Patrons bowl up for a terrific day
LEN Ogle has spent 42 years on the bowling green, but said his passion for the sport has never dimmed.
The Monto Bowls Club patron was back on his favourite turf last Thursday, along with patroness Heather Price, as they put on the traditional Patron and Patroness Day.
“I might be a bit old fashioned but I believe in this event,” Mr Ogle said.
“Lots of clubs are doing away with the tradition, but I’m glad we’ve still kept it going.
“It’s a pleasure to give back to the club, because they have always been so good to me.
“I love the fellowship of the sport and meeting people from all over.”
Heather Price has played the sport since 2008, when she first moved to the area, but said it had given her a great network of friends.
“My husband is a bowler, so I knew if I wanted to see him I had better play,” she quipped.
“My family is full of bowlers too.
“I always thought I would pick it up, but I thought I would be a bit older when I did.
“But it really is a skill. I’ve come to really love my bowls now.”
Six rinks, with about 34 players, came down for the midweek event.
Keith Roth, Lyn Woodall and Herb Kirkwood took out first place on 39, while the team skipped by Jean Jasch came second, Ted Barker’s team came third and Heather Price’s team finished fourth.
GREAT TRADITION: Monto Bowls Club patron Len Ogle and patroness Heather Price put on an excellent day of competition last Thursday.