Bruce’s Weekly Update 13Jan15

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Country Club News!

Hello all members, sponsors & patron

For update on Club news go to the Club website…

www.dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

CORPORATE BOWLS

The first round of the Corporate Bowls season has just completed with a very close finish posted for both the Tuesday and Wednesday night teams

The winning team for Tuesday night was Bring Back the Grass with team members Andrew Bromley, Neil Parker, Alistair Johnson and Shane Partington The team was ecstatic with their win and have already made plans to win the next round to go into the Cowaramup Challenge and win that also.

Three teams finished on 10 points for second spot but Dad’s Army managed to sneak in before Team Norton.

The Wednesday night competition finished this week with a number of teams snapping on each other’s heels.  The Good Goers had a win over the fancied Waterspouts which had appeared to be running into the winning circle but this loss forced them out and they dropped to 5th place and the Good Goers snuck into 2nd spot with D Triple J running 3rd.  The overall winner was Bar McFlys with the team of Shaun Costello, Damien Mazzucchelli, Ryan Haigh and Sam Allen.

They said no way Bring Back the Grass would beat them!!

Huge thanks and appreciation go to all the sponsors including Palmers, Amigos, Artezan, Rivendel, Eagle Bay Brewery, and two new sponsors for Wednesday night, Solutions for Hair and Beef by the Reef which donated two huge legs of Christmas Ham to be raffled off.

Not winning anything but certainly the best fancy dressed team is Captain Pirate who stole the hearts of many!  Well-done to all team over both nights and many, many thanks to all the volunteers.

Bowls News

The men’s bowls section competed for the Leeuwin League in the Inter League round robin held at the Donnybrook bowling club.

It was a great outcome for Leeuwin who finished second overall behind the Murray and Districts league with Southwest third and Blackwood finishing fourth.

Congratulations go to Mike Brown, Merv Mott, Dennis Frost and Ben Tas whom were all selected to represent the Southwest Zone at Middleton Beach Bowling Club in the inter Zone Round Robin.

Thursday Social bowls attracted 37 players.

Golf News

40th ANNIVERSARY YEAR COURSE CONSTRUCTION: 1975 -2015

Our 40th Anniversary Year, Summer Golf Season, got off to a good start on Saturday 3 January with a 1.00 pm start and playing 14 Holes.

Winner was Ron Carmody on a count back from Barry Jackson both with 32 points. The Course has plenty of run whilst several birdies were scored also.

Summer Scroungers commences on Wednesday 7 January at 1.00 pm playing 14 holes.  Names in by 12.45.

Vets Golf 2015 Season of 22 Fixtures

Intending Members wishing to play in this year’s Vets must be paid up with Delegate Jim Robertson by end of January to play in the first fixture at Capel

Course Works in Progress

Thanks to the heavy machinery of Mike Brown, brought all the way from his farm in Wickepin, together with Barry Jackson on the Club tractor, a number of large dead trees, limbs and stumps have been removed and stacked ready for burning at the first available opportunity.

Further renovation work on several greens is to be followed up.

Notification of this work will be advised.

We are also working on submitting a proposed Three Year Plan for Golf so that we may be able to attract some outside grant money to enable improvements to be carried out.        Pics of some of the current work around the course:

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Car park Upgrade Commencing

Work on the Club’s car park will be commencing tomorrow 14th January.  The car park will be closed for sweeping on Wednesday, with the car park lines being remarked on Thursday.  Parking is available in the vacant block adjacent.

Junior Section

Junior Bowls Championship Series will resume on Friday 6th February.

Junior Tennis has an upcoming tournament. “2015 Dunsborough Junior Open” This will commence on the 22nd of January and has been organised by Junior Tennis coach Paige Newhill                                                                                                                                              Junior Tennis Coaching is commencing every week thanks to Coach Paige Newhill.

Cyclists have been enjoying evening time trials once a fortnight on a Monday.

Friday Night Dinner

It was a very busy last Friday night with 100 in for dinner. Kirsty is preparing another delightful meal for us all to enjoy this week Friday night menu 16 01 15.  Booking can be made via email, phone or the booking sheet in the Club’s foyer.  Please book by midday Friday to avoid disappointment.

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The Members Jackpot was not claimed on Friday and the jackpot total for this week is $1100.  Come along to the Club on Friday for your chance to win.

“2015 Dunsborough Junior Open” tennis tournament 22 January 2015

Organised by Club Tennis Coach – Paige Newhill the “Dunsborough Junior Open” (round robin) tennis tournament will be held on Thursday 22 January 2015.

There will be two mixed divisions competing.  Under 10’s and under 14’s. Tournament play begins at 9.00am.  Entry fee is $10 per player. Maximum of 60 entrants.

To register please contact Paige Newhill on 0488820553