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
Once again we were blessed with delicious after round snacks provided by Lili Bristow. This has become a regular feature of D.O.G.S. games and we are highly appreciative of Lili for her efforts. It may surprise everyone to know that the cost of bringing this food is borne entirely by Lili herself. Next time you are enjoying one of her tasty treats please remember to thank her personally.
The great golf and competition aside, the real point of the day was to raise funds for YHOG and their charity supporting facial reconstructive surgery for infants and children with cleft palates. All game fees collected were donated to YHOG. In addition to this, while serving Lili's savory pastries a collections hat was passed around and the proceeds of the collection were donated on behalf of Lili Bristow. We are happy to report game fees and donations raised 8,401,000 IDR. Thank you to JAWS, Lili and all of our D.O.G.S. members!
As per usual when weather stops play, all improvements on holes completed were entered into the Eclectic scoreboard. The latest standings can be viewed on our Leaderboard.
It may look easy to players turning up for these events but there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make things run smoothly. A big THANK YOU to Sarah Brown for the arrangements and enduring constant requests to "push the course for an early start", making sure we were given a shotgun start and getting underway on time, ensuring that the restaurant staff was attentive and keeping outside groups from squeezing in . JAWS committee members Divya Ahuja, Chris Lever and Simon Reynolds did a great job rousting the JAWS to come out for a weekend game. As always great job by Doug McQuater, Craig Edwards, and Kevin Dobson, who had double duty as MC and YHOG representative, on organizing flights and collecting scores. We also noticed you, Gary Danskin, helping with the collection of cards and fees. Apologies to those I have missed.
Week 3 is now done and we are at the halfway point of our tournament and we find Andy Coop sitting atop the standings thumbing his nose at the rest of us. Fernando Gaggino, who somehow turned up wearing the wrong shirt this week, is not far behind and Gary Danskin is peering over both their shoulders keeping them honest. The rest of the pack is also right there and can easily overtake the top 3. With 3 games to go there is still lots of opportunity for someone to rise up and win the Big Dog. Come join us for our next round.
Where: Permata Sentul Golf Club
When: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Tee Off: 12:30
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 750.000 IDR/person
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See you at the course,
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Each week we get closer to online scoring. To make the transition smoothly we need players to use the mygolf2u app. Thank you to everyone who has signed up and especially to those who are entering their scores. As we move forward on this it will become more and more important for players to take responsibility for their scores being input correctly.
Even though we are moving to online scoring, scorecards will still be required and in the instances where there is a discrepancy between what is in the App and what is on the scorecard the scorecard will take precedence. That is if it is filled out correctly. These are common errors which will, at some point in the not too distant future, cause a scorecard to be rejected.
Not signed by player and scorer
Tee box used not ticked
Incorrectly calculated Stableford points. This rules for this are quite simple and available on the scorecards. If you need help, just ask.