Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!
You just can't beat the sunsets from the Sunset Bar at Imperial Klub Golf. The golfing Pawang Hujan was kind to us with only a short sharp shower early on in the round then made way for a glorious afternoon for golf. With the huge turnout of 72 players, our maximum allowed at Imperial, the full shotgun off the front nine holes got everyone finished in good time.
Good to see Richard Mau's big party of guests from Hawaii which certainly helped boost the numbers but we managed to get all those on the waiting list in on the day. A gentle reminder to sign up early please!.
One of those on the waiting list who made it in the end was Arne Tjaden who celebrated his birthday with us on Saturday - Happy Birthday mate!
So to the play: Juju Juhaeriah had a accurate day off the tee and with her approach shots taking one of the Nearest to the Pin (very close to a hole in one) and Drive & Pitch prizes, the others going to Chris Anderson and Matt Heagney. The Longest Drive prizes went to Willy Noronha and Anirudh Katre - not easy to keep your drives in the fairway on this course - especially if you hit long!
A 3-way count-back was needed to decide this week's Putting Champion with the honour going to Leon Bivolaru. Anirudh Katre was on the podium again taking the Lowest Gross prize playing to his handicap - pretty impressive given it was only his second time playing the course!
Dewi Wardoyo found it tough going taking this week's Booby Prize and, as usual, Christian Berkenhoff yet again added to his collection of Most Exercise trophies - come on man - give someone else a chance!!
Richard mau had to settle for the Runner Up prize leaving the way for Terence Martin to take the Little Dog becoming this week's Champion.
A big congratulations to all our winners!!
Not sure what happened to Srinivas but he seemed surprised or shocked by something - or was it just the cigar!
It seems Sri was definitely in full party mood!!! - I won't mention JB!
So, we are at the half-way stage of this Eclectic series and there is still a lot of movement at the top with Richard Mau holding a slim lead at the moment - still a long way to go but it looks as if this one is going to go down to the wire - and so it should!
Please check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.
So, we come to the fourth week and for the remaining 3 weeks we will be shotgunning off the back nine holes - just to mix it up a bit! So, as we always say, grab a friend and sign up now and don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners. Please note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.
Where: Imperial Klub Golf
When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Tee Off: 12:30
Green Fee: 999.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee
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.
If you are taking your stance for putting, from this moment on, nobody is allowed to stand behind you close to your putting line.
If it is your own caddie doing it, you will get the general penalty (2 strokes in stroke play and loss in hole for match play)
If it is another player or the caddie of another player, this player will get the general penalty.
If your ball is in the rough, you are not allowed to bend the grass for easier access or taking out living grass so you can swing better.
The rule is play it as it lies. If you do not follow this rule, you get the general penalty.
If you hit your ball from the tee box, your ball must be within the tee box. The valid tee box is between the two coloured markers and then 2 club lengths straight back (not the putter) from the marker and all within that area.
If you play from outside this area you will get 2 strokes penalty and you have to hit again from inside the tee box.
If you hit your ball into a penalty area, you can not drop it closest to the point your ball touches the water/the ground of the penalty area.
If it is an area marked red, then you can drop the ball within 2 club lengths (never the putter) from the spot the ball passed the line, which defines the penalty area and not closer to the hole (there is no rule in golf, which allows you to drop a ball closer to the hole). Or you can draw a line between the hole and the point your ball passed the line, which defines the penalty area, and then away from the hole. Now you can drop the ball within one club length from this line. Add one stroke penalty in both cases.
For the yellow marked penalty area only the rule with the backwards line applies.
If your ball goes into a red marked penalty area and the marking is painted or marked on the outside part of a road, your dropping area might be on the road. Then you can drop the ball outside the road. You need to drop the ball between the closest point possible for relief and one club length away from the road. (it is not 2 club lengths, as it would be for the relief of the red marked penalty area).
ANZA Student Sponsorship Update
As you will recall the recipient of our Riverside 2022 tournament was the ANZA Student Sponsorship program. The D.O.G.S. donation was able to sponsor 6 students. We are happy to share the correspondence below from ANZA.
I have pleasure in sending you the first semester reports for the six students sponsored by D.O.G.S. for 2022-2023 and, as you can see, they are all doing really well, especially Qisya and Sarah whose results are brilliant! Dafy and Yoga are both about to take the Elementary Certificate so it's particularly good to see they are working well and likely to pass with good grades.
The second semester reports will be available at the end of June and I aim to spend my summer translating and formatting these ready for issue later in the year.
The Student Sponsorship Team is going out to all the schools later this month to pay the final quarter of school fees, and also to give stationery gifts for the new school year (we are a little early partly due to Ramadan but also because I am heading back to the UK in April).
Around this time we will start asking for sponsors to continue sponsoring for the new academic year and I hope you will want to keep sponsoring via the program.
With many thanks for your kindness and support,
ANZA Student Sponsorship Program Coordinator
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