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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

The Club AGM went well on Sunday.  Rob Prentice was nominated and now is the new Dunsborough & Districts Country Club President.  Congratulations Rob.  We also welcome Terry Herd to the management committee who replaces Raelene Willis as the croquet representative.  Big thanks to Raelene for her years of support and efforts on the management committee.


melbourne cup

The Club will not be having the traditional Melbourne Cup luncheon on this year.  It will be a very informal “Come as you are casual Cup” No dress up required.  We will be having the race televised, sweep tickets and mystery bet tickets available.  There will be a choice of Wagyu beef or chicken burger with a pint of beer, glass of wine or champagne for $15. Come along and enjoy the day.  All are welcome to attend.



Bowls News



 A 3 Bowl Triples event was run with the winners being Ralph Don, John Tucker & Heinz Fischer.

Runners Up were Bill Hitsert, Rob Pollard & Wendell Hoover.

The Consolation prize went to Butch Sharpe, Hans Queckfeldt& Greg Owens.


The Ken Rowell Memorial Mixed Fours event attracted 16 teams & the competition was keen.

The results were as follows:

1st  Place – W. Coyle, S. Sharpe, B. Sharpe & C. Coyle.

2nd Place – G. Winter, K.Allsop, S. Chester & J. Winter

3rd Place –  J. Kelly, R. Don, N.Gage& N. Armstrong

4th Place – R. Bickers, K. Wilcox, T.Bickers& D. Wilcox

The first three places achieved 2 wins and a draw.

Wayne’s team made plus 25, Graham’s Plus 10 & Kelly’s plus 8.

Our sincere thanks are extended to Dot Carmody& her helpers who arranged the afternoon tea.

My personal thanks go to the Match Committee who made this a very successful event.

It was great to happily reminisce on our departed member “Grumpy” Ken Rowell & bowlers are grateful for the continued sponsorship of Rod French & his family which enables this event to be continued.

Thanks to Ken’s Great Granddaughter Briana who made the presentations on behalf of her parents.


Today sees the commencement of Bankers Club Bowls with the first game scheduled to be played in Busselton. Next week we will host the event & I really hope members will get behind this event to ensure its success.


Pennants start on Sat. 31st October.

Men’s Professional Championship Fours Sunday 15th November.

Cape Financial Planning Open Mixed Fours(Peter Farrar) Wednesday 25th November. The nomination forms for these 2 events are on the notice board.

Rob Pollard


Croquet News




Court 2: The dream has now been realised. The second court was used for the first time last Thursday when we hosted a SW Pennants  match against Bunbury Central.

Once we re-affiliated with the Croquetwest 3 years ago and became eligible for inclusion in the South West Pennant Competition, the next step was to make court 2 a regulation size.

Raelene Willis headed the project and in her position of greenkeeper has been responsible for the decision making and most of the work.

Our captain, Terry Herd had the honour of being the first to play a match on the new court.

Pennants: Congratulations to the pennant team on another win. The result against Bunbury Central was 2 wins to 1 but more important was the score: 49 hoops to 43.

Twilight Croquet: This will commence on Friday, Nov 6th. Please have you names in at 5pm, and after a short introduction for any newcomers, games will start at 5.15pm. They will finish at 6.15pm, in time for the Friday night meal. The cost will be $5 for social and non- members and $3 for full members. If you arrive and there are already players on the court please don’t think we have started without you as our weekly Friday Golf croquet session is played from 3pm until 5pm.

AGM: The Croquet Section AGM will be held on November 20th. Nomination forms will be on the board and must be completed before that date and handed to Vaile.

Summer playing times:

Association Croquet: Tuesdays and Fridays 8.15 – 12.30.

Newcomers welcome between 10.30 and 12.30 on Fridays. Tuition and equipment is available.

Golf Croquet:  Wednesday and Friday afternoon 3pm – 5pm. Names in by 2.45pm please. Cost is $3 per session for members, $5 per session for social members and non -members. Newcomers welcome to join anytime. Tuition and equipment available.

Golf News


Men’s Golf  Newsletter
20 October,2015
(Ron Carmody Capt)

Last Saturday ‘s Event was a Club Stableford game  with some keen competition emerging with players making the best of a little extra run on the fairways  with the dryer weather .  We were joined by two lady golfers in Debbie Barnett and Vicki Frost with Vicki being Runner Up with a score of 38 points just behind  Ron Carmody with a score of 40 points.  The Handicapper  has already taken note!

Novelties went to Doug Macpherson getting the NTP on No 10 and Dennis Frost showing his putting skill on No 18.

 Coming Fixtures

Wednesday   21 October     -Scroungers.Names by 11.30  Hit Off  12.00

Visitors Welcome

VETS  is also on this day at Binningup so several regular Vets   players will be away  on the day.

Stephen Robertson  will run the at home game for intending players. Thanks  Stephen

There will be no golf on this coming weekend  of 24/25 October as it is the annual Cape to Cape Bike Event.  The Golf  Section  Members support this event by organizing the Car Parking on the Sunday morning from  8.00 am  to 12.00  and raising funds for the Golf Section  from gold coin donations.  This requires 4 or 5 volunteers during the morning .

We would appreciate volunteer member support forthis occasion as we have

raised several hundred dollars for the golf  section on each occasion in the past.

Thank you in anticipation.andletting  President Brian know if you can assist  .

 Saturday   31 October

 “Memorial Day “– Closing  Day   – Club Presentations          .              

This is our Closing Day for the winter part of the  season .

Championship Presentations  will be made at the end of the day.

The game is Stableford .Names in by 11.30 for 12  Noon. Hit Off-

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

Golfer Caddy Quips!

Sam Snead said, “ You’ve just got one problem.

You stand too close to the ball-  after you’ve hit it.”



Tennis News

2015 Junior Tournament

Dunsborough Tennis Club coach, Paige Newhill, has entered a Junior team in the South West Pennant Competition commencing on November 8.  We welcome the following new Junior members to the Tennis Section and wish them well in their first pennant competition and thank Paige for her commitment to the Juniors.  They are:  Lincoln Gray (14 years); Matthew James (12 years); Kai Keegan (11 years) and Culzean Spence (10 years). 



Cycle News

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Volunteers Needed for Cape to Cape MTB Race, Sunday 25 October 2015

We need 5 volunteers to help out on Sunday 25 October 2015 at Dunsborough Country Club from 9am to 1pm. This is a major annual fundraising effort for the Dunsborough Cycle Club. Volunteers are required to assist with Course Marshalling.

Please support your club. If you can assist respond by email to before Thursday 22 October 2015, stating your name and mobile phone number.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Chris Parkinson
0421 278 305


Friday Night Dinner


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

23rd October 2015




Slow roasted pork shoulder


Fennel & potato gratin

Baby kale & apple coleslaw

Vegetarian Option (please pre-order) 

Roast garlic & quinoa risotto with asparagus & goats cheese


Italian strawberry tarts with almond crust


Adults: $22.00

Children: $14.00 (under 12)

Bookings: Phone 97553250


To book your table Click Here

Friday Night Jackpot


The Members Jackpot was won on Friday night by Heinz Fischer.  This week’s jackpot will be $100.  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!


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