Updated: Jan 15
Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!
Happy New Year to all the D.O.G.S. as we started our 2023 season at Pondok Cabe Golf Club in glorious sunny weather on a course in great condition with hard and fast greens.
Thanks to all the 48 players who made the journey including a number of newcomers. So a big welcome to Deepak and Sarmila Pande, Ratan Bali and Alison Everall as well as some faces we haven't seen for awhile, Jim Korbilas, Carol Lindsay, Michael Taylor and Prannoy Agarwal. Always good to see new and old faces.
So, we got off to a good start with a semi shotgun on time and with the great weather all were finished in good time and back in the club house to enjoy the festivities. There was a slight change of heart from the starter at the last minute on the shotgun holes but that was all sorted and there shouldn't be any problem next week.
So, to the play: the prizes were well spread out this week with Michael Mueller and Sepand Zarrabi managing to hold the greens to take the Nearest to the Pin prizes as did Dennis Prangel for the Drive & Pitch honour - but nobody managed that on hole 13 for the D&P. Steve Sutton and Sami Kekonen had started the year off with two great drives taking the Longest Drive prizes. Robson Drumond started the year missing all the greens which meant he took the Putting Champion prize whilst, uncharacteristically, Terence Martin got off to a bad start taking the Booby Prize. Yulia Goode, still with only a few rounds of golf under her belt, took the Most Exercise Trophy.
Gaurav Shirke was our Lowest Gross winner with one of the highest low gross scores, if not THE highest, we have ever had - says something about the challenges of the course!
Okkie Nikijuluw and Dean Merrilees were both contenders for the first Little Dog of the year but a countback gave the honours to Dean. Congratulations to both.
A big congratulations to all our winners!
Earlier in the week our President John Brown celebrated his birthday to we helped him keep the celebrations going with the usual singing and cake - Happy Birthday John!
So, this being only the first week of the Eclectic Series not much to report - very early days, but please check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.
Our charity for this series is the Indriya - YPAI special needs school in Bogor - for more details please check out our Charity page on the website.
We now move to the second week of this series; so, as we say, grab a friend and sign up now for next week and don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners.
Where: Pondok Cabe Golf Club
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee: 750.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee
See you on the course, Rod & jb
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.
2023 is here and along with it comes rules changes. The poster below discusses the most important ones.
We have 2 WhatsApp groups for members; our Chatter group which is used for sharing jokes and non-D.O.G.S. related information and our Updates group where we share information specific to D.O.G.S. rounds. If you would like to be added to either or both of these groups please send us an email with your cell phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org