From The Rough

Devonport Country Club’s lady golfers recently held their annual 9 Hole Ambrose charity event in support of Action Against Homelessness (AAH). This is a community based organisation with a specific focus on alleviating homelessness and providing support for vulnerable people in and around the Devonport region. The group runs this service from the Valley Road Eveline House which is a 25-bed youth accommodation and social enterprise facility and includes the Loaves and Fishes enterprise. The latter operates as a commercial kitchen, providing nutritious pre-packaged meals for emergency food relief and support for the school breakfast program. An important aspect of the enterprise is the provision of training and employment opportunities for the residents and other at-risk youth.

Winners of the Front 9 Ambrose were Lain Thorn, Carol Ooi, Vicki Matthews and Steph McCoy with an excellent score of 28.6. Runners up were Bev Naiker, Judy Glozier and Ruth Stewart scoring 31.6. On the Back 9 Penny Bester, Marj Russell, Marvin Selby and Annette Dodd were successful with a winning score of 31.7 and Pam Hine, Marlene Saunders, Carol Blake and Cheryl Roughley the runners up scoring 32.4.

Yvonne Rundle accepting the donation from Lu Proud.

Last week Ladies President Lu Proud presented a cheque for $1027.80 to AAH board member Yvonne Rundle. In accepting the donation, Yvonne expressed appreciation to the club and explained the amount raised would go towards acquiring a bus which is suitable to convert to a clothes washing and drying facility, together with showers and a quiet space where clients can enjoy a tea or coffee and communicate with caring people. Yvonne also explained the motivation to establish AAH grew from the notion that communities which accept ownership of challenging problems in their region and come together to find and action innovative solutions are communities that flourish.

There is still time to enter The Volkswagen Scramble event which is to be held at the Devonport Country Club this weekend, Sunday the 2nd February. Teams of four playing a scramble event can enter on line at and there will be a 10:00 am shotgun start.

Coming Events:

Sunday 2nd February – Thirlstane Golf Club 2020 Captains Presidents Day. The Competition will be a Mixed Canadian 10am shotgun start. Cost is $10 per person. To enter contact the club on 6428 6488.

Thursday 13th February – Sheffield Farmers Day Stableford. Cost $25 per player which includes golf and a meal. Entries close on the 8th February and the draw will be in the Advocate and The Examiner on Tuesday 11th February.

19th February – Vertigan Partners Devonport Country Club Pro-Am. 12:30 shotgun start. Professionals will play a stroke event, while the amateurs play an individual Stableford and a 4BBB Stableford with a professional, in the team. The cost is $40 per player for individuals and corporates can enter a team for $150 which includes displaying signage. Entries can be emailed through to

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