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D.O.G.S. Third Round at Rainbow Hills Golf Club

Updated: May 30, 2022

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

Another beautiful day up in the hills at Rainbow with 40 players making the trip. The weather was perfect for golf - cool breeze and even the sun got through giving us some great views.

We welcomed some visitors from overseas, Issac Thambi, Sujoy Sen, Werner Leton and Rick Zanker and good to see Mick Dodsworth and Craig Edwards both of whom we haven't seen for some time - welcome back!

It was also Honey Muang's Birthday which we all helped celebrate with a good rendering of Happy Birthday followed by some delicious cake. Thanks for sharing your day with the DOGS Honey!!

Now to the play.

Sujoy Sen enjoyed his visit by winning one of the Nearest to the Pin and Longest Drive prizes with Andrew Mackin and Richard Mau taking the others. Terence Martin and Derek Tully went home with the Drive & Pitch honours with Richard Mau showing us yet again how to putt being this week's Putting Champion - again!

For the Booby Prize and Most Exercise we had a unique event! A count back between two guys in the same flight for the Most Exercise - which went to Werner Leton and the Booby Prize to Craig Edwards who was also in the same flight!!! - not sure we've ever had that before and with a combined gross of 472! - some reference to a bottle of Vodka the night before was mentioned! - no doubt much enjoyment resulted!

The ubiquitous Richard Mau was our Lowest Gross winner as well as taking up the Runner Up prize this week. This week's Champion and the winner of the Little Dog was Indar Dhaliwal - well played and congrats!

Congratulations to all our winners this week.

So we are now at the half way stage in this Eclectic Series and the race for the Blue Jacket and Big Dog is getting tense! A change at the top with Jeremy Oberoi now holding the No.1 position - but there's still a long way to go!

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

So, next week will see us reach round 4 of the series at Rainbow, so grab a friend and please sign up early and let Rod know your preferred playing partners as usual.

  • Where: Rainbow Hills Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 860,000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

See you on the course,

Rod & jb


The Rules and what it means when we play.

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

In match play, a player marks the position of the ball on the putting green, lifts the ball and sets it aside. By mistake, she putts the ball from the spot at which she set it aside. What is the ruling?

  1. The player incurs a penalty of two strokes and must correct her mistake by replacing the ball at the correct spot before playing from the next tee.

  2. The player must correct her mistake by replacing the ball at the correct spot otherwise she loses the hole.

  3. The player loses the hole.

Answer: 3

Explanation: When a ball is lifted, it is out of play - see the Definition of "In Play" and "Wrong Ball". When the player made a stroke at the ball which was out of play, the player played a wrong ball, the penalty for which is loss of hole.

In stroke play, a player has interference to his stance from an immovable obstruction and he is entitled to free relief under Rule 16.1. He determines his nearest point of complete relief with his five iron (as that is the club he would have used had the immovable obstruction not been there) and drops the ball within one club-length of that point, no nearer the hole. The ball settles down in the rough and the player changes his mind and plays the ball with a sand wedge out onto the fairway. What is the ruling?

  1. The player gets a penalty of one stroke.

  2. There is no penalty.

  3. The player gets a penalty of two strokes.

Answer: 2

Explanation: Once the ball is dropped, it is back in play. The player must then decide what type of stroke will be made. This stroke, which includes the choice of club, may be different from the one that would have been made from the ball's original spot had the condition not been there.

A player plays her second shot from the fairway, searches for her ball briefly and then goes back and drops another ball under penalty of stroke and distance. Her original ball is then found within three minutes of when she originally starting searching for it, and before she played the dropped ball. What is the ruling?

  1. The player must continue with the dropped ball.

  2. The player must continue with the original ball.

  3. The player may choose whether to continue with the original ball or the dropped ball.

Answer: 1

Explanation: Once the player put another ball in play under penalty of stroke and distance, the original ball is no longer in play and must not be played.



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