Sport For Any Age!
Dural Country Club bowlers are especially proud that in their midst they have Arthur, a ninety year old who is still a master lead, Carl, a wheelchair bowler who can play anywhere and a couple of young men who are currently in the top few. Young Ben is currently Club Champion (again) and Richard, who was last year. Photo shows Arthur holding his stick and bowler’s arm with which he plays, only using the wheelchair to conserve energy between ends, with Carl who plays in the chair and has considerable success in special events around the state.
At 42 Karen Murphy is the oldest lady in Australia’s Commonwealth games team, her fifth games, so it seems bowlers in all those advertisements for retirement villages are only half the story. It is sensible to start any physically and mentally challenging sport while the body is at its best so the rewards of skill come sooner and last longer.
The Club’s Drawn Mixed triples has been won by Larry Gillespie, Marelle Saunders and Ray Vindin who played super bowls to defeat Keith McGill, Judith Harris and Richard Thorp who could not withstand the consistency of the winners.
Free lessons are available for young or old, at the Country Club by phoning 0432 181 635 or 0411 375 580.
Richard and Ben