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.
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 email@example.com and our Rules Guys, Rudie Basson and 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.<