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D.O.G.S. Fourth Round at Permata Sentul Golf & Country Club

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

A great turnout of 44 players headed out to Permata Sentul for our fourth round in this series. Good weather greeted us yet again and we managed to get our shotgun start underway off the back nine holes reasonably on time. Our usual smattering of guests and first timers this week, so a big welcome to Andy Doran, John Stevens, Mark Warren, Randy Albert, Rus Saunders and Sergio Daniele. Also, a big welcome back to Irene Palatta and James Nicholson - please don't leave it so long before we see you again.

A word about the slow play a number of your experienced resulting in around 25% of players not being able to complete their rounds - missing out on the last 2 or 3 holes due to darkness falling. The was due to a number of factors; firstly, the course was busy in the morning meaning our starting holes were not clear by the time we should have started. This resulted in three of our flights having their starting holes changed at the last minute, so we could only start off 5 holes instead of 6. Secondly, and we have raised this before, we all need to keep track of our own pace of play. There were some not insignificant gaps building up between our groups - please always keep this in mind. If you do find yourselves held up by the group(s) in front, please feel free to get your caddie to call the marshals. They may not come out to your group but may well initially look at what's happening in front of you. If you want to talk to the marshal, directly make sure they understand they should come and see you first.

Anyway, we will try and ensure this doesn't happen again but we all, to a greater or lesser extent, have our role to play.

So, to the play: Diarmuid Flanagan and Vijay Sarashetti managed to hold the greens with their tee shots to win the Nearest to the Pin prizes. Vishal Sharma and Bradley Namkoong managed to keep their tee shots on the short stuff to take the Longest Drive prizes with only Vijay again managing to take one of the Drive & Pitch prizes.

Roger Finnie took the Putting Champion and Lowest Gross prizes this week. Andy Doran was clearly feeling the events of the day before taking the Booby Prize with Ralph Duckworth enjoying his stroll around the countryside winning the Most Exercise Trophy.

Naresh Krishnan had a good day but had to settle for the Runner Up honour leaving the way for Andrew Goode, who shot 6 under his handicap, to win and become Weekly Champion and take the Little Dog home. You won't see that handicap anymore mate!

All four balls in a row on the green courtesy of Messrs. Roger, Nic, Holger and Hitoshi.

A big congratulations to all our winners.

So, with four rounds complete Laurie O'Connor holds on to the lead but the chasing pack is snapping at his heels with only 4.1 points separating the top 5. There's still two rounds left and, as we so often see, much can happen. You can see the current standings on our Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.

Other news:

Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia was the beneficiary of our Bogor Raya tournament charity collections. The funds were donated via the Asian Tigers 45-Hole Challenge and 18-Hole Competition held September 1st. The D.O.G.S. were well represented with many members participating.

Now we head into our penultimate round of the Permata Sentul Eclectic series, so, please grab a friend or three, sign up for the next thrilling installment 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 playing partners!

Also note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.

  • Where: Permata Sentul Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, September 9, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 960.000 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.

Jens Roestel

R&A First Grade Umpire.

A spider’s web is closely attached to a tree and interfering with your swing. You remove the web and play your shot onto the green.

What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - You get one penalty stroke.

C - You get two penalty strokes.

Correct answer: A

Explanation: A spider web is a loose impediment even though they are attached

to another object and may be removed.

In match play, a player marks the position of their ball on the putting green, lifts the ball and sets it aside. By mistake, they putt the ball from the spot where it was aside.

What is the ruling?

A - The player gets two penalty strokes and must correct the mistake before

playing from the next tee.

B - The player loses the hole.

C - There is no penalty as the ball was not in play.

Correct answer: B

Explanation: The ball was lifted and set aside without the intent for it to be put back In Play. When the player made a stroke at the ball which was out of play, they played a wrong ball and the penalty in match play is loss of hole.

On the putting green, a player addresses the ball with their club anchored directly

against their body. However, during their backswing, the player removes the putter from the anchor point and continues the stroke with the club no longer


What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - The player gets one penalty stroke and the ball is played as it lies.

C - The player gets two penalty strokes and the ball is played as it lies.

Correct answer: A

Explanation: A player must not anchor the club in making a Stroke, which is the forward movement of the club made to strike the ball.

In stroke play, a marker signs the player's score card in the space provided for the player's signature and the player then signs in the space provided for the marker’s signature.

What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - The player is disqualified.

C - Both the player and the marker are disqualified.

Correct answer: A

Explanation: There is no penalty if the correct information is mistakenly entered on the scorecard in a place other than where it was expected to be, except that each score on the scorecard must be identifiable to the correct hole.



German Open Cup

The 32nd edition of the German Open Cup is coming September 15th. This tournament is in support of the ISCO Foundation which is active in bringing education to disadvantaged children in Indonesia. The D.O.G.S. have been a supporter of ISCO for many years and our donations to the Charity Barrel during our current eclectic are for them. More details and the registration form can be found on our Upcoming Tournaments Page.


If you would like to purchase a D.O.G.S. shirt please get in touch with John Brown or send an email to

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

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