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D.O.G.S. Fourth Round at Riverside Golf Club

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

A big day with Tee Set joining us for their Annual Championship and Dinner with a total of 59 players including 35 participating in our 4th round in this Eclectic Series and a few choosing to play in both tournaments as well. There was a fair amount of mixing it all up with D.O.G.S. and Tee Set players playing together meaning that all players were able to benefit from our usual shotgun start on time - always good to see the two societies playing together and a big "thank you" from outgoing Tee Set President Geoff Thwaites to the D.O.G.S. for letting us join together. With absolutely perfect weather for golf everyone was finished and back relaxing in good time.

A big welcome to a D.O.G.S. newcomer Thijs Penning who was brought along by Dan Swinburne - hope to see much more of you Thijs.

So to the play: A good mixture of winners this week with Ezra Alexander and Shinta Sari showing us the accuracy of their approach shots taking the Drive & Pitch honours. Dan Swinburne and Reysia Moore hit the spot taking the Nearest to the pin prizes and Diarmuid Flanagan and Juju Juhaeriah on top form off the tee taking the Longest Drive prizes.

Sandra Novita had a long day at the office taking both the Booby and Most Exercise trophies - at least the weather was good! Richard Mau had his putter working well becoming this week's Putting Champion but was just defeated on a count back by Sam Westen for the Lowest Gross prize - don't see that on a count back very often!

Sam Westen did have to settle for Runner Up though as Alessandro Perciante took the Little Dog home - his first - grandi congratulazioni!

The first Little Dog of many I suspect!

A big congratulations to all our winners!

So with 4 rounds now complete things are taking shape at the top of the Eclectic Leaderboard with Claudio Ghelli seemingly in a strong position - but, as always, there's still plenty of time to catch him up with 2 rounds still to go! Check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.

From time to time we get asked about rules exceptions; the D.O.G.S. play to USGA and local course rules. Familiarize yourself with our rules by checking out our dedicated page. While we don't announce it please be aware that the D.O.G.S. require scorecards to be filled out by someone other than themself.

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

  • Where: Riverside Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, November 26, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:15

  • Green Fee: 950.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

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.


Question 1 of 10

A player may employ two caddies at the same time during a round.

A – True

B – False

Question 2 of 10

In stroke play, a player is responsible for ensuring the total number of strokes for his round are correct on his scorecard.

A - True

B - False

Question 3 of 10

Leaves, twigs and branches which are not attached or growing are loose impediments.

A - True

B - False

Question 4 of 10

In stroke play, when no draw has been made, the honour on the first hole may be decided by tossing a coin.

A - True

B - False

Question 5 of 10

The stroke includes the backward movement of the club.

A - True

B - False

Question 6 of 10

In match play, a player hits a shot in a bunker and his ball rebounds off the face of the bunker. The player does not have time to get out of the way and the ball hits his body. The player must play the ball as it lies, but what is the penalty?

A - There is no penalty.

B - The player gets one penalty stroke.

C - The player loses the hole.

Question 7 of 10

The term opponent applies in both match play and stroke play.

A - True

B - False

Question 8 of 10

Loose impediments may not be removed with the back of a golf club.

A - True

B - False

Question 9 of 10

In match play, a player's correct handicap is 11, but he mistakenly advises his opponent on the first tee that his handicap is 10. After his opponent hits her first tee shot, he realises his mistake. What is the ruling?

A - The player must play the match using a handicap of 10.

B - The player must play the match using a handicap of 11.

C - The player is disqualified.

Question 10 of 10

In match play, a player's ball lies in a penalty area and she takes a practice swing in the penalty area, grounding her club in the process. What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - The player gets one penalty stroke.


Question 1: B

Explanation: A player may have only one caddie at any one time. See Rule 10.3a(1)

Question 2: B

Explanation: A player is responsible for the hole scores on the scorecard, but not for the total (Rule 3.3b).

Question 3: A

Explanation: See the definition of Loose Impediments.

Question 4: A

Explanation: See Rule 6.4a.

Question 5: B

Explanation: See the definition of Stroke.

Question 6: A

Explanation: If a player's ball in motion accidentally hits any person or outside influence, including himself, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies.

Question 7: B

Explanation: See the definition of Opponent.

Question 8: B

Explanation: Loose impediments can be removed in any way, (such as by using a hand or foot or a club or other equipment) - see Rule 15.1a.

Question 9: A

Explanation: If a player declares a wrong handicap and does not correct the mistake before the opponent makes a stroke, if the declared handicap is too low, there is no

penalty and the player must play off the lower handicap (Rule 3.2c).

Question 10: A

Explanation: A player may ground his or her club anywhere in a penalty area without

penalty (Rule 17.1b).



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