Pa­trons bowl up for a ter­rific day

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHO­TOS: EMILY SMITH

GREAT TRA­DI­TION: Monto Bowls Club pa­tron Len Ogle and pa­troness Heather Price put on an ex­cel­lent day of com­pe­ti­tion last Thurs­day.

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