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D.O.G.S. Fourth Round at Pondok Cabe Golf Club

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

Wow! - for our fourth round in this series we held our annual match against POCKSIA and what a turnout - 92 players including the 27 from Pocksia. As such, Pondok Cabe decided to close the course for us so we were able to have a full shotgun start on time. We were unbelievably lucky after the morning rains to have a rain-free afternoon and pleasant evening to enjoy the after-golf festivities and the Texas BBQ provided by Werner Jayson of Jaysons Meats - thanks Werner.

Just to mention some newcomers on the D.O.G.S. side - we welcome John Gustke, Dewi Wardoyo, Yunia Damayanti, Matt Heagney, Scott Walkey and returning after almost 10 years an old Dog, Mike Tovey not to mention Timo Karonen (didn't take long to get back to Jakarta!). Great to see you all and we hope to see much more of you in the future.

Captian Dougy and Captain Roger got their respective teams suitably lubricated with some welcome Bloody Marys prior to getting underway which always help to get the swing working early - I think!

So first, we'll concentrate on the fourth round play in this Eclectic Series where again the prizes were spread out. The Finns, Sami Kekonen and Timo Karonen taking the Nearest to the Pin prizes, Anirudh Katre and Andrew Goode hit long and straight taking the Longest Drive honours and Vijay Sarashetti and Indar Dhaliwal the Drive & Pitch prizes.

Sami Kekonen got the feel of the greens being this week's Putting Champion whilst Christian Berkenhoff added to his collection taking the Booby Prize and Yulia Goode the Most Exercise Trophy - no worries, still early days in your golfing career.

Anirudh Katre certainly enjoyed his day shooting PAR off the stick taking the Lowest Gross prize. It took a count back again this week to separate the top 2 with Okkie Nikijuluw having to settle for the Runner Up honour so newcomer Matt Heagney could be this week's Champion and winner of the Little Dog - congrats!

A big congratulations to all our winners!

With four weeks complete in the chase for the Big Dog and Blue Jacket things continue to move around at the top with Andrew Goode now holding a slim lead but the chasing pack are hot on his tails. Please check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app. There's still a long way to go as always!

So now we come to the annual matchplay against our old rivals POCKSIA. This year we competed over 9 matches. Captain Dougy carefully chose the teams to ensure we would retain the POG Boat Trophy - we just made up the name! Yet again our Captain led a winning team and the DOGS did retain the trophy 5 matches to 4.

A great day as always and a big thank you to all involved. Our ability to get 92 scores into the system and the prizes all done whilst still in daylight is a credit to all.

So now we move to the fifth and penultimate round in this series as we move ever closer to the asking the Big Dog to come out to play.

As we always say, grab a friend and sign up now for next week and don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners.

  • Where: Pondok Cabe Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, February 4, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 750.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee 600.000 IDR Walking

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.

A player may repair natural wear of the hole on the putting

green before putting?

A - True

B - False

Correct answer B

Explanation: A player may repair damage on the putting green without penalty, however "damage on the putting green" does not include any damage or conditions that result from natural wear of the hole.

In stroke play, player A asks player B what the distance is to the centre of the green and if there is a bunker behind the green. Player B answers both questions. What is the penalty?

A - Both players get two penalty strokes.

B - There is no penalty.

C - Player A gets two penalty strokes.

Correct answer B

Explanation: Advice does not include the location of things on the course.

For free relief to be available, temporary water must be visible before the player takes their stance.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer B

Explanation: See Definition of Temporary Water. The water must be visible either before or after the stance is taken.

A player is putting on a double green. As a result of a bad putt their ball falls into the wrong hole. What is the ruling?

A - The stroke does not count.

B - The ball is deemed holed.

C - The player must take free relief under Rule 16.1d.

Correct answer C

Explanation: The ball on a wrong green must be dropped outside this green at the closest point of relief within one club length (not the putter) not closer to the hole. This also applies, if the ball is only on the wrong green and not in the hole.



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