D.O.G.S. First Round at Matoa Nasional Golf Course

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

A big turnout for our first round of the Matoa Tournament with 37 golfers turning up. Play got underway at the appointed tee time with players going of both first and tenth tee boxes. After the last few weeks at Rainbow it was good to stay dry for a full round. The day alternated between scorching hot and overcast and late in the afternoon we began hearing faint thunderclaps but thankfully no rain appeared. Pace for the front nine was a bit on the slow side but picked up after the turn. We will be speaking with the course throughout this week to get their help improving pace. For our part the D.O.G.S should continue to set an example for fast play be playing ready golf which is encouraged in the 2019 rules changes.

The D.O.G.S. are happy to welcome Heru Otman and Diana Budiarti who played their first round with us. Rosie Tjaden, Arya Sena, Imran Harun, Kathy Scalabre, Bill & Ruth Lajousky all turned up after lengthy absences. We hope you enjoyed the day and will be back soon.

Gary Danskin did quite well on his first ever round at Matoa taking 3 prizes, Drive & Pitch, Lowest Gross (78) and Longest Drive. Of the three he was happiest with the Longest Drive as the single digit handicapper was able to just squeeze it past Sarah Brown! 😂. Risa Tirtayasa won the unofficial Biggest Hat prize. In the end Sarah Brown was able to have the last laugh beating Craig Edwards on Countback to become Weekly Champion; she had one comment for Gary.

Congratulations to all of our winners! As always full results are posted on our Leaderboard.


D.O.G.S. 2020 season is winding down, don't miss out on the chance to play before our break; grab a friend and come out and join us.


Where: Matoa Nasional Golf Course

When: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Tee Off: 11:32

Green Fee + Golf Cart: 650.000 IDR/person


As we need time to arrange groups and be prepared for the possibility of an early start we request players are at the course 1 hour early.


If you would like to join us for a round there are several ways to register:

If you are going to be late or decide not to play let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.


See you at the course,


jb

 

Rules

It's always handy to have a copy of the rules in case a situation comes up and you are unsure of what to do. Follow this link to download a copy of the USGA rules to your phone.


Last week we presented a short quiz to test your rules knowledge; to see how you did check the answers are below.

This week we present the second half of the quiz. The questions pertain to Rule 11 - Ball in Motion Accidentally Hits Person, Animal or Object; Deliberate Actions to Affect Ball in Motion.


10. Your ball and a practice ball from the nearby practice area are both at rest on the putting green. You putt, and your ball accidentally hits the practice ball on the putting green. What is the ruling in stroke play?

  • a. There is no penalty and you must play your ball as it lies.

  • b. There is no penalty. Your stroke does not count and the original ball or another must be replaced on its original spot.

  • c. You get two penalty strokes and must play the ball as it lies.

  • d. You get two penalty strokes. Your stroke does not count and the original ball or another must be replaced on its original spot.

11. In which one of the following do you not get a penalty for lifting the branch while a ball is in motion?

  • a. You lift a branch to prevent the ball from hitting it, but the ball stops short of where the branch had been at rest.

  • b. You lift a branch to prevent the ball from hitting it and the ball rolls over the spot where the branch had been at rest.

  • c. In preparing to make your next stroke, you lift a branch so it’s not on your line of play. Another player’s ball rolls over the spot where the branch had been at rest.

12. True or False: You make a stroke from a deep greenside bunker to an elevated green. Although you can no longer see your ball, you assume it came to rest on the putting green. However, while retrieving a rake from just outside the bunker, your ball starts to roll back toward you. Another player alerts you to this and, to prevent the ball from rolling back into the bunker, you place the rake down on the ground in the path of the ball. The ball bounces over the rake without hitting it, and comes to rest back in the bunker. You get the general penalty for putting the rake down on the ground to try to deflect or stop your ball in motion.

  • a. True

  • b. False

13. In playing from above the hole on a steeply sloped putting green, you hit your putt a little too hard. The ball misses the hole, rolls down the slope and then off the green. The ball bounces off a turtle and comes to rest in the rough. You make the next stroke from where the ball came to rest after the deflection. The original stroke was made 30 feet from the hole, and the stroke after the deflection is made 20 feet from the hole. What is the ruling in stroke play?

  • a. You proceeded correctly and get no penalty.

  • b. You get two penalty strokes and must continue with the ball that was played 20 feet from the hole.

  • c. You get two penalty strokes and, because you should have replayed the stroke, you must make the next stroke from the spot of the original stroke (30 feet from the hole).