HONOURED: Mount Morgan Welfare Bowls Club stalwart Col Turner with Rockhampton Regional councillor Cherie Rutherford.
HONOURED: Mount Morgan Welfare Bowls Club stalwart Col Turner with Rockhampton Regional councillor Cherie Rutherford. Contributed

Mount Morgan lawn bowls legend honoured

COL Turner has been afforded the ultimate lawn bowls honour - to have a green named after him.

The Welfare Bowls Club in Mount Morgan have named their green the "Col Turner Green" in honour of the club stalwart and in appreciation of the many years of service he has dedicated to the club.

The green was officially named in a ceremony conducted by Rockhampton Regional councillor and chair of the parks and recreation committee, Cherie Rutherford.

A member for more than 30 years, Turner has held every position in the club including president from 2004-2005.

In 2008, Turner was awarded life membership of the club and last year, upon turning 90, he received his Patriarchs Badge from Central Queensland president John Freeman.

Turner's bowls history also includes the founding presidency of the United Servicemen Social Bowls Club in Mount Morgan.

The honour boards at Welfare show Turner enjoyed a lot of success throughout his playing years, gaining the respect of bowlers from other clubs which will endure for many years to come.



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