Hello {Contact_First_Name},

Tuesday 10 May 2022


Bowls update

Social bowls numbers were up a little this week.

On Tuesday, 16 players turned up for Butch and Sharon's fun-day with the first prize on offer won by Mick Finney. Joint runners-up were Sharon Sharpe, Keith Bowden, and Maureen Hines.

On Wednesday, Johnny Cunneen's pop- stick draw welcomed 20 entrants with Rob Pollard and Mike O'Mara taking home the meat. Gary Atkinson and Wendell Hoover were just behind. Adrian Cox and Gary Bell enjoyed the chocolate.

Saturday, saw 18 players take part in competition, with Wayne Coyle and Gary Bell coming out in front, and Rob Wilson earning third place.

Thursday, we welcomed the WA Police side again with a warm day to provide pleasant playing conditions for the annual challenge. Games took place under a pennants format on six rinks. Our home side won on three rinks but the WA Police side won the day on aggregate. Our visitors kindly presented the club with a wall shield to commemorate the event and presented nice bottles of wine to Dunsborough's best rink winners on the day - Lorraine Bell, Jem Coupar, Norm Gage, and Wayne Coyle.

Following the Bowling Section AGM last Friday the new officers for the 2022-23 season were elected. Details are on the noticeboard.


Dunsborough is hosting a preliminary round of the BPL Cup on Saturday 28th May 2022. 

The event is Open- Gender and team members must be from the one club and are made up of 3 or 4 players. 

We are also inviting teams from other clubs in our region and together with Dunsborough  teams should make this an exciting event. Note that entries close at midnight on 25th May.

Details are on the noticeboard. 

Garry Atkinson. 


Regular Playing Days/times:

Please see the below times.

(Be sure to bring a hat and jacket and wear flat protective shoes.) 

AC:      Tues    8:45 - 12:00pm

             Fri       8:45 - 12:00pm

Golf:    Wed   Singles    9:00 -12:00am 

             Wed  Doubles   2:00 - 5:00pm

             Fri     Doubles   2:00 - 5:00pm

Ricochet:   Thurs  2:00 - 5:00pm

Shelter Replacement

Members will notice that our old shelter has been removed in preparation for the installation of the new version, which is currently scheduled to take place during the week beginning 16 May.  In addition to the new structure, there will be quite a bit of additional work that needs to be done to make it fully usable, the most significant being the laying of pavers both internally and on the surrounds. This work will be done by Club members, and may take a little time to make the shelter fully usable. We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause and thank members for their patience in the meantime. For safety reasons, members are asked to stay out of the construction area until completion.


Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet – Doubles

The balmy autumn weather saw a good group of members enjoy their croquet on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and it was great to see Barbara Miller back in action again.  Amongst many good performances, the most notable were:

Barbara Miller:        6 wins from 8 games

Brian Scott:            3 wins from 5 games

Wendy Collins:       4 wins from 7 games

Rosie Bastian:        4 wins from 8 games

Colleen Anderson:  2 wins from 4 games

Golf Croquet – Singles

We had fewer singles players than normal, due to members having other commitments, but those available had a good, competitive session.  The best performances were:

Wendy Collins:  3 wins from 3 games, 19 hoops scored

Robin Beer:       2 wins from 3 games, 18 hoops scored

Brian Scott:       2 wins from 3 games, 16 hoops scored

Richard Taylor


Hi Riders, 

Regular rides are:

Tues 9am, one hour Green ride with Stuart and crew, followed by a coffee at DDCC. Beginners welcome.

These both start at DDCC front entrance, look for the bikes




Regular Playing Days/times:

Winter times are: -


 9 holes - Names in by  8:30am for 9:00am hit off


18 holes - Names in by  9:30am for a 10:00 hit off

 9 holes - Names in by 10:30am for 11:00am hit off

For those of you who don’t already know, I have had to resign as Golf Captain for this season.  The pressure of other commitments has become overwhelming, and I just have to let some things go.  Unfortunately the captaincy is one of them.  I will still be playing golf and am willing to help out in anyway I can, but my head is too full of other stuff and there is no room in it for all the other things which go with being the captain if I am to remain reasonably sane.

In the meantime, thanks to Pat and Dot for continuing to organise Thursday golf.

My apologies to you all,


A number of our Ladies are away on holidays or have medical issues, so our numbers are depleted at the moment, as we commence our season for 2022.

However, those that could play give us the following results;

28 April STB - Winner Dot Carmody   Runner Up Pat Manton

5 May Stroke - Winner Dot Carmody  Runner Up Pat Manton

Our Nine Holers Golfers played both these days with 5 and 6 players.

Our golf course is greening up now and looks very playable.

“Thanks to our band of Men Golfers who work tirelessly on Tuesdays to maintain the course especially the tree debris of leaves, branches etc to make a clearway for our balls to reach the green.  

Your efforts are greatly appreciated!”

On a lighter note*****

You may have one of these in your golf bag set.

Good Golfing All !

Men's Golf News & Results

Recent Events

Wednesday 4 May      STB

Winner         Haydn Channing with 42 pts.  

Runner Up   Ron Carmody with 37 pts

Saturday 7 May     STB

Winner         Ron Carmody 41 pts

Runner Up   Rob Lucy        35 pts

Longest Putt No 18  Ron Carmody

Coming Events**

Wednesday 11 May  Stb - 18 Holes

Names in by 11:30am for a 12 noon Tee Off - 18 Holes

Saturday 14 May First Round of Championship for 2022 - Stroke - 18 Holes 

Coursework **

Tuesday Morning as usual with leaf debris removal being a major job.

    Good Golfing All.

    Doug Macpherson - Captain
    Mal Williamson - Vice Captain

    Doug Gilchrist - Sundowner Golf/Speedgolf/FootGolf

    Ron Carmody - Secretary/Treas.



    To play Canasta and Mahjong, you need to be a Financial Member of the Club which requires Ordinary Membership plus the Canasta and/or Mahjong Subscription. 

    CANASTA (Please be in the room by 12:55 for a 1:00pm start)

    Monday & Thursday  1:00pm - 4:15pm (Experienced Players Only)


    Two of our men were the winning team on Thursday.  Adrian Cox and Tony Borrello took the prize of winning score with 5595 points. Well done Gents and especially to Adrian who has had a hat trick in Canasta taking a win for three weeks now in a row.

    Monday’s winners were Sylvia Mutch (one of our newer learners who did very well) and Barbie Gooding with a grand score of 5250 points.

    MAHJONG  (Please be in the room by 12:55 for a 1:00pm start)

    Tuesday & Wednesday   1:00pm - 4:00pm (Experienced players only)


    Special game winners from Tuesday Mahjong were Janet Caffel & Sylvia Mutch.

    Wednesday Mahjong winner was Tricia Cater and it was her lucky day as she collected the weekly raffle as well.



    Bunbury Teams Carnival
    The popular Bunbury Teams Carnival was held over the weekend 30 April - 1 May and for the first time in many years the weather stayed perfectly warm, sunny and still for the entire tournament.

    It was well attended with some very competitive doubles tennis teams with teams travelling from many Perth and South West clubs.

    It was good to see Jim Davies, John McCallum, Janet Pendrigh, Paul Moss & Greg Banfield (photo below) along with Rob de Gruchy and Marlene Howes representing Dunsborough.


    Saturday 7 May Social Mixed Organised Tennis
    This stunning autumn weather continued – minimal wind, cloudless skies and sunshine and the courts were in full swing once again.  It is excellent to see so many players enjoying their matches with smiles and laughter and a number of them enjoyed drinks in the Clubroom prior to the inaugural dinner with our new chef. Tennis Section attendees at the dinner gave extremely positive feedback (particularly with tennis player, Melanie Bromley, providing the entertainment).

    Ladies mid-week Social
    Come down and have a friendly few games of doubles, and a cuppa afterwards, with our lovely mid-week social ladies on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9am.


    Tennis Section Committee Meeting - Mon 16 May
    The next committee meeting will be held at the Club from 1-2pm on Mon 16 May. Full members of the tennis section are welcome to attend.

    Containers for Change
    Please ensure you place any empty 10c containers in the bins located near the entry to the Clubhouse (new bins with clear white lids). Recycling these bottles and cans is an easy way for all our club members to assist in earning the club some income - you can also collect these containers at home and drop them into the club bins.


    Tip of the Week:    Early Preparation

    You cannot prepare soon enough - turn your hips and shoulders before the ongoing ball bounces on your side. Get that racquet back!

    All coaching sessions are back with places available for private & group lessons:

    Tues 9-10am Cardio Tennis

    Tues 10-11am Adult Coaching

    Mon & Thurs - Junior Hot Shots Program

    Call Andrew from Tennis Excellence for info: 0418 913 294

    Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
    PO Box 57 Dunsborough 6281
    40 Gifford Road Dunsborough 6281
    Phone: (08) 9755 3250
    Email: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au
    Website: https://dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au


    The Dunsborough & Districts Country Club is very privileged to be associated with a number of fantastic local businesses.

    For a full detailed list of the sponsors please contact: - membership@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

    Major Club Sponsor

    The State government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest is a major supporter of the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club inc in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

    Major Bowls Event Sponsor

    The Club's Platinum Sponsor

    Club Event Sponsors

    Judy and Don Henderson

    Sponsors of the Ladies Bowls Carnival

    Our Silver Sponsors

    Our Bronze Sponsors

    Electrical & Gas
    Murray & Jennie Bruce

    Libby Mettam


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    Dunsborough, Western Australia  6281