Date: September 25, 2012
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

Golf SA acknowledges Dean Dolling – Country Week

Second from right Dean Dolling, with wife Elizabeth and three sons, Edward, Charles and James Supported by his family, Port Broughton Grain farmer Dean Dolling, was today acknowledged for his remarkable support of SA Men’sCountry Week. At the conclusion of the Presidents Cup event at The Grange Golf Club, Dolling was presented with a special plaque in recognition for 50 years attendance by Golf SA Board Member Tony Bourne. 68 year old Dolling who currently plays off a handicap of 12 and is a ten time Port Broughton Club Champion was introduced to Country Week by his father Gus, a three time Country Champion with wins in 31, 33 and 34. Dolling revealed to the audience at today s presentation that between his father Gus and himself, they have supported SA Men’sCountry Week each year for at least the past 85 years, continuously , a remarkable achievement. Dolling a former A Grader who credits the 67 Crystal Brook Open as his most significant win, when defeating Allen Hurst in a playoff, is still competing strong, returning scores of 99 at Royal Adelaide and 94 at The Grange West to finish in 8th position in the Men’sB Grade Championship. To continue the family tradition, son Edward off a handicap of 7, competed in the A Grade Championship upstaging his father by a solitary stroke with rounds of 90 and 102, for a 36 total score of 192. The Commitment shown by the Dolling family, especially by Dean, in support of Amateur Golf in South Australia is quite remarkable. Golf SA duly acknowledges this fine achievement. Since 1909 the Country Championship has been played annually in South Australia except for 1914-1919 (World War 1) and 1940-1945 (World War 2). In its modern guise the Country Championship is played as part of Country Week. For 2012 Country Week Results click here for the event page