Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!,
59 players turned up for our match play game against JAWS to raise funds for YHOG. Despite the course being quite busy in the morning we were well taken care of in the clubhouse while waiting for our start. The course got us out on the tee boxes at our scheduled tee time and we were given a shotgun start.
Before start of play Remon Moerman sent his regrets; he was unable to join as he needed to spend the day at home taking care of his dog who was recovering from surgery. Thanks for cheering the D.O.G.S. on via WhatsApp Remon.
Play was moving along steadily with the match play teams involved in fierce competition when the weather decided to stop cooperating. After plenty of sunshine the previous 2 weeks we were treated to a big storm complete with lightning.
The course sounded the siren and a large portion of players headed back to the clubhouse, while others decided to wait out on the course. After a considerable delay play was begun again but most were only able to get in a few more holes before more rain chased everyone off the course for good.
With most players completing 12-16 holes it was decided there would be no Little Dog for this round and we would make draws for prizes except the skill prizes. For the 3rd week at this venue one of the Lady Dogs took a longest Drive with Sarah Brown's huge drive on 5 proving to be unbeatable. Katsuaki Takahashi was back with us after a short hiatus and took the other LD. Pieter Nielen-Groen & Steve Sutton were the Nearest to Pin winners and Simon Reynolds & Jan Mueller took the Drive & Pitch awards.
In addition to the D.O.G.S prizes Gary and Jan hosted a lucky draw for their Water Cleanser product. If you didn't win sorry but they are worth listening to if they give you a call.
Aside from our weekly game there was the inaugural Fins vs Fangs Cup being contested. JAWS turned up with a large, highly motivated force to compete for the trophy. They also shrewdly scheduled 2 games at the venue recently and with a few crossover players in each group it's safe to say that D.O.G.S. and JAWS players showed up in equal numbers; there would be no home course advantage for this showdown.
After a long day dueling in hot and humid conditions and then rain, the team captains Dougy McQuater (D.O.G.S.) and Tarlok Singh (JAWS) agreed to cut the competition short due to the weather with the matches being called as they stood. One has to wonder if the JAWS guys somehow conjured up the rain; being creatures of the sea they seemed to thrive in the wet conditions. Once the results were tallied it was revealed that JAWS had eked out a thin 1 point victory over the good guys.
Congratulations to JAWS and to all players who fought hard for their respective teams.
Fins & Fangs Cup Final Results
JAWS win 5 games
DOGS win 4 games
Draw 3 games
JAWS Bayu Julius & Divya Ahuja won 6 up 4 to play vs D.O.G.S. Tribhuvan Singh & Gary Danskin
JAWS Chris Lever & Vijay Sarashetti won 4 up 3 to play vs D.O.G.S. Axel Hertzke & Jochen Overberg
JAWS Simon Reynolds & Aidan Lopon won 2 up 2 to play vs D.O.G.S. Jens Roestel & Pieter Nielen-Groen
JAWS Bob Subash Adwani & Nick Goodwin won 1 up 6 to play vs D.O.G.S. Mark Johnson & Kevin Dobson
JAWS Ola Jernberg & Fernando Gaggino won 1 up 2 to play vs D.O.G.S. Eric Mary & Indar Dhaliwal
JAWS Gaurav Shirke & Avnish Patankar AS 6 to play draw vs D.O.G.S. Malcolm Collis & Katsuaki Takahashi
JAWS Randy Albert & Parman Frans AS 2 to play draw vs D.O.G.S. Douglas McQuater & Tom Grace
JAWS Aleksi Tiihonen & Hari Taufik AS 5 to play draw vs D.O.G.S. Steve Sutton & Craig Edwards
JAWS Arief Darmawan & Yudi Laksito 4 dn 6 to play lost vs D.O.G.S. Jari Antikainen & Sami Kekonen
JAWS Fitrat Ameer & Audie Kaunang 4 dn 5 to play lost vs D.O.G.S. James Bristow & Andy Coop
JAWS Tarlok Singh & Rahmat Makkasau 2 dn 7 to play lost vs D.O.G.S. Dave Prosser & Ian Pemberton
JAWS Bobby Cangkrama & Sari Smith 3 dn 5 to play lost vs D.O.G.S. Michael Mueller & Juju Juhaeriah