Bruce’s Weekly Update 22nd January 2019

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

Our Club Major Sponsors

             Trevors Carpets logo

Do not forget to support our Club Sponsors.

Happenings Around The Club

Thank you for your support and sponsorship

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A HUGE THANK YOU!!!

To TERRY HODGES for his continuing efforts in weekly maintenance of the tennis courts, the surrounds, the planting of some 400 PLANTS and staking of same (in very, very heavy soil) and constant weekly hand watering of same.  Terry and his small team have been undertaking this work several times each week over the last 2 years.  The tennis courts need sweeping at least twice weekly and the synthetic courts require hosing.  Terry undertakes this work diligently and without fuss – his work is greatly appreciated and largely unseen.  It’s quiet achievers like Terry that keep things running smoothly.

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CORPORATE BOWLS RECOMMENCES AT 6PM ON TUE 22 OR WED 23 JANUARY.

ALL WELCOME – NO EXPERIENCE  NECESSARY.

PLAYED IN TEAMS OF 4 AND BOWLS PROVIDED.

COST $8 PER NIGHT WHICH INCLUDES LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE GAME AND GOOD PRIZES TO BE WON.

THE GAMES ARE PLAYED OVER 6 WEEKS.

REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AT THE BAR.

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OLD GUYS ROCK

…..will be at the Dunsborough Country Club on Sunday the 24th February 3.30-6.30pm.
Tickets from the Club Bar- $30 each or from Helen 0428616015
Get a group together and come along and have some FUN!!!

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TOWN KITCHEN will be providing dinner service Wednesday to Saturday.

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TWILIGHT CROQUET

Curious about croquet?

The Croquet Section will conduct Friday night twilight sessions during the summer months for those wanting to try this sport.

Please have your names in courtside at 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start. The session will run until 6.30pm and is open to all.

The cost of $5 will cover hire of equipment, basic instruction and organised games. Please wear flat shoes

Brian Uren

GC Captain

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‘Yoga for over 50’s’ at Dunsborough and Districts Country Club, for ladies AND gentlemen ~

Beginners welcome ! 

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

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Dunsborough and Districts Country Club

Cost: $15

* Please bring a blanket for relaxation (as well as your own yoga mat if you have one).

* Yoga mats available for hire $3

For any queries (or to book a yoga mat) please call Mandy Lancellas 047 505 7294

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BARISTA MADE COFFEE NOW AVAILABLE DAILY

Friday_Dinner

Town Kitchen

MAINS

Beetroot Risotto $19

Served with goats cheese, spinach, smoked almonds, fresh herbs & truffle oil

Curry of the Day $24

Please see specials board

Crumbed Chilli Squid $24

Served with Asian slaw, candied peanuts & lime aioli

Grilled Fish of the Day m/p

Please see specials board (gfo)

Korean Fried Chicken $26

Served with Asian slaw, fried rice, BBQ sauce & Kewpie mayo

Sirloin Steak $29

250g MSA grain fed beef, served with chips, garden salad & peppercorn jus (gfo)

 SIDES 

Garden Salad $8

Chips $10 (gf)

Served with house made aioli

Seasoned Wedges $10

Served with sour cream & sweet chilli sauce

      DESSERT 

Choc Mint Cheesecake $10

Served with vanilla ice cream& raspberry coulis

   KIDS

Fish + Chips $9

Chicken + Chips $9

Spaghetti + Meatballs $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

Thursday

14 teams enjoyed four games of 10 ends on Traders Day. First prize went to the wheat-belt farmers of country Tammin who won 4 games with 30 shots up. Our own team led by Geoff Benn came second, ahead of a Collie four in third place. Thanks were expressed to Estelle Perry, Gaye Gibb, Janice Hoover and Lorraine Lewis for assisting with the afternoon tea and to Jim Holroyd, of Jim’s First, who was also one of the sponsors of the day.

Special mention must be made to Brian Morris for all his efforts in collecting Sponsorship for the event.

Saturday

The last, and 11th, round, before the finals of the Leeuwin League took place on a very hot day. At home, our first team, Dunsborough White, lost by just one shot on Mike Brown’s rink, which meant that though Dennis Frost’s four won easily, Dunsborough White earned just 3 of the 4 points on offer. This left them one point short of Margaret River White who took all 4 points at home to Margaret River Gold. Thus, the finals will take place at Margaret River again this year.

Although our second team, Dunsborough Blue, lost on both rinks away at Augusta they earned 7th place on the single ladder, so will be involved in the second division final at Margaret River, while Dunsborough White will be challenging three other teams for the first division trophy.

Our third team, Dunsborough Gold, came away with a single point at home to third placed Augusta Blue at home when Norman Gage’s rink beat Andrew Drayton’s by 2 shots on the last end. This placed Dunsborough Gold at tenth place on the ladder and therefore not eligible for the finals.

Do read a letter from the Leeuwin League President, on the noticeboard, regarding next year’s Men’s Pennants. A decision will need to be made shortly about whether to continue with the single ladder, or to revert to the previous arrangement with two separate divisions and more games. Your committee would appreciate input from all our members so that our club’s view can be aired at the upcoming February Leeuwin League meeting.

LADIES BOWLS

The singles championships sponsored by N & F Goode have been held  over two weeks,

Jan 9th and Jan 16th.

The Championship was played as a Round Robin, with players having three games on the

first day and two games on the 16th.

The first day was very hot and some players had very long games of up to 27 ends before

reaching the winning score of 21.

The second round also saw lots of close games.Gay Wilkin and Lorraine Bell played 27 ends

for a score of 20/21.

Liz Wilson and Gem Coupar played 29 ends in their game.

Winning  all five of her games saw Gail Barry becoming the Singles Champion.

Winning four games were Helen Reynolds +43 ,  Liz Wilson +25 and Olive Jeanes +12.

 

Wednesday 23rd will be the William Barrett mixed fours.

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CROQUET NEWS

South West Ricochet Croquet Doubles Tournament

Dunsborough and Districts Country Club

19/20th January 2019

The South West Ricochet Croquet Doubles Tournament was held at the club last weekend. It is rare that players in the state have the opportunity to play in a Ricochet tournament and Dunsborough was chosen by Croquetwest because it is one of the few clubs which actively plays this format of Croquet. Ricochet was devised as a crossover game for Golf Croquet players who might want to play Association Croquet. It assists players in learning to position balls around the court to make multiple hoops.

Raelene Willis and Tony Davies                                    Richard Taylor

In the event, six Doubles teams played 5 x 1.5 hour matches each over 2 days; Kathy and Peter Hamilton from Como Croquet Club, Sheila Twine and David Smeeton from Halls Head, Dale and John Jury from Moorabinda, Raelene Willis and Tony Davies, Terry Herd and Richard Taylor, and Caryll Marshall and Max Kewish from Dunsborough. Handicaps of players varied from 1.5 to 20 and the skills levels varied from experienced players to complete novices. The hot weather was a challenge, yet all enjoyed the two days and a lot was learned by all.

The winners were Dale and John Jury, the Runners-up Kathy and Peter Hamilton with Raelene Willis and Tony Davies third.

The event was managed by our Ricochet Captain, Karen Martin and refereed by David Morris. Richard Taylor had a crash course in entering scores on the Croquetscores website. Caryll Marshall assisted with lunches. The “Green Team” produced a fast lawn. Thank you to all.

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GOLF NEWS

Wednesday 16  January  2019

A keen group of golfers  took to the course for  our mid week 14 Hole competition.

Scoring 33 points  , Barry Jackson  took the honors for the day  followed by Barry Guest  as Runner up with a score of 31. The novelties  for the day went to Arnold Bosenberg  being NTP on No 10  and Ron Carmody sinking the longest Putt on

No 18.

Saturday 19 January

Mal Williamson recovered his  previous good form scoring 34 points to take out the honors for the day.  Mal’s shots were crisp, direct and on line to make his putting  spot on .  Runner Up was Barry Jackson  continuing his consistent good form to score 30 points. While the weather was hot a gentle sea breeze came in as we covered the course. It was a welcome back also to Mike King  who recognized the course  in its summer  presentation and challenge. 

Mal Williamson started the day well with the NTP on No 10 while

 Doug Macpherson sank the longest Putt on No 18.

Coming Events

Wednesday       23 January   14 Holes    Names by 12.15    Hit Off  12.30

 Saturday           26 January    14 Holes     Names by 12.15     Hit Off  12.30

 Country Vets 

For all those wishing to play in the Country Vets  for 2019, your Annual Membership Fee of $20 is now due and should be paid to our Delegates ,Mark Embry, or Ron Carmody .

First time new Members need to pay a $10 joining fee as well.

The first fixture is at Capel on 4 February, 2019.  See fixtures  on Golf Notices.

 DDCC Golf Notice Board is now located in the Entrance Area  for all  to view as necessary.   

 Australia  wide New Golf Rules now apply  for all golfers. Check website .

Good Golfing All . 

Ron Carmody   –   Captain.

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TENNIS NEWS

Dunsborough Tennis Club Friday Night Social Tennis

Social Tennis Played at the Dunsborough Country Club Courts Friday Evenings

Fast 4 Format Loads of Fun

Lads, Ladies and Mixed doubles

Refreshments and Food available from Country Club

Time : 5.30pm till 9am

Cost : Free for full members

Casual members or non members $5

Any queries or confirmation contact

Paige Newhill.    0448 829 553

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MTB NEWS

Hi riders,

Hope you are enjoying the trails at the moment. Although a bit loose and slippery, they are riding really well.

Check out Facebook Cape Mountain Bikers, or MRORCA for photos and results of the joint Summer Series downhill action being held on Thursday evenings. There has been an awesome 90 to 105 riders attending, with a good number of talented kids!

Thusday social chatty MTB ride starting from the Country Club. Meet in the car park at 5.30pm. Bring cash for a drink afterwards.

See you on the trails!

Helen Baker and Cycle Committee

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The Jackpot Draw was not won on Friday. The Jackpot total this week remains at $1000. Members must be financial for the 2018/19 membership year and present to claim the prize. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!