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Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Page: 4329


Ms MARINO (ForrestChief Government Whip) (13:41): Congratulations to the dedicated committee, members and staff of the Bunbury Golf Club, which was awarded the 2017 Regional Club of the Year award by the WA Golf Industry Awards Council. The club was formed following a group of so-called golf tragics getting together to look at developing the course in 1945. The first shot teed off in 1948, and the rest is history. Today the club is home to over 700 members. They have held the top state event. They have twice held the National State Series—in 2001 and 2012. They host the annual South West Open, which celebrates its 68th birthday on the WA Day long weekend. World-renowned golfers Seve Ballesteros, Graham Marsh and Craig Parry have played on the green. I would also like to congratulate long-term club member Lesley Malcolm, who hit not one hole in one but two at the Bunbury Golf Club in March. Lesley is 81 years of age—81 years young—and a fantastic example of this great sport. The recent extensions and upgrades to the club rooms continue to offer great opportunities for their members. I commend Lesley's performance and the Bunbury Golf Club, and encourage people to go and have a look at the wonderful flora and fauna—the fabulous kangaroos—that are an attract at the Bunbury Golf Club in my electorate.