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D.O.G.S. Fourth Round at Imperial Klub Golf

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

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

Another good turnout with 42 players making the trip to what turned out to be a dry and pleasant afternoon weatherwise. This week we held our Inter-league match against the Wolves as well as the final round of this seasons Wolfman competition.

One newcomer this week - welcome Yoshika Otsuka and welcome back to some old faces we haven't seen for a while, Willi Goldschmidt and Andrew Deane. Please come back more often - always good to see you.

We had the usual shotgun on time with 4 flights reserved for the D.O.G.S. vs Wolves Inter-league match. Play was steady and everyone finished in good time.

So, first to the D.O.G.S. play. The girls featured strongly in the skills prizes with Velma Yolanda and Sarah Brown taking the Nearest to the Pin and Longest Drive prizes respectively. The others going to Shlok Rajeev and Gaurav Shirke. Eric Mary and Divya Ahuja took the Drive & Pitch honours with David Moore becoming this week's Putting Champion - the second time this series!

Sebastian Braun got the most value for money taking both the Booby and Most Exercise prizes.

Richard Mau shot an impressive round taking both this week's Lowest Gross and the Runner Up prize.

JB at the 5th Hole

James Bristow missing his Birdie!

Akhil Aggarwal had a very good round becoming this week's Champion and taking home his first Little Dog. Sorry Akhil but your handicap is definitely on the way down.

Congrats to all our winners this week.

With four rounds of the Eclectic Series now completed Gaurav Shirke continues to hold the lead - but there's still movement below that. So, as always, anything can happen in the last 2 rounds. The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app as usual.

As mentioned earlier we also held our Inter-league match against the Wolves. The result was a very strong win by the Wolves 9 to 1 - not to worry D.O.G.S., Captain Dougy is determined to lead a winning team next time.

We also hosted the Wolfman final round for this season so Gaurav Shirke and Fernando Gaggino Did the honours presenting the trophies.

Divya Ahuja won the Bebek - lost the most money prize it seems, with TPS being the best of the rest but Gaurav Shirke took home the gold Wolf trophy. Anyone interested in joining this competition should contact Gaurav.

So, there we are for another week. Next week we head into our penultimate round at Imperial and we will hopefully have a shotgun start again so it's important to arrive at the course in good time - thanks.

As we always say; grab a friend, please sign up early and let Rod know your preferred playing partners as usual.

  • Where: Imperial Klub Golf

  • When: Saturday, July 23, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 980,000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

See you 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.

This week we revisit an old post on how to take a drop.

Abnormal Course Conditions (including Immovable obstructions) – Free Relief – Rule 16

The purpose is to show by illustration how to correctly take free relief from an immovable obstruction.

Interference from animal holes, ground under repair, immovable obstructions or temporary water are collectively called abnormal course conditions therefore free relief procedure is the same for all of these conditions.

A few general remarks:

  • When taking free relief you can either use the ball you were playing with or interchange it with another ball.

  • Relief for abnormal course conditions is not available in Penalty areas. You can only take penalty relief in terms of Rule 17.

  • When your ball is in the General Area your relief is in the General Area (there is no differentiation between what was previously called rough and fairways).

  • In Bunkers free relief is only available inside the Bunker, but there is an option to take relief outside the bunker but with one penalty stroke

  • Remember free relief is determined from the nearest point, not the nicest point.

Scenario: A Drainage Grid in the General area (an immovable obstruction)

Taking free relief from an immovable obstruction is one club length from nearest point of complete relief (not one club length measured from the ball or one club length measured from outer limits of immovable obstruction).

Do not confuse this with the fact that when taking penalty relief you measure two club lengths from the ball at rest in any direction not closer to hole (i.e penalty relief for unplayable ball for lateral relief option).

For free relief from immovable obstruction you must take relief from the side or point that is the nearest point of complete relief (not to the nicest point). As per the photo the two balls lying on a drainage grid each has its own nearest point of complete relief. It may be a bit ridiculous to apply this to a drainage grid but it does bring the message home.

When can you take free relief from Immovable obstruction?

When is relief from immovable obstruction not allowed?

Determining your nearest point of relief (the reference point).

Measuring and dropping the ball.

Let's see how it's done.

From the other side.

Simple as that!

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



Asian Tigers Golf Tournament

Registration for 2022 45-Hole Challenge and 18-Hole Competition is open. The 45 Hole Challenge is a unique event that always proves to be fun. If you don't have the time to spare the 18 Hole event is a good alternative. For more details check out the flyers on our Upcoming Golf Tournaments page.

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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