Jack’s not looked back
JACK Muller is one of the newer faces around the Monto Bowls Club.
He joined the sport 12 years ago, after getting frustrated with the dry golfing green at the golf course.
Since then he has only played one other game of golf.
“Bowls is much more sociable than golf, which I like,” Muller said.
Despite his short tenure with the game so far, Muller has been successful in club competitions.
“My men’s fours team has won the club competition three times,” he said.
Muller is not at all superstitious, so this feat must boil down to skill.
“I have no lucky socks and no winning breakfast ideas,” Muller laughed. “I’m not quirky at all.” As a lifelong sportsman, this success should perhaps not have come as a surprise to Muller.
“After school I always played cricket, tennis and football,” he said.
“It was not until later on that I graduated to golf, and more recently to bowls.”
Muller is now junior vice president of the Monto Bowls Club.
This commitment is impressive, considering all the other titles he holds in other community organisations.
“I’m secretary of the Ratepayers and Residents Association, president of the Burnett Boyne Rail Line Preservation Group, treasurer of the Queensland Local Government Reform Alliance and an IGA delivery man,” Muller recounted.
Muller believes it is important for everyone in the community to get involved.
“Unfortunately, in a small community like Monto that means the same people make up all the different groups,” he said. “That’s okay though. “I like to keep busy.”
BOWLED OVER: Garry Price and Bob Kerr at the semi-finals of the open mixed pairs at Monto Bowls Club on Saturday.