Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
63 players turned out for this week's round; the numbers up due to Pocksia joining us for a friendly match. Given the rains in the morning the big question was whether or not we would finish. After pre-round Bloody Mary's provided by Pocksia the players were ushered to the tee boxes by the starter and play was underway by shotgun start right on time. The rains everyone had been worrying about never materialized and play moved quickly around the course with all players finishing within ~30 minutes of each other and in club house awaiting the results with plenty of the day left.
Welcome to newcomers Dea Melvira and Koko Nay Htut, and welcome back to Vinay Mathur and Gazza Chapman. We hope to see all of you back again soon.
Pocksia is always a tough opponent for the D.O.G.S. and this match was no different. The majority of the games came down to the last few holes. In the end, the D.O.G.S. managed to take the trophy with 6 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws. This brings the series to 2 wins each and 2 draws.
Sami Kekonen & Jens Roestel vs Corrie Lawton & Mike Webb - Win 4 & 3
Axel Hertzke & Craig Edwards vs Mark Johnson & Graham Watson - Win 3 & 1
Gaurav Shirke & Divya Ahuja vs Hitoshi Maruyama & Juju Juhaeria - Win 2 & 1
Jeremy Oberoi & Leon Bivolaru vs Alastair Livingston & Tiku Menon - Win 2 & 1
Eric Mary & Indar Dhaliwal vs Steve Angel & Kip Watkins - Win 1 up
John & Sarah Brown vs Bruce Smart & Bernie Carr - Win 1 up
Douglas McQuater & George Baptiste vs Laurent Besseries & Noel Morrow - draw
James Bristow & Kevin Dobson vs J-P Seveke & Michael Seabrook - draw
Shashvat Pandey & Tribhuvan "TPS" Singh vs Phil Murray & Bernd Ratzki - Loss by 1
Gary Danskin & Fernando Gaggino vs Simon Lawton & Roger Finnie - Loss by 1
Dave & Rey Moore vs Ric & Lis Wymer - Loss 3 & 2
Besides the match we had our regular game running concurrently. Leon Bivolaru had his putter working taking Putting Champion with 27 putts; this no doubt contributed to his 40 Stableford points which were enough for him to also become our Weekly Champion winning his first Big Dog.
Congratulations to all of our weekly winners!
Check out full results on our Leaderboard.
As always our Eclectic begins to take shape after the 4th round; going into our final 2 rounds TPS is sitting at the top with Shlok Rajeev, Fernando Gaggino and Jeremy Oberoi all within 1 shot.
Come join us for our penultimate round at a course that everyone is enjoying. Grab a friend and sign up to play.
Where: Padang Golf Pangkalan Jati
When: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 699.000 IDR/person
Players are requested to be at the course 1 hour early.
If you are going to be late or decide not to play, let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.
See you at the course,
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dog,
R&A First Grade Umpire.
In the last weeks a few questions and situations have come up which I would
like to give the answers to here in our group for all to read.
There are different situations in which a ball is non intentionally moving:
A ball outside the green is accidently moved by the player or another player in the flight while looking for the ball.
The ball is replaced to its original position or as close as possible, without any penalty.
A ball moved after it already stopped.
The ball has to be played from its new position without any penalty.
A ball is moved or removed by an animal.
The ball or a ball (if the ball is lost) must be replaced to the original position or as close as possible without any penalty.
A ball is on the green and stops and before the player can mark or play it, it starts rolling into a new position.
The ball has to be marked and played from its new position with no penalty.
A ball is placed onto the green after is was marked and starts rolling into a new position.
The ball has to be moved to its original position or as close as possible to it without penalty.
Standing behind a player
There are a few new rules about standing behind a player before or during the shot.
Standing behind a player during a shot is generally understood as against the etiquette of golf, but it is not forbidden (accept on the green). It is not allowed to be done to irritate or otherwise distract a player.
When a player is taking a stance to start to hit the ball, it is not allowed for the caddie to stand behind the player. If the caddie stays there, one penalty stroke applies.
This can be avoided; if the caddie stood behind the player already, the player must leave the position before hitting and send the caddie away. If the caddie is standing there unintentionally, no penalty applies. (I guess often here in Indonesia).
On the green, nobody is allowed to stand behind the putting golfer, starting from when the golfer starts the positioning for putting. If the putting player's caddie stands behind the putting golfer it is one stroke penalty for the putter, if it is another person or his/her caddie, then this person gets a one stroke penalty.
It is allowed to step behind the putting golfer after putting and the ball is still m