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Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
Monday 17th of September at the Dumbleyung Pub
The Dumbleyung Allstars dart team hosted Wagin dart team, Morans at the GODI on Wednesday night September 5. Some people from the Newdegate Field day, who were staying at the GODI, tried to give us some support, but it was not enough to beat this strong side. It wasn't until the 5th game that we were able to get on the board with a peg from Roadhouse Ric. Our only other win was Ducky, who beat one of their better players, Tom Spurr, in a singles game. Block gave his best with 5 100+s.
The final result was a 9/2 loss – there’s always next week.
Kim Davidson shone for the opposition with a 55.09 and the maximum of 3 pegs.
Our averages were John Lee 46.52, Ricky Mott 45.6, Ric Noble 45.48 with 1 peg, Don O’Donnell 40.26 with 1 peg, Graham Wilson 39.6 and BJ 28.
There is only one game to go, against Darkan Blue in Wagin, before the Grand Final is played at the GODI on Saturday afternoon September 15.
Thanks again to the GODI for the great supper and nice warm fire.
Article by G.Wilson
Kukerin Golf Club
Kukerin Golf Club hit the business end of the season and held their 2018 championship finals on Saturday September 8. Ross Ditchburn and Tim Adams were first off the tee, competing in the men’s A grade final, followed closely by Marnie West and Debbie Smith in the women's final. Both playoffs were to be a tough 36 holes of match play, in tough windy conditions. The first 18 holes had Ross and Tim all square coming in for lunch, while Marnie had flown to a lead of 7 up.
By this stage the men’s plate (B grade) final was well and truly away. Karl West played Scott Gray in a shortened 18-hole final because of the football grand final the following day. The men’s plate unfortunately did not have any playoffs as only the two golfers were available around playoff time, this meant Karl and Scott got straight through. It ended up being a top quality men’s plate final with plenty of pars and even the annual longest drive was hit on number 11 by Scott, taking advantage of the wind, the biggest lead at any time being just 2 up see-sawing both ways, in the end a triumphant Karl West found himself 2 up after the completed 18 holes.
While all this was going on a group of 6 golfers had completed a friendly stableford and were looking forward to seeing the last two finals head into the home stretch. Everyone watched as Tim and Ross headed down 15, Ross squared the contest up going into 16 and then was too strong the next two holes winning both and winning the tight final after 35 holes, 2 up with 1 to play. While the men’s final wrapped up the ladies were playing down 15 which meant Debbie Smith had fought hard and made a bit of a comeback, but Marnie held on to win her first final after 33 holes, 5 up with 3 holes to play.
After Phil Adams was announced the winner of the stableford with 34 points on a countback to runner up Matt King, the members headed into the Kukerin Hotel for our presentation night and a top quality feed. All the awards were presented with the wild West's taking home a lot of trophies. It was a great night had by all and we thank Bob at the Kukerin Hotel for his hospitality.
Next week is a big Saturday, Kukerin Golf Club are holding the Josh Joyce Memorial 3-person ambrose, so everyone who's interested get your groups into Jon Adams.
Article by S. Gray
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
Though the Wanderers were chasing the win and the final result was Kukerin Dumbleyung 7.7-49 to Katanning Wanderers 10.6-66.
Goal Kickers were M.Roberts (2), J.Ward (2), C.Shotter, D.Leo and C.Davidson (1).
Best Players for the grand final were B.Garstone, J.Ward, R.Hall, A.Shepherd and B.Hall.
A great effort to get to the Grand Final and congratulations to all involved on an awesome season!
Lakeview Golf Club
The day commenced early 8.30am for the Championship Finals players on Saturday 8th of September, but not as early as Clubman extraordinaire, Mr Paul Ward, who was there even earlier sweeping greens and fixing up cups and holes for the day that just weren't up to his standard. His father Howie can be very proud of Paul as he has done a stella job whilst he has been away.
The crowd watched the first hit off by young gun Lee Smith playing in his first Championship Final, with maybe nerves getting the better of him, winning the toss and electing to have the 1st hit of the day. On the No 1 tee box in his bright red shirt and his trusty iron!!! shanked his hit to the right into the bush/lake never to be found. Eric landing his on the green. Lee having 3 off the tee and not much luck with the iron sliced the ball even further down the track into the bush but we believe he did find this one. Eric 1 up. Hitting off the 2-hole Lee once again hit into the bush to the left this time, chipped out and hitting off just in front of the Ladies Tee. Eric 2 up. After this, out of sight of the crowd, Lee decided enough was enough and proceeded to keep pace with Eric playing his normal exceptional golf. Eric 4 up with 5 to play, Lee decided to par the next 4 holes and Eric only paring 2 with him.
Both on No 17 green with Eric having to putt for his life to Par, as Lee had already pared the hole, to win the match, which he did with nerves of steel and making it back to back wins and his 4th Championship. Congratulations to Eric Gossage defeating Lee Smith 2 up with 1 to play, a very evenly matched game.
The not so inform ladies, Davina Gossage and Tamara Bartram, decided that enough was enough, they both had to play a bit better than the previous month’s golf to snare the Championships. After the rousing on Midweek day, by their men's Captain and crew concerning their form, even though they were runners-up in the Gross, it was D Day. Davina's drive on No 2 was just off to the right in the bush about 180m from the green, pulling out her trusty 4 iron hit the shot of the year, going under the trees and landing on the green, and winning the hole with aplomb making it all square after 2 holes. This continued for 18 holes Davina only 2 down. Going into the last 18 again both paring No 1, so the good golf continued. After 27 holes only 4 down with 9 to play. Mention must be made of some of the putting errors by both ladies sometimes even 4 putting, but the game is not over until the fat lady sings. Davina making her presence known by blitzing No 14, on the green for 3 and paring this hole. Final scores Tamara defeating Davina 5 up with 3 to play. Both ladies were extremely pleased with their golf and felt that they are both on the uphill climb for next year.
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up and Bob Hannah winning the B Grade championship.
The few men that played in the afternoon all had good rounds with Dave Wall winning on a countback from Daniel McDougall with 39 points and Bob Hannah winning his first ever Gross. It was great to see members coming out to celebrate with us all. Welcome home to Ronnie & Graham Ball and we thank Ronnie for the delicious nibble she brought out, also Howie Ward and the mad Richmond supporter Louisa Dare who also celebrated with us.
Results from Saturday 1st of September
Liz Dare once again triumphed and enjoyed the first day of spring with a flowery win with 31 stableford points. The men didn’t spend quite so much time looking at the wildflowers and were about to send a search party out for the missing lassies. With a tad more focus, they managed to come in with slightly better scores. Paul Ward landed the winning berth with 37 points followed by a very in-form Bob Hannah with 35 points. Dave Wall took out the gross. Novelties were snared by Jamie Dare and Paul Ward who didn’t seem to be in the sharing mood.
Next week is a combined stableford sponsored by CBH and the following week, 22 September is Closing Day sponsored by Clem Henry with a BBQ tea. More next week as I am sure that emails by our travelling Secretary will be sent out re this event. Closing day is always a fun day and you don't have to be a Tiger Woods to play, though you might be in the woods at times.
Article by T. Bartram