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

Updated: Mar 10

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.