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

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.

To register:

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.

If the ball then falls into the hole before it has been played, you are classed as having holed out with your previous stroke but you add one penalty stroke to your score for the hole.

What counts as “reasonable time” to reach the hole? An interpretation to 13.3a says determining that “depends on the circumstances of the stroke and includes time for the player’s natural or spontaneous reaction to the ball not going into the hole”.

What if the ball is lifted, or moved, before the waiting time has finished? Rule 13.3b says it must be replaced on the lip of the hole and the waiting time no longer applies.

If it’s deliberately moved by your opponent in match play, the rules say it’s holed under the previous stroke. If it’s deliberately moved or lifted by another player in stroke play, they’re going to get a two-shot penalty and the ball must be replaced on its original spot.

There’s one more thing to consider and, again, we must return to the interpretations. What happens if a ball that’s overhanging the hole moves when you take out the flagstick? Did you cause it to move? If not, and the ball falls in, then Rule 13.3a applies. If it’s “known or virtually certain” that removing the flagstick caused the ball to move, replace it on the lip. You won’t get penalised because the flagstick is classed as a movable obstruction.

If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to and our Rules Guys, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel will answer on our website.



Player Safety

To ensure everyone's safety, players are reminded to follow the protocols set by Jakarta's COVID-19 Response Team:

  • Wear a mask properly wherever you go

  • Wash your hands with soap and running water regularly

  • Maintain a safe distance of 1.5 to 2 meters

Lastly, we certainly enjoy when you come out to play with us, but if you are ill it is best to stay home and rest.

WhatsApp Group

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

D.O.G.S. and Tee Set Weekend

Our big weekend with Tee Set is fast approaching. If you haven't made your hotel reservations please do so as rooms are filling up. Full details can be found on our dedicated page.

President's Challenge

Results from last week.

  • Tim Knight won 2 & 1 against Kevin Dobson

  • Malcom Collis won 2 & 1 against Jeremy Oberoi

  • Dave Keddington won 3 & 2 against Leon Bivolaru

  • Indar Dhaliwal goes through on forfeit by Geoff Thwaites

Challengers are on the lower rung and should initiate the request to play. Check out the board to see who you are playing against and get your match scheduled.


GoodGameGolf has shirts available that they will put our logo on for us. Price is 399K IDR plus 50K for the logo.

Sizes available are:

Grey: XS, S, M, XL

Green: S, M, XXL

Yellow: XS-XL

purple: S-XL

Sizes are Indonesian so they are smaller than the other shirts we have been getting.

If you would like to order one please send a note to us at

Prepayment required.


There is now a new version of the mygolf2u app; please download from the Play Store or Apple Store.

The new version now includes the Eclectic Leaderboards.

Please remember to log your scores into the App before heading to the showers after your round.

In order to ensure we have the most accurate handicap players should log their outside D.O.G.S. rounds into mygolf2u. This video shows how to create a round in the app.

If you prefer to enter your scores at home the web portal found at is quite helpful. You can use it on your PC.

Should you need assistance please contact Rod Williams and he will be happy to help.


While everyone is supposed to be submitting their scores via mygolf2u. It is still a requirement to submit a proper scorecard. The scorecard is your official record of play. In cases where there are discrepancies between what is in mygolf2u and what is on the scorecard the score on the scorecard will be considered correct.

Upon completion of your round the D.O.G.S. kindly request all players to:

  • Total up strokes, putts and Stableford points.

  • Ensure tee boxes played is marked.

  • Ensure scorecards are signed by both scorer and player.

  • Scorecards should then be signed and submitted before going to showers.

Incorrectly filled in cards may be rejected at the committee's discretion.

D.O.G.S. Local Rule for Rancamaya

Rancamaya has identified internal out of bounds on several holes by white stakes (as per local rules).

In order to speed up play the D.O.G.S. Committee has decided to implement a D.O.G.S. local rule only applicable for play during our Rancamaya 2021 tournament.

As per the Rules of Golf (rule 18) if a ball is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds the player must take stroke and distance relief.

Alternatively, for a two-stroke penalty, the player may take relief by dropping a ball on the fairway that is nearest to the point where the ball crossed the edge of course boundary to go out of bounds but not nearer to the hole. This option may not be used if a ball is known or virtually certain to come to rest in a penalty area.

Once a player has moved forward their only relief option is as provided by this local rule and not stroke and distance relief. If a provisional ball was played the player must proceed with provisional ball.


The beneficiary of our Rancamaya tournament charity is Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI). Bill Lloyd, long time Dog and D.O.G.S. Sponsor, is a supporter of ASTI and hosts a golf tournament each year of which proceeds are donated to ASTI

Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia is a non-profit organization operating a rescue center in West Java, Indonesia for trafficked animals belonging to Indonesian protected species. We take care of the animals and get them started on a rehabilitation program so that they can eventually be released back to the wild. We are currently taking care of approximately 80 animals, including cats (Sumatran tigers, leopard cats), primates (gibbons, siamangs and monkeys), birds (eagles, parrots, cassowary birds) and reptiles (crocodiles), all victims of poaching and the illegal pet trade confiscated by the West Java Department of Natural Resources Management or handed over to us by private citizens.

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