Combined Cooma bowls and golf day a fun success

Pictured are the overall winners of the day Brian Coyte, Mick Mayhew and Colin “Red” Roberson.

Last Sunday saw a combined golf/bowls challenge played at the respective clubs with nine holes of golf played as an Ambrose in the morning followed by lunch at the Golf Club then onto the Bowling Club for some bowls in the afternoon. Seven teams of triples from each club took part in this fun event which we hope will be continued for many years to come to the mutual benefit of both clubs.

The overall result of the day was the bowlers were victorious winning both the golf and the bowls on the day, (probably with a little help from the handicapper in the golf) to the tune of 104 points to 59. Big thanks go to Brian Searl for putting this event together and to Colin “Red” Roberson for the great curry luncheon.

It is proposed to hold two of these events each year with the next maybe during autumn. All the players who took part were unanimous in their support for the day and a great time had by all.

Other individual winners on the day were golf John Schoon, Max Filmer and David Crawford and in the bowls Phil Crawford, Kim Weston and Mark Buckley. Round three of the Bill Elder Shield was played last Wednesday in perfect weather conditions. Cheryl Meillon, Dorothy Jackson and Kevin Jackson played Mary Phillips, Peter Harris and Graham Vale in what was one of three pretty lopsided matches.

After 14 ends the game was even at 13 – 12 then Jacko’s team put on 11 shots over four ends and came away with a good 26 – 15 win.

Ken Rees, Bob Douglas and Leonie Snell were no match for Judy Locker, Mike Mannile and Paul Cannel with Paul’s hitting the lead on the second end and were never headed in winning 29 – 12.

Alan Crowe showed why he is leading this competition as he and Neil McGregor (after a shaky start) and assisted by Jack killing ends had no trouble disposing of Renate Wincklel

and Jack Sajina to the tune of 27 – 14.

Saturday another glorious day for bowls and 16 players turned out for two games of triples and one game of pairs. In a lop-sided game of pairs Peter Harris teamed with Jack Sajina against Daphne Buckley and Geoff Venables. Daphne and Geoff only allowed their opponents to score on six ends as they romped away with the game with Peter and Jack just managing double figures on the last end.

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