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D.O.G.S. Third Round at Rancamaya Golf Club

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

Our third week at Rancamaya saw another good turnout with 54 players making the “no traffic” journey down the toll. The weather looked a bit more ominous but the rain stayed away and we got off on time with the usual shotgun. Play was a bit slow, just a gentle reminder to keep the pace up please, but all were finished before sunset which is the main thing!

A big welcome back to Arne and Rosie Tjaden, great to see you back after a long absence, also welcome back to Leith Day and a big welcome to newcomer Sebastian Krack. A big thank you to Johannes Spies and Sebastian Krack for the generous supply of IOI Beer, very much appreciated and they are also supplying more for the big weekend next week!

Obviously the craft beer works as Sebastian Krack managed to take one of the Nearest to the Pin prizes with Rey Moore taking the other. The ladies prevailed again with Okkie taking one of the Longest Drive prizes but the men through Dave Prosser took the other. Indar Dhaliwal and Tribhuvan Singh took the Drive & Pitch honours.

Simon Oxley had his putter working becoming this week’s Putting Champion. Laurent Bessieres was this week’s Booby Prize winner and Sandra Novita clearly enjoyed her Saturday afternoon stroll through the countryside and got the Most Exercise doing it!

Simon Reynolds must have thought his Lowest Gross would be enough to win the top prize but alas it was only good enough for the Runner Up honour. So this week’s Champion and the winner of the Little Dog was Terence Martin.

Congratulations to all of this week's winners!

So with only one round to go in this shortened Eclectic Series Jude Alexander’s lead has been cut to 1.5 making it wide open coming into next weekend’s final round. Check out the full results though the links below or though the mygolf2u app. The Lowest Gross average will be determined over 3 rounds this time and it’s still wide open!

So now we come to the big weekend next week at Rancamaya. Just to remind everyone…..

The weekend begins Friday afternoon, approximately 12pm tee off with the regular JAWS game, please sign up to JAWS on mygolf2u to register. After the round, in the clubhouse, there will be their usual prize giving and refreshments post round. They will also be hosting a spirits tasting session with a variety of whiskies, rums, gin and other beverages, all for a very modest donation to the charity pot for the weekend. As with last year, the Fiona Unity Foundation will be the beneficiary of Friday and Saturday's donations.

Saturday is the main charity day and the competition format will be 2-person scramble with men playing from the white tees; Tee off around 12pm with shotgun start. Your competition fee of Rp200k will be going to the charity and will get you a super mulligan (1 drive/1 fairway/1 putt) and 3 raffle tickets for the lucky draw to be held at the BBQ after the game. Additional mulligans, Rp50k each or Rp100k with 3 more raffle tickets are available for players to buy and raffle tickets will be on sale by themselves for players and non-players alike. Please sign up for the scramble on mygolf2u and advise Roger Finnie (08113891350) or Rod Williams on your scramble partner so we can prepare the pairings accordingly. If you need help finding a partner, make sure to let us know.

Saturday evening is the BBQ which will be held upstairs in the Club House, Rp350k a head and partners and spouses welcome and encouraged to attend. We have some generous sponsorship from IOI, Anker Beer, Kojo and others which will supplement the BBQ fare and oil the evening. As always you are welcome to bring a special bottle or 2 as well. Start time around 6.30pm and we will do the prize giving and raffle draw during the evening. Wine, whisky, green fee vouchers and several other prizes have been generously donated for the lucky draw and all proceeds of the day will go to the charity pot. Please let Roger Finnie (08113891350) know that you are coming to the bbq and if you are bringing a non-golfer along with you so we can cater for the correct numbers.

Sunday is our final round of this Eclectic Series with the Big Dog on parade so please remember to bring your Blue Jackets for the usual photo opportunity. Tee Set is joining the day and we will be having our annual matchplay competition with them for the Juergen Degert Trophy. If you haven’t already done so, please let Captain Dougie know your availability to play on the D.O.G.S. team. You will need to register through mygolf2u; pairings for the shotgun start at 12pm will be managed by Rod Williams as usual. To help those suffering from the night before, Meadow and Bone are organising a breakfast roll and tasting at hole 4 and other, thanks and appreciation to them for their support.

So, as we say, get up off the couch and grab a friend and sign up. As always, please let Rod know your group preferences as soon as possible.

  • Where: Rancamaya Golf Club

  • When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 22-24, 2022

  • Tee Off: 12:00

  • Green Fee + Golf Cart: 950.000 IDR/person cart sharing

To register:

Rod & jb


The Rules and what it means when we play.

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

In stroke play, a player bends long grass near her ball so that she can see the ball when playing her stroke. She plays her shot.

  1. The player gets one penalty stroke

  2. There is no penalty

  3. The player gets two penalty strokes

Answer: 3

Explanation: A player is not necessarily entitled to see her ball when making a stroke. By bending and moving the grass the player improved the lie of the ball and the area of intended swing contrary to Rule.

In stroke play, a player swings at and misses a wrong ball. What is the ruling?

  1. The player gets two penalty strokes and the stroke at the wrong ball is counted

  2. There is no penalty

  3. The player gets two penalty strokes, however, the actual missed stroke is disregarded

Correct answer: 3

Explanation: Since the player made a stroke at a wrong ball, the player gets the general penalty (two strokes in stroke play)

In stroke play, a player removes a post defining out of bounds which interferes with his swing. What is the ruling?

  1. The player gets two penalty strokes whether or not he replaces the post.

  2. The player gets two penalty strokes unless he replaces the post before making the stroke and eliminates the improvement by doing so.

  3. There is no penalty whether or not he replaces the post.

Correct answer: 2

Explanation: An out of bounds post is a boundary object which cannot be moved if it improves the conditions affecting the stroke for the player. However, as per Rule, there is no penalty if, before making the next stroke, the player eliminates that improvement by restoring the original conditions.

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



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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