IT’S been such a big week in Grenfell, with Henry’s 150th birthday and our 60th Festival of the Arts held in his honour, I’m afraid there isn’t a lot of bowls news to report. Social bowls have been very popular, however, with more than 40 bowlers out on the green. On Wednesday Dennis Hughes, Rob Chambers and Quentin Murray all won chooks, while on Friday the chook winners were Gary Pipe, John Dumbrell and Bathurst visitor Ron Camby. Steve Galvin won the free game.
Vale Doug Freudenstein
Members were saddened to hear of the recent passing of former club president, bowler and life member, Doug Freudenstein. As well as his contribution to our club over many years, Doug also served Grenfell and district as a councillor and President of Weddin Shire Council. He was 93. Our sympathy goes out to his family and many friends.
State of Origin
If you want to help the Blues get home in the State of Origin series, make sure you are at the club next Wednesday, June 21. The courtesy bus will run from 6pm to close and schooners of beer will be discounted to $4 from 7-10pm. Nibblies and finger food will also be provided so all in all, it looks like being a great night. To book the courtesy bus, phone the club on 6343-1656.
Here are some more words of advice and home-spun philosophy on our game by champion bowler of last century, the late RT (Dick) Harrison:
“When you pick up the first of your bowls to begin a match, the bowl would say, if it could talk: ‘Do the correct thing by me and put me on the right track, and I will do the rest.’”
“Short bowls are symbols of defeat: Instead of being positional assets they become encumbrances to the side or individual. If very short, such bowls seldom get knocked up and often prevent the skip driving. One at the back is worth 10 in the way as not one kitty in 100 comes back toward the mat when struck.
“Bowls is no more ‘only an old man’s game’ than knitting is only an occupation for ‘old maids.’”
“Bias begins to act just prior to the first turn in the finishing run. Keep this in mind on fast greens.”
With a -7 required, on an odd rink on the 19th end, it’s not surprising that the bowls jackpot didn’t go off this week. Next week it will be worth $76.
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