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

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

So, we headed into the third round at Rainbow Hills - the halfway stage in this Eclectic Series with 55 players making the trip up the hill.

Fortunately, due to the long weekend, the course was relatively quiet in the morning, so we were able to get going 30 minutes earlier than usual - a good thing with 14 flights. Some newcomers this week so a big welcome to Ashwin Pau and Bradley NamKoong and a welcome back to some faces we haven't seen for a while, Sam Westen, Jay Punongbayan and Detlef Blumke.

We also said farewell to Dave Keddington who is moving on to pastures new as he leaves Indonesia shortly - keep us updated with your new life Dave, it's always good to have new stories for our D.O.G.S. Tales page on the website.

Beautiful weather this week saw all players finish in very good time with all the prize giving done in daylight for a change.

So, to the play: Some accurate shots off the tee saw Hitoshi Maruyama and Bryn Griffiths take the Nearest to the Pin prizes. Reysia Moore and Sam Westen had their drivers on fire taking the Longest Drive honours whilst young Jannes Tjaden played a couple of very accurate approach shots winning both the Drive & Pitch prizes.

Rosie Tjaden showed us how the short stick worked becoming this week's Putting Champion. Alas, Detlef Blumke's return was greeted with the Booby Prize whilst Dewi Wardoyo had a long walk winning this week's Most Exercise Trophy.

Dave Keddington left his leaving mark winning the Lowest Gross on a count back whilst yours truly, Rod Williams had to settle for the Runner Up slot leaving the way for by far our oldest player - sorry mate - Laurie O'Connor to have a great round taking the Little Dog home becoming our Weekly Champion - say goodbye to that handicap!

A big congratulations to all this week's winners.

Minn Tun showing us his skills again - and not just taking video's on his phone!

So, at the halfway stage there is no movement at the top of the Eclectic Leaderboard with Juju still holding on to her lead - but the chasing pack are hot on her heels with 3.4 separating the top ten and only 2.1 the top five. There's still a very long way to go so please check out the full standings on our Leaderboard page or in the myGolf2u app.

So now we head into the fourth round so, as we say, grab a friend and sign up and don't forget to let Rod know your preferred playing partners. Please also make sure you have confirmed that your preferred playing partners are their preferred playing partners! Also note that signing up early helps a lot in getting things ready with the club - thanks.

  • Where: Rainbow Hills Golf Club

  • When: Saturday, June 10, 2023

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee: 860.000 IDR. Includes cart and caddie fee

To register:

See you all 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.

The ball was rotated on the green to fit the line on the ball with the intended putting line. The ball marker was already removed. There is no penalty, because the ball was not

moved from its position only rotated in its position.

A - True

B - False

Correct answer B

Explanation: Even an intentional rotating of an unmarked ball must be regarded a ball movement and so a one stroke penalty applies.

In a match, a player’s ball is stuck in a bush. The bush itself is growing from an area of ground under repair but the ball is hanging outside of the ground under repair. The player takes free relief using the spot on the ground directly under where

the ball lies to measure out the relief area. The player drops the ball in the right way and plays their next stroke. What is the ruling?

A - The player loses the hole for playing from the wrong place.

B - There is no penalty.

C - The player gets one penalty stroke for taking relief for an unplayable ball.

Correct answer B

Explanation: Ground Under Repair includes all of what is growing in it, even the branches hanging outside the GUR line.

In stroke play, player A asks player B what the distance is to the centre of the green and if there is a bunker behind the green.

Player B answers both questions.

What is the penalty?

A - Both players get two penalty strokes.

B - There is no penalty.

C - Player A gets two penalty strokes.

Correct answer B

Explanation: Advice does not include the location and distance of things on the course.

A player's ball is in bounds, but they have interference from an immovable obstruction that is out of bounds. The player takes relief from the immovable obstruction and plays the ball. The player has proceeded correctly.

A - True

B – False

Correct answer B

Explanation: There is no free relief from an immovable obstruction that lies out of bounds.



Fiona Unity Foundation

Charity barrel donations from our Rainbow Hills Tournament will go to the Fiona Unity Foundation. A non profit organization founded in 2014 to support the Poor and underprivileged on the island of Lombok.


If you would like to purchase a D.O.G.S. shirt please get in touch with John Brown or send an email to

WhatsApp Groups

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