Bruce’s Weekly Update 21st February 2017

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

Selling DDCC in the Dunsborough Shopping Centre!

Last Saturday DDCC and its sporting sections were on show at the Dunsborough Centrepoint Shopping Centre. On its first Promotion Drive, the Club set out to bring the Club to the people of Dunsborough highlighting its assets and attractions.

The sporting sections were available to talk about the sports played at the Club. Management was there to talk about facilities – dining room, bar, events and hire. The display attracted attention and the enthusiasm of the club members talking to members of the public was apparent.

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Thanks to Vicki frost for getting the Club pamphlets out on time and to all those members across the sections, who volunteered to be available to spread the message about how positive an experience it is to be a member of the Club. Joan Embry, Frances Lismore and Vicki were fearless in face of the public, they approached anyone and everyone!

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As a result of the Membership Promotion we already have 2 new members who came up to the Club on Sunday and joined.

Well done!

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD
12.00 NOON THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2017
TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING MOTION

Moved: Rob Prentice – 2nd Brian Morris.

“That the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Inc., apply to the City of Busselton for a loan up to $110,000, repayable over 10 years, to complete the replacement of existing carpet on A & B Bowling Greens.”

Secretary

Kaye L McCormick

SPONSORS/PARTNERS

Please make yourselves familiar with our Partners. They are promoted around the bowling greens and croquet courts and on our TV screen. They make a significant contribution to our Club and we should give them the opportunity to win our business.

This week we wish to acknowledge some of our Partners in Hello World, Dunsborough Signs, Dunsborough Outdoor Sports & Jenamar Electrical

SUNDAY LUNCH @ THE CLUB

Chef Colin Lyttle will be providing meals from 12.00 pm on Sunday’s. at the Club  The Sunday special will be a 300g rump steak, chips, salad and either a schooner of beer, a wine or a glass of sparkling for $20.00.  There will also be a choice of other dishes to choose from.  Meals are also available on Saturday from 4.30pm.  Come along and enjoy the new alfresco dining area.

 

More dedicated volunteers
Thanks Wendell & Janice

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FRIDAY TWILIGHT BOWLING 

Friday at 6.00pm (5.45pm arrive).  Mike O’Mara will be running  a social twilight popstick drawn pairs.  Cost is $5.00.  Cash prizes.  Great fun in a casual environment.  Stay on for dinner after bowling.

BOWLS NEWS

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MENS’ BOWLS

 

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Men’s Bowls

Janice Paddick-Hoover

Thursday Feb 16th :   There were 39 players in attendance and the winners on plus 51 were P Wilcocks and R Baudans, R/up on plus 33 were K Gibb and R Pollard.  The consolation with plus 20 went to T McCarthy and K Allsop whilst the MB award went to J Walker and B Logan.

Prior to the above games Wayne Coyle conducted a coaching clinic with 11 men turning up.  It was very well organised and much appreciated by those in attendance.  Many thanks to Wayne for giving up his time and talent to help the club.

Saturday Feb 18th and the Super Six was held at home against Margaret River for both divisions and all teams.  Both teams for Div 1 came away with 3 points to six whilst the reverse was given to Div 2 both teams,  6-3.

Andre Gil ran out of chalk marking all the touches provided by Ken Littlefair – “25” so it was said.  Must be a club record!

Sunday Feb 19th saw the start of the men’s Professional Singles Championship and some great bowls were on display.  It was well organised and  it ran very smoothly.  Rob Pollard thanks all the helpers again, – to run something successfully it takes a team.

The semi final of the Plate was run on Sunday despite being scheduled for Friday night.  Thanks to Rob Prentice for agreeing to this extra game as his opponent Dennis Frost could not make the early start for Friday but confirmed he could be there for the final.  As it stands Rob is in the final.

The other games continue to be scheduled as announced.

Tom Reynolds plays Ben Tas in the other Plate semi.

The two championship semis will be played between K Gibb and G Davies, and G Benn and C Williams.

The games start with a roll-up at 12:45.

Come one and come all for some great games and give these players some atmosphere.

You won’t see any better bowls anywhere, so “do yourself a favour” and “come on down”.

 

LADIES BOWLS

LADIES’ BOWLS WED 15TH FEB.

6 teams of three played  3 games of the Championship Triples.

All games were closely contested, with only one team winning three games.

The last round of the Triples will be played on Wed March 1st.

Wed 22nd Feb will be social bowls.

 

CROQUET NEWS

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Were you wondering about the beautifully arranged tables set up in the Sportsmen’s Bar on Friday? Not a wedding, but the annual Croquet Presentation Dinner. Lovely floral decorations were by Raelene Willis.

About 30 croquet players, sponsors, and invited guests enjoyed the dinner (thanks Colin and staff), getting dressed up, and catching up with each other from the different croquet codes.

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Three players took off most of the awards -think Max Kewish (GC Singles, Ricochet Doubles, & Jumps); Terry Herd (AC Singles, AC Doubles) and Raelene Willis (Ricochet Doubles, R.Up AC Singles). However the goodies were spread around with Barbara Miller & David Chopping (GC Doubles), Glen Mackiewicz  (GC R-Up singles) , Vaile Drake (AC Doubles), Steve Mackiewicz (President’s Award) and Kate Speedy (most improved) also taking home of trophy.

Twilight Croquet

We extend a welcome to all visitors who would care to join us in a game of golf Croquet,  Friday evenings 5 pm for a 5.15  start, finish by 6.30 in time to enjoy a meal at the club

Equipment available cost $6.00.

GOLF NEWS

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Dunsborough & Districts Country Club

 Newsletter   Men’s Golf Section     21 February,2017                             

  (Ron Carmody –Capt)

 This week’s  games are on Wednesday and Saturday with names in by 12.45 for 1.00 pm Hit Off. 

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No 14 Green gets a facelift .  Should be back in use soon.

Last Saturday  

Winner  Barry Jackson with a score of 31 . Mal Williamson Runnerup on a countback  from Doug Gilchrist with a score of 30. Barry also won NTP on No 10 and Doug got the Longest Putt on 18.

 DDCC Community Promotion held at Coles  last  Saturday morning saw all sections participating.  Several hundred  of our new Club Promotion Flyers were given out.

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 See you on the Tee.

 Ron Carmody

CYCLE NEWS

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Hi riders,

Monday’s GRASSROOTS rides was attended by 29 riders in the two age groups. Skills taught yesterday included body position while ascending and descending, as well as accelerating, and gaining free speed from pumping your bike over any humps. Kids and parents more than welcome to join in our fortnightly rides.

Next Trail Care Day is Sunday Feb 26, meet at 8.30 am at the sea container for a couple of hours maintenance.

Hope to see you out on the trails,

Helen Baker

TENNIS NEWS

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BTC Wins 1st Whittaker Challenge Trophy

…….but only just

Busselton 13 Sets 114 games to Dunsborough 11-105

In the reverse tie of the Whittaker Challenge Series played at Dunsborough,

BTC won enough sets to just secure their name on the Trophy in the inaugural season,

but Dunsborough were the Tie 2 winners with 8 sets 65 to 4-51.

Dunsborough were keen to reverse their 9-3 loss in the first round and bolstered their team with the inclusion of two top players in Pat Mulhearn and Greg Banfield.

If they had have won just one more set the result would have gone their way on count back of games.

Doug and Guido won the clutch 3rd set for BTC which was decisive in securing the win.

Pat Mulhearn lived up to his star import rating by winning all 4 of his matches and was awarded best player on the day.

Allan and Brian were also strong contributors for DTC with 3 wins each.

Doug Hutchison was the star for Busselton with 3 wins & a loss in a tiebreaker.

The tie was a nail-biter all day but played in good spirit and humour. It was 3 sets all at the halfway mark.

Five out of the 12 sets went to a tie-breaker.

We were honoured to have Annette Whittaker present the Trophy accompanied by daughter Kara.

Thanks to Dunsborough for the hospitality all day and the nibbles after the game. It was much appreciated by all.

Pat & Doug won bottles of wine as their team’s best players….donated by DTC.

A big thanks to Ralph and Brian in supporting this concept and with its organisation.

Tie 1: BTC won 9-63 to 3-41

Tie 2: DTC won 8-65 to 4-51

Notable Tie 2 RESULTS

Doug & Fred Greg & Mike 6-3

Trevor & Guido d Brian & Allan 6-5 (7/3)

Pat & Brian Drew & Trevor 6-4

Doug & Tony Greg & David 6-5 (7/4)

Mike & Allan d Fred & Guido 6-5 (7/0)

Doug & Guido Mike & David 6-4

Pat & Greg Drew & Doug 6-5 (7/5)

Mike & Brian d Trevor & Grayden 6-5 (7/5)

Results sheet attached below.

I think David would say Cheers ! to both teams for their great efforts in both ties.

The tennis was played in very good spirit yesterday.

See you in season 2017/18 for the next Whittaker Challenge.

regards

Grayden

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David Whittaker

The Winning Team: Trevor, Fred, Doug, Guido, Drew, Tony, Grayden….and acknowledging Frank who played in Round 1

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FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER

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Friday night meals are available between 6.00 pm & 7.30 pm.

Friday Night Menu

24th February 2017

    Main 

Fish and chips with tartar sauce and summer salad

Grilled lamb cutlets with a rosemary and mint sauce and served with  parsley potatoes and chefs vegetables 

Portuguese chicken with chips and summer salad

 Vegetarian ravioli in a creamy sweet potato sauce

                                

    Dessert     

Mixed berry cheese cake

     Cost for two courses

$25 per person

Please advise of any dietary requirements prior to Friday.

Email: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

To book your table Click Here


Friday Night Jackpot

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The Jackpot Draw on Friday night was not won. This Friday night there will be two jackpot draws.  The first draw will be for $1000.  The second draw for $300.  Members must be financial and present to claim. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!