Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
Arriving downstairs in the clubhouse the 56 Dogs who turned up were greeted by a spectacular view of Gunung Salak. The view and great weather had everyone in a good mood and ready for play. The course was able to let us start early once again and play was underway by 11:30.
The lack of cloud cover made for excellent photo ops but also made for hot play. Luckily the pace was quick with most groups finishing in under 4 1/2 hours. This left plenty of time to enjoy the late afternoon in the clubhouse with refreshing beverages.
Welcome to Mukti Wiryana, Oya Taqwa Aulia and Wahyu! Welcome back to Pirena Tioanda, Aries Widjaksana, Ivan Yusran and Jens Roestel. Thanks for coming out we hope to see you back again soon.
While looking for his ball David Moore made an interesting find and decided to create a display for the groups following him on the "Waterfall" tee box. It did manage to create some discussion in the WhatsApp group.
The drivers who get us safely to and from the course decided they wanted to set themselves apart from other drivers and unveiled their new shirts this week. Great look guys.
There were many complaints about the conditions of the greens this week but they didn't seem to be a problem for Mark Johnson who won Putting Champion with just 24 putts. Bill Lajousky was a bit rusty coming off a 3 week golf hiatus; he didn't go home empty handed though, winning Most Exercise. Playing in the final group Jim Korbilas scored 41 points to take home the Little Dog as Weekly Champion.
Congratulations to all of this week's winners!
Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed at our Leaderboard page.
Next week brings our Penultimate round and as always the competition is tight for the Big Dog. Divya Ahuja is sitting at the top of the Eclectic board just 1/10th of a point in front of Matt Timbrell. Sitting in 3rd is the young golf phenom Shashvat Pandey who is looking to have a Big Dog to keep his Little Dog company.
Looking at the Lowest Gross standings one would may think Gary Danskin has this sewn up already but that would be a mistake. Matt Timbrell's 77 to take this week's Lowest Gross prize gives him 3 rounds in the 70's. Another good round in the next 2 weeks could see the end of Gary's Lowest Gross Champion streak.
Don't miss out, grab a friend and sign up for our next round.
Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club
When: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 750.000 IDR/person
As always; we request players are at the course 1 hour early.
Last week the traffic was very light to the course and this week we expect the same. It is also quite likely we will get another early start. If you arrive after 11:00 you may find we are already on the tee box.
If you are going to be late or decide not to play, let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.
For those who haven't noticed; the leaderboards are now available on the myGolf2u app. The app keeps getting better and easier to use. Thank you to everyone who inputs their scores. For those that don't we would appreciate if you could start.
The D.O.G.S. & Tee Set weekend is fast approaching. If you haven't yet made your hotel reservations please contact Mark Johnson before the rooms are all gone.
See you at the course,
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dogs,
Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel,
R&A First Grade Umpires.
Ball overhanging hole; what to do.
Was it in, wasn’t it? Si Woo Kim’s Rules of Golf drama at the 2021 RBC Heritage caused something of a kerfuffle among golf watchers and it’s a position many of us find ourselves in time and time again.
In the South Korean’s case, his birdie putt hung over the hole and he waited for more than a minute for it to drop. He then found himself picking up a penalty under Rule 13.3a.
While an oscillating ball might be unusual, a ball that teeters over the edge of the hole is far more common.
So, if you find yourself in this spot, don’t worry, here’s how to proceed under Rule 13.3.
If any part of your ball is overhanging the lip, you are allowed a reasonable time to reach the hole and then a further 10 seconds to wait and see whether it will drop. If it does, you’ve holed out with your previous stroke. If it doesn’t, the ball is then treated as being at rest
Here’s where Si Woo Kim fell foul; in the Rules, once those 10 seconds had elapsed it didn’t matter whether it was oscillating or moving.