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D.O.G.S. First Round at Riverside Golf Club

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

38 Dogs turned out for the first round of our year end tournament. A large tournament in the morning delayed our start a bit and had us going off later that our planned tee time. Once underway play proceeded at a methodical pace and most of our groups were able to finish their rounds.

Tee boxes were changed by the starter at the last minute which unfortunately upset Rod's carefully planned group order and led to the slow play.

A quick reminder to all, keep an eye on what is going on in front and behind you. If you aren't close to a group in front of you and the group behind you is waiting, you need to pick up the pace.

Beginners are always welcome and encouraged at our games. We only have 2 requests.

  1. Have fun

  2. Keep up. Your playing mates can help with some suggestions if you feel you are slowing down the pace.

The ANZA group.

Welcome to the Australia & New Zealand Association (ANZA) group who joined us for the round; Michael Panayotou, Phil Darwent and Viv Rigney joined Dog Robbie Crozier. Also welcome to Kokok and Muhammad Farooq, who were brought along by Douglas McQuater and Syed Bilal Muhammad.

It's great to have you all join us and we look forward to your return.

Last week we advised our Riverside charity benefactor would be the ANZA Student Sponsorship Program. Prior to the prize giving Louise Kennedy, Coordinator of ANZA Student Sponsorship Program, spoke to us about the program and let us know where our funds went last year and what will be done with them this year. We thank Louise for coming and also arranging the ANZA group (which I'm told will be recurring). The D.O.G.S. are proud to be associated with this, along with the other charities we sponsor.

Louise also shared some kind words about our group.

"The ANZA Four really enjoyed their first outing and you guys were the best - you are super organised but more importantly, you are super friendly and all 4 would like to play again!"

Keep up the friendly atmosphere everyone, it is noticed and appreciated!

The prizes were shared around and the ANZA group grabbed 4 with Phil Darwent winning Nearest to Pin, Robbie Crozier taking Putting Champion and Lowest Gross and Viv Rigney got good value for her green fee with Most Exercise. Holger Molendyk took the other Nearest to Pin and was also Runner Up, Muhammad Farooq celebrated his first D.O.G.S. round with a Longest Drive while Indar Dhaliwal took the other. Claudio Ghelli and Jude Alexander shared the Drive & Pitch prizes. Remon Moerman must have been a bit put off by his golf as he was not around at the end to collect his Booby Prize. Don't worry Remon, we will keep your cricket bat safe for you to collect next week.

Sarah Brown has been playing some great golf and has been getting all the accolades. However, this week it was the person generally referred to Sarah's Husband who got some attention. Congratulations to our latest Weekly Champion, John Brown.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Current Eclectic and Lowest Gross standings can be seen on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.

Next week we move back to our regular Saturday play. So, as we always say; grab a friend, please sign up early and let Rod know your preferred playing partners.

  • Where: Riverside Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, November 5, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:30

  • Green Fee: 950.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

See you on the course, Rod & jb

PS Please read the announcements below. There is important information about Round 4.

PPS As the committee we try our best to document game days with good photos. Sometimes we forget to snap a few. Member's input on photos is always appreciated so please take them and send them in. A single shot of your group is a good start.


The Rules and what it means when we play.

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

Abnormal Course Condition (Man Made Road, Temporary Water etc.)

One more thing: You can take relief from immovable obstructions anywhere on the course except if your ball is in a penalty area or when your ball is in a position, where it is clear, that it can’t be played (such as if it's in or under a bush).

Bunker Play

Among the things that are now permitted in a Bunker are:

  • Placing a club or other equipment in the sand (if you’re between clubs and you drop one you’re not using, it’s fine if it’s in the bunker).

  • Hitting the sand in anger or frustration (it’s not a great look, but doesn’t come with a penalty).

  • Leaning on a club in a bunker (as when you might be waiting for another player to hit a shot).

  • Digging your feet into the sand when preparing to hit a shot.

  • Removing loose impediments like pebbles, leaves and pinecones (provided you don’t cause the ball to move in doing so).

Conversely, here’s what you still aren’t allowed:

  • Grounding your club at address in the sand prior to the stroke.

  • Touching the sand during a practice swing or with your backswing.

  • Deliberately touching the sand to test its condition or learn information to help you in making your next stroke.

May be lost Ball and Provisional

If you want to hit a provisional ball, you must declare; I am going to play a provisional ball, if you do not declare it, the second ball is in play.

One more thing about hitting a provisional: If you hit one off the tee and it lands in the middle of the fairway and you’re pretty sure your original ball will be in a precarious spot if it’s somehow found, you can elect not to search for the original ball. Though you cannot declare your ball lost, if you play your provisional ball from a place nearer the hole than the estimated spot of your original ball, your provisional becomes your ball in play. This is important to note because if the original ball is found before you've played the provisional, either by you or somebody else, and is in bounds, you must now play that original. And if the lie is unplayable, you can’t just use your provisional ball. You must take relief for an unplayable lie, which might mean you still have to go back to the tee and hit another shot.



Tee Set joining Round 4

Tee Set has requested to hold their Annual Championship and play with us during Round 4 at Riverside. The D.O.G.S. are always happy to help other societies and support them, as such, we have agreed to share the course.

There are a few things to note:

  • While all registrations for the day will be done in our (D.O.G.S.) myGolf2u game, there will be 2 distinct games going on; D.O.G.S. regular Eclectic game and Tee Set's championship game. Our myGolf2u Master, Rod, will be handling the subtleties of this.

  • If you wish to play D.O.G.S. only, just sign up and turn up at the course as per normal. Your 950K green fee is payable to course upon arrival and 100K game fee is collected when you pick up your scorecard from Rod.

  • Players have the option to play in both games if they wish, but if you intend on playing in the Tee Set Championship you must register with them as per conditions posted on their website. To our knowledge you will not be able to decide on the day that you would like to participate.

  • If you have signed up for Tee Set's Championship but wish to also participate with the D.O.G.S. you must notify Tee Set administration and our committee that you are playing in the D.O.G.S. game also. There is no extra charge but it is important that this is noted as Tee Set will be passing us game fees for players who declare they want to play D.O.G.S. also.

If you have any questions you can post them to our Updates WA group, send us an email or ask anyone on the committee in person and we'll provide feedback.

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

ANZA Student Sponsorship Program.

Last year we sponsored 7 students in the ANZA Student Sponsorship Program with donations from our tournament at Modern. ANZA has shared that the four little ones are all doing brilliantly, especially Qisya, but the older three also did well and all passed the Elementary Certificate, which is awesome!

Sidiq, Ardi and Danela all gained places at local Negeri schools which means that this together with the Kartu Jakarta Pintar (KJP) now covers all their school fees for Junior High and they no longer need to be in the program. All student's reports can be seen in the file below.

Student Reports
Download PDF • 2.81MB

The cost to support 1 student for a year is 1,050,000 IDR.

Sarah, Zahir, Qisya and Riyan will continue at elementary and still require support.

The proceeds from our upcoming Riverside tournaments will be donated to ANZA to support this program

More information can be found on our Charity page.

We thank Ruth Lajousky for connecting us with this program.

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