Around the Greens

May 11, 2017

The Belmont Bowls Club bowlers enjoyed a day on the greens at ClubMulwala.

Yarrawonga Bowls Club

The club is holding its annual Cuppa for Cancer day on May 18 starting at 9.30am, come along and support the fundraising efforts and help beat last year’s total - all are welcome.
Bowlers have been able to play all scheduled games this week. Results;
Monday, May 1 20 teams on the greens and the winners were Eric Scott and Peter Velardo, the runners-up were Bob Jeffcott and Chris Gentle. The Jackpot was claimed by 5 teams.
Wednesday, May 3 Jackpot Triples with 24 players on the greens and the winners were N Marsden, R. Sharp and B. Jeffcott and the runners-up were M. Ramsdale, T. Tabor and K. Allender. The Jackpot was claimed by C. Smith, V. Kennedy and C. Scott.
Thursday night, May 4, 22 players joined in the fun of barefoot bowls and the winners were Jason and Geoff, the runners-up were Rob and Fay.
Also on the night Brian Quinn awarded his Trophies to Fay Eade and Don Marshall, and by all accounts they had a yummy supper after the game. Well done to all barefoot bowlers.
Saturday, May 6 bowlers played a social game of triples with 24 players joining the club on the greens and the winners were M. Ramsdale, S. Davey and N. Hocking, the runners-up were R. Neilsen, U. Campbell and R. Jeffcott. The Jackpot was not claimed.
This week’s games are Wednesday, May 10 Jackpot Triples, Thursday night May 11, Barefoot Bowls (last game of the season), Saturday, May 13 Social Bowls, Monday, May 15 Nominated Pairs 2-4-2. Please note all day games now start at 12.30pm and entry for these games close at 11am on the day of the game.

Club Mulwala Outdoor Bowls

It has been a very busy time for the club, the AGM was held recently with a very strong representation of members in attendance.
All executive and committee positions were readily filled; President Albert Dodman,Vice President Jean Wheeler, Secretary Pam Dodman, Treasurer David King.
Match Committee: Jackie Seymour, Val Flanagan, Beverley Norwood, John Thurling, Jan Corboy, (Barry Pitt Midweek Winter Social Bowls).
Pennant Selectors: Val Flanagan, Ron Langdon, John Thurling, Jan Martin, Loris Lochhead, Kaye Smith.
    At the AGM a new schedule of membership fees was approved, a copy of which is on the notice board adjacent to the greens. The club is looking for new members to ensure it can continue to grow and provide opportunity for bowls of all standards.
Monday, May 1 the club hosted 40 bowlers from Belmont Bowls Club, the fifth year they have travelled to Yarrawonga/Mulwala for their end of season trip.
Along with club members, more than 60 bowlers took to the greens for some great fun and competition.Winners were all who participated.
Social bowls for the winter is now on: Midweek will be 12.30 on Tuesday ( names in by 5pm Monday), Sunday 2-4-2 at 1pm (names in by 11am).


On Tuesday the club had the annual visit from the Belmont BC, in cold and windy conditions 60 brave players tried to tame the testing elements. Some did and some didn’t, a fun time was had by all followed by a tasty lunch.
On a fantastic autumn day for Wednesday bowls, the club had 18 bowlers (great work to Bill Butterworth for changing the game to triples).
Winners for the day were Peter Lidgerwood, brother Robert and the major (making his comeback) Peter Wallis. Runners-up were Greg Green, a visitor from Sale Austin Edwards and Danny McNeill. The jackpot failed to go off thanks mainly to Kerry Kinnane, Doug Metier and John Banger,  they lost by 34 shots over only 24 ends.
Friday winners were Ray and Rhonda Irvine and the runners-up Ross Lloyd and Ian Cummings. The jackpot was shared between Daryl and Betty Richmond and Greg Green and the Cat.
The Corowa Ladies Invitation 4 was held last week with Anne Miles, Claire Sanders, Marika Armstrong (from Shep Park) and ClubMulwala’s Laureen Smith winning 6 out of 6 and 66 shots up. With a score like that you would pretty confident of a win, but they could only manage an honourable second.
This week the report writer had a pleasant talk with the club’s one and only life member Ben Nowell.
Walking to his front door it seemed ironic that here was the club’s original greenkeeper with an artificial grass lawn. Perhaps it saves wife Myra from mowing? Ben assures us it was due to the drought.
Ben, who was originally from Camperdown, moved to the area in the 50s with a supermarket chain and later falling for a young Yarra lass, brought a small mixed business with his wife.
After her death, Ben then got a what he thought was a temporary job on the golf course(1959).
He then did training in Sydney and even the USA, Ben was head supervisor  when the Murray course was constructed. Ben would spend half his week on the golf course and the other on working on the bowls green, he was the greenkeeper for 15 years.
The original bowls green was constructed where the current gym is now located, it was then relocated to where the current green is now (the 2nd green was constructed in 1962).
Ben had a house in Hovel street which he was knocking down, that’s where he meet his new love Myra (they met over the fence and the rest is history).
Ben has served on the Board of Directors of the golf club for 12 years, been Bowls President and general committee for 18 years, no wonder he became a life member in 1995. He started his bowls career in 1987, had a few night bowls and then was thrust into pennant.
Ben played his one and only game in the top side at Myrtleford (a late withdrawal saw him promoted, he reckons no one else wanted to travel). He has been bowling ever since and 4 years ago he started to use his bowling arm.
Ben is a true icon of the club and when he has something to say everyone listens, he is the person all go to when they have questions about the club history.

ClubMulwala Indoor Bowls

Monday, May 1 there was only 1 x 2 game winner. They were Tricia Murphy (s), Judi Cummins, Fran Smith and Chris Liberg with 30 points.
Second was Reg Bryce (s), Anne Mc Kain, Jan Stephens and Geoff Charlwood with a score of 22 points. There were 2 teams with a score of 21 points. The team of Glenyce Wilcox (s), Jeanette Davies, Dot Shanks and Keith Green came third, just edging out Noel Owen’s team on percentage
Again on Thursday, May 4 there was only 1 x 2 game winner which was Wilf Owen (s), Christine Wilson, Phyllis Novotny and Annie King with 32 points.
With 24 points Lyn Harmer (s), Lyn Ryan, Geoff Charlwood and Betty Blick came second.
The Open Pairs has been postponed until later in the year.
Unfortunately Mulwala 2 (Glenyce) playing at home lost to SS&A 2 (Wayne Perrett) 18 /33. Mulwala 1 (Fay) played SS&A 1 at Albury and had a good win 26 / 14. 
Mulwala 3 (Noel) went to Wangaratta and lost to Wangaratta 1 (Reese Edwards) 22 / 28.
In Round 6 Mulwala 1 will have a bye, Mulwala 2 will play Wangaratta 1 at Mulwala while Mulwala 3 will go to Corowa .
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