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

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

We moved up into the mountains to Rainbow Hills for the first round of the new Eclectic Series. 46 players made the traffic free journey to enjoy a beautiful afternoon for golf. No shotgun, I'm afraid, at Rainbow but we got off on time and all were finished with daylight to spare!

A few faces we haven't seen for a while so a big welcome back to Craig Edwards, Issac Thambi and Ralf Schmitt.

We played the Stone and Forest courses as usual with all their challenges but the course was in very good condition with the greens running true. So, to the play: This course seems to give the ladies a not insignificant advantage off the tee so Sarah Brown took full advantage of that winning both the Longest Drive prizes. The Drive & Pitch honours went to Sarah Brown and Chris Anderson with the Nearest to the Pin prizes going to Robson Drumond and Craig Edwards.

Robson Drumond had his putter working well becoming this week's Putting Champion, but poor Fiona had a tough day taking both the Booby and Most Exercise Trophies.

Nicolas Verdenal had the best round off the stick taking the Lowest Gross prize. David Moore was this week's Runner Up with Lukas Musial having a good day taking the Little Dog home becoming this week's Champion - that's the last you'll see of that handicap Lukas!

A big congratulations to all this week's winners.

So, with this week being only the first in the series it's very early days in the run for the Blue Jacket - but David Moore has taken an early lead - a long way to go!

Please check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.

The Charity barrel donations from our Rainbow Hills Tournament will go to the Fiona Unity Foundation. A non profit organization founded in 2014 to support the Poor and underprivileged on the island of Lombok.

The D.O.G.S. Interleague team was in action against the Cloggies yesterday at Jagorawi. Unfortunately heavy rains ended the competition after 14 holes and we had to settle for a draw.

So, as we head to the second round, sign up 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! Please note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.

  • Where: Rainbow Hills Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, May 27, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 860.000 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.

Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.

A player makes a practice swing and accidentally moves their ball on the fairway with the club. What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty but the player must replace the ball.

B - The player gets one penalty stroke and must replace the ball.

C - There is no penalty, but the practice swing counts as a stroke and the ball

must be played as it lies.

Correct answer B

Explanation: If a player causes their ball to move they get one penalty stroke and the ball must be replaced. As there was no intention to strike the ball, the practice swing does not count as a stroke.

On the first hole of a stroke play competition, a player uses their distance measuring device before their second shot and then again before their third shot. The device had the ability to make an adjustment for slope and this was turned on. What

is the ruling?

A - The player gets two penalty strokes.

B - The player gets four penalty strokes.

C - The player is disqualified.

Correct answer C

Explanation: A player may get information on distance or direction from a distance measuring device, however the device must not be used to measure elevation changes. As the player used the device on two separate occasions they would be disqualified.

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.

In match play, a player who is waiting to play a bunker shot casually leans on their club in the bunker. What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - The player gets one penalty stroke.

C - The player loses the hole.

Correct answer A

Explanation: There is no penalty for a player casually leaning on their club in a bunker providing it is not for the purpose of testing the condition of the sand.



Fiona Unity Foundation

Charity barrel donations from our Rainbow Hills Tournament will go to the Fiona Unity Foundation. A non profit organization founded in 2014 to support the Poor and underprivileged on the island of Lombok.


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

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

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