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.