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.
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.
THURSDAY MEN’S SOCIAL BOWLS:
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.
KEN ROWELL DAY:
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.
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.
Men’s Golf Newsletter
(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.
Wednesday 21 October -Scroungers.Names by 11.30 Hit Off 12.00
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.”
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).
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 email@example.com before Thursday 22 October 2015, stating your name and mobile phone number.
Thanks in advance for your support.
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
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.