D.O.G.S. Second Round at Pondok Cabe Golf Club

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

A total of 58 players turned out for our second round of this Eclectic series and the annual D.O.G.S. vs POCKSIA match play competition. 23 POCKSIA and 35 D.O.G.S. players, with a few overlaps made up the numbers. The weather wasn’t as kind as it could have been, with a continuous light drizzle and occasional heavy rain bursts. However it didn’t disrupt play and we got off on time with a full shotgun start thanks to the management of Pondok Cabe who essentially closed the course for us.

Both societies fielded 8 two person teams for the match play games but more on that later.

Following the round Nyetik BBQ had delicious hamburgers waiting for us which were thoroughly enjoyed by all while the results were being compiled.

Avnish Patankar brought along some samples of his Microgreens product to taste. Everyone agreed the were very good. See Avnish directly for more information on them.

In the regular D.O.G.S. round of the Eclectic series, for which all players were eligible, young Shlok Rajeev took both a Nearest to the Pin and Longest Drive prize. Alex MacGregor taking the other Nearest to the Pin and Sami Kekonen the other Longest Drive honours. The Drive & Pitch prizes were taken by Mike Webb, who had gone over to the dark side by playing for POCKSIA, and David Moore.

Uncharacteristically Ezra Alexander won the Booby Prize; he must have had other things on his mind!. Bill Lajousky saw more of the golf course than anyone else taking the Most Exercise award.

Dave Keddington’s putter was clearly working, or he just missed a lot of greens, making him this week’s Putting Champion. Actually, maybe he did hit all the greens in regulation as he also took the Lowest Gross honour yet again.

Count backs are almost becoming the norm these days with Diarmuid Flanagan missing out on the top prize and taking the Runner Up position with Alex MacGregor winning his first Little Dog to become this week’s Champion.

Congratulations to all of this week's winners!

The Eclectic is starting to take shape with Dave Keddington holding a 2.4 point lead over James Bristow but there’s still a very long way to go. The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.

Now to the D.O.G.S. vs POCKSIA match play. Eight teams from each side battled it out for the annual honours and trophy. Each 2 man team posted their better ball net against the opposing team. The good guys prevailed again taking the honours and the Trophy 5½ to 2½. Better luck next time POCKSIA !!!! and thinks to all the D.O.G.S. team players who secured such a convincing victory. Go D.O.G.S.!!

This is always a tough contest and with this years win the D.O.G.S. now hold a slight edge in the series with 3 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws.

The full results were as follows:

Next week will reach the halfway point in this current Eclectic series so register early please.

So, Grab a friend and sign up for next week’s round. Let Rod know your group preferences as soon as possible please as usual.

  • Where: Pondok Cabe Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, March 5, 2021

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart:

850.000 IDR/person cart sharing

700.000 IDR/person walking

To register:

Rod & jb


The Rules and what it means when we play.

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

A strong gust of wind causes a players ball to move on the putting green before she has had a chance to mark, lift and replace the ball. The player must replace her ball on the original spot.

A - False

B – True

Correct answer: A

Explanation: If natural forces (such as wind or water) cause the player's ball at rest to move, there is no penalty and the ball must be played from its new spot. There is an exception to this which states that if the ball on the putting green moves after it had already been lifted and replaced, the ball must be replaced on its original spot, however as the ball had not been lifted, that does not apply here.

In a stroke-play competition, A, B and C were drawn by the Committee to play together starting at 9.00 am. A and B were present at the appointed time. C arrived at 9.02 am, after A and B had teed off, but just in time to play in the correct order. What is the ruling?

A - C is disqualified

B - There is no penalty.

C - C gets a penalty of two strokes.

Correct answer: C

Explanation: As C arrived and was ready to play within five minutes after his starting time, he gets a penalty of two strokes for failure to be ready to play at the start time established by the Committee. If C had arrived more than five minutes after his starting time, the penalty would be disqualification.

On the first hole of a stroke play competition, a player uses his distance measuring device before he hits second shot and then again before his third shot. The device had the ability to make an adjustment for slope and this was turned on. What is the ruling?