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Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
Good luck to the B Grade Kukerin Dumbleyung Football team who will play in the Upper Great Southern Reserves Grand Final this Sunday September 9 in Boddington. Bounce down against the Katanning Wanderers is at 12pm and all are welcome and encouraged to go a for a lovely Sunday drive to cheer on the team!
Dumbleyung Darts Club
Some sad news with the passing of Gangster player Darren Smith last week. Dumbleyung Dart Club wish to pass on our condolences to his family.
The game started evenly, with Wagin player Jason Catchpole causing us some problems with his string of 100's, 8 out of 23 shots and finished with an impressive 64.26 average. Our captain John Lee took him on in the second singles and had a close, but good win. This saw us break away and win 3 in a row to take out the game 6/5.
Averages were John Lee 48.7 with 2 pegs, Graham Wilson 48.13, 2 pegs, Ricky (Block) Mott 43.1, 2 pegs, Don (Ducky) 38.68, John (BJ) Williams 37.37 and Clayton Tucker 32.03. Thanks to the supporters.
Next week we host the Wagin team, Moran's, at the GODI. There are only two games to go before the grand final, which will this year be held at the GODI on Saturday afternoon September 15.
Thanks again to the GODI for the great supper they supplied and a nice warm fire!
Kukerin Golf Club
August had been a slow month at Kukerin Golf Club (KGC) with other sports teams reaching their finals and doing very well, also a few away touring around the country. Last week three playoffs were played with one to be played this week. The men’s top 4 played off. it was first ranked Ross Ditchburn vs fourth Paul King. Kinga fought hard and it was a great tussle, but Ross came through by 2 with 1 hole to play.
Tim Adams played brother Jon Adams and came through on top and is set to face Ross in the final. Jodie Ditchburn and Marnie West faced each other in the first playoff for the ladies. In a close match Marnie West won by 3 with 2 holes left and is set to face the winner of Debbie Smith vs. Jenny Joyce.
On Saturday September 1, the first day of spring KGC held a Par Plus competition. It was good to see a decent size group return to the course. The rusty golfers set out in good conditions and made for a lovely stroll. In the scores at the end, positives were hard to come by with Eric Sebastian the only one to reach positives with a great +3. Phil Adams was the only one to get close with -1. Out of the two ladies Jenny Joyce won the day with -4.
Coming up this week is the championship finals so golfers who aren't involved in finals need to have names in at 10:15. Presentation night is at the Kukerin Hotel afterwards. please RSVP to Jenny Joyce if you haven't already.
Article by S. Gray
Dumbleyung Men’s Hockey Club
The game started off strong and looked to be a tough one. Finally, a short corner was earnt and as a result, Jake Angwin was able to gain a shot on goals to bring the score to 1-0.
However, Williams fought back getting a goal to even the scores. Dumbleyung had many opportunities to score but it just wasn’t the day for them to go in!
Owen Wigg played a fantastic game in goals saving many shots hit his way. Unfortunately, Williams gained another 2 goals to make the score 4-1.
Dumbleyung kept up the strength and managed to get the ball down into attack where Mark Smith deflected it into goals.
The final score was 4-2 and this result unfortunately means we leave the season of 2018 behind us.
Thank you to the players that committed this season and to those who filled in when called upon. Thank you to the committee for all your work, the GODI for the sponsorship of the new team jackets and a big thankyou to the supporters that came and watched week in and week out!
Article by Y. Shepherd
Lakeview Golf Club
The Annual Ladies Open Day and Men’s Midweek 4BBB Stableford competition was once again a great success! It was a wonderful day with a generous array of trophies on display/ to be won on the day, sponsored by Scott Jefferis & Hannah Chiswell of Dumbleyung Ag Supplies and Chad Jefferis of Grain Brokers Australia. What awesome sponsors, once again supplying and cooking our lunch of burgers and salad, a great way to start the golf day.
Even though it was windy and cold and trying hard to rain, the players headed off for a great day of golf, some with beanies, others scarves, jackets and coats. Over the day though, these items slowly came off as the sun came through for some nice warmer weather.
Ladies Nett winners were Helen Kirby and Jodie Ditchburn with 46 points. Both these ladies can hit the cover off a ball and when in the bush, it was still no problem getting out just up and over like the men do and ending up with pars. Runner-up were our local and in form lassies Sharlene Powell and Liz Dare with 40 points combining well on the day and they were extremely pleased with their golf.
Winner of the Gross ladies need no introduction as they have been coming to Dumbleyung forever. Jan Painter and Fe Thompson with 23 points- comment was that this is their perpetual trophy, the scribe did hear that Fe does practice daily, and sometimes getting handy tips from her hubby to keep her handicap down to a 12. Runners-up Davina Gossage and Tamara Bartram 17 points, a slow start to the game, but managed a good second 9 holes. The NAGA was won by Julie Forrest and Lyn O'Brien who were quite pleased with their trophy and we believe these great torches will be put to good use to practice night golf!
The course was in immaculate condition with the combined effort of all members but especially Paul Ward who worked tirelessly the day before, mowing, sweeping the greens, fixing up the ladies tee box on 13, as well as doing the secretary's job for his mum, the Treasurer and Handicaps. Someone did suggest that he was might have been having a practice secretly and if so paid off.
Men’s’ Nett Winners was none other than our local boys in Paul and Jon Ward with a great 46 points winning on a countback of the last 6 holes from Marc Ball and Caen Taylor who were runners-up of the Nett. Gross winners were our own President Eric Gossage and Harrismith Captain Tim Dowdell with 31 points. Gross Runners-up were Roger Crosby and Chad Jefferis with 28 points. The NAGA was won by Ricky Mott and Brett Treloar with 34 points. There were novelties on every hole and these were shared fairly evenly.
Thank you to Karen Ward for doing the cards and Kevin Powell for collecting the chicken from Katanning. A wonderful team effort on the day and especially to Davina Gossage for organising the catering for the day over the past few weeks.
Article by T. Bartram