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

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

So, we moved to a course we haven't played for a couple of years, Permata Sentul Golf & Country Club. With its undulating fairways and fast greens, it is indeed a different kind of challenge - and that's without the monkeys roaming the fairways and greens. As we move back a little closer to the city, we had 36 players this week making the relatively easy and quick journey out to Sentul.

As is so often the case, we had a newcomer in Vishal Sharma - a big welcome and great to see you. Also good to see back, Charlie Ryals, James Ross, Cindy Nurmandi and Manish Patel.

Great weather and a shot gun start - even though a little later than expected - got everyone off and soon feeling like mountain goats hiking around the hilly course. A rather unique layout on this par 71 course with 5 par 3's - but challenging ones - did, however, result in everyone finishing in reasonably good time and back in the club house enjoying the food and usual beverages.

Just a comment on scoring - it's great to see so many of you entering your own scores into myGolf2u - that really is a huge help - but please make sure your entered score is the same as the recorded score on your scorecard - it's the scorecard that prevails. I do check and there were a number of discrepancies this week - all of which have been corrected - thanks.

So, to the play: Newcomer Vishal Patel and Sean Flanagan had their tee shots working well on the Par 3's taking the Nearest to the Pin prizes. Rosie Tjaden - she seems to feature a lot these days - and Chris Barnett showed accuracy with their approach shots taking the Drive & Pitch prizes. Welcome back Charlie Ryals and his playing partner Chris Anderson who hit monster drives to take the Longest Drive honours.

Chris Anderson also had his putter working well taking the Putting Champion prize - albeit on a count back. Good to see Christian Berkenhoff back and playing to his usual standard winning both the Booby Prize and Most Exercise trophy - I think we'll have to start talking about a trade in!

Richard Mau, as he so frequently does, took the Lowest Gross with Rosie Tjaden having to settle for the Runner Up prize this week - her game just keeps going from strength to strength as her handicap continues to drop!

This left the very steady Laurie O'Connor to shoot a very good round, and take the first Little Dog in this Eclectic Series, home as our Weekly Champion - it just shows, you can never be too old to win - sorry Laurie!

A big congratulation to all our winners.

A great view across the course.

You always have to watch out for the other players around this course!

So, with only the first round completed there is not much to report on the Eclectic side of things - very early days - but you can see the current standings on our Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.

Our charity for this tournament is ISCO Foundation a non-government organization, whose particular focus is enabling children who live in poverty to receive an education and achieve their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens of Indonesia. Many D.O.G.S. are supporters of this charity playing in their charity golf games organized by Jens Roestel and attending their weekly networking nights.  The founder, Josef Fuchs, played with D.O.G.S. in the early days.

So, please grab a friend or two, sign up for the second round 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: Permata Sentul Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, August 19, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 960.000 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, on the 4th tee you play your ball from in front of the tee-markers. You correct the error and play another ball, this time from within the teeing area. What is the ruling?

A - You get two penalty strokes.

B - There is no penalty provided you play from within the teeing area.

C - You are disqualified

Correct answer A

Explanation: In stroke play, if a player who is starting a hole plays a ball from outside the teeing area, the player gets the general penalty (two penalty strokes) and must correct the mistake by playing a ball from inside the teeing area.

A player is penalized if their caddie gives wrong information on the number of strokes the player has taken during play of a hole and the error is not corrected before the opponent makes their next stroke or takes a similar action.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer A

Explanation: A Player is responsible for their caddie’s actions. To avoid penalty the player or caddie must give the right number of strokes taken before the opponent makes another stroke or takes a similar action.

In stroke play, a player's ball comes to rest on a gravel surfaced road. They decide to play the ball as it lies, but before doing so they remove some gravel that was interfering with the stroke. 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: Gravel is a loose impediment and a player may remove loose impediments without penalty anywhere on the course.

Players A and B are partners in a foursomes competition. Player A drives and there is doubt as to whether the ball is out of bounds. If the side choose to play a provisional ball, which player must play it?

A - Player A.

B - Player B.

C - Either player may play the provisional.

Correct answer B

Explanation: The provisional ball must be played by the partner whose turn it is to play the side's next stroke.



Asian Tigers Golf Tournament

The annual Asian Tigers Tournament is coming up September 1. Famous for 45 holes of golf, walking, they have added an 18 hole option for those not able to commit to the entire day. Check out details and download registration form here.


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