Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!
The numbers say the D.O.G.S. are enjoying this course, once again we've exceeded the previous turnout with 48 players getting in on the action this week. As we've come to expect, the start was without incident with players going off 1 and 10 and no interlopers. Overcast skies kept the temperature comfortable and the short, light rains never slowed play. The D.O.G.S. have become quite used to enjoying some after round camaraderie each week staying in the clubhouse reliving the great shots of the day and this week was no different. We appreciate the staff's patience with us.
Welcome to Nathan Keddington, Chiba Yuta, Sam Westen, and Shivashish Pandey (brought along by his son Shashvat) who enjoyed their first D.O.G.S. round. We hope to have you back again very soon.
More people are getting into the photo challenge on the 3rd hole's bridge this week. Have a close look at Gary Danskin's and Srinivas Murthy's eyes in their photo; hard to say who is more worried; Gary that he's going to be dropped or Murthy that his strength is draining and he's about to drop Gary! Great job Matt Timbrell and Robson Drumond with the head to toe shot. Guarav Shirke went with his patented pose; we'll be watching to see what he comes up with next week.
2 weeks left and there are other bridges on the course. The challenge is out to the D.O.G.S. to see how best to show them off.
Watching Sarah Brown patiently waiting for the green on the par 4, 8th hole to clear before teeing off, one may have thought she was suffering a bit of overconfidence from reaching in 1 the previous week. Her decision was proven correct and once again she found herself putting for eagle. Maybe next week it will go in.
New guy Chiba Yuta announced his presence by taking Most Exercise and last week's leader Dougy McQuater struggled to find his form this week and ended up winning the Booby Prize. Meanwhile Dave Keddington and Hitoshi Maruyama rescued the men's pride following last week's humiliation at the hands of Sarah, by winning the Longest Drive's.
Gary Danskin continued to put on a golfing clinic, shooting his 4th sub 80 round and coming in with a 76 to win Lowest Gross. We have no information but Dave Prosser must have done something special with his drive or second shot on 8 as he managed to snatch Drive & Pitch. In his 2021 D.O.G.S. debut Tapio Jarvenpää won the other.
Last week Roger Finnie squeaked by Dave Prosser for the Little Dog by 1 point. This week Dave was not to be denied and returned the favor, winning Weekly Champion on countback.
Congratulations to this week's winners!
Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed on our Leaderboard page.
With 2 weeks left we have seen a lot of shuffling in the standings; Dave Prosser currently sits at the top, with just 3.6 points difference between 1st and 10th, and only 7.9 for the top 20, anyone can take this Eclectic. Unfortunately for those having hopes of taking the Lowest Gross, it's going to take a miracle to wrest the trophy out of Gary Danskin's clutches.
In just a few short weeks we'll be done with this course and moving to the next. Don't miss the opportunity to join the D.O.G.S. for a round here. Sign up today for our penultimate round.
Where: Riverside Golf Club
When: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Tee Off: 11:45
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 850.000 IDR/person
As always; we request players are at the course 1 hour early.
If you are going to be late or decide not to play, let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.
See you at the course,
Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel - R&A First Grade Umpire.
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Situation 1 – A Prickly Situation
Whilst visiting Tenerife in the Canary Islands, you play a round at Golf Del Sur. Whilst admiring the incredible sea views, you lose concentration and your ball lands next to a cactus. What do you do?
According to the Rules, you can wrap an arm or leg in a towel to protect yourself from the needles whilst playing your shot but can’t cover the cactus with the towel.
Situation 2 – An Inside Job
If your shot ends up inside the clubhouse, and the clubhouse isn’t considered out-of-bounds, you can open a window or door and play your next shot without a penalty.
Similarly, if you hit your ball under a parked car, but can readily move the car, the car is treated as a movable obstruction and moved.
However, if it can’t be moved, it is classed as an immovable obstruction and you are entitled to free relief.
If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to email@example.com and our Rules Guys, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel will answer on our website.
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