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D.O.G.S. Penultimate Round at Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

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

Well, I suppose it had to happen sometime - the rains to upset our afternoon of golf. Well it certainly did this week after 65 players had turned out for our fifth and penultimate round at Rancamaya Golf & Country Club.

Such a shame - the first time this year we have been washed out - but we did see some new faces so a big welcome to Daniel Morby, Jaime Alden, James Stuart, James Taylor, Soejatmiko Prasetyo, Trent Prestegar and Januar Triansyah. Bilal Aleem, who we haven't see for a while also joined. It was especially good to welcome back Takahashi san who was a regular D.O.G.S. player until he moved up to Vietnam a couple of years ago - great to see you back here on holiday.

How do we get back to the club house?

So, due to the fact that most people only managed to complete 9 or 10 holes, the Little Dog had to wait for another day. There were a few brave souls who went back out after the storm had cleared and managed to just about complete their rounds working around all the fallen trees and debris on the course. So we had a quick lucky draw to give out some D.O.G.S. goodies so at least some people could go home with a momento of the day.

Even the fairways were blocked!

The tunnel off the 17th green proved to be a safe haven to get out of the storm and enjoy a beverage during the delay.

Despite the conditions Eric Mary managed to hole out his second shot into the 5th hole for an Eagle 2 - a big congrats Eric.

Some really heavy rain nearly turned the tunnel into a river!

All the holes players completed counted towards the eclectic and we saw some significant movement this week. The gap between Anirudh Katre and the chasing pack is closing up with Willie Noronha now hot on his heels. Please check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.

So there's still some golf left in this Eclectic Series.

Next week we have our annual big Rancamaya weekend with the JAWS game on Friday, the Charity Scramble on Saturday followed by the BBQ in the evening. Then on Sunday the final round of this Eclectic Series and the annual matchplay against Tee Set. If you want to play in the 2 person scramble please let me know your team partner - I have most but there's always singles looking!

Please also indicate if you will join for the BBQ in the evening - full details are given in the Special Announcement below.

So, as we say, grab a friend and sign up. Don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners. Please also make sure you have confirmed that your preferred playing partners are their preferred paying partners! Please note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.

  • Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 2 Person Scramble

  • Sunday, May 14, 2023 - final round of Eclectic

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 990.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

Past champions are reminded to bring their Blue Jackets for Sunday.

To register:

See you all on the course.

Rod & jb


Special Announcement

Next weekend is the big weekend at Rancamaya; the details can also be found on our dedicated page:

Friday 12th May: JAWS are hosting a game on the Friday afternoon - sign up is through the usual JAWS system and myGolf2u.

Saturday 13th May: This is the day of the D.O.G.S./Tee Set 2 person Charity Scramble game. Tee off will be at 12pm. Registration is open on myGolf2u so please sign up and let Rod know your 2 person team as soon as possible. The match fee is IDR200.000 per person with all proceeds going to the Charity. The charity for this event is the Panti Asuhan Kristen Karena Doa - an orphanage in Sawangan -

This game will be followed by a BBQ party upstairs in the club house starting at around 6:30pm - there will be lots of food and guests are requested to bring their favourite tipple. Prizes will be given for the scramble during the evening. The cost - IDR365.000 per person payable on the night or in advance as you chose. Please let either Rod or Roger Finnie know if you are coming and whether you will have a plus 1.

Sunday 14th May: This is the sixth and final round of the D.O.G.S. Eclectic competition so the Big Dog will come out to play - with his Blue Jacket. We will also have the annual matchplay against TeeSet for the Juergen Degert Trophy. If you would like to play for the D.O.G.S. please let Captain Dougie know as soon as possible.

For all these events please sign up as soon as possible so we can get an early indication of numbers to let the starters know and for catering purposes for the BBQ - thanks.

For those wishing to stay overnight for any of the weekend nights please make your own arrangements - there's plenty of choice in the area as well as the R Hotel right next door to the club house.

It promises to be a great weekend so get signed up and come and join the fun!


The Rules and what it means when we play.

Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.

The nearest outside points of boundary stakes at ground level define out of bounds.

A - True

B - False

Correct answer B

Explanation: The boundary edge is defined by the course-side points of stakes at ground level.

When taking lateral relief for an unplayable ball, the two club-length relief area is measured from the nearest point of complete relief.

A - True

B - False

Correct answer B

The relief area is measured from the spot of the ball where the ball came to rest.

A player may repair natural wear of the hole on the putting green before putting.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer B

Explanation: A player may repair damage on the putting green without penalty, however "damage on the putting green" does not include any damage or conditions that result from natural wear of the hole. This includes bad mown areas or single blade of gras.

A strong gust of wind caused a player's ball to move on the putting green before they had a chance to mark and lift it. The player must replace the ball back on the original spot.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer B

Explanation: As the ball had not been yet been marked, lifted and replaced on the green, the ball must be played from its new spot. If it would have been marked already before, it must be replaced to the before marked spot.




If you would like to purchase a D.O.G.S. shirt please get in touch with John Brown or send an email to

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