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D.O.G.S. Third Round at Pondok Cabe Golf Club

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

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

Another great turnout with 49 players making the journey for our third round at Pondok Cabe Golf Club. Good to welcome Richard Mau back, we haven’t seen you for a while. Also, welcome back Mike Skornicki, who hasn’t played with the DOGS since 2010, way back in the early days, great to have you back Mike.

The club got us off on time with a mini shotgun. It’s worth saying that mini shotgun starts are becoming the norm these days so please try and make allowances for the inevitable traffic and get to the club in good time, it just helps us all get away on time. Thanks in advance.

After a quick start with sunny weather, we were only a couple of holes in and a very windy storm hit us causing the tree at the side of the 11th green to collapse! However, the staff were on hand with chainsaws to remove the debris. Very quick action by the club staff, impressive! So after a short’ish delay, play resumed with the rain falling, albeit not too hard. Only a very few decided to call it a day but they hung around the clubhouse to greet the rest of us as we finished, by which time they had consumed a fair amount of refreshment; what else are you going to do with 4 hours to kill!!

Some multiple winners this week with Douglas Ure taking a Nearest to the Pin and Drive & Pitch prize, and young Shlok Rajeev taking both the Longest Drive honours. Alex MacGregor yet again took the other Nearest to Pin with Richard Mau getting the other Drive & Pitch honour.

Honey Maung had a long day by all accounts taking both the Booby and Most Exercise prizes, don’t worry your handicap will quickly settle down as you get more scores in. Hitoshi Maruyama came out of self-isolation to play some great golf becoming both our Putting Champion for this week and shooting the Lowest Gross. Andrew Goode was this week’s Runner Up and not surprisingly Hitoshi Maruyama became this week’s Champion winning his first Little Dog; finally he’s starting to catch up to wifey Velma. It took you awhile Toshi san! Maybe Toshi san was spending all his time on his indoor driving range whilst in self-isolation!!!

Congratulations to all of this week's winners!

So this week got us the halfway stage in this Eclectic Series with Dave Keddington still holding onto the top spot but a lot of movement under him. Still a long way to go as we so often see.

The full standings can be seen through the links on our Leaderboard page or in the mygolf2u app.

We had a few matchplay rounds for the President’s Challenge with:

  • Rod Williams defeating Velma Yolanda 2 & 1

  • Hitoshi Maruyama defeating Douglas McQuater 5 & 3

  • Jens Roestel defeating Koko NayHtut 4 & 3

And, earlier in the week,

  • Holger Molendyk defeated Vijay Sarashetti 4 & 3

Please remember to get your first rounds in by the 20th of March

We also said a sad farewell to Bill and Ruth Lajousky who are heading back to the US for good. We shall certainly miss them and we wish them good health and happiness in all they do in the future.

Next week is our fourth outing at Pondok Cabe, so grab a friend and sign up for the round. As usual, please let Rod know your group preferences as soon as possible.

  • Where: Pondok Cabe Golf & Country Club

  • When: Saturday, March 12, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart:

850.000 IDR/person cart sharing

700.000 IDR/person walking

To register:

Rod & jb


The Rules and what it means when we play.

Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel, R&A First Grade Umpire.

On the putting green, a player marks and lifts her ball. After replacing it, a strong gust of wind causes the ball to move. The player must replace her ball on the original spot.

A - False

B - True

Correct answer B

Explanation: If a ball on the putting green moves after it has been lifted and replaced, the ball must be replaced on its original spot

A player drops a ball in the right way in the relief area when taking a drop under a Rule. The ball hits the ground first but then accidentally hits her foot before coming to rest in the relief area. The player must drop the ball again.

A - False

B - True

Correct answer A

Explanation: A player has completed taking relief when a ball dropped in the right way comes to rest in the relief area. It does not matter whether the ball, after hitting the ground, touches any person, equipment or other outside influence before coming to rest. If the ball comes to rest in the relief area, the relief procedure is complete and the ball must be played as it lies.

In match play, if a player plays a ball from outside the teeing area when starting a hole, the penalty is loss of hole.

A - False

B - True

Correct answer A

Explanation: When starting a hole in match play, there is no penalty for playing from outside the teeing area, but the opponent may cancel the stroke and require the player to play from inside the teeing area.

A player is entitled to free relief when his ball is embedded in the rough.

A - False

B - True

Correct answer B

Explanation: Relief is available for a ball that is embedded in the general area (except when it is embedded in sand in the general area). General area of a golf course is the fairway, the rough, the bunker, the green and the penalty zones.

If you have any questions about rules please drop us a note to and our Rules Guy Jens Roestel will answer on our website.




Look for our charity barrel after the round. Please note, players are not expected to donate every week; our goal is 1 donation of 100K per player per tournament. The donations are given to a worthy charity at the end of each tournament. These can be seen on our Charity page.

This Friday we will be delivering the donations from the Modern tournament to ANZA during their Friday morning coffee session. If you would like to come with us please drop a note to anyone on the committee.


Rancamaya has been booked and the rounds are on our schedule. This year JAWS will be joining the D.O.G.S./Tee Set weekend and we have turned it into a 3 day affair. Check out details on our dedicated page.

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

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