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Big week­ends of golf

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It was a busy week­end at the De­niliquin Golf Club with the re­turn of the Pre­mier League and a golf clinic held Satur­day and Sun­day re­spec­tively.

Terry Howe and Prue Lloyd are lead­ing the Sun­day clin­ics fort­nightly for any young peo­ple want­ing to take up golf.

Mrs Lloyd said they par­tic­u­larly hope to get more women on the course.

There’s an­other busy week­end com­ing up at the club this week­end, with an open day on Sun­day.

For the golfers, in­clud­ing learn­ers, there will be a free nine hole com­pe­ti­tion at 10am, to be fol­lowed by lunch and drinks.

This is an op­por­tu­nity for mem­bers and non-mem­bers to in­spect the renovation­s, in­clud­ing the club’s suit­abil­ity for a range of func­tions.

Be­cause it has var­i­ous ar­eas, it is an ex­cel­lent venue for events of dif­fer­ent sizes and is COVID-Safe.

The day will dou­ble as a chance for the club to thank its vol­un­teers for their un­wa­ver­ing sup­port, even through chal­leng­ing times like COVID19.

Farewell Sub­bie

Fa­mous Aus­tralian race horse Subzero died on Satur­day, aged 32.

Subzero would only win three races in his 31-race ca­reer — the 1991 SA Derby and Ade­laide Cup and the 1992 Mel­bourne Cup — but he tran­scended rac­ing.

He be­came the most loved horse of his gen­er­a­tion and, in part­ner­ship with best pal Gra­ham Sal­is­bury, was a reg­u­lar at aged care homes, schools, hos­pi­tals and any­where any­one needed a boost or a smile on their face, he could be found.

The pair made a few trips to De­niliquin, in­clud­ing a visit as part of the 2014 Mel­bourne Cup Tour.

Subzero’s first post-rac­ing per­for­mance was as Sal­is­bury’s ride in his role as clerk of the course, be­gin­ning a friend­ship only parted by death. When they both re­tired from that, Sal­is­bury con­tin­ued as Sub­bie’s carer and they be­gan 20-plus years of pub­lic ser­vice, help­ing brighten thou­sands and thou­sands of lives.

Based out of Sal­is­bury’s Heath­cote prop­erty, Sub­bie and his mate toured Aus­tralia mak­ing guest ap­pear­ances at every call.

Rac­ing Vic­to­ria chief ex­ec­u­tive Giles Thomp­son agreed Subzero would be re­mem­bered for what he did both on and off the track.

‘‘As a Mel­bourne Cup win­ner he be­came a house­hold name, but it was his work in re­tire­ment that earned him leg­endary sta­tus,’’ Thomp­son said.

But per­haps the fi­nal words be­long to Sal­is­bury’s daugh­ter Ni­cole, who was with the old grey at the end.

‘‘I was with him and it was very peace­ful,’’ she said.

‘‘He died at 2.38pm. The same time dad did, on a Satur­day as well. Tech­ni­cally, it was sud­den on­set (of) heart fail­ure.’’

Hun­gry kook­abur­ras

When look­ing for ducks to feed in De­niliquin on Sun­day af­ter­noon, one of our jour­nal­ists ended up feed­ing some hun­gry kook­abur­ras.

Af­ter head­ing to the Ed­ward River at a spot she usu­ally feeds the ducks, one kook­aburra flew down from the trees scoop­ing up a piece of bread.

Soon an­other joined and they both sat on the bank wait­ing for some more.

A third kook­aburra joined the feast, and all sat there and ate. Not one was per­turbed by the hu­man in­ter­ac­tion.

They stayed hap­pily while the journo snapped some pho­tos of the friendly kook­abur­ras who stuck around for a lit­tle while longer af­ter fin­ish­ing a few pieces of bread.

Spring time

It isn’t hard to be­lieve spring starts today with beau­ti­ful week­end weather in De­niliquin in the lead up to Septem­ber 1.

Satur­day was sunny with a low of 1.3°C and a high of 18.8°C, while Sun­day was also sunny un­til later in the af­ter­noon with a low of 6.5°C and a high of 23.4°C.

The nicer, warmer and sun­nier days are some­thing to look for­ward to, as well as your gar­den flour­ish­ing.

How­ever, this is an is­sue for some peo­ple who suf­fer from hay fever, of­ten caused by pollen.

If this is an is­sue for you, go and see our lo­cal chemists for ad­vice.

Cof­fee catch up

Don’t for­get about the cof­fee catch up for LGBTIQ+ friends, fam­ily and com­mu­nity this Satur­day.

Every­one is wel­come to meet at Harry Pep­per cafe in End St from 10am.

In­di­cate if you are go­ing on the Face­book event www.face­book.com/events/ 3113389934­20073/.

Or­gan­iser Wendy John­ston started the sup­port group about three years ago in the lead up to the mar­riage equal­ity vote.

It is about show­ing sup­port for peo­ple that iden­tify as LGBTIQ+ in­clud­ing their friends and fam­ily to en­sure they feel ac­cepted, sup­ported and have a net­work of peo­ple they can re­late to and con­nect with.

 ??  ?? ■ Nan Har­vey, Marianne Al­litt and Ber­nadette Werner with Subzero when the 2014 Mel­bourne Cup Tour came to De­niliquin.
■ Nan Har­vey, Marianne Al­litt and Ber­nadette Werner with Subzero when the 2014 Mel­bourne Cup Tour came to De­niliquin.
 ??  ?? ■ Three kook­abur­ras flew down to the river bank for a feed on Sun­day af­ter­noon.
■ Three kook­abur­ras flew down to the river bank for a feed on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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