Hail the D.O.G.S.!!!!!
A very big day with 46 players joining us for our 3rd round at Riverside. As has become the norm here, the start was uneventful with players leisurely teeing off right on time from the 1st and 10th tees. Outside groups were kept from mixing in, allowing the D.O.G.S. to move around the course at a methodical pace and enjoy their afternoon. The overcast skies kept the temperature down but the air was a bit humid making things a bit sweaty. Rains always seemed about to breakout but with the exception of a short rainfall never materialized. All in all a very enjoyable day at the course.
Despite the best efforts of the restaurant to usher us out early many D.O.G.S. hung around well after dark enjoying some after golf beverages and regaling each other with stories about the great shots made during the day.
Welcome to Hanny Nakai, David and Rey Moore and to Matt Timbrell and Rika Maulida all who played their first D.O.G.S. round. Welcome back to Kathy Scalabre as well as Bill and Ruth Lajousky who are becoming regulars. Thanks for joining us and we hope you all had a great day and will be back soon.
Over the course of this tournament Guarav Shirke has been sharing photos of him posing on his favorite bridge. A couple others have gotten into this now. The challenge is on; let's see what the group comes up with next week.
As happens with most players during the Eclectic Gary Danskin ran into a wall (not sure sub 80 would be considered a bad round) this week, unable to make 1 improvement and for the first time this year we have someone else taking the Lowest Gross, Andy Coop with a 77. We're sure Gary will be back and hungry next week.
The talk of the day was Sarah Brown with her booming drives winning Longest Drive for both 9 and 18 by a large margin. Equally impressive was her Drive & Pitch on 8, just centimeters from the hole. Anyone would have been excited with an approach like that. However it turns out this was a source of disappointment since it was the result of Sarah missing her eagle attempt after driving the 8th! A birdie is a nice result nonetheless.
Malcolm Collis had a good day with his putter winning Putting Champion with 28 strokes. Newbie David Moore was the proud winner of the Booby Prize while Bill Lajousky had a good tour of the course to win Most Exercise.
Everyone's favorite Jekyl and Hyde golfer David Prosser played well gathering 38 points to come in as Runner Up to our Weekly Champion Roger Finnie.
Congratulations to all of our winners! Check out full results on our Leaderboard.
The course is in good shape and the D.O.G.S. are having a great time playing it. Come alone or grab some friends and join us for our next round.
Where: Riverside Golf Club
When: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Tee Off: 11:45
Green Fee + Golf Cart: 850.000 IDR/person
As always; we request players are at the course 1 hour early.
If you are going to be late or decide not to play, let us know so appropriate arrangements can be made.
See you at the course,
Courtesy of fellow Dog, Jens Roestel - R&A First Grade Umpire.
The Rules and what it means when we play.
Situation 1 – Tools of the Trade
You’re about to tee off when you notice some dirt on your Driver. You can spit on your clubface before playing a shot to clean it. However, if it is your intention to influence your ball’s movement and reduce spin to hit this is not allowed (disqualification).
You’ve finally perfected your swing, but your club lets you down with the clubhead falling off. However, depending on when the clubhead fell off, you might be able to retake the stroke. Whilst your clubhead falling off during the backswing of a completed swing which misses the ball doesn’t count as a stroke, if the situation occurred during the downswing it would count.
Situation 2 – Snake in the Grass
Guaranteed to cause confusion on the course, ‘loose impediments’ are defined by the R & A as natural objects such as stones, dung and insects that are not fixed, growing, solidly embedded or adhering to the ball. Whilst this might sound simple, in practice, it’s anything but.
Let’s talk about fruit first. Unsurprisingly, a half-eaten apple is considered a loose impediment regardless of whether there are any apple trees close by. However, if your ball becomes embedded inside an apple or any other piece of fruit, you must play the ball as it lies or declare it unplayable and face the penalty.
Whilst you can’t usually control wildlife, you can sometimes remove them. Whilst a dead snake would be treated as a loose impediment and can be removed, a live snake is classed as an ‘outside agent’ and therefore cannot be moved before continuing play.
But if the snake is dangerous the ball can be dropped outside the dangerous animal area, but not closer to the hole. (This applies also to the penalty area, it can be dropped outside the penalty area, if the danger would be within the whole penalty area - no penalty)
To ensure everyone's safety, players are reminded to follow the protocols set by Jakarta's COVID-19 Response Team:
Wear a mask properly wherever you go
Wash your hands with soap and running water regularly
Maintain a safe distance of 1.5 to 2 meters