our first week - always good to see. Olivier Merle and David Baglivo held the greens to take the Nearest to the Pin prizes as did Stephen Dinggai and Sarah Brown for the Drive & Pitch honours. Our traditional long hitters must have missed the fairways allowing Joe Phua and Velma Yolanda to take the Longest Drive Prizes.

Minn Tun did manage to tackle the different green speeds taking this week's Putting Champion prize. Vincent Cousin must have had his mind on the Rugby World Cup as he had to settle for this week's Booby Prize and Christian Berkenhoff ensured it was business as usual adding to his collection of Most Exercise Trophies - but with a better score than see, the more difficult the course, the better you play!

Nicolas Verdenal shot a very impressive 75 off the stick which included an Eagle 3 on the Par 5 8th hole on the New Course - this gave him the Lowest Gross prize.

The Italians clearly fed off each other with two of them causing a count back to decide the top winners - but it was Roberto Daniele - clearly missing his brother - who had to settle for the Runner-Up prize leaving the way for Luca Parolin to take the Little Dog home and be our first Weekly Champion of this series.

A big congratulations to all our winners this week.

Andrew Goode with one of his better tee shots!

A little bit of unfinished business to take care of - presenting Chris Anderson with his Low Gross Average from the previous Eclectic Series at Permata Sentul.

So, with this being just the first round in the Eclectic Series, not much to report. This is going to be a course, at least for us mere mortals, where it's either going to get better as we get used to the challenge - or not! Not surprising, Nic Verdenal has taken an early lead and you can see the full Eclectic results on the Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.

We will shortly be announcing out Charity for this series but if any of you would like to suggest a charity for this or any of our series please let us know - thanks.

Also, just a reminder to take photos as you play - and send them through - it's always good to have a photo record of the day's proceedings - thanks.

Now we head into the second round so, as we say, grab a friend or more and sign up for next week 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, October 7, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 1.095.000 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.

Out Of Bounds

Maybe you get lucky and your ball remained in play, but now it’s near an OB boundary and that OB boundary is a chain link fence that inhibits your swing. In that situation, unfortunately, there’s no relief from the boundary object. You can take unplayable ball relief for one penalty stroke.

One other note: If your ball is in bounds, you are allowed to be standing out of bounds and still play the shot.

Wrong Ball

You hit your drive into the rough off the tee, walk to where you think your ball is and hit your second shot short of the green. You chip your ball up on the green with your third but when you mark it you realize it’s not your ball. Now what?

In match play, the hole is over because the penalty for playing a wrong ball is loss of hole. In stroke play, the proper way to proceed is to correct your mistake. That means that you need to go back and play your original ball.

Hopefully, you will be able to find it, and if you do, you add two strokes as the penalty for playing the wrong ball, but you don’t count any of the strokes you hit with the wrong ball. You’re hitting 4 and you play on.

If you can’t find your original ball within three minutes of searching, it is then

determined to be lost. Unfortunately, now you must take the stroke-and-distance

penalty for this and return to the tee. Once there, you add the two strokes for

playing the wrong ball, and now you’re hitting 5.

Red penalty areas give you three relief options, yellow gives

you two.

There is one notable difference between the options a player has when taking relief after hitting a ball into a red penalty area versus yellow.

Red stakes allow players to also take lateral relief (up to two club-lengths no nearer the hole) from where the ball entered the penalty area in addition to returning to the spot

from the previous shot and back-on-the-line relief where you can drop anywhere on an imaginary line drawn from the hole through the spot where the ball last crossed into the penalty area. The last two are the lone options if the penalty area is yellow. All options require a player take a one-stroke penalty, but the player does also have the option to play the ball as it lies.



St. Andrew's Ball

Tickets are on sale for the 2023 St. Andrew's Ball. This is a fun night which always sells out. Get your tickets early. Details and registration link can be found here.


If you would like to purchase a D.O.G.S. shirt please get in touch with John Brown or send an email to

WhatsApp Groups

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