Saturday, August 29, 2009


This golfing crowd buried the lead until the very last par.

The WA Open is at Cottesloe in October and the Rottnest Bakery will be there.

The event will be called The John Hughes Geely Western Australian Open as the golfers have "secured respected car dealer John Hughes as the naming rights sponsor". No word where the Geely comes from.

Would you believe previous winners - as opposed to future winners - include "legends of golf"? Would you believe a golfing worthy looks forward to seeing the event "cementing itself on the Australian golfing calendar"? Would you believe it will be "world class" golf on a "world class" golf course?

And: "On course marquees from Howard Park Wines, Ferngrove Wines, the Witches Cauldron, Frasers and the Rottnest Bakery, just to name a few, will be available to spectators..."

Bakery owner Ivan Rutherford must be a Cottesloe member. What will be in the marquee? Snotblocks, tank loaves and cheeseymite scrolls? Yum.


  1. shazza9:39 AM

    Golfing and bakeries aside I once loved the beautiful island passionately as you do. Both my husband and myself having great childhood memories of Rotto were hoping to share the love when our kiddies came along. Now, however, I find myself moving through Kubler-Ross' 5 stages of grief as I come to terms with the seemingly irrefutable reality that it is (almost) friggin impossible to find anywhere to stay, outside of tentland, on Rottnest.
    Denial - At first I considered the possibility that the accommodation checker on the RIA web page was faulty, thinking it couldn't possibly be true that i could not get a villa or unit in September or October for more than 1 night.
    Anger - Waiting a few days and checking again, the same results arise. There is no room at the effin inn!! I am even wiling to spend the exhorbitant prices charged by the Lodge at this stage.
    Bargaining - Perhaps if I just call the RIA and ask instead of relying on the web page to find somewhere?? Try that, get told they use the same checker, and can transfer me to bookings to discuss. On hold to bookings for 20 mins then hang up. Outrage.
    Depression - The thought of having to enter the ballot again leads to a seething resentment which then leads to a depressing despair. Will we have to buy a boat and compete for moorings to be ever able to see my beloved Rotto again?
    Acceptance - Never!

  2. shazza10:21 AM

    With perseverence I have managed to book something after all.

    Hey Dave no mention of the comedy festival they just held on the island?