Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
A good turn out this week with 44 players. Great to see Indar Dhaliwal and Terence Martin back from their holidays and released from quarantine and several others back for their first D.O.G.S. round of the new year. It was also Umi’s birthday; so Happy Birthday again, hope you had a great day and our best wishes from all of us at D.O.G.S.!
Prior to the round our roving interviewer TPS spent some time with Roger Finnie and Fernando Gaggino (who's interview foreshadowed things to come).
Good weather and a mini shotgun start got us all off on time and finished well before dark. Even the prize giving was all complete in daylight thanks to the ever increasing number of you who now input your own scores into Mygolf2u. This is a huge help and definitely speeds up things; very much appreciated!
Well, Ezra Alexander and Fernando Gaggino cleaned up the Nearest to the Pin, one of the Longest Drives and Drive & Pitch prizes, nothing to do with the fact they were playing in the same group! The other Longest Drive and Drive & Pitch prizes were claimed by Tribhuvan Singh and Dave Keddington respectively. Ubiquitous Finnie, his new name, got his putter working well winning the Putting Champion. Meher Noronha had a bad day, by her high standards, taking the Booby Prize, but the good news is that Nathan Keddington improved by 3 strokes from last week while taking the Most Exercise. You’ll be shooting in the eighties by the end of the year!!!
David Moore’s game remains consistent, taking the Lowest Gross and the Weekly Runner Up prizes, but Michael Mueller made a much awaited return to form winning the Weekly Champion and taking home his first Little Dog for a while, well done Michael.
Congratulations to all of this week's winners!
Full Eclectic and Lowest Gross results can be found on our Leaderboard.
Please note that we are limited to 44 players each week at Modern so register early and, as usual, let Rod know who you would like in your group.
Next week will also see the final of the 2021 Presidents Challenge Matchplay between David Moore and Juju Juhaeriah; should be an exciting match!
Please also remember to let Kevin Dobson know if you would like to take part in the 2022 President’s Challenge Matchplay competition, entry is only Rp.50,000 and Kevin is planning to make the draw for the first round as soon as possible.
So grab a friend and sign up for next week’s round. Please let Rod know your group preferences as soon as possible. We are likely to have a shotgun start again so please be there in good time.
Where: Modern Golf & Country Club
When: Saturday, January 22, 2021
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 900.000 IDR/person
Rod & jb
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.
We got a request for the clarification of the situation, that a player hits the ball Out Of Bounds (OB). What are the options the player has after the ball is OB?
Generally, there is only one option. The player must replace the ball at the spot where the shot was done and get one penalty. So, when the shot most probably went into OB, the player should play a provisional ball, so that the player does not need to go back to the original place of the shot, if the ball can not be found in bounds. (Name of this penalty is loss of stroke and distance, so add one stroke) A shot is only provisional, if it was announced before the shot, that this is a provisional shot, if it is not announced the second ball automatically becomes the ball in play. If the original ball is found in bounds and if the provisional was announced, the original ball must be played and no penalty occurs.
There is only a second option, if the committee of a tournament or the golf club itself announces that the following local rule applies.
If a player hits a ball OB, then a ball can be dropped between the estimated point, where the ball crossed the line into OB and the closest point of the fairway, not closer to the hole. A two stroke penalty must be added to the score.
The same applies for a lost ball. Here the point of loss must be estimated.
Please keep in mind it is a two stroke penalty not a one stroke penalty and the rule only applies, if it was officially announced (verbally or in writing).
And again the new rules for bunker play
If the ball is in the bunker, the ball can be announced unplayable.