Opening of the Green 30th August 2014

Suzanne Gibbs, Kelly O’Dwyer and Denis Kilmartin prepare to bowl.

President Tony Gamble looks on as Member for Higgins, Kelly O’Dwyer prepares to bowl.

Today Saturday August 30th 2014, Kelly O’Dwyer helped launch The Malvern Bowling Club’s 2014-15 season by joining Men’s champion Denis Kilmartin and Ladies’ runner-up Suzanne Gibbs in rolling the first bowl of the season. Champion Helen Classon could not attend.

Tony Gamble was on hand earlier to provide coaching and advice although Kelly demonstrated quite clearly that none was necessary by placing her bowl very near the kitty.

It is always good to see our local MP, who also happens to be a social member of the club, finding the time to attend a fairly small, some may say even insignificant, local function and Tony expressed the appreciation of members in welcoming Kelly prior to the “First Bowl”.

It was most encouraging to see so many members attending, catching up after the winter break, meeting a couple of new members, and enjoying a game on the beautifully prepared green. Adrian Marston, our green keeper has excelled himself. A very special afternoon tea finished off the day and left everyone feeling happy and looking forward to the pennant season beginning September 23 (mid-week) and October 4 (Saturday).

  1. Michael Classon

    Great to see everyone had a top day while the champ was slumming it on the Gold Coast. She reckons her husband has finally got his priorities right. Fabulous anniversary trip. See you all next week.
    Best wishes from H and M

  2. Deb Hurford

    Weren’t we fortunate to have such a glorious sunny day yesterday for the Opening of the Green! The weather could not have been better and it was so pleasing to see so many in attendance, even those who were not able to bowl, but simply came to support the Club and say hello (Andy, Robyn, Brian and Graeme, for example). Penny excelled herself once again by providing such delicious homemade sandwiches which I was initially certain had come from a professional caterer! Mind you, Tony said he was 100% responsible for the egg sandwiches, as he had boiled and peeled the eggs, so thanks should probably go to him, too. Having said that, David always wants some credit for catering on the Wednesday Night Barefoot Bowls nights when I prepare the food – it’s fair to say that he helps me to carry the food from kitchen to car, but that’s about it.
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to the bowls season at Malvern Bowls Club, if yesterday was an indication of how much fun it will be.

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