Newsletter for Tuesday 12 October 2021

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LADIES Social Bowls Wednesday

Last Wednesday morning, 6th October, Ladies’ social bowls sprang into life when 19 ladies enjoyed the two games of competition. In the event, there were some close finishes with Jill Winter, Judy Henderson, and Sharon Sharpe sharing first place, the second place also resulting in a tie between Janice Hoover, Gaye Gibb, and Lorraine Bell.

Keep your eyes out ladies for teams chosen for the first round of mixed Leeuwin League Pennants starting next Tuesday.

MEN'S Social Bowls Thursday

On Thursday, 39 men pitched up for Johnny Cunneen's pop-stick draw which saw Mick Finney draw Busselton regular, Cliff Dawson, to claim first prize, closely followed by Alun Legge and Toby McCartney in second place. Don Henderson and Bill Hitsert worked hard to earn the chocolate.

Saturday saw a diminished number of 12 men (where were the ladies?) turn up for the last off-season game of bowls. John Eggleton organised the pairs brilliantly such that he came away with the huge kitty having drawn a visitor from Forrestfield, Brian Rovell, who had certainly played more than once previously! In second place were Ralph Don and Merv Mott.


DONNYBROOK Mixed Fours Carnival

Last Friday, 3 Dunsborough teams travelled to Donnybrook for a Mixed Fours carnival. A great day was had by all with one team getting 3rd place, another getting a round prize. A couple of good raffle wins also rounding the day off. 

Garry Atkinson

If you enjoy a carnival or any away competition please emulate our Vice Captain and send details to the Secretary for inclusion in the weekly newsletter. Your committee is keen for many of us to attend away events as this is both kindly and encourages reciprocity for our carnivals. There is a list on the noticeboard for those willing to get involved with away events, so do not hesitate to append your name.   




Recent Results

Wednesday 6 October

Winner - Paul Smith  with a great score of 35 pts showing that he has a great feel for the course currently.   Well done Paul!   Paul also won the  Long Putt on No 18. 

Runner Up - was  our Captain, Doug Macpherson  on a countback from Terry Sanbrook with both players scoring 27 pts.

Saturday 9 October

A keen field was on course to play  an Ambrose  fixture which was kindly sponsored by Ken Manton. Many thanks Ken and great to have you on course.

Winning Team: 

Doug Macpherson, Peter Hansen  Ron Carmody  Gross 83 /Nett 69                  

Runners Up were Barry Guest and Steve Beatty    Gross 79/ Nett 70 1/4 .

followed by Mark Embry and John Crute                   Gross 81  Nett 72 ½

Barry Jackson and Gary Boterhoven                           Gross  83 Nett 75

Brian McCormack and  Ken Manton                             Gross 87  Nett 75 

Novelties   No 10    Doug Macpherson,    No 18    John Crute

The weather was a perfect day for golf and all enjoyed the game.

It was great to see our Vice Captain, Mal Williamson  drop in for a visit.  

Coming Events

Wednesday 13 October  Men’s Golf  11.30 for 12.00 noon Tee Off  STB

Saturday 16 October  Men’s Golf  Stroke play

Wednesday 13 October Combined AGM

Combined AGM Meeting of the Golf Section  at 10.30 am

Committee Members have been notified by Hon Sec Helen Rowell .

Many thanks for this information ,Helen.

Golf Section Activities

  • Tuesday - Shed  and Course work for available members.
  • Mowing is continuing with good results given the weather.
  • Special Thanks to Volunteers for their continuing efforts
  • Shed and surrounds  cleanup  of scrap metal, old machinery, etc is being planned in the near future.

Good Golfing All!

Doug Macpherson    Captain               0419 937 191

Mal Williamson         Vice Captain       0428 130 733

Ron Carmody           Sec/Treas.          0418 643 368


Regular Playing Days/times:

Tuesday – 9 holes – 9:00am for 9:30am tee off 

Thursday – 18 holes – 9:30am for 10:00am tee off

Thursday – 9 holes – 10:45am for 11:00am tee off

Last Thursday was the final day for 18-hole golf.  The Tuesday ladies will continue to play 9 holes during the summer.

The AGM was held with a good attendance.  The office bearers remain largely unchanged with:
Jill Winter – Chair

Helen Rowell - Secretary

Aileen Morris - Treasurer

Pat Manton – Handicapper

Leonie Walker – Captain

Dot Carmody and Joan Embry are the Vets Reps 

The start of next season was decided and will be

Opening day 21st of April 2022 – Closing day 6th of October 2022.

Keep these dates in your new calendar and we hope to see larger numbers playing golf in what may be a more normal season. 

The meeting was followed by morning tea for all. After which, Trophies were presented. See the photo and results below. The trophies were kindly donated by Debbie Bridges who supports us every year. 

This Thursday we are going to lunch at Abbey Beach Resort. Those who have indicated their attendance are meeting at the club at 11:30 so that we can carpool to the venue. 

The fashion parade is the following week on the 21st of October and bookings have gone very well.  We have reached our cut-0ff attendance. Helen Rowell is managing the kitchen with a couple of helpers and there will be a raffle. 

The golf ladies are also providing the raffle for the Melbourne Cup function at the club.


Leonie Walker (Capt.) at

Dot Carmody at dotron8@hotmail.comw






Congratulations Ladies and Thanks to ALL Members who  took part in events throughout the year to round off a special season.

Well done All!

  (Left  to Right )    Vicki Frost             Jill Winter                 Pat Manton    

At the LADIES GOLF AGM - Socialising after the meeting 



"Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost" ....................Martina Navratilova


Don’t forget it's all happening this Saturday October 16th 


Join in from 1pm - & bring a friend – you know, the one who always says they’ll join in ...... but they never quite make it along???

This could be THE DAY…Mixed Social Sets from 1 - 5pm 

Come along & join in the fun; delicious food during the mid-afternoon break

No fees for your mates

Share a pint on the patio to wind up the day….


Vouchers for the best coffee in Dunsborough from Steve & Anna of MERCHANT & MAKER.

Vouchers for the best pizza in Dunsborough from Steve of PEACE PIZZA.

Best gourmet dinner for 2 served in your own home from Juliet & Grieg of OLSEN'S CATERING (see menu below). 

SPECIAL RAFFLE TICKET OFFER: 8 tickets for $10 (or 3 for $5)

Play it safe, bring a $10 note to be in!


Today we welcome two new members.
  • Alessio Schiabel
  • Steve Merrick (rejoining after short absence)

We trust you both will enjoy many hours of tennis. 


From Tuesday (12-OCT-21) and thereafter: Cardio tennis is ON, adult coaching is ON.

It would be helpful to Andrew if you can text him the day before and let him know if you are attending cardio tennis or adult coaching.


On Thursday 14 October all pennant players are invited to join in social play from 8.30 am.  The plan is for three (3) 20 minute sets to enable players to meet and mix followed by morning tea in the main clubrooms.  It is suggested each team provide one (1) plate of food to share at morning tea.   This will be a good opportunity to meet other players following some social tennis.

Thursday Ladies: is a morning of great play, happy banter and always followed by a welcome cuppa at the Clubhouse. A major distraction this week were the Magnificent Maintenance Men....thank you Grant & Peter, the limestone wall is looking like the work of a major landscaping company. 

BELOW: Julie Delroy and Cherie Peacock

BELOW: Young apprentice Peter Wilkins (right) gets the heavy end with Grant Gladman.

BELOW: Kick of alignment delivered.


John Tuckett will be in contact with those registered with him.

However, It is not too late to join the group. Better late than never. Just contact John 0427-119-304.

Background information on the Night Tennis from John Tuckett.

Talking to a few members about the Social Pennant Tennis Comp at DDCC and it was felt we should have 5 teams of 6 players in each team. (Hopefully, depending on numbers.)

Playing on a Wednesday and/or Thursday nights starting at 7pm with one team having a bye every week.

Format: 2 sets of doubles (first to 6) and 1 set of singles (first to 6). All short deuces.

Starting on Wednesday 20-OCT-21 to 15-DEC-21.

Starting time 7pm sharp.

Restart back on the 09-FEB-22.

There will be 3 rounds.

Finals end of MAR-22.

Fees: Competition entry fee, per player, to cover courts & lights & balls etc-
$40 full DDCC member
$50 casual DDCC member

$100 visitor

Interested people please contact John Tuckett 0427-119-304.

Recent Tennis Activities.

a) Midweek Ladies.......................................Bay Wilson.

Wednesday was a great day for tennis and a dozen ladies turned up.

The volunteer landscapers/ gardeners were also working beside the courts. It was thought at first they may have been talent scouts but they soon proved they were on the “level” and were busy constructing a perfectly aligned retaining wall. Well done Grant and Peter. See photos above.

Thursday was not without incident either. We started  off with ten players but sadly had a mishap. Fortunately the amateur nurses sprang into action and the player was duly patched up sufficiently to get herself home. Subsequent health reports describe no ill effects.

This must be why midweek tennis is such fun. Never a dull moment. Come and join us?!

b) Saturday Organised Mixed Doubles...................Marlene Howes.

Once again it was really good to see so many members at Mixed Organised Social Tennis on Saturday 9 October – 31 members enjoying good weather and great fun on the courts with play continuing until almost 5.00 pm and then many moving to the main Clubrooms to socialise.  With the weather tipped to be more stable over the next few weeks we look forward to continuing good numbers on the courts.

Courts 1 & 2 in full use before the crowd arrived.

c) Newsletter content.

A dynamic action shot photo of your group's activities with an entertaining narrative is always appreciated AND will be published. It is your club!

d) Etiquette Recap

# 3.   All "out" or "fault" calls should be made promptly after the ball has bounced and must be loud enough for the opponent to hear.

Regular Tennis Activities.

It is your responsibility to register your presence at the Country Club, every time you visit, as part of the state government's COVID-19 response.

The QR code is on the noticeboard in the tennis shed, to the right of the sink, for you to record your presence via the SafeWA app. If you register in the tennis shed, there is no need to register in the clubrooms/bar.
Alternatively, a paper-based register is maintained in the club foyer.

Tuesdays:          Cardio with Coach:                    9.00 am - $20.00 per player 

                            Adult Group Coaching:             10.00 am - $20.00 per player 

Wednesday:       Midweek Ladies Social              8.30 am – 11.00 am 

Thursday:           Midweek Ladies Social              8.30 am – 11.00 am 

Saturday:           Organised Mixed Doubles          1.00 pm – 5.00 pm 

Visitors welcome – Non-Members $10.00

Junior & Adult Coaching:    Please contact Coach Andrew below.

Private lessons provide a personalised service to get the most out of your game. Sign up today!

Club Coach:    Andrew Woodward, Tennis Excellence – 0419 913 294

Re-stringing services are available to suit your requirements. Contact Coach Andrew directly.

Newsletter: enquiries/comments/complaints:

Les Auty on 0437 287 745 or email:



CROQUET are planning to hold Corporate & Community Croquet this year in conjunction with Corporate & Community Bowls.

The 6 week season commences on either Tuesday 9th November or Wednesday 10th November at 6.00pm for a 6.15pm start. Following the 1 hour game will be refreshments, raffles and prizes. Come and join the fun.

Teams of 2 people are required with each team available to play the full 6 week season. Tuition and mallets will be provided.

Please contact Wendy on 0429 115 499 to register your interest or for enquiries.


Regular Playing Days/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

            Sat    Singles    1:30 - 5:00pm

Ricochet:   Thurs  1:30 - 4:30pm 

Croquet Results

Association Croquet (AC)

Our AC Level Play Club Competition started this week on Tuesday.

The results for Tuesday’s matches in our Round Robin Format were:


                David Morris     26                    Vaile Drake                    0

                David Bell            8                    Michael Demonakis     26

                John Bastian     11                     Raelene Willis              13

                Kate Speedy        4                     Terry Herd                   26


Raelene aggravated a knee injury and withdrew from the competition.

The results for Friday were:


                David Morris    26                       Kate speedy                3

                Terry Herd        19                       John Bastian               9

                Vaile Drake         8                       Michael Demonakis   22


We hope the fine weather will continue for the next 3 weeks!


We can hold Coaching Sessions on Friday mornings. Turn up at 8.45, wear flat shoes.

Come and see how AC is played.

Terry Herd, AC Captain


Wendy Collins

Golf Croquet - Singles

We had nine players for singles, including Gary Rodereda from Como, on a
cool but fine Wednesday morning, allowing many to tune up for pennant
matches later in the week.  The best results were:

Richard Taylor: 5 wins from 5 games, 26 hoops scored
Barbara Miller: 3 wins from 4 games, 18 hoops scored
Gary Rodereda: 3 wins from 4 games, 15 hoops scored
John Bastian:   2 wins from 3 games, 13 hoops scored

Golf Croquet – Doubles

Spring has sprung and the croquet courts are full again! We had a total of
18 members playing in our doubles sessions on Wednesday and Friday
afternoon.  Tony Davies had a very good day on Wednesday, winning 4 of his 5
games, Amanda Hurt excelled on Friday with 4 wins from 4 games, and it was
great to see Brian Uren back in top form on Friday, with 3 wins.  Best
results for the week were:

Amanda Hurt:    6 wins from 9 games
Tony Davies:     4 wins from 5 games
Brian Uren:        3 wins from 4 games
Don Edwards:    3 wins from 5 games

GC SW Pennants

The Dunsborough Eagles team had an excellent win in a very tight match
against Busselton Green on Thursday, with all players contributing to the
result.  Robin Beer returned to form with 3 wins from his 4 games, while
Amanda Hurt, John Bastian and Julie Dewar all had 2 wins, to complete a 9
games to 7 final score.

The Sharks team travelled to Busselton on Friday to play the Busselton Blue
team and, unfortunately, the result was reversed with the Sharks going down
7 games to 9.  Don Edwards had 2 good wins, both Barbara and Tony won one
game each and Richard managed to scrape in 3 lucky wins.

Next week the Eagles travel to Bunbury to play Moorabinda White and the
Sharks host Moorabinda Red on Thursday.

The current team ladder has the two Dunsborough teams sitting third and

Golf Captain - 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.

Wed 6.30am ride with Mike approx. one hour, fast ride, not suitable for beginners.

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

Thanks to our great volunteers who have put in hours of work getting our trails ready for Cape to Cape MTB race, and Eagle Bay Epic. 

Trails are looking great! 

Join us for a MTB ride Thurs 5.30pm from Country Club, with a small fire on golf green no. 4 at the far end. Join us for a toasted marshmallow, if not riding. BYO lights essential, 

Ride on,

Cycle Crew



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.


FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 2021 AT 4.00 PM 

All members of Mind Sports are advised that the Mind Sports AGM is to be held at DDCC on Friday 15 October starting at 4.00pm in the Mind Sports Bar room. 

The current Sub Committee invites you to attend the meeting and you might like to stay and have a social drink afterwards, attend the jackpot draw and enjoy a meal.  We welcome you to come along to the meeting and voice any suggestions you might like to put forward either with Mahjong or Canasta and discuss the Christmas function. 

We hope to see as many as possible at our meeting.  

From your Sub Committee:

President - Barbie Gooding,

Vice President - Danni Harford

Treasurer - Odette Moro

Secretary - Bev Bott

Committee - Junette Case (MC Rep)

Committee - Michelle Hosking


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

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

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

Please note that on Thursday 21 October Canasta has been cancelled due to the fashion parade fundraiser being held at the club!

Canasta lessons will be available on the first Thursday of each month however you do need to book your seat please! This is a must!


Both days have a number of draws for tables. On Thursdays only Barista Coffee will be available to order and the Bar will be open at close of play. You are very welcome to stay around for a social drink afterwards.

As the sale of Canasta cards has proved so popular, Mindsports will be buying cards for those still wanting them on an ongoing basis.  There will be no closing date but orders will be put through once a sufficient number (12 double packs) is reached.  However, the price cannot be guaranteed but we are hoping to still charge $30 for a set of 4 playing decks.  If you are interested, please submit your name to Odette by e-mail: or see her at Canasta on Thursdays or Mondays.

Pictured below are Leyland Bird and Jim Hosking, last week’s highest scorers with 6120 points.  Congratulations!

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

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

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

Mahjong lessons are run by Nita Pratt at various times through the year.


Both days have a number of draws for tables. Barista Coffee will be available to order and the Bar will be open at close of play. You are very welcome to stay around for a social drink afterwards. 


Many thanks for your continued support. See you at the club.

Please send all copy for publication and comments 

Deadline for publication is Tuesday 1:00pm

The DDCC Management Committee


CLUB MANAGER – Angela Newman  (9755 3250)



CLUB MEMBERSHIP - Nicky Roberts  (9755 3250)

Nicky is in the Club Office on Tuesday mornings

but can be contacted at any time by email. 



Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Inc.
PO Box 57, (40 Gifford Road)
Dunsborough, Western Australia  6281

Tel: (08) 9755 3250



The WA Government has made it mandatory that all members and visitors on entry to the club enter their name in the contact register provided at the club or use the SafeWA app on their Smartphone to scan the QR code on display.

Please maintain good personal hygiene. Do it to protect yourself and others. Do not come to the club if you are unwell or have been in contact with anyone who has had flu like symptoms.

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.


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