Bowlers en­joy club’s new fa­cil­i­ties

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

THE new turf at the Har­vey Bowl­ing Club was in tip-top shape for the Har­vey Clas­sic Bowls car­ni­val last week, de­spite stormy weather caus­ing con­cern just 12 hours ear­lier.

“On Mon­day this whole thing was un­der­wa­ter and I was left think­ing ‘ Oh no, it’s not go­ing ahead’,” club pres­i­dent Ed Bacich said.

Con­di­tions were per­fect on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day ac­cord­ing to Mr Bacich and club mem­bers were happy to show off the new syn­thetic turf, which had been rolled out just one week ear­lier.

Play­ers from around the South West showed up to test the green, with 11 clubs com­ing from as far as Melville and Safety Bay to join the ac­tion.

Sam Per­ica’s team from Mt Law­ley took out first place in the Clas­sic, with Ted Rei­ley’s team and Gor­don Car­tledge’s team, both from Ea­ton, tak­ing out se­cond and third place re­spec­tively.

The new turf, which cost about $235,000 to buy and in­stall, is part of a se­ries of ren­o­va­tions to the club which saw new car­pets, tele­vi­sion, ceil­ing lights and a lick of paint to spruce up the clu­b­rooms which had not been re­fur­bished in more than 20 years.

“The money saved on wa­ter con­sump­tion, fer­tilis­ers, green ren­o­va­tion, ma­chin­ery and man power will be chan­nelled back into restor­ing some of the club’s main­te­nance and up­grade pro­grams,” he said.

These fu­ture up­grades will in­clude new toi­lets, stor­age, seat­ing and dis­abled ac­cess, but for now the club is happy with the new turf.

“We now have a state-of-the-art bowl­ing green that will be open for new mem­bers to use,” Bacich said.

Brian Gover, of Har­vey, John Trewhella, of Man­durah, and Mick Marovic, from the Stir­ling Bowl­ing Club, take a break to watch from the side­lines.

Pic­tures: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

Steve Hughes, Mike Vi­tale, Wayne Heldt and Otto Daw­son, of Melville Bowl­ing Club, were not dis­ap­pointed when they took the trip down to play on the new turf.

Greg Rodgers and Ed Bacich, from the Har­vey Bowl­ing Club, are all set to get the ball rolling on the new green.

Mil Bor­cic and Graeme Read­ing, from the Bin­ningup Bowl­ing Club, are happy to be us­ing the new turf.

Os­car Dunn, a life mem­ber of Har­vey Bowl­ing Club, with fel­low club mem­bers Jeff Shaw and Barry Tem­ple­man.

John Faulkner and Peter "Bones" Read­ing, from Bin­ningup Bowl­ing Club, have a quick break in the shade.

Leigh Jones and Gayle Reeves, of Har­vey, take a break from keep­ing the play­ers fed.

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