Bowls club makes some 'modern' purchases
WITH names like Irritable bowls syndrome, Bowls and bevvies and Bowls to the wall, it's no surprise these social bowls competitors have a heap of fun.
And now the members of Kingaroy Bowls Club's Tuesday night corporate group have even more reasons to smile.
The bowls club has recently secured a government grant to purchase over 20 sets of 'modernised' bowls.
Hard-working member, Graham Clutterbuck said they had worked hard on losing the 'old' tag at the Kingaroy club.
"There is a conception of bowls that it is an old people's sport,” he said.
"They think it is boring, so all the bowls are black.
Bowls members may need to wear shades just to cover their eyes from the new bright yellow, blue and even purple bowls.
The members are already getting into the spirit and the new arrivals have made it feel like Christmas.
"These purples ones are just like Melbourne Storm colours,” Clutterbuck said.
With the $7500 grant, the majority of the money was used to purchase 22 brand new bright coloured sets of bowls for the corporate group competition.
Clutterbuck said the group was a heap of fun but that doesn't mean it doesn't get competitive.
"They can get pretty serious,” he said.
"They are here for a good time, they play a bit of bowls and have a couple of drinks.
"But you can see, particular when there is a bit of a grudge match happening, they can get pretty serious.”
The social, corporate competition attracts up to 50 people from various South Burnett businesses every Tuesday night.
They are sure to enjoy the roll up with these all new colourful bowls.