April 2024

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APRIL 2024 Monthly Memo

 We have had many comments from players, officials and visitors regarding our wonderful club. With interstate competitors praising our lawns as the best they had played on in Australia. Thank you again to all who contributed to the successful Eire Cup and Medals Competitions. You all did our Club proud.

  • The Club had 2 representatives in the recent competition. Jane Hyland won the Women’s Plate and Callum Hyland won the Z knockout event. Both Jane and Callum performed admirably for the state in the Eire Cup Teams event.
  • GC Pennant has started with SBCC fielding 2 teams in Division 1 and 2 and 1 team in Division 3. There will be some impact on pennant days at Sandy Bay but there is always one lawn left for social play.
  • Croquet Balls – The old Dawson balls have been placed in A1, B1 and C1 boxes. Other balls have been allocated to A2, B2, and C2 boxes. These balls have been marked and are to be put back into the correct boxes after play.
  • FOR SALE Sets of Croquet Balls – don’t get enough practice at the Club and want to practice at home? We have sets for sale at the amazingly discounted price of $100. And there maybe a few single balls also. Please see Hugh if you need to buy a set.
  • Lawns - The lawns were cut extra short, dried out a bit and double rolled to produce a flat fast surface for the national championships and Eire Cup.  The resultant playing surface was commented on favourably and was much appreciated by the competitors.   Since then the skill of the greenkeepers and some beneficial weather has enabled the grass to regain its normal height and all three lawns are looking very good, apart from a profusion of small flat broadleaf weeds on lawn B which is being dealt with. With autumn approaching, there is a strong chance of leaves, buds and twigs cluttering the playing surface. If winds happen to pile these up it would be sensible to put them in green bins straight away.
  • Wallaby and Rabbit poo!! – if you see any please let us know. We are trying to deal with holes in the fence
  • RED DOOR – do you love it? We have decided to paint the other club door red and deliberate on the other doors at a later date. Look forward to Anni putting our logo on the front door. 

Dates for you to diarise!

  • GC Pennant some Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – keep an eye on the whiteboard
  • New Members Welcome evening - Wednesday 10th April 5pm
  • GC Handicap Singles and AC Club Championships to be held in April
  • ACA GC Bronze Medal at SBCC 10-12 May – entries are by invitation of the GC Selectors
  • AGM - Saturday 18th May 10am
  • Friends School – 29th and 31st May – small groups coming to play 11.45-12.45
  • Healthy Tasmania 8th September 10-11.30
  • SBCC Bunnings BBQ - Saturday 7th December - looking to volunteers - talk to Marg Jennings or Ann Murray

 Please remember your Committee welcomes suggestions of a substantive nature and queries can be directed to the committee members at any time. We welcome your input and assistance in all club matters.                 

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