RATS Charity Day
The RATS ran a charity day at Whaleback in December, raising funds for The Salvation Army's Christmas appeal and the Movember Foundation. With a blistering 40 degrees forecast, 14 people played nine holes and raised $587. The money was raised from raffles, auctions and a fines' jar that had built up over the year.
The RATS (Retired Admin Teachers) started in the late 1990's when a number of Deputy Principals or Principals used to play nine holes after school. Gradually the group evolved into a club, which now has 18 members and there are still eight retired teachers in the club. The group plays weekly at a number of courses, with Whaleback being their preferred course.
The charity day has been running for four years and is considered one of their special fixtures on the golfing calendar. The phots show Doug McIvor teeing off on the 10th hole, a group of players waiting for the gates to open, and Peter Hopkins from Whaleback presenting a box of balls to Club Captain Dom Ricci.
Sundowners @ Whaleback
Are you looking for a different way to get your workmates together? Whaleback offers a Driving Range Function Package, where you get to whack balls on the driving range, then enjoy food and drinks in the clubhouse.
Try the new Toptracer Range technology where you can play a round of virtual golf, see who has the longest drive, or other fun games. Enjoy an hour on the driving range, then relax afterwards with an assorted food platter, midstrength beer, wine and bubbles for under $30 per person.
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Mixed golf day for charity
The Wednesday Ladies Whaleback Golf Club Inc held its bi-annual Mixed Day on Wednesday 16 October, raising funds for children's brain research through UWA.
If you're looking to get back into golf, or just meet a lovely group of ladies, Wednesday morning at Whaleback is the place for you. The club meets each Wednesday morning at 7.45am, with the choice of 9 or 18 holes and some fun after the game. There is even a membership to retain older members who are struggling to keep playing and still want to be part of the group. Phone Sue for more information on 9354 4101, or come down and have a chat.
Photo: Dolly Williams (President), Sue Thomson (Captain) and Marg Randell (Vice President)
Launch of Toptracer Range
Toptracer Range is now at Whaleback Golf Course - the first course in Western Australia to have this amazing technology!
Track the ball speed, accuracy and distance of every shot - available in every bay at the Whaleback Golf Club driving range.
With multiple modes, games, apps to track everything about your swing to suit players of all ages and abilities, including:
- Launch Monitor - Allows you to hone your skills by offering data like distance, ball speed, launch angle, height, side deviation, landing angle, hang time and distance to the target.
- What's in my bag? - Learn about the specific clubs you have, the best ones to use and predictive distances.
- Virtual Golf - Play an entire course right from the bay, no need to walk the 18 holes in the rain!
- Closest to the pin - Compete with friends in this classic golf game, now easier to track from the range.
Charity Golf Challenge
City of Canning Leisure hosted the inaugural Charity Golf Challenge at Whaleback Golf Course 24 May in support of Zonta House Inc. It was a great day of networking with local businesses which raised an amazing $7878 for Zonta. Thank you to our sponsors Beaver Tree Services, Photogenic Dental and WA Hino. Check out all of the action in our short video here.