Jack’s not looked back

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.”

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

BOWLED OVER: Garry Price and Bob Kerr at the semi-fi­nals of the open mixed pairs at Monto Bowls Club on Satur­day.

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