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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patron



The Management Team and I wish to thank our Maintenance Manager, Rob Pollard for all  the work he has diligently programmed this year and the work completed so far.

Rob undertakes much of the work himself but has had wonderful help from many volunteers.

Some of the work completed so far has been the greening of the entrance and foyer and Rob’s “piece de resistance”, the garden area in front of the tennis courts.

The busy bees carried out over three days to achieve these results have been supported by many volunteers from all sporting sections..

Well done to all involved. However, I must make special mention of Ken Holyoake who was given a leave pass on the second day because he had to travel in from Busselton

but he disobeyed and baked a delicious batch of scones for the volunteers morning tea. Also many thanks to Butch Sharpe and Rod Winchcombe for the various painting jobs done around the Club.

Another big thank you must go to all the Club volunteers who helped with last week’s Trevor’s Carpets Carnival, the X Adventure and on ANZAC Day.   It is great to be part of a Club where so many people are willing to give up their time to help out where needed.

.Now for upgrading the front verge which is under Vicki Frost’s stewardship.

All in all a Club to be proud of.

Rob Prentice

Club President

The Good Old Days of Dunsborough

We would like to invite you to an event that is being held at the Dunsborough and Districts Country Club on Thursday 26th May, 5.30pm, entitled

“The Good Old Days of Dunsborough” (see attached flier)

The evening is an informal get-together of community members, to reminisce and tell tales of the developing years of our town.

There are so many of you whom we know would have great anecdotes to share. To kick the evening off we have booked 10 or so willing story tellers, and will follow on with an ‘open-mike’ session whereby anyone is welcome to share a tale or two.

We would love you to join us and be part of this oral history of Dunsborough. Please feel free to invite friends or family along. It should be a laugh!

You can register by emailing me at or by phoning 0428229445. The entry is $20

Special request– if you have any photos of days gone by can you please contact me and I can arrange to collect them, scan and return to you. I’m hoping to put a slide show together for the evening.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Trish Flower 

Executive Officer

Dunsborough Yallingup Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc)

M: 0428229445  |  Email:   |   PO Box 146, Dunsborough WA 6281

Tickets still available!!
*Support the DDCC and the Golf Section*
Get a syndicate of 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 people together for a bit of fun or buy a ticket just for yourself!
Only 10 days to go until the first draw
Contact any Golf Member or Vicki Frost for your lucky ticket.
There are 8 Regular draws and 1 Final draw.
19 prizes to win!!
Draws between May & September.
Only 100 tickets at $100 per ticket.
Better odds than LOTTO!!

 Clubs WA Award Submissions for 2016

The Club has recently submitted six (6) Award Nominations to Clubs WA for the following categories.

Best Club Chef’s Competition.
Best Product Supplier of the Year (CUB)
Volunteer Contribution (Greg Banfield)
Volunteer Contribution (Raelene Willis)
Best Club Function Facility Award (Medium)
Club of the Year Award (Medium)
The Club has also entered for the Members Choice Award.
This Award allows Members to submit to Clubs WA a statement in 50 words or less to tell them, “My Club is the best because:”

Four entries have already been submitted and in the last 4 years, the Club was in the Final nomination list. This year could be when a submission by a member of this Club could be the best submission.

So let’s all think and write down in 50 words or less “My Club is the best because_____________”

A form has been attached and can be sent direct to Clubs WA by Fax, e-mail or by Post, to the addresses indicated on the form.
Alternatively you can return your completed form to Ian Potts who will arrange for it to get to Clubs WA

Nominations must be submitted to reach Clubs WA by 5 pm on May 16 2016.

Ian Potts.

Dunsborough Country Club



 WEDNESDAY 4th MAY @ 11.30 A.M



RING 97553315, 97523512 Or D.D.C.C. 97553250


Bowls News



On Sunday April 24th, Dunsborough lady bowlers enjoyed a Tapis night at the club with their partners for the presentation of trophies for the 2105-2016 season.

.Also present were trophy donors Tom Reynolds and Estelle Perry, and we thank them for their continued support.

Winning both Singles and Consistency singles was Judy Henderson with Gail Barry runner up to the singles.

Singles plate was won by Jean Kelly with runner up Daisy Grist.

Veterans winner was Jill Winter with Janice Paddick-Hoover runner up in a close game.

Pairs was won by Sue Chester and Sharon Sharpe,with runners-up Jean Kelly and Gail Barry.

Triples winners were Daisy Grist, Denise Mott and Janice Hoover, with Jean Kelly, Peg Howley and May Armstrong runners up.

Fours were won by Jean Kelly, Gail Barry, Pam Brown and May Armstrong. Maureen Hines team was runner up

Croquet News


Croquet Presentation Night

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On Friday night, the Croquet Section held its Presentation Night at the club. The tables looked great thanks to Raelene’s floral expertise. The food and service were exemplary – thank you Hamish and crew. The companionship was warm and cosy.

The Prize Winners for 2015 were:

A/C Singles Winner – David Morris
Runner-up – Raelene Willis
A/C Doubles Winners – David Bell and Kate Speedy
Ricochet Doubles – Barbara Mander and Barbara Miller
Most Improved Player – Bob Hay
Best Jump Shot Tally – Robin Beer
President’s Prize – Helen Beer Well done everyone!


Golf News


Men’s Golf Section Newsletter 26 April, 2016 (Ron Carmody)

This ANZAC DAY Weekend was a busy one for our Golf Section.

The Men played the Memorial Day Two Man Ambrose Event sponsored by Jim Parry on Saturday. At the presentations Jim spoke of the past Members such Glyn Evans, Plugger Allen, Ron Forster, Nobby Clark, Rob Jones, Bill Vickery,Rod Grist and Jim Robertson among others, who did much to set up the golf section and course etc which is their legacy to us today.
We are all very appreciative of their efforts.
Winners on the Day were Dennis Frost and Brian Hunter with a Nett of 67 ¼
Barry Guest and Barry Jackson were Runners Up with a Nett score of 67 ½ .
With the lowest score being 71 ½ , the fifteen players did well with the margin being only 4 ¼ between first and last.

On ANZAC Day the Ladies Golf Section catered for the annual luncheon which was attended by some 130 people including visitors and ex -servicemen and women.
Many commented on the atmosphere and meal which was most suited to the occasion.
Many thanks to the great team organized by Dot Carmody and supporters for this special community occasion. Your time and service is greatly appreciated.

ANZAC DAY 10 HOLE Mixed Open
Golf Event was played in the afternoon with the Special Event sponsored through the Late Bill Vickery’s relations, via the Pascoe Family . Many Thanks .
There were several novelties included in the event including a Bazooka Putt and
A Grenade Throw Pitch to the green . The competitors joined in the spirit of the Day which saw Jim Parry emerge as winner with a score of 22 despite being
“caught in a trench” . Jim was closely followed by four players on 21 points needing a countback to see Murray Hawker win the Runner up from Barry Jackson, Terry Sanbrook, and Duncan Munro. Sally Munro starred to win both NTP on 10 and Longest Putt on No 17.
We look forward to another strong field again next year.
Men’s Vets is being played at Dunsborough Lakes Course on Tuesday 26 April.

Wednesday 27 April – Scroungers as usual 12.00 Noon Hit Off.

Saturday 30 April 4BBB DRAW Par Names in by 11.45 for 12.00 Noon Hit Off.

Coaching Clinic
Organised by Vicki Frost has had good support and we wish Steve Dartnall well as he plays in a major event in the eastern states in the next couple of weeks.
Good Golfing! Ron Carmody



Fourteeen Nine hole Ladies played a stableford competition on Tuesday 19th Winner for the day was Dot Carmody with 24 points, and Pat Manton was runner up with 20 points.
Thursday 21st saw 14 players for a stableford competition, including a visitor from Queensland.
Our Captain Vicki had a runaway win with 42 points, while Runner-up was May Armstrong with 37 points.
Nearest the Pin on 18 was shared between Olive Jeans and Aileen Morris, and the longest putt on 1 was won by May Armstrong.
Thursday 28th will be a stableford A and B grade for the Captain and Vice captain’s trophies.
Thought of the week:- Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died!!


Tennis News

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Twenty seven tennis players enjoyed a great event – Ye Old Cow Bell Tournament – on Saturday 23 April.  The Old Cow Bell has a colourful history which is quite beyond dispute.

Our numbers for the event included three visitors and two junior members, James and Josh.  This tournament is an annual event, generally played on the same weekend each year, preceding Anzac Day.  All players were required to lodge their scores for each set played and after some innovative and creative handicapping by Greg Banfield, a winner was declared.  Nita Pratt was the winner this year and will have her name inscribed on Ye Old Cow Bell for 2016.  Well done Nita!

As is customary for the Tennis Section, the afternoon concluded in the Club Rooms with players and partners enjoying drinks and the wonderful tapas available from our Chef, Hamish.

Friday Night Dinner 


Friday night meals are available between 5.30pm & 8.00pm.  Tapas is available Saturday & Sunday 4.30pm to 7.30pm.  Please book your table.

Friday Night Menu

29th April 2016

Chef Hamish Mcleay

Fish curry.  Tangy curry of hapuka, tamarind, vegetables & spices.  $22
Eggplant parmigianna, tomato, basil, cheese & eggplant baked together.  Tomato, olive & basil salad.  $20
Lamb shanks.  Slow braised in red wine, earthy herbs & tomato with mashed potato & lemon crumbs.  $22
Chicken maryland roast with leek & white wine sauce, mashed potato & brocolli.  $22
Apple crumble, ice cream & mulberry syrup.  $7


To book your table Click Here

Friday Night Jackpot


The Jackpot Draw on Friday night was won by long time Club member Jean MacBeth. Congratulations Jean.  The draw this Friday will be for $100. Members must be financial and present to claim.  The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!


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