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

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

So, we headed into our fourth round of the final Eclectic Series of 2023. This is traditionally the moving round in the race for the Blue Jacket and it didn't disappoint! A total of 44 players came out to enjoy the fun including some new faces and some we hadn't seen for a while. So, a big welcome to Peraphon Pra and Santi Miller and a welcome back to Eric Mary back from his travels.

The course had certainly seen some rain over the past few days as it looked even more green than usual - and better for it for sure - and there were threats of it seeing even more rain during the afternoon. However, all was good as we set of through our usual semi shotgun start and play progressed reasonably well for about 12 holes or so. It was then that a pretty heavy storm came through which turned a few of the greens into lakes but, fortunately, the storm passed after around 40 minutes, the greens drained very quickly and play resumed. Only a few thought it too risky to resume but for the other 90% play was completed in good time. Great credit to the quality of the course in seeing how quickly it drained with the greens not really losing too much of their pace.

There was a bit of excitement on the course during the round. While attempting to chip onto the 16th green Paul Barnett was unwittingly part of Chris Barnett reaching a lifetime milestone. Chris' tee shot off 18 veered straight right, over the 17th tee box and hit Paul on the hop in the fairway. Chris had been stuck on 29 for 7 years and this shot got him to 30 players hit. To add a bit of icing on the cake Paul was his 2nd Barnett. Chris' father was a victim years ago.

In all seriousness, as we have mentioned recently, always be aware of what is going on around you on the course. Is your music too loud keeping you from hearing things?Despite the shouts of "awas" and "fore" from Chris and his group, Paul did not hear and only saw the ball coming at the last minute. Luckily this was only an amusing story but it could have been a lot worse.

Anyway, back to the more regular play; Renny Verdenal and Roger Finnie hit very accurate tee shots on the Par 3's taking the Nearest to the Pin prizes as did Claudio Ghelli and Daniel Park to take the Drive & Pitch honours. Nic Verdenal and Santi Miller took the Longest Drive prizes - interesting to note that Renny, Nic, Roger and Shanti were all in the same flight!

John Gustke kept up his prize winning streak taking the Putting Champion prize this week with Alberto Gonzales winning his first Lowest Gross prize - good to see a new face taking that honour!

Steve Lowry had to settle for the Booby Prize cricket bat - just in case you can't recognize the face behind the bat in the photo below, with Marc Desilets taking the Most Exercise Trophy - it must have had something to do with that shirt - or whatever it is - see the photo below top center.

With 4 players on 39 points, it took a count back to determine the top 2 with Kitti Au taking the Runner Up spot and Andrew Goode taking the Little Dog - or he will at least next week, the Wine Cartel bottle - which he left at the course (don't worry Andrew, I have it in safe keeping) to be this week's Champion.

A big congratulations to all this week's winners.

So, as we mentioned above, the fourth week in the Eclectic is invariably moving week and this week did not disappoint. Jude has now extended his lead over Nic with 1.0 now separating them, up from 0.1 from last week. Alberto has moved into third place a full 1.0 behind second. So, from last week where there was only 1.1 separating the top 5, this week we see 2.0 separating the top 3. There's still 2 rounds to go and anything can still happen - will the winner come out of this week's top 3 or will someone leapfrog the lot to take the Blue Jacket?

You can see the full Eclectic results on the Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app as usual.

We are getting ever nearer to our big event so please don't forget to sign up for our eagerly anticipated End of Year Party on the 16th December. If you are golfing then you are automatically registered for the party, but please let us know if you intend to bring along any guest - all are welcome and you can specify how many through the website, scanning the QR code opposite or letting any of the committee members know - thanks,

We are looking for sponsors for prizes at the party, please let us know if you know someone who might be interested in sponsorship.

The D.O.G.S. have gained international notoriety and will from hereafter be referred to as the world renowned Djakarta Old Golf Society. Check out our feature as Society of the Month for December on National Club Golfer's website. Their 1st ever overseas Society of the Month.

So, next week is our fifth and penultimate round where we will play on SUNDAY 10th December due to Pondok Cabe hosting another event on the Saturday. Our friends from Tee Set will be joining us again but the tournament will be run through the D.O.G.S. myGolf2u scoring for eclectic purposes.

So, grab a friend or two and sign up. 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: Pondok Cabe Golf Club

  • When: Sunday, 10 December 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 800.000 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.

As a player is about to replace their ball on the green, they accidentally drop the ball on their ball marker which causes the marker to move.

What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty and the ball or ball marker must be replaced on its

original spot.

B - The player gets two penalty strokes and the ball or ball marker must be

replaced on its original spot.

C - The player gets one penalty stroke and the ball or ball marker must be

replaced on its original spot.

Correct answer A

Explanation: See Rule There is no penalty if the player, opponent or another player in stroke play accidentally moves the player’s ball or ball-marker on the putting green.

Your ball comes to rest in a green side bunker. In making the backswing for the stroke, you touch a leaf in the bunker with your club.

What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - You get one penalty stroke.

C - You get the general penalty.

Correct answer A

Explanation: Before playing a ball in a bunker, a player may remove loose impediments and movable obstructions so they do not count as a part of the bunker.

In stroke play, on the 4th tee you play your ball from in front of the tee-markers. You correct the error and play another ball, this time from within the teeing area. What is the ruling?

A - You get two penalty strokes.

B - There is no penalty provided you play from within the teeing area.

C - You are disqualified.

Correct answer A

Explanation: In stroke play, if a player who is starting a hole plays a ball from outside the teeing area, the player gets the general penalty (two penalty strokes) and must correct the mistake by playing a ball from inside the teeing area.

In a singles match, player A concedes player B's short putt for a 4. Player B then attempts to hole out and misses the putt.

Player A claims the hole. What is the ruling?

A - The concession stands and player B has completed the hole in 4 strokes.

B - Player B loses the hole.

C - Player A can withdraw the concession and B is considered to have holed out

in 5.

Correct answer A

Explanation: A player has completed the hole in match play when their next stroke is conceded.



December Off Week Game

The Capricorn Birthday Tournament (formerly Rod's Birthday Round) - for Capricorn Birthday celebrants - Paul Barnett, David Moore, Rod Williams, John Brown, Albert Smith and Leon Bivolaru - will he held on Wednesday the 27th December at Pondok Cabe - it's up on myGolf2u; it's never too early to register. If there are any other Capricorn celebrants, please let us know!


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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