Emu Park Bowls Club on list
CENTRAL Queensland is blessed with some lovely lawn bowls clubs and at Emu Park they have one that is high on that list.
Club member Norman Bethel is one who loves what the Emu Park club has to offer and is keen to see it maximise its resources plus, in the process, secure its future playing stocks.
There are few better places to be on a Saturday afternoon than rolling a bowl down a well-prepared green.
Consequently Bethel, and other club members, has been keen to see some action on the greens during that time.
With a bit of assistance from the sponsorship of local builder, Marty Flowers, who is also a demon of the greens, the club has got a Saturday afternoon session up and running successfully.
“It's competitive, not social,” Bethel said.
“We play open men's pairs.”
Bethel said the competition had attracted some quality bowlers and also some who have only recently been introduced to the sport.
As a competitor, Bethel said he was surprised how well some of the youngsters had adapted to a competitive session of lawn bowls.
Bethel said he had been particularly impressed with Tommy Kunkel who went along to the Emu Park club to play with his dad Graham.
“He's only 10 or 11 years old and recently joined Emu Park,” Bethel said.
“He's on the way (to being a good player).”
Tommy is only one of a number of young players who have turned out for the Saturday afternoon sessions.
Bethel said they play two games of 15 ends, three bowl pairs, from 1-4 pm each Saturday.
- Alan Kennedy