It’s Jack High as bowls begin

It’s Jack High as bowls begin

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Armadale Bowls Club will officially open it greens for the season at a social event on Saturday.

The first bowl of the season will be put down at Armadale this Saturday.

The Armadale Bowling Club will host its opening day from 10.30am and local member and club patron Dr Tony Buti is expected to officially open the greens at midday.

There’ll be a morning tea of sandwiches and cakes, and roast beef and gravy rolls for lunch.

Members and guests will be able to meet the new committee who are hoping to inject some much-needed enthusiasm back into the club.

The Armadale Bowling Club once had a formidable presence in the pennants, with a two-decade run in the first division competition.

With bowling member numbers dwindling since the turn of the century, club secretary and former men’s singles champion Basil Carter is hoping to turn the tide.

“You’d be surprised how many people in Armadale don’t know the place is here,” he said.

The immaculate greens and very affordable bar are hidden behind the tennis courts at Gwynne Park along Forrest Rd.

“All new members are welcome in whatever capacity, either social or full (bowling) members,” Basil said.

And if the idea of bowls doesn’t tickle you, the club also hosts darts and pool competitions too.