Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
47 players came out for the second round of our Eclectic Tournament. Once again the course was well prepared and had us underway right on time with a shotgun start from 6 holes. Play moved steadily around the course and everyone looked to be in the clubhouse early. The weather wasn't cooperative though; rains came midway through and delayed play. However, unlike last week, they soon abated and play continued allowing all but 1 person to finish their round.
Welcome to Laurent Bressieres and welcome back to Don and Erica Miller. Also good to see one of the D.O.G.S originals Willi Goldschmidt, back for the second week in a row.
Once back in the clubhouse players enjoyed food and beverages while Rod Williams compiled the results. Due to many players not putting their scores into the myGolf2u app there was about a half hour delay but once completed MC Kevin Dobson got started with the announcements.
Starting the day with his brand new +1 handicap, Gary Danskin was our Lowest Gross winner shooting a 74 to win the prize. Nice net 75 Gary. John Brown was quite happy getting inside Gary's approach shot on the par 4 number 5 to win a Drive & Pitch. Colin Shanks was a double winner taking the Booby and Most Exercise prizes. Dave Keddington took home 2 prizes himself, the other Drive & Pitch and more importantly, Weekly Champion.
Congratulations to all of our weekly winners!
Full results and standings can be viewed on our Leaderboard page.
On Saturday we announced Yayasan HOG will be the recipient of the Pangalan Jati tournament charity collection. The D.O.G.S. have a long history of supporting YHOG and our proud to help them with the work they do. The collection barrel will be out each week and at the end of the tournament all proceeds will be given to YHOG. More information is below in the announcements section.
Thank you to everyone who donated when the barrel was passed around Saturday. Please note that donations are voluntary and our target is 1 donation per player per tournament. Players should not feel obligated to donate every week (or at all).
After seeing the success we are having with the myGolf2u app other societies are now looking at using it themselves. Tee Set is currently testing it at their games each week. This app has proven to be much better for calculating accurate handicaps than what we had previously been using and makes the committee's job much easier.
While we are seeing increases in the number of players entering their scores each week but we still are not getting participation from everyone. The app is very easy to use and putting scores in only takes a few minutes; this can be done during your round or immediately following. Please help out by entering in your scores. If you have questions or need help just ask Rod Williams or anyone else on the committee and we'll be glad to assist.
So far we have seen some of the best organization ever by a club hosting us. The course itself is in good shape and the greens are quite fun to putt on. Don't miss out on the fun, grab a friend and sign up to play.
Where: Padang Golf Pangkalan Jati
When: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 699.000 IDR/person
As always; we request players are at the course 1 hour early.
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 Dog,
R&A First Grade Umpire.
Test the Ground around your Ball
The ball comes to rest in an area where roots or non-visible stones or rocks can be expected. Is it allowed to test the ground around the ball (e.g. with a tee or a small stick), whether the club could hit an unseen root or stone during the stroke?
Yes, but the position, the area of the intentional stance or swing of the player are not allowed to be improved and the ball not moved.
A player's ball marker was pressed down by a competitor in stroke play deeper into the ground. Does the competitor get a penalty?
No. However, if the ball marker was moved and the original spot cannot be determined, then the competitor receives a one stroke penalty. If this pressing down was permitted from the player whose ball was marked with the ball marker, then nobody is penalized.
A Ball Marked on Any Side of the Ball
A player wants to mark his ball to the side rather than behind; is this permitted?
Yes. There is no rule which designates a special position for the marker. It is not permitted to improve the line of play with the marker (e.g. press down a piece of long grass in front of the ball with the marker).
If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to email@example.com and our Rules Guy 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.