Bruce’s Weekly Update 14th October 2015

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

This Sunday at 10.00 am is the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club AGM.  All members are invited to attend.  A reminder to all sections their reports need to be finalized for presentation.  There will be a complimentary drink and nibbles provided after the meeting.

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Two Dunsborough locals and country club members Paul Morton and Rhonda Oshanek have recently created and released their first innovative guidebook App for Android phones on Google Play. Fourteen months in the making, the App, called Margaret River Find the Fun, is a handy guidebook for a mobile phone or tablet.

It contains the best beaches, surf spots, road biking, mountain biking, hiking, attractions, cellar doors, breweries and things to do in the region. It includes a map of the mountain bike trails around the country club.

The most powerful feature is its maps never need the internet to work. This means that when you are in any of the numerous black spots in the region, the App will still work. How so? Well, you use your device’s GPS (100% free feature on your phone), to see where you are on the map. Once you know where you are, you can then decide where you want to go. Try doing that on a paper map.

You will never get lost on an unmarked hiking trail, mountain-bike track or 4×4 track again!

The App is free to download. Once it is downloaded, you will save money because it does not need your data or roaming to use 98% of the App. The only time you will use data is if you access an external website (to make a booking for example), which of course, needs the Internet.

It’s not only useful for tourists and visitors, but locals will also find it very useful.

They are on Facebook at: http://facebook.com/findthefunapps

To go to the download link on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=technology.grandma.margriver

Bowls News

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BOWLS NEWSLETTER

 Last Thursday’s Men’s Social Bowls attracted a field of 36 players which allowed for 12 teams of Triples.

 Winners: Des Munroe, Rob Pollard & Geoff Benn

R/Up:       Ken Holyoake, Keith Rowell & Tom Reynolds

Consolation:   Bill Sawkins, Bob Randall & Bill Marwick

 On Saturday the Capel Annual Challenge was played at Dunsborough.

Five teams of Fours participated with Capel and Dunsborough each winning two games, losing two & drawing one.

However Capel won overall.

 Sunday saw the Mr B Fours Championship being played. Due to the lack of support for this event ( only 7 Team nominating) the event was played as a one day Knockout competition.

Winners: Mike Brown, Ralph Don & Rod Winchcombe

R/Up:       Geoff Benn, Geoff Oddy& Brian Marwick.

The Plate was won by Dennis Frost, Kelly Allsop& Bill Marwick

R/Up were Rob Prentice, Norman Gage & Rob Pollard

Congratulations to the Winners & all who competed.

 Today will see the second day of the Busselton Challenge played in Busselton.

 Next Monday the Ken Rowell Mixed Fours event will be held.

Players are reminded to have their teams nominated no later than 5.00 pm this Friday.

Rob Pollard

Captain

 

Golf News

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Men’s Golf Newsletter

13 October,2015

 (Ron Carmody Capt)

The  final Round 5  of the A & B Grade Stroke Championship was played last Saturday and saw Barry Jackson continue his current good form by winning the round with a 74 gross giving him a Net 64 for the A Grade section closely followed by Stephen Robertson shooting an 81 Gross giving a Net score of 69.

Mark Embry scored an 87 Gross Net 72 and John Crute shot a Gross 90 giving a Net 77.

In the B Grade   Ian Potts scored a   Gross 96  giving a Net 74

John Teal                   Gross 97                   Net 75

Doug Macpherson     Gross 98                    Net 71

Jim Parry                   Gross  100                 Net 68

Ken LittlefairGross    Gross 100                  Net 74

Ron Carmody            Gross  105                 Net 72

The best three scores of players over the five Rounds will be calculated to arrive at the Championship results and will be announced and presented at the end of season fixture.

Well played to you all.

 Coming Fixtures

Wednesday   14 October     -Scroungers.Names by 11.30  Hit Off  12.00

Visitors Welcome

Saturday         17 October    Memorial Day   Stableford Event 

                                                         – coordinated by Jim  Parry

Names in by 11.30 for 12  Noon   Hit Off- Visitors Welcome

Wednesday      21 October Vets Match at  Binningup

Names to Mark Embry by this Wednesday 14 October.

 The Quiz Night  last Friday was a full house event  and all entered into the spirit of the evening with good fellowship and a good selection of prizes tempting all.

Ladies Golf would like to thank everyone for their support

 (From the Gallery)

Scottish Caddie –  “It will take you three fine shots to get there in two,Sir.”

 Busy Bee   –   Burn Fire heaps on No 4 and 11 has been completed.

                          Thanks to all volunteers.

Croquet News

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Pennants: Congratulations to our pennant team who had a great win over Halls Head 1 in their first hit out for the season last Thursday. Terry Herd, Raelene Willis and David Bell all won their matches and the overall hoop score was 55 to 29.

The next two matches are home matches. The new court has been marked and the hoops are ready to be positioned. Because of poor growth on one end the dimensions have been altered slightly, but the greenkeeper is keen for the court to be used as all the hard work has been focused towards getting the surface ready so we are able to host pennant matches. On Oct 15th we host Bunbury Central and on the 21st the other Bunbury Club, Moorabinda. Thank you to those who have helped with preparations.

This is only our third year playing pennants and our captain, Terry Herd, is organising the South West Pennant competition.

Quiz Night: Congratulations to the Bells, Drakes, Herds and Kate Speedy who took out the honours at the Golf Section’s Spring Quiz Night. The other croquet table came equal fourth. Well done to the Golf Ladies. It was an enjoyable night with thought provoking questions. Does this prove it takes more than sheer brute force and luck to get through those hoops, or did we chose intelligent spouses!

Summer playing times:

Association Croquet: Tuesdays and Fridays 8.15 – 12.30.

Newcomers welcome between 10.30 and 12.30 on Fridays. Tuition and equipment is available.

Golf Croquet: Wednesday and Friday afternoon 3pm – 5pm. Names in by 2.45pm please. Cost is $3 per session for members, $5 per session for non members. N

 

Friday Night Dinner

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Kirsty will be cooking for us all at the Club this Friday evening.  Come along and support the Club and enjoy a delightful meal.

Friday Night Dinner Menu

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6.30 pm

Main

Creamy pesto chicken breast

Roast baby chats

Lemon fennel & lentil salad

Homemade garlic aioli

Vegetarian Option (please pre-order) 

Fennel & coconut tart

Dessert 

Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream

 

Adults: $22.00

Children: $14.00 (under 12)

Bookings: Phone 97553250

Email: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

To book your table Click Here

 

Friday Night Jackpot

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The Members Jackpot was not won on Friday.  This week’s jackpot will be $1000.  Members must be financial and present to claim.  The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm in the Club rooms.

Keep Smiling!