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

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!