Country Club News 29th May 2018

Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

Our Club Major Sponsors

             

Do not forget to support our Club Sponsors.

Happenings Around The Club

DDCC Welcomes New Club Sponsor Ventura Homes

MEMBERSHIP

THIS YEAR BRUCE, BAR STAFF & VICKI WILL NOT ACCEPT MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS UNLESS THEY ARE IN AN ENVELOPE WITH NAME, AMOUNT OF MONEY, SPORTS PAID FOR AND CLUB REWARDS VOUCHER WRITTEN ON THE FRONT. THANK YOU! Envelopes are available on the corner of the Bar.

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me to alter Sport Membership details. Anyone who still needs to do this will need to contact me today 3oth May otherwise it will be too late!!! 

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Claiming your Club Rewards online

The simplest way to claim your Club Reward is to click on the link provided on the Rewardemail sent to you advising of your Reward entitlement and follow the instructions.

If you did not receive an email or have deleted it:

Logon to the

customer portal  (https://portal.collectapps.io/Welcome/34fd6aac-9fac-4045-94fa-596f7e064758)

This will display the Dunsborough Country Club Rewards logon page

If you have previously used your Wild Apricot email and password to logon to Club Rewards, proceed with your logon.

If you have not registered with Club Rewards before, create your login using your Wild Apricot email and password.

Upon successful logon you will be shown your points balance and available Club Rewardsthat can be claimed.

Claim the Club Reward you want. The voucher will be displayed, and you can print it. Put your name on the voucher and pass it on to the relevant supplier (e.g. Membership, Town Kitchen, Blue Manna).

If you want to claim multiple Club Rewards (e.g. 2 x $50 Memberships) repeat the process.

In the unlikely event that the above options prove too complicated ☹, talk to your friendly Club manager, who will arrange for your voucher to be redeemed. Please make sure you pay any balance of your membership fees at the same time, so that your subscription can be reconciled, and your new Membership card issued.

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Yoga for over 50’s’ introductory special at Dunsborough and Districts Country Club

– Yoga mats provided !

– Beginners welcome ! 

Date: Wednesday 30th May 

Time: 9:00 am

Cost: $10

Call to register as space is limited: Mandy Lancellas 0475057294

In the words of local Dunsborough resident and yoga instructor Mandy Lancellas ‘I thrive on encouraging those who feel they ‘can’t do yoga’ to become those who can, by exploring the multiple benefits for the body, mind and soul. Gentle Hatha Yoga enables the body and mind to find calm and focus in the present moment. It is through breath awareness that we manage to realign our physical body with the mental and energetic systems. Our main focus is safe and effective alignment, to create awareness, strength and mobility. As we grow older the saying of ‘what we do not use, we loose’ begins to resonate with us more and more and so its vital to keep the body moving in a gentle and safe way, maintaining a healthy range of movement throughout our senior years and reducing the risks of injury.’

Mandy invites anyone who is interested to join her for a gentle and safe yoga practice, suitable for all levels including beginners and people over 50.

Feel free to contact Mandy for any further information.

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BARISTA MADE COFFEE NOW AVAILABLE DAILY

Town Kitchen

Menu

Friday 1st June

Friday Night

Cream of mushroom & rosemary soup. Served with crusty bread & butter  $12

Curry of the day. Please see specials board. $24

Twice cooked pork ribs Szechuan salt, Asian plum sauce 

and beansprout & coriander salad $25

Grilled wild caught barramundi served with chips, coleslaw, lemon & caper butter.  $29

Salt n pepper squid, paw paw salad, candied peanuts & lime aioli.  $24

Chips with house made aoli.  $10

Garden Salad  $10

Dessert

Sticky date pudding served with

butterscotch sauce & vanilla ice-cream. $10

Kids

fish + chips  $9

chicken + chips  $9

kids vanilla ice cream  $3

*club members receive $3 off any main meal over $20

To book your table Click Here

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BOWLS NEWS

MEN’S BOWLS

MIXED TUESDAY SOCIAL BOWLS

Another excellent turnout, 29 of us.  The weather was on our side once again. We had 4 visitors from the Binningup Bowling Club join us for the days event and 2 of them ended up in the final.

Pete Reading and Graeme Reading from Binningup were in the final with Geoff Oddy and Gail Barry.  Very good bowls were played in the final but Graeme was too consistent throughout to win the day.  Thanks everyone for participating and hope to see you all next week.

THURSDAY BOWLS

Numbers are starting to dwindle as winter draws on, with just 26 bowlers last Thursday to enjoy the peg-draw. Butch Sharpe bowled brilliantly and shared the meat with Norm Gage while Ken Hill and Steve Byrne were only one shot behind on the day. Wendell Hoover and Bill Hitsert took the Mars Bar.

Saturday’s Mixed bowls was rained off this week.

LEAGUE CHALLENGE FINAL WEEK

Check this out!  Have received a congratulations from Bowls WA for running the event.  Thanks to Wendall/Janice for the photo. This article was on the Bowls WA website.

PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, 24 MAY 2018

Leeuwin League Club Challenge

Augusta Win Leeuwin Challenge In Thriller Finish

The Augusta club has won the inaugural Leeuwin League Club Challenge in a thriller finish to the four week competition.  Based on the proposed Bowls WA Club Challenge which was rejected by the Perth metropolitan clubs in favour of the extended pennant season, the Leeuwin League Committee decided to run the competition at the end of the traditional bowls season.

Over four Saturday afternoons a mixed team of triples from each of the participating clubs (Augusta, Cowaramup, Dunsborough and Margaret River) played each other in a 3 game round robin. The shortened version of the game included a one hour time limit, two 5 set ends with a one end tie-break and power plays.  Clubs were able to select different players for each game with most using a rotation of 4 or 5 players each week.

Week 1 played at Dunsborough saw Augusta finish with a total of 14 of the 15 points available to them with Dunsborough 10 points.  Week 2, played at Cowaramup, Augusta again finished strongly with 12 points and Dunsborough 10.  Week 3, played at Margaret River, Augusta managed only 2 points and Dunsborough who were second on the ladder 13 points, Margaret River with a change of personnel had a form reversal gaining 10 points.  The ladder after round 3 – Dunsborough 33, Augusta 28, Margaret River 16 and Cowaramup 13.

Week 4, played at Augusta, set the scene for an interesting finish with both Augusta and Dunsborough able to win overall.  The first round played between both these teams saw them win a set each before Augusta was able to win the tie-break.  Round 2 and Margaret River, again with a slight change in players and a point to prove, managed to beat Dunsborough in straight sets.  The ladder at this stage – Augusta 37 points, Dunsborough 34.  Round 3 Dunsborough beat Cowaramup in straight sets gaining the valuable 5 points, while Augusta struggled against Margaret River only just winning the first set.  However due to some slow play and mismanagement of their power plays, only 4 of the 5 ends was completed in set 2 which Margaret River won.  Dunsborough could only look on as the tiebreak was played.  With Margaret River holding shots the last bowl was played by Augusta skipper Andrew Drayton who managed to draw close winning the measure and the prize money for the club. Final standings Augusta 41 +19, Dunsborough 39 +19, Margaret River 26 and Cowaramup 14.

All players enjoyed the format of the game in a competitive but relaxed environment and hope to see it in the League fixtures next season.

Lyn Colmer – Leeuwin League Secretary

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GOLF NEWS

MEN’S GOLF

Recent Events

Wow ! What a week of weather concerns affecting most of us in some way or the other.  A small field only for last Saturday so we took the opportunity to checkout the course, make some notes of course rehab work necessary  and try and  schedule this in to urgent work to be done.

Today , Monday, I can say that a great effort has been made by those available to assist with drain cleaning, fairway run off cleanup, removal of some fairway limbs and debris.  Barry J, on the tractor, Mike Brown on the small excavator, Stephen on the rake and truck as was Doug Mac,   and Dot and Beth on the rake,  while Ron circulated with them all. Brian  also checked to see that things were on the go.

Following our successful  prescribed burn with help from  Barry J,Ken, Mark ,Arnold, Barry G, Ian Potts , Paul Smith ,Clive ,Mal W ,as well , prior to the storm,  the Golf Section can tick a few boxes for effort and endeavour.

 My apologies if I’ve missed anyone out. 

Tennis  and Cycling have also been on the job in their particular areas and it does credit to you all, as Members of the DDCC .

Now that you  have shared  the physical workout, a more relaxed approach to your sport in the next few days  should be part of your reward.

Part of this reward  is the  cameradie that becomes infectious among all volunteers. Enjoy the moment.

Well done and appreciation to you all .  

Coming Events

Wednesday  30 May   Scroungers   Stableford    18 Holes             Hit Off 12.00

There is no Men’s Golf Fixture for Saturday  2 June as we support the Down South Cycle Event at the DDCC.

Anyone who is free to act as a Parking Volunteer  from 9.30 am for a  couple of hours would be most welcome. Contact Ron Carmody  if you can help.

Thank you in anticipation ,for your cooperation.

Good Golfing!

Ron Carmody    (Captain)

LADIES GOLF 

NINE HOLES .

 Winners on Tuesday 15th were Maree Jager and Lorraine Lewis, not Kay Filmer. Apologies.

 Winners of Ambrose played 22nd were Beth Jackson, Sally Minchin and Lorraine Lewis.

 EIGHTEEN HOLES

 Only 10 ladies contested the dreaded par competition on 24th, in windy conditions.

 Despite this some people recorded good scores.

Continuing her good form was Aileen Morris to win with +6 from Runner-up Lorraine Lewis +4.

Nearest the pin on 1 was Sharon Bachelor, with no one winning on no 10 .

 The competition on May 31st will  be the Jubilee Fours.

 THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:-

To survive in life  you need three things, a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.

LADIES’ GOLF PENNANTS

Unfortunately our DDCC Ladies’ Pennant team missed out by 0.5 of a point to play off in the Final.

Well done girls -maybe next year!!

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CYCLE NEWS

Down South MTB Festival is again set to be a huge hit with WA’s best cross country mountain bikers!

Since commencing just six years ago in 2012, the Down South MTB Festival has gained wide spread accolades as one of the most enjoyable, laid-back and achievable mountain bike events on the West Australian mountain bike calendar.

Whilst some compete for cash prizes or a WAMBA (West Australian Mountain Bikers Assoc.) XC State Series category win in the fast and furious cross country race, most ride in one of the festivals fun events to experience the warmth and vibrancy that only the “Down South MTB Festival” can provide.

Organised jointly by the 3 local mountain bike clubs and sponsored by the City of Busselton, proceeds from this event go back into building better mountain bike trails around the south west.

Through the festival, the local mountain bike clubs organising the event, are dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting outstanding mountain biking trails now growing in the region. Sponsored by the City of Busselton, proceeds from this event go back into building a better mountain biking experience around the south west.

To be part of the long weekend of family friendly mountain biking fun, 2-3 June 2018 go to www.downsouthmtbfestival.org.au

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Members get $5 Discount

Members of the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club receive $5 discount on registration for the Down South MTB Festival.  To redeem the $5 simply enter the Discount Code: DDCC Member when registering online here

Race Online Registration            MTB Clinic Online Registration

WOMENS ONLY MTB Skills Clinic

Whether you are just starting out, want to further your skills, or you are just learning your way around the Southwest mountain biking trails, we would love to help you out. Take a two hour clinic with one of our experienced qualified coaches to learn new skills, new trails, and have a great time with a group of friends or family, your partner, or one-on-one with your own coach. These courses are designed to increase efficiency, balance and comfort allowing you to ride further for longer with a bigger smile on your dial.

With your PMBIA Certified Coach the courses cover the following areas:

  • Position & Balance
  • Operation of Controls
  • Terrain Awareness
  • Direction Control
  • Pressure Control
  • Timing and Coordination

Designed to increase your enjoyment out on the trail, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

When: Saturday 2 June 11.00am
Where: Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park
Length: 2 hours
Price: $65.00 per person.        Contact Roman for all the details info@ridelocal.com

Down South MTB Festival Kids Clinics

Come along to our Kids MTB Skills Clinic & have fun learning some new mountain biking skills! We’ll teach you skills that will help you to ride more confidently, safely & most importantly… how to have more fun! Then we’ll take those brand new skills out onto the Slalom trails to try them out.

When: Saturday 2 June 1.30pm (Depending on registration numbers more session times will open up.)
Where: Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park
Length: 2 hours
Price: $25.00 per child (6 – 14).

Contact Steve for all the details. ontrackmtb@gmail.com

A minimum of 10 participants is required to run the clinics. All participants need to be MTBA members or sign a waiver. Parents are most welcome to join the ride but must also be a MTBA member or sign a waiver. Helmets & closed shoes must be worn & bikes must be in good working order.

On Track Services Description

On Track Mountain Biking is run by Steve Lane, who provides coaching and guiding from his home base of Busselton – the gateway to some of the best MTB trails in the state. Steve’s proven personal history, together with endorsement from riders of all ages and abilities, is testament to how hitting the trails with On Track can provide skill development that makes the ride safer, more fun, and with life lessons delivered along the way.

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FRIDAY NIGHT JACKPOT

The Jackpot Draw was not won on Friday night.  The Jackpot total this week is for $600.  Members must be financial for the 2017/18 membership year and present to claim the prize. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!

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