D.O.G.S. First Round at Rainbow Hills Golf Club

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

Back after our 2 week break saw 44 players making the journey up the hill to the ever challenging Rainbow Hills. The Forest and Stone Hills courses will be our home for the next 6 weeks. No semi shotgun this time, unfortunately, so tee off was on the first holes on both the Forest and Stone courses. Fortunately, we got off to an early start at 12 noon which is something we will be able to do each week, so please try and get there as early as possible - traffic permitting of course.

The weather was kind and we all got round in reasonable time, although with some starting a little late due to traffic delays it was rather dark by the time they reached the 18th green - but all was good.

Some old and new faces this week - welcome back Roger Thompson, Nitin Arora, Bilal Aleem and newcomers Soren Benfeldt and Oliver Thiele.

So, to the play! The skill prizes were nicely shared out amongst the ladies and gents with Hitoshi Maruyama and Dave Keddington taking the Nearest to the Pin honours, Okkie Nikijuluw and Jeremy Oberoi the Longest Drives and Richard Mau and Mr Keddington the Drive & Pitch honours. Willy Noronha showed us how to putt on the challenging greens becoming this week's Putting Champion. Sami Kekonen had an uncharacteristically tough round taking the Booby Prize and Bilal Aleem took the Most Exercise with a not so unreasonable score.

Lowest Gross went to Richard Mau and Willy Noronha was our Runner Up this week. Our Weekly Champion and winner of the first Little Dog in this series was Sri Sollfrank - say goodbye to your handicap Sri, it's definitely on the way down!

Congrats to all this week winners.

With this being only the first week of the Eclectic Series not much to report other than Willy Noronha taking the early lead.

The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.

Supporting local charities is an important part of who we are as a society in supporting organizations within the community we live in. For this series, the charity is the Yayasan Al Hijrah, a local orphanage in Bogor. Please look at the Charity page on our website for more details. This is a charity introduced to us by Sarah and if any of you have any suggestions for charities we could support in the future do please let us know.

Rod and Dewi visited the YPAI Indriya Special Needs School in Bogor the other day to deliver 3 computers donated to us by Via.com through Srinivas Murthy. This was the charity we supported throughout the Pondok Cabe series early this year.

So, grab a friend and sign up for the second round at Rainbow Hills through the usual means and let Rod know who you would like to play with so he can get the pairings sorted. The plan is such that if you started on the Forest course this week you'll start on the Stone Hills course next week, and vice versa - just to mix it up a bit. Please anticipate the traffic - as much as anyone can - and arrive in good time so we can have an early as possible start.

  • Where: Rainbow Hills Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 860,000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

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.

In this week we got a request for a ruling to the following situation:

Before putting, a player puts down his club on the putting line to get a feel for the direction of his putt.

Is it allowed to put the putter onto the green for that purpose ?

Answer: No, it is generally not allowed for the player and his/her caddie to put anything onto the green to see the direction of the putt. It is not allowed onto the putting line or anywhere else, if your ball is on the green.

You can ground your club or repair not natural damages on the green (ball or spike marks etc.), but any natural damages like natural wear or damages from rain you are not allowed to modify to improve your line of play.

In stroke play, a player waiting to play to the putting green dropped a ball on the fairway and hit two putts with her putter. What is the ruling?

  1. The player gets a penalty of four strokes.

  2. The player gets a penalty of two strokes.

  3. There is no penalty.

Correct answer 1

Explanation: When a ball is lifted, it is out of play - see the Definition of "In Play" and "Wrong Ball". When the player made a stroke at her ball which was out of play, she played a wrong ball, the penalty for which is loss of hole in match play and 2 strokes for each ball in stroke play.

In match play, a player marks the position of her ball on the putting green, lifts the ball and sets it aside. By mistake, she putts the ball from the spot at which she set it aside. What is the ruling?

  1. The player loses the hole.

  2. The player incurs a penalty of two strokes and must correct her mistake by replacing the ball at the correct spot before playing fro