A former academic and economist, he had retired to a small farm in the district and was active on the Match and Greens committee. (Bowral Golf Club 1901 -2001 - Douglas Stalley)
In 2000 Doug undertook to write a history of the Bowral Golf Club for its centenary year, which is available to members on line under "club history".
Doug is now in his ninety's and finds a round of golf physically taxing so has decided to retire from golf and concentrate on his Friday morning bridge sessions. He was to play in last Wednesday's four man Ambrose but due to the course being closed to carts he couldn't participate.
Doug has been a very proficient golfer in his time and still plays of a 29 handicap. To send him off in style we have slotted in another four man Ambrose on Wednesday April 3rd in place of the listed Stableford event. I would hope that as many members who can, will play in the Ambrose and be there at the presentation for this wonderful members retirement round.
A Stop sign has been attached to the tree above the existing warning sign at the beginning of the concrete path that crosses the 17th fairway between the 4th green and the three way tee. Members are urged for their own safety to heed these warnings and where possible to alert visitors to the potential danger.
I would also ask those golfers who cross the 17th fairway directly after putting out on the 4th green to use the path, reducing any risk and, save undue wear on the fairway, it really is not a short cut.