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D.O.G.S. Third Round at Modern Golf & Country Club

Updated: Mar 30, 2021

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

These Dogs decided to stay home and relax

50 players turned up for our 3rd round excited to chase the elusive improvements and be positioned well for the second half of this tournament. Everything was looking great with the course getting us started early. Alas, not long after play was underway the rains came. Never enough to make players quit but just the right amount to slowly soak you to the skin. The round was played under bouts of softly falling rain and sun shining. Nonetheless everyone played on and completed their rounds in relatively short time.

Welcome to Dennis Faxholm, Jonathan Soew and Reza Arafat who came out for their first round. Thank you for joining and we are looking forward to seeing more of you gents.

Last tournament the bridges of Riverside were the subject of many photos; this tournament it looks to be "What is Tim Knight wearing today?"

I think we can all agree this is an improvement (albeit slight) over last week's attire.

Gary Danskin had his usual good round taking a Drive & Pitch and Lowest Gross with a 76. Robson Drummond posted 41 points but lost in a count back to Shashvat Pandey for Weekly Champion. Well done Shashvat!

Congratulations to all of this week's winners!

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

We are past the halfway point now and the race for the Big Dog gets serious. There are also 3 Little Dogs up for grab. Get in on the action and sign up to play.

  • Where: Modern Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart: 875.000 IDR/person

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

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,




Courtesy of fellow Dogs, Rudie Basson and Jens Roestel- R&A First Grade Umpires.

The Rules and what it means when we play.

Abnormal Course Conditions (including Immovable obstructions) – Free Relief – Rule 16

The purpose is to show by illustration (thanks to own professional golfer Hana Ariestya) how to correctly take free relief from an immovable obstruction.

Interference from animal holes, ground under repair, immovable obstructions or temporary water are collectively called abnormal course conditions therefore free relief procedure is the same for all of these conditions.

A few general remarks:

  • When taking free relief you can either use the ball you were playing with or interchange it with another ball.

  • Relief for abnormal course conditions is not available in Penalty areas. You can only take penalty relief in terms of Rule 17.

  • When your ball is in the General Area your relief is in the General Area (there is no differentiation between what was previously called rough and fairways).

  • In Bunkers free relief is only available inside the Bunker, but there is an option to take relief outside the bunker but with one penalty stroke

  • Remember free relief is determined from the nearest point, not the nicest point.

Scenario: A Drainage Grid in the General area (an immovable obstruction)

Taking free relief from an immovable obstruction is one club length from nearest point of complete relief (not one club length measured from the ball or one club length measured from outer limits of immovable obstruction).

Do not confuse this with the fact that when taking penalty relief you measure two club lengths from the ball at rest in any direction not closer to hole (i.e penalty relief for unplayable ball for lateral relief option).

For free relief from immovable obstruction you must take relief from the side or point that is the nearest point of complete relief (not to the nicest point). As per the photo the two balls lying on a drainage grid each has its own nearest point of complete relief. It may be a bit ridiculous to apply this to a drainage grid but it does bring the message home.

When can you take free relief from Immovable obstruction?

When is relief from immovable obstruction not allowed?

Determining your nearest point of relief (the reference point).

Measuring and dropping the ball.

Let's see how it's done.

From the other side.

Simple as that!

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.

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


For those of you unfamiliar with the updated App this video shows how to enter scores on D.O.G.S. game days.

For entering scores outside of D.O.G.S. the web portal found at is quite helpful. 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.

President's Challenge

This weeks results:

Mark Johnson 2 up over Rod Williams

Jari Antikainen 6 & 5 over Diana Budiarti

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.


Our charity barrel is out after each round at the table where scorecards are turned in. Donations are voluntar and not expected to every week. Drop in anytime you wish.

The beneficiary of our Modern tournament will be Yayasan YPAI – Indriya and are related to D.O.G.S via Rod and Dewi Williams. Below is a bit of information from Rod.

This is a charity which was set up back in 2002 and primarily looks at educating children with special needs such as Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other mental and physical challenges. They operate a special school in Bogor which provides a number of special therapies for such children.

My wife, Dewi, and I first came to hear about this Yayasan through close friends who introduced us to one of the special projects set up and supported by the Yayasan. This particular project is called the Kouji Genki Project which is a small café situated on a small side street, Jalan Cibulan II, near to Senopati. This café serves coffee prepared by a special needs young man called Kouji. The café is small, simple, very clean and modern and serves good simple food. I would highly recommend it just to support young Kouji and the Yayasan. I have not been to the school in Bogor but I would plan to visit either there or the café again to present the D.O.G.S. donation.

We should all remember we live in a society that perhaps neglects children and young people with special needs and, as a father of 4 grown up children and 2 grandchildren, how blessed we are to have children without special needs.

Please support this important work.

Thank you Rod.

More information can be found on

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