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D.O.G.S. Second Round at Rainbow Hills Golf Club

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

A total of 46 players made the trip up the hill this week for our 2nd round at Rainbow Hills. The traffic seemed to be kind as all were there in good time and, despite the course being busy in the morning, some groups were able to get off a little early meaning all were finished in good time and in the daylight! Remarkably the weather was also kind despite the significant storms we have been seeing late afternoon and into the evenings over the past week; we'll get to the dry season at some time I guess!

It does seem we will be able to get some groups off a little early each week so please try and get there in good time; it makes a big difference given the number of flights we have each week.

Great to see Timo Karonen back, although it doesn't seem that long ago since he said he was leaving back to Finland for ever. Also, good to see Steve Sutton back after a long absence and hopefully we'll be seeing more of both guys in the future.

So, to the play:

Richard Mau is clearly enjoying the white tees, being over 65, by taking one of the Longest Drives, this week's Putting Champion and the Lowest Gross prizes; the white and red tees on Hole 7 on the Stone Hills course are a long way forward of the blues; hey, it is what it is!!!

The other Longest Drive was taken by Sarah Brown, the Nearest the Pins by Jens Roestel and Patrick Chaundy with Yarub Obaidalla and Robson Drumond taking the Drive & Pitch honours.

Sebastian Braun was a double winner this week taking both the Booby Prize and the Most Exercise; hey, at least you went home with something which is more than most of us!!!

We needed a count back this week to separate our top winners but Leon Bivolaru couldn't quite make it and had to settle for this week's Runner Up.

This meant Okkie Nikijuluw took home her first Little Dog becoming this week"s Champion. Congrats Okkie.

Congrats to all this week winners.

So, with 2 weeks now complete in this Eclectic Series we are starting to see some movement at the top; Willy Noronha is still holding onto his early lead but is definitely being chased by a number of strong contenders. Still a long way to go!

The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app and sorry about the hiccup (or cock up depending on how you look at it) in the eclectic scoring, all is well now.

There was one match play this week in the President's Challenge with Tim Knight defeating Rod 1Up.

So, next week will see us reach the halfway stage at Rainbow, so grab a friend and please sign up early and let Rod know your preferred playing partners as usual.

  • Where: Rainbow Hills Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 860,000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

See you on the course,

Rod & jb


The Rules and what it means when we play.

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

In this week we got a request for a ruling on the following situation:

A player hits the ball out of bounds (OB) and the ruling was announced from the committee that the rule with the drop with 2 penalties is in place.

Where the ball can be dropped?

The ball can be dropped between the point, where the ball passed the OB line and the closest point of fairway, but not on the fairway and not closer to the hole.

Another questions was:

If a player touches the sand with the club during backswing, is this permitted or is there a penalty.

There is a penalty: In stroke play: add 2 strokes In match play: loss of hole

In match play, a player moves a leaf lying close to his ball in a penalty area and in doing so causes his ball to move. What is the ruling?

A - The player gets one penalty stroke and must replace the ball.

B - There is no penalty and the player must replace the ball.

C - The player loses the hole.

Answer A

Explanation: If the removal of a loose impediment causes the ball to move, the ball must be replaced on its original spot. As the moved ball was not on the putting green or in the teeing area, he gets one penalty stroke.

During the first round of a 36-hole stroke-play competition which was scheduled to be played on one day, a player having holed out at the 3rd hole, plays a practice putt on the 3rd green. What is the ruling?

A - The player gets a two stroke penalty.

B - The player is disqualified for practising on the course before the second


C - There is no penalty.

Correct answer C

Explanation: The permissions for practising in Rule 5.5b override the prohibitions in Rule 5.2b in that a player is allowed to practise on or near the putting green of the hole just completed even if he or she will play that hole again on the same day.



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