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12 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2015
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GERALD Rudolph “Jerry” Ford Junior, the
38th President of the United States once fa-
mously said, “I know I am getting better at
golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators.”
Yanks always have a way of papering over these types
of incidents with terms like friendly fire, collateral
damage or Arnold Palmer’s classic quote: “I have a tip
that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game: It’s
called an eraser.”
If you can relate to these first two sentences then you
need to consider joining the Tennant Creek Golf Club
as soon as possible.
The 2015 season will tee off on Sunday 29 March with
a 12-hole Ambrose and the course is in great condition,
thanks to the hard work of a core group of volunteer
members and the help of the Barkly Work Camp.
“We have a full agenda this year with something on
at the club every weekend, right up until 4 October,”
club President, Doug Townsley said.
“Anyone who is interested can come out for a social
hit anytime during the week, but Sunday is reserved for
organised golfing events.
“That’s not to say that social golf is not allowed, it’s
just a case of the event golfers having the right of way
on the course.”
If your golf handicap is closer to half your age rather
than half your shoe size, there is still time to repent
and gather up a team to nominate for the Chamber of
Commerce NT Corporate Golf Day on Saturday 18
April from 12.30pm to 6.00pm.
This year’s theme is to come dressed up as your
favourite cartoon character with lunch and dinner
provided and cold drinks on the course will keep the
fun flowing all day.
Executive Officer for the Chamber of Commerce
Central Australia, Kay Eade, hopes that businesses
and organisations will see the Corporate Golf Day as a
useful “team bonding” exercise as well as a great day
out on the scrapes.
“Corporate days are a major event for clubs like Ten-
nant Creek and anyone who has attended in the past will
tell you it is fun with a capital ‘F’ and a great way to
network outside of the social media universe,” Kay said.
“If you make sure your boss is on the team, there
will be no explanation needed on the Monday morning
Anyone interested in coming out for game or would
like to become a member, can call the Tennant Creek
Golf Club on 8962 1024 for details and playing condi-
To nominate for the Chamber of Commerce Corporate
Golf Day, please contact Kay or Gillian on 8952 4377.
Please remember that BYO alcohol is not permitted
on the golf course.
By THE EAGLE
THREE local AFL players went to
Adelaide last weekend with the
Central Australian Football team,
Andrew Baker, Antonio Riley and
Lachy Lake were part of the squad that
travelled south to take on two amateur
South Australian football league clubs,
Encounter Bay and Edwardstown.
The Redtails had two convincing wins
beating Encounter Bay 11-14
2-7-19 and sweeping the floor with Ed-
wardstown with a whopping 19-9 -123
to 1-8 -14.
President and founder of the Redtails,
Rob Clarke, travelled with the team and
was delighted with the way they played
and the sportsmanship they displayed on
and off the field.
“There was a lot of excitement amongst
the players, some of whom had not
played as the Redtails before this trip,”
“During the Friday night match, the
rival teams who normally play against
Encounter Bay came to the match and
got behind the Redtails which made us
feel like we were playing a home game
“The whole oval was ringed with cars
and it was so good to feel that country
footy atmosphere and hospitality.”
On Saturday, the team traveled back
to Adelaide and spent the day with Port
Power players and the CEO of Port
Power, Keith Thomas, who was suit-
ably impressed by the presentation the
Redtails put on explaining the “Right
The program was developed by Ian Mc-
Adam and is aimed at 18 to 25-year-old
Aboriginal men who have had a history
of little or no formal education.
Sunday’s clash with Edwardstown was
played at the Port Power’s home ground,
the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval.
Redtails vice captain Andrew Baker was
listed as one of the best on ground and a
number of players sparked interest from
South Australian NFL talent scouts who
attended the match.
Tennant footy players join Redtails for wins in Adelaide
Dodson-Shaw about to
make North Pole history
ACTION: Redtails ruckman Seth Matson (centre) tackles Encounter Bay’s Jason Wright
while Elijah Horrock applies the pressure.
TENNANT’S Adrian Dod-
son-Shaw will create his-
tory when he becomes
the first Aborigine to land
on the North Pole in less
than three weeks.
Now living in Broome, Adrian
was cheered for his efforts in
last year’s New York Marathon.
This time, he’s in for an even
more gruelling challenge, the
42 kilometre North Pole Mara-
He’ll trudge his way through
ice and snow as he makes his
mark, quite literally, at the top
of the world.
Since the North Pole is in the
Arctic Ocean where there is no
land, Adrian will be running
Adrian was overwhelmed with
excitement about being selected
for the historic opportunity.
“My life has completely
changed since being part of the
Indigenous Marathon Project,”
“At the beginning of last year
I was unfit, unhealthy and had
been drinking too much.
“I was not the role model I
wanted to be for my family.
“Now I’m a fit, healthy non
drinker excited about the future
and inspiring my children, fam-
ily and community.”
Adrian will be supported on
his quest by world champion
marathon runner Robert de
Castella who established the
Indigenous Marathon Project
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