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

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

It's been 2 years since the D.O.G.S. were at Rancamaya and the numbers show everyone was keen to be back. A morning rain in Jakarta led to 6 no shows; however, 58 other players weren't about to let a little rain make them miss our 2021 debut at the course. The starter was able to let the D.O.G.S. begin teeing off ahead of our designated tee time. The morning rain was all but finished by the tee time and over after just couple few holes played. The skies remained overcast, which kept us from getting a good view of Gunung Salak but did keep us cool and made for a very enjoyable round.

Welcome to first timer Namal Kautsar and welcome back to Timo Karonen, George Baptiste and Vanco Pop Petrovski. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see more of you!

The shot of the day went to Rika Maulida who, while trying to extricate herself from a bunker, managed to hit poor David Moore in a rather embarrassing part.

Scoring on the day wasn't easy with the greens proving quite tricky as evidenced by Gary Danskin taking Putting Champion with 30 putts. He had to be happy with his 76 taking the Lowest Gross though.

Divya Ahuja made a rare appearance but it was worth it as he was able take home a Little Dog as our Weekly Champion.

Congratulations to all of this week's winners!

Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed at our Leaderboard page.


MC Kevin Dobson also took care of some old business by handing Modern Champion Jerome Oberoi his free gym membership to Celebrity Fitness Fitness First on behalf of Dave Prosser.


Rancamaya has identified internal out of bounds on several holes by white stakes (as per local rules).

In order to speed up play the D.O.G.S. Committee has decided to implement a D.O.G.S. local rule only applicable for play during our Rancamaya 2021 tournament.

As per the Rules of Golf (rule 18) if a ball is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds the player must take stroke and distance relief.

Alternatively, for a two-stroke penalty, the player may take relief by dropping a ball on the fairway that is nearest to the point where the ball crossed the edge of course boundary to go out of bounds but not nearer to the hole. This option may not be used if a ball is known or virtually certain to come to rest in a penalty area.

Once a player has moved forward their only relief option is as provided by this local rule and not stroke and distance relief. If a provisional ball was played the player must proceed with provisional ball.


This course is a pleasure to play, don't miss out on the opportunity to join us for a round. Grab a friend and sign up for our next round.

  • Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart: 750.000 IDR/person

As always; we request players are at the course 1 hour early.

To register:

If you are going to be late or decide not to play, let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Upon completion of your round the D.O.G.S. kindly request all players to total up strokes, putts and Stableford points on their scorecards. Scorecards should then be signed and submitted before going to showers. Incorrectly filled in cards may be rejected at the committee's discretion.

See you at the course,




The Rules and what it means when we play.

Courtesy of fellow Dogs,

Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel,

R&A First Grade Umpires.

As many players now make use of distance-measuring devices (DMDS) we thought it would be good to remind everyone of what is allowed and what is not when using these devices. This poster from the USGA should help everyone to understand the rules.

Although the D.O.G.S. main priority is that everyone have fun on the course, we are also running a competition and therefore rules about DMDs must be followed.

If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to and our Rules Guys, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel will answer on our website.



Player Safety

To ensure everyone's safety, players are reminded to follow the protocols set by Jakarta's COVID-19 Response Team:

  • Wear a mask properly wherever you go

  • Wash your hands with soap and running water regularly

  • Maintain a safe distance of 1.5 to 2 meters

Lastly, we certainly enjoy when you come out to play with us, but if you are ill it is best to stay home and rest.

President's Challenge

The final 2 matches of the Qualifying Round are now completed.

  • David Moore won 5 & 4 against Timo Karonen

  • Malcolm Collis won 1 up against Mike Webb

Round 1 now is underway; matches should be completed by May 29, 2021.

Challengers are on the lower rung and should initiate the request to play. Check out the board to see who you are playing against and get your match scheduled.

D.O.G.S. and Tee Set Weekend

The date for our weekend with Tee Set has been set. See our dedicated page for details.

For those who would like to go to battle against Tee Set for the D.O.G.S. team please get in touch with Captain Doug McQuater to let him know you are available.


GoodGameGolf has shirts available that they will put our logo on for us. Price is 399K IDR plus 50K for the logo.

Sizes available are:

Grey: XS, S, M, XL

Green: S, M, XXL

Yellow: XS-XL

purple: S-XL

Sizes are Indonesian so they are smaller than the other shirts we have been getting.

If you would like to order one please send a note to us at

Prepayment required.


Please remember to log your scores into the App before heading to the showers after your round.

In order to ensure we have the most accurate handicap players should log their outside D.O.G.S. rounds into mygolf2u. This video shows how to create a round in the app.

If you prefer to enter your scores at home the web portal found at is quite helpful. You can use it on your PC.

We do check on players indexes in the Tee Set database and will use the lower of the 2 handicaps should we find there is a significant difference.

If you play a course that is not in the database please share your scorecard with us and we'll get it added.

Should you need assistance please contact Rod Williams and he will be happy to help.


The beneficiary of our Rancamaya tournament charity is Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI). Bill Lloyd, long time Dog and D.O.G.S. Sponsor, is a supporter of ASTI and hosts a golf tournament each year of which proceeds are donated to ASTI

Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia is a non-profit organization operating a rescue center in West Java, Indonesia for trafficked animals belonging to Indonesian protected species. We take care of the animals and get them started on a rehabilitation program so that they can eventually be released back to the wild. We are currently taking care of approximately 80 animals, including cats (Sumatran tigers, leopard cats), primates (gibbons, siamangs and monkeys), birds (eagles, parrots, cassowary birds) and reptiles (crocodiles), all victims of poaching and the illegal pet trade confiscated by the West Java Department of Natural Resources Management or handed over to us by private citizens.

WhatsApp Group

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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