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

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

Another great day for our second round at Rancamaya with a fantastic turnout of 70 players for the second week running! A big thank you to everyone for the tremendous support.

Despite some light rain early on in the round we all teed off on time via shotgun start and were all finished in plenty of time to enjoy the usual spectacular sunsets over Gunung Salak.

As we see every week these days, newcomers and guests joined us, a big welcome to: Bastian Armbruster, Jannes Tjaden, Romas Djailani, Ronnie Yoong and Thompson Situmorang and some faces we haven't seen for a while - Michael Mueller, Steve Lowry, Dennis Kuehne, Ed Bender, Ralph Duckworth, Simon Oxley, Mark Johnson and the ever cantankerous Fernando Gaggino - just to stir things up a bit!

Eagle Juice!

So, to the play: An interesting mix of skill prize winners this week with Rod Williams and Richard Mau taking the Nearest to the Pin prizes. Youth ripping their drivers with Shlok Rajeev and Jannes Tjaden taking the Longest Drive prizes and the girls, Juju Juhaeriah and Velma Yolanda taking the Drive & Pitch prizes. Terence Martin took the Putting Champion prize on a 3-way count back. Juju's Drive & Pitch was in fact an Eagle 2 with her approach shot holing out - but not the only eagle this week with John Brown making the green in 2 on the Par 5 13th and holing his putt for an Eagle 3.

Ed Bender took the little bat home winning this week's Booby Prize whilst Bastian Armbruster enjoyed his walk around the course taking the Most Exercise Trophy.

Mo De Groot played a great round taking the Lowest Gross.

We had 3 players in the count back for the top prizes with Dewi Williams, Holger Molendyk and Steve Lowry all in contention - but it was Holger who took the Runner Up prize leaving the way for Steve Lowry to take the Little Dog home and become this week's Champion.

A big congratulations to all our winners this week!!

Everyone getting ready with a friendly Welcome!

Always be careful where you walk!!!

A great Birdie Putt David!

Being only the second week of the Eclectic there's a lot of movement as usual at the top of the Leaderboard with Holger at the top at the moment - but there's a long way to go so please check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.

Now we move into our 3rd week at Rancamaya, so grab a friend and sign up now and don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners. Please also make sure you have confirmed that your preferred playing partners are their preferred paying partners! Please note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.

  • Where: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, April 15, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 990.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

See you all 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.

This week the following question came up.

Situation: The ball ends up in a pile of leaves, collected fallen branches or cut grass.

Is it possible to take relief without penalty?

The answer is yes, if they were put together for storage or pick up by a person or a machine, not by chance by wind or other natural reasons. If it was done by an animal, free relief can be taken as well.

Your ball comes to rest in a greenside bunker. In making the backswing for the stroke, you touch a leaf in the bunker with your club.

What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty.

B - You get one penalty stroke.

C - You get the general penalty.

Correct answer A

Explanation: Before playing a ball in a bunker, a player may remove loose impediments and movable obstructions, so they do not belong to the bunker itself.

A player plays their second shot, searches for the ball briefly and then announces they will go back and play a provisional ball. They drop and play the provisional from where they played their previous stroke. The player then continues searching for the original ball and finds it within three minutes of when she first started searching for it. What is the ruling?

A - The player must continue with the original ball.

B - The player must continue with the provisional ball.

C - The player may choose whether to continue with the original ball or the

provisional ball.

Correct answer A

Explanation: See Rule 18.3c. As the original ball was found within three minutes, the player must continue with the original ball.

As a player is about to replace their ball on the green, they accidentally drop the ball on their ball marker which causes the marker to move. What is the ruling?

A - There is no penalty and the ball or ball marker must be replaced on its

original spot.

B - The player gets two penalty strokes and the ball or ball marker must be

replaced on its original spot.

C - The player gets one penalty stroke and the ball or ball marker must be

replaced on its original spot.

Correct answer A

Explanation: There is no penalty if the player, opponent or another player in stroke play accidentally moves the player’s ball or ball-marker on the putting green.



Charity For Rancamaya

Our Charity for this series is Tanya's Ministry which provides clothing, fellowship, food and the gospel to people in need. Check out our Charity page for more information.


If you would like to purchase a D.O.G.S. shirt please get in touch with John Brown or send an email to

WhatsApp Groups

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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