Updated: Apr 10
Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
This week saw our return to one of the most iconic golf courses in Indonesia as we headed to our usual Ramadan venue of Rancamaya. The setting, the course and the sunset make us all realise that it doesn’t really matter about the traffic, although there wasn’t any for a change, and the fact that the course will always win. The view from the clubhouse of the majestic Gunung Salak, whether in the morning or at sunset, really makes it all worth it. Rancamaya did not disappoint. We had a great turnout with 54 players for the start of our 4 round Eclectic Series; shortened due to the early Idul Fitri festival this year.
Good to welcome Remon Moerman, Okkie, Laurie O’Connor, Cedric Lee, David Baglivo and Sebastian Braun back after long absences and a big welcome to newcomer Shyam Datye. Additionally, a big welcome to our new Gold Sponsor from DoortoIndonesia, Kestin Suhadi and Shinta.
Now to the play, no multiple winners this week, it's always good to share around the glory! So, Roger Finnie and James Bristow showed us how accurate they can be by taking the Nearest to the Pin prizes as were Diarmuid Flanagan and Jude "I look like a Rancamaya waiter" Alexander by taking the Drive & Pitch honours. Remon Moerman took one of the Longest Drives whilst Indar “By a Mile” Dhaliwal thought he had taken the other Longest Drive until “Ass Kicker” Rey Moore proved him otherwise, careful Indar!!!
Jens Roestel was this week’s Putting Champion, no mean feat on the rather unpredictable greens. Very uncharacteristically Sami Kekonen was this week’s Booby Prize winner and Colin Shanks brought up the rear, if you’ll pardon the expression (still can’t get over Ass Kicker Rey) by adding to his collection of Most Exercise prizes; maybe at the end of the year we should give you a prize for winning the most prizes!
Richard Mau again showed us how it’s done taking the Lowest Gross prize this week and Jude Alexander just missed out on the top prize by being this week’s Runner Up.
Now it’s always good to have first time winners and this week it was Diarmuid Flanagan’s turn. He clearly loved the course, maybe taking a leaf out of the story of Diarmuid of the Love Spot in Irish Mythology (I hear Google being used here), by being this week’s Champion and taking home the Little Dog. Well done Diarmuid!
Congratulations to all of this week's winners!
Obviously this was only the first week of this Eclectic Series but with only three rounds left you’re going to have get moving if you want to be a contender. Jude Alexander already has a 3 shot lead!!!
The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.
There were a couple of President’s Challenge matchplays during the day with:
Roger Finnie defeating Tribhuvan Singh 4 & 3
Sarah Brown defeating Mike Webb 2 & 1
Just to remind everyone of the forthcoming next few weeks. The next 2 weeks are the usual Saturday rounds at Rancamaya and then the week end of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th see our big D.O.G.S., Tee Set and JAWS events all at Rancamaya. On the Friday JAWS have their tournament and registration is through myGolf2u, this will be followed by a rum and whisky tasting. On the Saturday there will be a 2 man scramble with registration through the myGolf2u, but please let us know via email to firstname.lastname@example.org your 2 man team, this will be followed by a BBQ party in the clubhouse and then on the Sunday there will be the final round of this Eclectic Series, Big Dog and Blue Jacket, as well as our annual match against Tee Set. Registration also though myGolf2u for all participants whether D.O.G.S. or TeeSet. Captain Dougie will be looking for D.O.G.S. team players for the match.
Anyway, before all that, there’s next week. We will be having the usual mini shotgun at 12 noon so we must ask, please if you can be there by 11:30 latest so we can all get to our starting tee boxes and start on time, at least not with such a last minute rush.
So, as we say, get up off the couch and grab a friend and sign up. As always, please let Rod know your group preferences as soon as possible.
Where: Rancamaya Golf Club
When: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 950.000 IDR/person cart sharing
Rod & jb
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.
When is it allowed to rake the bunker?
When your ball is in a bunker, you may rake the bunker at any time to care for the course as long as you do not improve the conditions affecting your upcoming stroke (this means to improve your lie, area of intended stance, area of intended swing or line of play).
Once you have played your ball out of the bunker, there are no restrictions on raking the bunker.
Matchplay: Is it allowed to play in matchplay (independently from a single matchplay or 2 against 2 in a foursome) at any time without keeping a certain sequence of play?
Explanation: The winner of the last hole, which was not a draw, has the right to hit first. The winner can give this right to the opponent.
If the wrong party hits first without permission, the other opponent can accept the shot or can insist on a new shot, without any penalty for the party, which made the shot in the wrong sequence.
Both parties must give the opponent the opportunity to watch their strokes. If strokes were played invisible to the opponent (without giving the opponent the opportunity to watch), then a repetition could be requested.
After reaching the putting green, a player who has started his round with 14 clubs in his bag places his clubs near the next tee. An opponent's golf cart accidentally strikes the player's clubs, damaging one of them. What is the ruling?