New green hon­ours sec­re­tary

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sports -

Hor­sham Golf Bowl­ing Club has started its com­pe­ti­tion sea­son with new syn­thetic sur­face and sur­rounds.

A be­quest from a Mel­bourne fam­ily al­lowed the club to in­stall the new green and mem­bers have de­vel­oped sur­round­ings, which in­clude seat­ing and shel­ters.

In 2014, club sec­re­tary Jeff Sprunt died from com­pli­ca­tions af­ter a kid­ney trans­plant.

His mother Betty Ritchie do­nated Mr Sprunt’s es­tate to the bowls club to help with the re­de­vel­op­ment.

The club has named the new as­set the Jeff Sprunt Green to hon­our the fam­ily’s con­tri­bu­tion.

A spe­cial­ist com­pany in­stalled the new green and a band of ded­i­cated mem­bers led by project man­ager Ken Wal­ters, Jack Wal­ter, De­nis Ballinger and oth­ers com­pleted the rest of the work.

Help and spon­sor­ship from Hor­sham dis­trict busi­nesses helped cover costs for the land­scap­ing. The club also re­ceived a do­na­tion in mem­ory of Clive Smith, a club stal­wart and cham­pion bowler.

The club has named one of its new shel­ters in hon­our of Mr Smith.

The new green will al­low mem­bers to play and prac­tice in all con­di­tions and sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the labour, chem­i­cals and wa­ter re­quired to main­tain a play­ing sur­face.

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