Bruce’s Weekly Update 3rd November 2015

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

 

Seniors’ Week will be celebrated in Dunsborough on Thursday, November 12th. The Get Up and Go Activity Day will follow the same format as last year. Seniors’ are encouraged to  GET UP out of their comfort zone and GO and try something different.  Activities on offer are tennis, croquet, lawn bowls, carpet bowls, mah jong, scrabble, table tennis, guided bush walking and cycling. Cyclists will have the option of riding the trails or bike paths. Please bring your own bike, if possible.

An unsuccessful application was made to the COTAWA for funding so the organising committee, Frances Lismore, Helen South and Trish Flower, are grateful to the DDCC for generously allowing us to use their facilities without charge, and the Dunsborough Progress Association for making the Hall available for carpet bowls. A successful application to the Busselton City Council will provide funds to cover the cost of providing morning tea and lunch, so there will be no charge for participants on the day. We are most grateful to those mentioned because without their generosity it would not be possible to run the day.

The day will start with morning tea at 9.30am and a light lunch at 1pm will conclude the day. An RSVP by Monday 9th November is essential for catering. Please put your name on the list in the foyer, email manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au or phone the DDCC on 97553250.

Bowls News

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Today is the start of the Corporate Bowls season.  There is 96 players registered for both the Tuesday and Wednesday night.  We are looking forward to a great season

 

Croquet News

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Pennants: The 2015 South West pennant competition is now over. Congratulations to our team, Raelene Willis, Terry Herd and David Bell, who finished in second place overall, behind Bunbury Central. The only game they lost was the final match against Halls Head 2. Raelene won her match and Terry and David lost by very small margins. The final games were held at Moorabinda last Thursday and a meeting was held to set up the 2016 season. Dunsborough was thanked for their organisation of the competition this year and this mantle was passed to Halls Head.

Twilight Croquet: This will begin on Friday, Nov 6th. Arrive at about 5pm for a quick lesson, and then play until 6.15pm, finishing in time for the Friday Night meal. Cost will be $3 for members and $5 for DDCC social members and non-members.

 

Golf News

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Men’s Golf  Newsletter
2 November,2015
(Ron Carmody Capt)

Memorial Day Golf Event       

 Last Saturday Men’s Golf played the Memorial Golf Day Event – which was kindly sponsored by Jim Parry who unfortunately was unable to participate  on the day.The Memorial Day Event   recognizes the contributions  made by  Past Members over the years.

Besides being the trophy donor for the event Jim Parry wrote a short  article about the Golf Club story for the presentation.

“The Memorial Day Event  -2015, proudly and fondly pays tribute to the following for their valued  efforts and contribution over the past years.”

 Glynn Evans

instrumental in establishing the course when he brought in his heavy equipment and cleared the fairways .

Ray Jones

Green Keeper for many years and made modifications to the layout.

Ron Foster

Kept the lily and stinkweed population under control.

c.f  present lily population outbreak.

Bill Vickery

Before the bunkers on No 14 were filled in, Bill religiously raked them on Fridays for Saturday’s game for 13 years.  Bill served on the Committee ,and took part in many Busy Bees.

“Plugger “

Most will remember Bill as our Veterans’ Delegate but he served as Golf President and Scroungers’ Captain. He never missed a working busy bee.

Jack Davis

Our Green Keeper for many years – will always be remembered for his direct approach!

This year, 2015, has been a bad one for the Golf Section  with the sad loss of  Jim Robertson (Jay Are) and Rod Grist.

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Took over the Vets Delegates’  role from Plugger and served as Scroungers ‘ Captain. Jim was precise in his record keeping and served as Golf Treasurer for more than 25 years.

Rod Grist

Another Member who zealously took over the Green Keeper’s job and pesticide control for several years.

The Winner of the  Memorial Day Event  (stbd) for 2015 was Ian Potts with a score of 38 points on a countback from Mark Embry (38) and Ron Carmody(38).

Besides being Runner Up ,Mark Embry also was NTP on No 10.

John Teal took the Longest Putt novelty on No 18.

The Club Championship for 2015 

This was also part of the Presentations  made on the afternoon:

 Club Champion  A Grade    2015      Stephen Robertson  (Jim Parry –     Sponsor)

Runner Up                                                 Barry Jackson

Club Champion   B Grade   2015       Ian Potts(Ken Littlefair-Sponsor)

Runner Up                  Doug Macpherson

Eclectic  Gross Winner       2015       Barry Jackson            (Ian Potts  –       Sponsor)

Eclectic   Nett   Winner                         Doug Macpherson (Mark Embry –Sponsor)

 

Congratulations to all Championship Winners and Runners Up-  and

Thanks to All Players who participated throughout the season .

Full details of the Championship Scores are on the Golf Section Noticeboard.

Coming Fixtures

Wednesday   4 November     -Scroungers.    Names by 11.30  Hit Off  12.00

Visitors Welcome

Saturday     7 November     – Stbd  –  Club Event     12.00 Hit Off

Men’s Golf    AGM   Wednesday   11 November, 2015.

Ian Potts has sent out the Agenda and Nomination Forms for the up coming  2016 Men’s Golf Season.  There are also copies on the Club Notice Board Men’s Golf Section- Please take the time to read and support as necessary.

This is your Club  –  please exercise your privilege of Membership and give it your full support.

Golf will continue as per our fixture booklet  through to the end of December,

Finally ,Thank You to All our  Sponsors  through out the Season.

Your willing  support and encouragement  is sincerely appreciated .

 Ron Carmody    (On behalf of the Players)

 

Tennis News

2015 Junior Tournament

 

Tennis Lovers                       Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Inc.

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Raffle

 

$50

each ticket

limited release

 

First PrizeAustralian Open Quarter-Finals Package for 2 26-27 Jan ‘16

(incl. *** Accommodation, Rod Laver Arena Tickets and $800 Cash Air Fare Allowance)   – Value $3,200

Second PrizeHopman Cup Finals Tickets (2)9 Jan ‘16– Value$300

Third PrizeMoney back                                                                                        – Value$50

Ticket Sales close 5:00pm Sunday 6 December 2015

Raffle Drawn 3:00pm Monday 7 December 2015

Results published in Busselton Dunsborough Times Friday 11 December 2015

Permit No. LS207878115   Permit Holder: Greg Banfield phone (08) 9755 3250

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The Tennis Section are fund raising for new tennis courts (currently the ‘Superpit’ out the back!) and would appreciate support from members of the Country Club. If you are interested in winning one of the fantastic prizes on offer, please see one of the Bar Staff or a ‘Tennis’ person to get your ticket (or book of tickets if you feel you can help us sell the tickets). The number of tickets has been limited to 200 so you have a very good chance of winning one of the prizes. Don’t hesitate too long and miss the opportunity of tennis excitement.

 

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The final stage of the Cape to Cape Mountain Bike event rolled into the DDCC on Sunday 25th October. A great atmosphere was created on the 18th with Bootleg Brewery running a bar, DDCC sporting groups feeding the hungry hordes with their sausage sizzle. Event course marshalling has done by Cycle Club members and event parking managed by the DDCC.

1200 participants and their helpers descended on the region for the start of the event on Thursday at Cape Leeuwin. Day 1 was a gruelling day from Cape Leeuwin to Hamelin Bay. Friday Day 2 took the riders across country from Hamelin Bay to Xanadu Winery. Day 3 on Saturday saw the 1200 cyclists start at Xanadu Winery, roll through the main street of Margaret River to huge applause and bell ringing from spectators lining the street. The official start for the day was on Carter Road. This day was full of single track through the ‘pines’ and then cross country again to finish at Colonial Brewery. The fourth and final day on Sunday brought the riders from Colonial Brewery to the finish at DDCC along gravel roads, fire tracks, through ‘middle earth’ and the final bit of single track through the DDCC mountain bike trails.

Club management committee man and cycle club committee member Greg Banfield successfully completed the gruelling 4 day event after winning an entry by volunteering as a course marshall at the previous year’s event. The prize initially viewed as perhaps a ‘penalty’ but Greg trained and steadily and determinably rode the course.

Prior to the presentations Greg welcomed all competitors and supporters to the DDCC. Presentations to various categories were carried out with Dunsborough’s Sarah McLachlan taking out fifth position in the Open Women’s Category.

Other locals completing the event were Mike Longman, Matt Rodier, Rohan Brown, Jon, Chris, Lee, Roger, Martin, Ingrid, Mandy, Di.

Amber Nash, Elise Hanley, Helen Baker & Jenny Clark teamed up completing 1 day each and Mark Webster & Danni Clark also working together.

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Social MTB ride from Willow Springs to Nannup Sunday Nov 8. 9.30 am start at Nannup. Suit beginners, not technical riding, although expect some rolling gravel.
The plan is- meet at the end of Brockman St, Nannup at 9.30 am. (First turn right coming from Busselton after the Blackwood Bridge) There are BBQs, toilets, tiger snakes, tables, park area to play cricket, footy for the kids there. The Munda Biddi Trail runs through here also.

Riders drive to start point at Willow Springs, and remember to leave a car or two at the end point. Ride back to the picnic area and have bbq lunch. Distance about 25 kms, and the general terrain profile is mostly downhill.

Those wanting an easier ride could ride from the picnic area however far they feel like. The Munda Biddi Trail is well marked with yellow and blue markers.

BYO food and supplies.

More questions? Call Helen on 9759 1775

Please let me know if you intend to come along, reply by email to membership@dunsboroughcycleclub.org.au

 

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

6th November 2015

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6.30pm

Main

Portuguese chicken

Zucchini noodle mint & feta salad

Roast baby potatoes

Vegetarian Option (please pre-order) 

Eggplant timbale with ricotta and spinach

Dessert 

Apple streusel cake 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 night.  This week’s jackpot will be $300.  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!