Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
Our penultimate round was well attended with 55 players turning up for a tour of the course. While we didn't have a clear view of Gunung Salak like last week but we did have the equally hot weather. Pace was very quick with many groups sailing around near the 4 hour mark. The sun was still out when Kevin Dobson bellowed out "Yo D.O.G.S.!" to begin the prize giving ceremony.
Welcome back to Ezra Alexander and welcome to newcomers Shlok Rajeev, Nitin Arora and Erna Sari Dewi. Thanks for coming out and please don't be strangers.
We also heard from Chris Burley this week; stuck in Hong Kong and unable to join us, he was out for a round and representing D.O.G.S. with a stubby holder to keep his beverage cool. Check out his photo on our D.O.G.S. Tales page.
Gary Danskin has been quiet the last few weeks and wanted to make sure he got his picture in this week's write up so he grabbed Risa Tirtayasa for a photo with our mascot Fritz. Risa also made sure she had a good photo by getting one of her and Fritz alone. Don't feel too bad for Gary as he managed to grab a Nearest to Pin prize and another Lowest Gross with a 78.
On the other end of the spectrum Carol Lindsay was our Most Exercise winner but is very chuffed about her prize. "I love my new mug so much, I may try for the highest score again this week so I can have a set!"
Rey Moore hasn't lost any strength over the 5 weeks, winning another Longest Drive. Rey's short hitting husband, David, did not win anything but he did some damage to the hole on 15 with his shot from 120m, alas, it didn't go in. Dave Keddington managed to save some dignity for the men by taking the other Longest Drive.
Congratulations to this week's Weekly Champion (his first Little Dog) Terence Martin. Great effort!
Congratulations to all of this week's winners!
Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed at our Leaderboard page.
Going into our final round Divya Ahuja is at the top of the Eclectic leaderboard but the pack is right behind him. Only 3.3 points separate 1st and 10th. There are 3 former champions in the top 10; these guys have demonstrated they can handle the pressure and will easily leapfrog up the standings should someone falter.
Gary Danskin goes into the final round looking to win Lowest Gross again but Matt Timbrell has a chance if he gets a 76 and Gary is unable to do better than a 78.
Next weekend is our much anticipated D.O.G.S. and Tee set weekend with golf on both Saturday and Sunday. For those of you who are unable to make both days please note that our final Eclectic round is on SUNDAY. For players looking for even more golf, JAWS has moved their Friday game to Rancamaya. Their posted schedule says different but they have verbally confirmed the move. Please contact them directly to register.
There are still some rooms left but choices may be limited. Please contact Mark Johnson directly to book. Details are on the dedicated page (link above).
Players representing D.O.G.S. in the match play competition against Tee Set are requested to wear a dark blue D.O.G.S. shirt. If you don't have one, any dark blue shirt or D.O.G.S. shirt will do.
Past Eclectic Champions are reminded to wear their Blue Jackets proudly on Sunday. You can even wear to the party on Saturday if you wish.
Don't miss out, grab a friend and sign up for our next round.
Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club
When: Sunday, May 9, 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.
We have been getting early starts since the beginning of Lebaran. Players are requested to arrive at 11:00 so groups are prepared. If you show up and find the clubhouse is empty, your scorecards can be found on the sign up board. Notify the starter that you are with the D.O.G.S. and he will sort you out.
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,
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dogs,
Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel,
R&A First Grade Umpires.
When are you NOT allowed to play your ball in play?
The Rules of Golf determines that the player is the sole judge to determine whether a ball is playable or not, except in cases where the Rules does not allow you to play the ball even if playable.
A player must take free relief if your ball is at rest in a No Play Zone or on the Wrong Green, even if the ball comes to rest close to a No play Zone or a Wrong Green but impacting on your stance or swing.
A No Play Zone is defined by the Committee from where play is prohibited. This is normally areas where a committee wants to protect a natural habitat, young trees or fine gardens, and sites of historical value.
A Wrong Green is any green other than the Green of the hole being played.
If a player regards his ball as playable, he can play his ball anywhere on the golf course whether the ball is in the General Area, a Bunker, or a Penalty Area. This includes a ball at rest in an Abnormal Course Condition which includes Animal Holes, Ground Under Repair, Immovable Obstruction or Temporary Water.
If a player declares his ball unplayable in the General area his relief option (one stroke Penalty) apart from stroke and distance, and back online of play is to drop the ball in the relief area (which can be in any of the defined areas) of two club lengths from the ball not nearer the hole. When taking relief from a ball at rest in an Abnormal Course Condition complete relief must be taken.
If a ball is declared unplayable in a Bunker the relief option (one stroke Penalty) apart stroke and distance is to drop the ball within the relief area of two club lengths provided the relief area is still within the Bunker. For an additional Penalty Stroke a Player may to drop the ball outside the Bunker on back online of play.
A player cannot declare his ball unplayable in a Penalty Area. If he cannot play his ball, he must take relief as per the Rules for a ball lost in a Penalty area.
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
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.
Results from last week.
David Moore over Sam Westen by forfeit
Dave Prosser won 2 & 1 over Andy Coop
Steve Sutton won 2 & 1 over Murthy
Jari Antikainen won in a putt off against James Bristow
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 m.mygolf2u.com 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.
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 email@example.com