Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
A total of 49 players for our Penultimate Round of the Rainbow Hills Eclectic Series made the journey up the hill.
The course was busy and the weather was threatening which led to a slightly later start than we would have wished for and a pretty heavy shower very soon after we started. With darkness and more rain threatening towards the end, it did unfortunately mean that the later flights just missed out on their final couple of holes or decided to finish under torch light.
Just a quick reminder to everyone, if you don't finish your round please leave the unplayed holes as blank on your scorecard and in mygolf2u. Your completed holes will still count towards your eclectic score but an incomplete round will not affect your handicap - as it shouldn't.
A big welcome to newcomer James Nicholson and good to see Stephanie Rina and Mohib Ahmed whom we haven't seen for some time - hope to see you all much more often.
To the play: We shifted the Longest Drive on the Stone course to the 9th hole so as to not favour the White Tee guys quite so much - well the ladies took the challenge with Reysia Moore taking both Longest Drive prizes - and one of the flags (which contained a messaged to Holger)!!! - it seems the guys can't win which ever hole we chose!
Nearest to the Pin honours were taken by John Brown and Sami Kekonen with the Drive & Pitch prizes going to Mike Webb and Claudio Ghelli. Richard Mau was in the prizes as usual taking this week's Putting Champion and Lowest Gross honours.
David "Bags" Baglivo was this week's Runner Up and Yarub Obaidalla took home his first Little Dog becoming this week's Champion.
Congratulations to all our winners this week.
With 5 rounds now complete in this Eclectic Series Jeremy Oberoi's lead has been slightly reduced showing that he can still be caught - it's still all to play for as we head into the final round - as we have seen so many times before.
The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.
So next week the Big Dog and Blue Jackets will be out to play - a reminder to those of you who have the much coveted Blue Jacket not to forget to bring them for the photo opportunity with the new winner.
So, as we always say, grab a friend and please sign up early and let Rod know your preferred playing partners as usual.
Where: Rainbow Hills Golf Club
When: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee: 860,000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee
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.
In stroke play, a player swings at and misses a wrong ball. What is the ruling?
The player gets two penalty strokes and the stroke at the wrong ball is counted.
There is no penalty.
The player gets two penalty strokes, however, the actual missed stroke is disregarded.
Correct answer: 3
Explanation: Since the player made a stroke at a wrong ball, she gets the general penalty (two strokes in stroke play)
In stroke play, a player removes a post defining out of bounds which interferes with his swing. What is the ruling?
A - The player gets two penalty strokes unless he replaces the post before making the stroke and eliminates the improvement by doing so.
There is no penalty whether or not he replaces the post.
The player gets two penalty strokes whether or not he replaces the post.
Correct answer: 1
Explanation: An out of bounds post is a boundary object which cannot be moved if it improves the conditions affecting the stroke for the player (Rule 8.1a(1)). However, as per Rule there is no penalty if, before making the next stroke, the player eliminates that improvement by restoring the original conditions.
On the putting green, a player marks her ball. She does not remove the marker before hitting her putt. What is the ruling?
The player gets one penalty stroke.