Updated: Jan 31
Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
Another good turnout for our 3rd week at Modern Golf & Country Club with 41 players vying for the Little Dog. Perfect weather and the usual mini shotgun start got everyone off on time and finished well before dark. There had clearly been a lot of rain overnight making the course fairly damp so lift, clean and place on the fairways was the order of the day.
Some newcomers to mention this week with Nelli Boguslavskaya and Andrew Goode joining us. Welcome back after a couple of years to James Ross. Gaurav Shirke, Diarmuid Flanagan, and Jeremy Oberoi all made it out of quarantine in time to play; good to have you back guys.
First order of business was the final of the 2021 President’s Challenge matchplay championship between Juju Juhaeriah and David Moore. David was giving Juju only 4 shots which was sufficient to see David take the trophy 6 & 4. Congratulations!
Remember, it’s not too late to sign up for this year’s President’s Challenge matchplay; so if you haven’t already, please let Kevin Dobson know as soon as possible.
Now to the day’s winners.
No multiple winners for the skill prizes for a change this week, with Jude Alexander and Ezra Alexander taking the Drive & Pitch honours, Gaurav Shirke and Andrew Goode the Longest Drive prizes and Terence Martin and Holger Molendyk the Nearest to the Pin honours.
Our Roving Reporter, Tribhuvan Singh, captured the video of Holger showing his appreciation of the sleeve of balls he won, or so he thought!!!!
Sami Kekonen certainly got his putter working, taking the Putting Champion prize. Vinay Mathur, welcome back, had a rough day winning the Booby prize and newcomer Nelli Boguslavskaya had the most Exercise; keep going Nelli, it can only get better.
Gaurav Shirke made his return felt by shooting only the second round in the 70’s of this Eclectic series taking the Lowest Gross. Tribhuvan Singh was Runner Up scoring a very respectable 40 points but the ever effervescent Hana Yusuf had the round of her life to be our Weekly Champion and take the Little Dog home with an amazing 50 points; maybe a D.O.G.S. record. Hope you enjoy your much reduced handicap now!!!
Congratulations to all of this week's winners!
The eclectic is starting to take shape now we’re at the halfway stage with Tribhuvan Singh holding a 2.5 shot lead at the moment. Still plenty of time and much can change, as we so often see. The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or on the app.
Thanks again to all of you who enter your scores into the mygolf2u app and for letting Rod know who you would like to play with each week. This certainly makes the admin much easier. Also, don’t forget to take photos and send them through so we can post them on the weekly write up, it all adds to the fun!
So grab a friend and sign up for next week’s round. Please let Rod know your group preferences as soon as possible. We are likely to have a shotgun start again so please be there in good time.
Where: Modern Golf & Country Club
When: Saturday, January 29, 2021
Tee Off: 12:00
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 900.000 IDR/person
Rod & jb
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.
We got another request for the clarification of the situation, that a ball is in bounds but lies directly next to a wall which is marking the out of bounds (OB) area (it has white OB marks on it). Is it allowed to take free relief?
The answer is no. The marked wall is already a part of OB and so it is not an immovable artificial obstruction on the golf course. Relief is only possible if the ball is declared unplayable and one penalty stroke must be added.
Relief in this case is within 2 club (not putter) lengths not closer to the hole or on a line from the hole over the unplayable ball position as far back as the golf course lasts. On the line means maximum 1 club length right or left from the line.
There are new comments on the rules about players and caddies behind a striking golfer.
For the game not on the green the following rules apply:
There is no rule, which disallows the other player to stand behind a striking player. It is against the etiquette and the player may ask everyone to go out of his sight, so the player is not disturbed.
The caddy of a striking player is generally not allowed to stand behind the player, but if that happened by mistake and no support was granted, there is no penalty. If support was given, a one stroke penalty applies and the player must take a new position without the support of the caddy.
For the game on the green the following rules apply:
On the green nobody is allowed behind the player in the moment the player is positioning himself for the put.
If the caddy of the player is behind the putting player (close to the putting line), a one stroke penalty will be given to the putting player.
If another caddy or another player is standing behind the putting player from the moment the player starts taking his putting position the caddy’s player or the player will receive one stroke penalty.