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

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

That iconic view of Gunung Salak from the club house never seems to disappoint as we headed out to our usual Ramadhan venue - Rancamaya Golf & Country Club.

A fantastic turnout of 70 players made the trip and, despite the morning rain, we were indeed blessed with dry and good weather for the afternoon - resulting in the spectacular views.

We welcomed a few newcomers as usual this week and some old faces we haven't seen for a while. Remon Moerman brought along several guests - Bob Sinurat, Hans Tanit, Harry Agus, Vincent Kusame and John Loasari. Other guests included Doug Robeless and some the faces we haven't seen for a while - Laurie O'Connor, Ishaan Pande, Issac Thambi, Rohit Bhalla, Jeremy Oberoi, Sebastian Braun and Holger Molendyk. We hope to see all of you more often - welcome again!

Despite the morning rain we got off on time - just after 12 noon - with a shotgun start and with a good pace of play everyone was finished in good time to enjoy the cool breeze and the usual food and beverage in the clubhouse afterwards. So, to the play:

Luca Parolin and Max Sollfrank clearly hot good tee shots on the par 3's taking the Nearest to the Pin prizes with Willy Noronha and Minn Tun showing the accuracy of their approach shots taking the Drive & Pitch prizes. Sami Kekonen's new driver showed its metal with a huge drive and, along with Anirudh Katre they took the Longest Drive Prizes.

Jeremy Oberoi had 12 single putts towards his low tally becoming this week's Putting Champion. Welcome back Sebastian Braun taking both the Booby and Most Exercise trophies - Christian Berkenhoff had to go home empty handed for a change!

Anirudh Katre had a modest day by his standards but still took the Lowest Gross prize. Siti Fatimah had a great day taking the Runner Up honours which left the way clear for one of our oldest players (hope you don't mind me saying that!) Laurie O'Connor to take the first Little Dog home from this Eclectic Series as this week's Champion! - congrats Laurie!

A big congratulations to all our winners this week!!

Good tee shot Kevin!

Andrew Goode showing his power!

David Moore making the green!

With this being only the first round not much to say about the Eclectic Leaderboard other than to say there's a long long way to go! You can check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.

Our Charity for this series is Tanya's Ministry which provides clothing, fellowship, food and the gospel to people in need. Check out our Charity page for more information.

We now move to the 2nd week at Rancamaya; so, as we say, grab a friend and sign up now 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 paying partners! Please note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.

  • Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, April 8, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 990.000 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.


Before the player is taking their stance for the putting, there are no leaves on the putting line. After the player took their stance, the wind pushes some leaves onto the putting line and the ball touches one on its way towards the hole.


This stroke is void and the player must put again, independent of the result of the put.


The leave is an outside influence, influencing the result of the game. This does not apply, if the leave was there already before the player took their stance.

When are you allowed to remove sand and loose soil without penalty?

A - In the general area and on the putting green.

B - Only in the general area.

C - Only on the putting green.

Correct answer: C

Explanation: Sand and loose soil on the putting green may be removed without penalty.

A player makes a stroke while holding an umbrella over their head. What is the ruling?

A - The player is disqualified.

B - The player gets the general penalty.

C - There is no penalty.

Correct answer: C

Explanation: A player is allowed to protect themselves from the elements by wearing protective clothing, or by holding an umbrella over their head, but the player may not accept such protection from anyone else.

In stroke play, if a player plays from outside the teeing area when starting the hole, they get two penalty strokes and the ball must be played as it lies.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer B

Explanation: In stroke play, the penalty for playing from outside the teeing area is two strokes and the player must correct the mistake by playing a ball from within the teeing area.

A ball is lost if, after searching for it for one minute, the player declares it to be lost.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer B

Explanation: A player may not make a ball lost by a declaration. A ball is lost only when it has not been found within three minutes after the player or their caddie or partner begins to search for it.




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