Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
43 players turned in cards following our penultimate round at Modern. Players were able to get an early start off of 1 and 10 and were off without any issue. The weather cooperated for most of the round with the sun making for a hot day on the course. Towards the end of the round rain began falling but it was not enough to stop play. Players persevered and finished their rounds.
Following the round we were treated to some delicious KFC chicken wraps courtesy of Shivashish Pandey. Thank you Shivashish!
Pace of play was good for most, but slow groups caused others to be held up, taking away from the enjoyment of the day. Players are reminded to play at a reasonable pace; stay in touch with the group in front and do not hold up groups behind. This is noted on our Etiquette page and is common practice in golf. If you are falling behind and unable to keep up please let the group behind you through.
Welcome to Colin Shifton and Ameesh Anand who came out for their first D.O.G.S. round. We hope to see more of you in the future.
Matt Timbrell brought his A game this week shooting a 72 and taking 4 prizes; Longest Drive, Drive & Pitch, Lowest Gross and Runner Up. Well done Matt! She may not have won any prizes but Kathy Scalabre was excited to have her first ever birdie. Well done! Ruth Lajousky was our Weekly Champion with 42 points.
Congratulations to all of this week's winners!
Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed on our Leaderboard page.
We are reaching 50% of scores entered into mygolf2u during the round. We request that players put their scores in before heading to the showers. This helps us get to the prize giving much faster. Click on the video for instruction on using the app for our rounds.
The Qualifying Round of the President's Challenge comes an end on March 27. Those of you still having rounds to play should contact your opponent and schedule your match this week.
With 1 round left to play the race for the Big Dog is very tight with 0.2 points separating the first 3 players and only 4.3 between 1st and 20th. There are some decent players who could have a good day and storm up to the front with a good round. The top 3 have closed out all bogies and will be looking for birdies on Saturday. Gary Danskin has already cleaned out a space for another Lowest Gross trophy.
Past champions are reminded to wear their Blue Jackets Saturday.
Grab a friend and sign up to play.
Where: Modern Golf & Country Club
When: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 875.000 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 Dogs, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel- R&A First Grade Umpires.
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Putting With Non-Putter Clubs
Question: On large greens, a player's ball might be on the putting surface but still be 20-plus yards from the hole. Is it permissible to chip the ball instead of putt it? Is it considered gauche?
Answer: You can use any club on the greens. At the Old Course at St. Andrews, where it's not uncommon to have a 150-foot putt, it has found that "putting" with a 5-iron or a hybrid is much more effective than a putter from long range. You can even use a wedge, but the greenkeeper will not thank you for it. No one wants to see divots taken out of any putting surface, and tour pros have been booed at St. Andrews for hitting wedges on its sacred greens.
Putting: Ball In or Not
Question: A friend's tee shot hung on the lip of the hole. He walked over, cast his shadow on the ball, and it fell in within 10 seconds. His partner said it wasn't an ace because his shadow caused the grass to shrink, which made the ball fall in. True?
A: Your friend has remarkable powers if he can indeed make grass shrink. People with lawns would love to hire him. If it were true, it's possible he might fall foul of the Rule (Exerting Influence on Ball), which says golfers can't take "any action to influence the position or the movement of a ball" (except through usual means such as hitting it).
But this would be just as implausible as penalizing Tiger Woods for his seemingly psychic power of making a putt swerve into the cup. Your friend's ball toppled in within the 10 seconds he's allowed to determine if the ball is at rest, so it was indeed a hole-in-one.
Remember: A ball is in the hole, if any part of the ball is under the level of the edge of the hole. If it leans against the flagstick and no part of the ball is under the level of the edge of the hole, it is deemed not in and after moving the flagstick the ball will be or need to be placed at the edge of the hole.
If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org 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