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

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

Another healthy turnout with 53 players playing Round 2 of the Rancamaya tournament. The course was able to get players started ahead of schedule and had us teeing off well before noon. With the exception of a short rain the weather was good albeit a bit hot. Pace was good and most players got around in less than 4-1/2 hours.

Welcome to Sami Sivola, Carol Lindsay and James Korbilas. Thanks for coming out. Don't be strangers.

Rey Moore had her driver working taking both Longest Drives. Just what the men need another big hitting lady. Roger Finnie had his entire game working well, taking Putting Champion, Lowest Gross and Weekly Champion!

Robson Drumond and Colin Shanks didn't manage to get any prizes this week but that didn't stop them from posing with our mascot Fritz.

Looking good gents.

Congratulations to all of this week's winners!

Full Lowest Gross and Eclectic standings can be viewed at our Leaderboard page.

This course is a pleasure to play, don't miss out on the opportunity to join us for a round. Grab a friend and sign up for our next round.

  • Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart: 750.000 IDR/person

As always; we request players are at the course 1 hour early.

The Starter informed us last week that they expect the course to be quiet due to Ramadan. It his highly likely we will get an early start. If you arrive after 11:00 you may find we are already on the tee box.

To register:

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 Dogs,

Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel,

R&A First Grade Umpires.

What counts as a stroke in golf?

Strokes are obviously the means by which golfers advance the ball around the golf course, and each stroke is counted as part of keeping score (including penalty strokes)

Under the Rules of Golf, any stroke in which you intend to hit the ball counts. It does not matter how far the ball goes. If you swing and miss, and you were trying to hit the ball, then it counts.

A ball must be fairly struck with the head of a club in freely swinging the club in a forward movement without anchoring it.

If the player stops or alters his swing in an effort to miss the ball and does not make the ball move, then there is no penalty. There was no intent to strike the ball.

You are not allowed to push the ball, scrape it, or scoop it, or use any part of the club other than the clubhead (any side of clubhead) to strike the ball (note; other material may intervene between ball and clubhead during stroke). You are not playing croquet so do not stand across line of play when making stroke!!

Wrong ball: Any stokes played with the wrong ball do not count, however a golfer must correct his mistake by playing the correct ball from the original lie adding a two-stroke penalty, disregarding all the shots played with the wrong ball. If mistake is not corrected player is disqualified.

Wrong Place: When playing from the wrong place depends on the seriousness of the breach. If it was a minor breach the player can complete the hole counting all strokes and adding a two-stroke penalty. If it was a serious breach (i.e., obtain an unfair advantage) the player must correct his mistake by playing from the correct place, adding a two-stroke penalty, disregarding all the shots played from the wrong place. If mistake is not corrected player is disqualified.

Accidently hitting the ball with a practice swing: The stroke does not count (no intent), but the ball has been moved and must be replaced on original spot by adding one stroke penalty for moving your ball.

On the putting green: If player’s ball accidentally hits any person, animal (includes a worm or ant or like), or movable obstruction (excludes a ball at rest, but not a moving ball, and the flagstick) the stroke does not count (even if holed) and must be replayed from original spot. If you proceed with original ball where it came to rest, you will be playing from the wrong place.

Lastly, striking the ball twice in one swing movement only counts as one stroke, there is no penalty.

If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to and our Rules Guys, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel will answer on our website.



Player Safety

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.

D.O.G.S. Local Rule for Rancamaya

Rancamaya has identified internal out of bounds on several holes by white stakes (as per local rules).

In order to speed up play the D.O.G.S. Committee has decided to implement a D.O.G.S. local rule only applicable for play during our Rancamaya 2021 tournament.

As per the Rules of Golf (rule 18) if a ball is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds the player must take stroke and distance relief.

Alternatively, for a two-stroke penalty, the player may take relief by dropping a ball on the fairway that is nearest to the point where the ball crossed the edge of course boundary to go out of bounds but not nearer to the hole. This option may not be used if a ball is known or virtually certain to come to rest in a penalty area.

Once a player has moved forward their only relief option is as provided by this local rule and not stroke and distance relief. If a provisional ball was played the player must proceed with provisional ball.


Upon completion of your round the D.O.G.S. kindly request all players to total up strokes, putts and Stableford points on their scorecards. Scorecards should then be signed and submitted before going to showers. Incorrectly filled in cards may be rejected at the committee's discretion.

President's Challenge

1 result last week.

  • Juju Juhaeriah won against Gary Danskin by Gary's withdrawal

Challengers are on the lower rung and should initiate the request to play. Check out the board to see who you are playing against and get your match scheduled.

D.O.G.S. and Tee Set Weekend

The date for our weekend with Tee Set has been set. See our dedicated page for details.

For those who would like to go to battle against Tee Set for the D.O.G.S. team please get in touch with Captain Doug McQuater to let him know you are available.


GoodGameGolf has shirts available that they will put our logo on for us. Price is 399K IDR plus 50K for the logo.

Sizes available are:

Grey: XS, S, M, XL

Green: S, M, XXL

Yellow: XS-XL

purple: S-XL

Sizes are Indonesian so they are smaller than the other shirts we have been getting.

If you would like to order one please send a note to us at

Prepayment required.


Please remember to log your scores into the App before heading to the showers after your round.

In order to ensure we have the most accurate handicap players should log their outside D.O.G.S. rounds into mygolf2u. This video shows how to create a round in the app.

If you prefer to enter your scores at home the web portal found at is quite helpful. You can use it on your PC.

We do check on players indexes in the Tee Set database and will use the lower of the 2 handicaps should we find there is a significant difference.

If you play a course that is not in the database please share your scorecard with us and we'll get it added.

Should you need assistance please contact Rod Williams and he will be happy to help.


The beneficiary of our Rancamaya tournament charity is Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI). Bill Lloyd, long time Dog and D.O.G.S. Sponsor, is a supporter of ASTI and hosts a golf tournament each year of which proceeds are donated to ASTI

Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia is a non-profit organization operating a rescue center in West Java, Indonesia for trafficked animals belonging to Indonesian protected species. We take care of the animals and get them started on a rehabilitation program so that they can eventually be released back to the wild. We are currently taking care of approximately 80 animals, including cats (Sumatran tigers, leopard cats), primates (gibbons, siamangs and monkeys), birds (eagles, parrots, cassowary birds) and reptiles (crocodiles), all victims of poaching and the illegal pet trade confiscated by the West Java Department of Natural Resources Management or handed over to us by private citizens.

WhatsApp Group

We have 2 WhatsApp groups for members; our Chatter group which is used for sharing jokes and non-D.O.G.S. related information and our Updates group where we share information specific to D.O.G.S. rounds. If you would like to be added to either or both of these groups please send us an email with your cell phone number to

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