Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Burn­side Bowl­ing Club opened their doors for the first game of the new 2016 sea­son last week­end.

An ex­cel­lent turnout of mem­bers and guests en­joyed the open­ing cer­e­mony and the green was of­fi­cially opened by club pres­i­dent David Rober­son.

In cus­tom­ary fash­ion David in­vited his wife Pamela to join him on the green to­gether with vice pres­i­dent Kenny Stir­ratt and club sec­re­tary Wal­ter Mathews. David thanked all who had helped in get­ting the club­house and greens ready for the 2016 sea­son.

He also thanked all guests and mem­bers for at­tend­ing the first day of play in the new year. Pamela then threw the sil­ver jack fol­lowed by the first bowls to kick off the new sea­son.

Bowl­ing fol­lowed with a full green en­joy­ing the tra­di­tional Scot­tish April weather.

At one stage the green was white with sleet, how­ever this did not put a damp­ner on the day which was en­joyed by all.

For those not play­ing, the club fa­cil­i­ties were used with af­ter­noon tea be­ing served in the func­tion suite and the bar do­ing good busi­ness for those wish­ing a dram.

The day stretched into the evening with Burn­side mem­ber and racon­teur Berti Perti lead­ing the way in his own inim­itable style on the karaoke ma­chine and bring­ing to an end a thor­oughly en­joy­able open­ing day.

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