Bruce’s Weekly Update 23 May 2017

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

“HAPPENINGS AROUND THE CLUB”

It was a great privilege to have our esteemed Life Member Jim Smith, and son Mike, enjoying a meal and a catch up with friends at the Club last Friday evening. Great to see you Jim!!

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Monday morning 9am hard at work- croquet Members Brian, John, Max and David C laying the spare pavers next to the shelter shed. Thank you to Karen for keeping the kykuyu at bay on the edge of No.1 court and to Raelene who is always wheelbarrowing something.  Well done everyone!

DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE BEST?

The Country State Squad, Golf Croquet will be at the DDCC on 27th of May-

(see Croquet News for further info)

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The  Golf Section are very lucky to have 2 wonderful people, May Armstrong and Ron Carmody who put in a huge amount of time contacting past family members in order to upgrade the Sponsorship and Tee Signs on the Golf Course. 

Many hands make light – Barry Guest, Doug MacPherson, Barry Jackson, Mal Wiliamson and Ron Carmody certainly proved that when they banded together to install the new Tee Signs on the Golf Course. Thanks guys- your work is definitely appreciated by all golf members and sponsors of the signs. The signs look fabulous!!

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SPONSORED A HOLE

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Raising awareness and money for Cancer is uppermost in our minds at this time of year and the Golf Section include this on their calendar every year. This day is lovingly sponsored by Jean MacBeth in memory of her husband and by Leonie Walker in memory of her father. Thank you both for keeping this day on the calendar and all those who played and donated money.  Well done!

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The tennis courts are progressing well and subject to weather conditions the final surface will be applied in June.

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The final touches are being done to the extensions of the cool room in order to double the size for keeping kegs and drinks cold.

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BAR PRICING

Unfortunately, on occasions and due to ever increasing prices the Club needs to reassess the bar prices and adjust them accordingly. So as of the 1st of June a number of our bar items will have increased in price. We are advising Members of this change so there isn’t any confusion when you next come to purchase anything over the bar after the 1st of June.  Thank you.

Membership

Well done to all those members who have successfully updated their details in the Wild Apricot Membership program. A reminder that this needs to be completed before the 1st of June otherwise your invoice will be incorrect. If you have any problems please contact me between 10am and 4pm Tuesday to Friday in May.  Many thanks Vicki!

Membership Cards

Please note that the Membership Cards for the Dunsborough Country Club will NOT be sent out to Members until MID JUNE as your cards are a little different this year. They are a Rewards Card as well as a Membership Card and next week in the Newsletter there will be a section telling you how they work and how they benefit you being a Member.

BOWLS NEWS

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MENS’ & LADIES’ BOWLS

Tuesday Mixed Bowls

Another great Tuesday with 24 players competing.  Fun was had by all in very good weather conditions.  Peter Willcocks ran riot and scored a massive 21 points (a record) followed by Jill Winter 11 points and husband Graeme on 9 points.  A fantastic final was played with some magnificent bowls, but no-one could break the ice so finally a 3 way draw.

Thanks so much for an entertaining and competitive final.  See you all next week, weather permitting.     Butch & Sharon

Thursday Men’s

2-4-2 pairs was the order of the day (with one triple) and two 12 ends were completed despite the threatening clouds. Rod Winchcombe and newcomer Toby McCarthy won the day with Rob Prentice and young Ken Holyoake not far behind. Hans Fischer partnered Johnny Cunneen on the trip to Mars.

Saturday Mixed

Despite the need to don flippers at one stage the waterlogged carpet drained quickly to allow completion of a mixed peg-draw well before dusk. Jill Winter and Norm Gage won the day with Butch Sharpe and Reg a fly-in visitor from Portland, Victoria coming second.

CROQUET NEWS

BUSY BEES

Monday morning  9am hard at work Brian, John, Max and David C laying the spare pavers  next to the shelter shed, the plan is to stack the barriers in this area, they achieved such a professional finish it is seems a shame to cover them!!!!!!!!.  The extra turf has been planted in some of the bare spots around the courts. My thanks to the above and also to Karen for her offer to dig some of the kikuyu that reoccurs on the edge of number 1 court.   Greenkeeper Raelene.

ANNUAL RICOCHET TOURNAMENT

On the weekend of 13th and 14th May Dunsborough Croquet held our annual Ricochet Doubles Tournament.

The games were a full 26 point game with a time limit of 2 hours duration.It was a round robin event with each team playing all the other teams once.Teams were Raelene Willis and Karen Martin,Barbara Mander and Robin Beers, David Bell and Helen South and lastly Kate Speedy and Max Kewish.

The players are to be congratulated as the games were keenly contested and the results of some of the games were very close. The winners were David Bell  and Helen South who won all their  games. Barbara Mander and Robin Beers were the runner-up followed by Raelene Willis and Karen Martin then Kate Speedy and Max Kewish. Congratulations to the winners  David Ball and Helen South.

Well done by all the competitors.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE BEST?

The Country State Squad, Golf Croquet, organized by Martin Clark, Golf Croquet State Coach, will be in Busselton/Dunsborough on the 26th, 27th and 28th  May 2017 .

On the 26th May there will be a coaching afternoon for players from Dunsborough Croquet and Busselton Croquet Club at the Busselton Croquet Club from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. The coaching format will include formal basics of the game from the toss to the 13th hoop. Martin welcomes anyone interested to come along.

On Saturday 27th May the Squad will be doing drills,playing games (mostly doubles) at Dunsborough and District Country Club on the Dunsborough Croquet courts. The times of play are 9.00am to 4.00 pm.

Then on Sunday 28th May the Squad will be performing. at the Busselton Croquet Club.

So if you want to see the Country State Croquet  Squad in action then come along and watch the game being played at this level.

Max

 

GOLF NEWS

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Newsletter   Men’s Golf Section    23  May, 2017      (Ron Carmody –Capt)

Last  Saturday’s  Results

The first Round of our Championship Stroke Event was played last weekend.

Winner on the day was Barry Jackson  with a gross 87 returning a Nett 72.

Barry is in good form at the moment and this result was well earned.

Runner Up was Mike Brown with a Gross of 91  leaving a Nett of 73.

This is a great performance for Mike as he has been away from the course

in recent weeks.  This is a welcome return for Mike. 

Other  scores were Doug Macpherson Nett 74, Mark Embry Nett 74, Clive Williams Nett 75, Jim Parry and  and Ken Littlefair with a Nett 78,

Stephen Robertson  with a Nett 85 and Ron Carmody with a Nett 86.

 Longest Putt         No 18           Stephen Robertson.

Coming Events

Wednesday   24  th May   -Scroungers 

Saturday   27 May   Stableford

As I will be away until 24 June , the  Men’s Golf  Committee  will be looking after the golf for this period.

Good Golfing All   !

 

LADIES GOLF NEWS

     Many thanks to Ron Carmody and helpers, all the new tee signs are

     in place.

    PENNANTS were played against Dunsborough Lakes in Bunbury.

    Vicki Frost had a win, Joan Embry and Helen Rowell drew and

    Lorraine Lewis and Aviva Gordon lost.

    TUESDAY GOLF:- 12 ladies played a stroke and putting round.

    Winner for the day was June Case on 36 1/2 for 10 holes, runner-up

    was Jean James with 38. 

    THURSDAY 18TH mixed Canadian Fours for  Cancer Day.

     Trophies were provided by Leonie Walker and Jean MacBeth

     in memory of their Leonie’s father and Jean’s husband.  

     Winners were Joan and Mark Embry on 68 net, with runners up

     Ron and Dot Carmody 70 1/2 net.

     Nearest the Pin on 5 Joan Embry, on 8 May Armstrong, on 10

     Mal Williamson and on 13 Dot Carmody.

   THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:-

  Perhaps the “straight and narrow” would be wider if more people used it!!

 

CYCLING NEWS

The Down South MTB Festival 2017 is on the WA Day Long weekend and is jam packed with Mountain Bike activities for all abilities.   Based out of Dunsborough & Districts Country Club as well as Margaret River’s Pines and new Compartment 10 trails there is something for everyone and all abilities.

This is a major fundraiser for the year and supported financially by the City of Busselton. We hope to attract 200 competitors plus many more spectators for the official state round of the cross country mountain bike races.

Saturday June 3rd 2017

MTB Clinics Program (see Registration desk inside Club)

  • 9-11am
  • Session One: Beginner Session (beginner 12+) (max 7)
  • Session Two: Fundamental Masterclass (intermediate) (max 7
  • 11:30-1:30pm
  • Session One: Fundamental Masterclass- Ladies Only (max 7)
  • Session Two:  Advanced MTB Masterclass  (max 7)
  • 14:30-16:30
  • Session One: Kids MTB skills 6-9 year olds (max 7)
  • Session Two: Kids MTB skills 10-12 year olds (max 7)

*note sessions may merge if insufficient numbers register

Session costs

Adults $40 for 2 hours

Kids $25 for 2 hours

*Free bike hire, riders will need to pre-book bikes

Registration Links

http://www.rockandrollmountainbiking.com.au/index.php/events-and-bookings

  • 12 noon: XCO Race trail open for sighting and practice runs
  • 2.00-3.30pm: Slalom Race Off’s (combined time both tracks, register at Club)
  • 3.30pm: Afternoon escorted ride of XCO Race trail
  • 4.00pm: Casual family oriented escorted unofficial (up to ) 90 minute ride for non-competitors
  • 5.00pm – 6pm: Registration at Club
  • 6.00pm: Dinner at Dunsborough Country Club (mtb videos, family friendly)

Alll day – Bikeshed display and mechanics available on site for advice

Sunday June 4th 2017

Event Date 4th June 2017 Est Lap Distance 5.5km
Event Location Dunsborough District Club    
Rego Open 7.30am-8.30am    
Race 1 Start Time Est Race Time Laps # Riders
Sprockets U13’s 8.30am 15 mins 1 40
Sprockets U9’s 8.45am 20 mins 1
Race 2 Start Time Est Race Time
Men’s A Grade 9.00am 1.5-1.75 hrs 6 50
Men’s B Grade 9.02am 1.5-1.75 hrs 5
Women’s A Grade 9.04am 1.0-1.5 hr 5
Race 3 Start Time Est Race Time
U15 Boys 11.00am 1 hr 3 50
U17 Boys 11.00am 1.0-1.5 hrs 4
Women’s B Grade 11.02am 1.0-1.5 hr 4
U15 Girls 11.02am 1 hr 3
U17 Girls 11.02am 1.0-1.5 hrs 4
Women’s C Grade 11.04am 1.0-1.25 hr 2
Women’s D Grade 11.06am 1.0-1.25 hr 2
Race 4 Start Time Est Race Time
Men’s C Grade 12.40pm 1.25-1.5 hrs 4 70
Men’s D Grade 12.42pm 1.0-1.25hrs 3
Men’s E Grade 12.44pm 1 hr 2
JUMP’S COMPETITION
Open to all entries 2.00pm to 3.30pm 25
Presentation for ALL 3.30pm-3.45pm Dunsborough Sports Club 210

XCO Series Registration Online at:  https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3797

 

TENNIS NEWS

Dunsborough Tennis School

Ladies & Men’s Tennis Lessons

 Running every Monday and Friday from 9am. Learn how to serve and get confidence in your game.

Classes of 4 to 6 max.

Feel free to organise your own group of friends

Cost:  $15.00 an hour

All equipment available if required.

Contact Paige

0448 820 553

dunsboroughtennisschool@bigpond.com

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER

Friday_Dinner

The Friday night meal will be available between 6.00 pm & 7.30 pm.

Friday Night Menu

26th May 2017

Main             

Fish and chips with salad and tartar sauce

Slow baked pork belly roulades with a caramelised onion and sour plum sauce, crispy crackle and chef’s vegetables

Grilled lamb cutlets with chips, salad and topped with a mint and lemon dressing

Vegetarian ravioli in a creamy mushroom and asparagus sauce served with salad and garlic bread

  Dessert     

 Fresh fruit salad and ice-cream

     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 Friday Jackpot Draw was not won on Friday. The number drawn was 774 belonging to Jean McClune. The Jackpot will be $800.  Members must be financial and present to claim. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!