Bowls club growing

Colin Gray, Edgemead Bowls Club

The season is almost over but we had the honour and privilege of hosting some of the SA Bowls National Championships at our club in the middle of May.

Feedback from various teams spoken to, was very positive, especially the condition of our greens – despite our water restrictions.

Our membership recruitment committee had a target of recruiting 30 new bowling members for the year. We have already added 22 new bowlers to our club to date.

Of these, six are under 15 years of age. The club is taking a long-term view and our future players are being catered for.

Among our younger players are Mika Zeeman, Meaghan and Ryan Truter, Jeff Andrews and William and Caleb Neethling.

Erik Mester, who is in our coaching clinic, has had talks with headmasters at our local schools to encourage the game of bowls at school level and the Department of Education has also vetted the game of bowls as a school curriculum subject.

We will have our annual “Christmas in July” dinner dance on Saturday July 1, with a three-course meal and our local in-house band Free Wheel, entertaining us.

Tickets are R110 and available from Beryl Palm at 083 233 7817.