Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!
A good turnout for our second round with 52 players turning up. Some bad traffic caused several members to be late so we pushed our tee time 15 minutes later. Once underway players moved quickly around the course trying to finish before the rain. This did not happen. A heavy rain did not stop play but it made sure everyone got wet. Nonetheless all were in clubhouse and in good spirits well before darkness fell.
Unfortunately David Moore was unable to join us due to being stuck in the hospital with dengue. This did not stop Rey Moore from playing; she did not seem too worried about her husband. Get well soon David!
Michael Mueller and Dave Keddington were both away but shared a few photos to let us know they were thinking about the D.O.G.S.
It's been awhile since Meher Noronha played with us but she's obviously been practicing; she took a Longest Drive and Drive & Pitch. Sam Westen got the other Longest Drive and Riche Tiblani the other Drive & Pitch along with a Nearest to Pin. Octa Abram won the other Nearest to Pin with a very close shot on 11.
Richard Mau was putting well enough to take Putting Champion and Joseph Peries was very happy about his Low Gross 75. Poor Willi Noronha thought he had the Little Dog sewn up with is 43 Stableford points but had to settle for Runner Up as Robson Drumond took the Weekly Champion honours with 46 points.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Current Eclectic and Lowest Gross standings can be seen on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.
This tournament is moving fast, we are already heading into the halfway point, so grab a friend and sign up early. Don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners.
Where: Riverside Golf Club
When: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Tee Off: 12:30
Green Fee: 950.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee
See you on the course, Rod & jb
PS. We are still getting questions about our 4th round with Tee Set. See below in Announcements how the day will be handled.
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.
Out of Bounds
Maybe you get lucky and your ball remained in play, but now it’s near an OB boundary and that OB boundary is a chain link fence that inhibits your swing. In that situation, unfortunately, there’s no relief from the boundary object. You can take unplayable ball relief for one penalty stroke.
One other note: If your ball is in bounds, you are allowed to be standing out of bounds and still play the shot.
You hit your drive into the rough off the tee, walk to where you think your ball is and hit your second shot short of the green. You chip your ball up on the green with your third but when you mark it you realize it’s not your ball. Now what? In match play, the hole is over because the penalty for playing a wrong ball is loss of hole. In stroke play, the proper way to proceed is to correct your mistake. That means that you need to go back and play your original ball. Hopefully, you will be able to find it, and if you do, you add two strokes as the penalty for playing the wrong ball, but you don’t count any of the strokes you hit with the wrong ball. You’re hitting 4 and you play on.
If you can’t find your original ball within three minutes of searching, it is then determined to be lost. Unfortunately, now you must take the stroke-and-distance penalty for this and return to the tee. Once there, you add the two strokes for playing the wrong ball, and now you’re hitting 5.
Red penalty areas give you three relief options, yellow gives you two
There is one notable difference between the options a player has when taking relief after hitting a ball into a red penalty area versus yellow. Red stakes allow players to also take lateral relief (up to two club-lengths no nearer the hole) from where the ball entered the penalty area in addition to returning to the spot from the previous shot and back-on-the-line relief where you can drop anywhere on an imaginary line drawn from the hole through the spot where the ball last crossed into the penalty area. The last two are the lone options if the penalty area is yellow. All options require a player take a one-stroke penalty, but the player does also have the option to play the ball as it lies.
Tee Set joining Round 4
Tee Set has requested to hold their Annual Championship and play with us during Round 4 at Riverside. The D.O.G.S. are always happy to help other societies and support them, as such, we have agreed to share the course.
There are a few things to note:
While all registrations for the day will be done in our (D.O.G.S.) myGolf2u game, there will be 2 distinct games going on; D.O.G.S. regular Eclectic game and Tee Set's championship game. Our myGolf2u Master, Rod, will be handling the subtleties of this.
If you wish to play D.O.G.S. only, just sign up and turn up at the course as per normal. Your 950K green fee is payable to course upon arrival and 100K game fee is collected when you pick up your scorecard from Rod.
Players have the option to play in both games if they wish, but if you intend on playing in the Tee Set Championship you must register with them as per conditions posted on their website. To our knowledge you will not be able to decide on the day that you would like to participate.
If you have signed up for Tee Set's Championship but wish to also participate with the D.O.G.S. you must notify Tee Set administration and our committee that you are playing in the D.O.G.S. game also. There is no extra charge but it is important that this is noted as Tee Set will be passing us game fees for players who declare they want to play D.O.G.S. also.
If you have any questions you can post them to our Updates WA group, send us an email or ask anyone on the committee in person and we'll provide feedback.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org