The official opening of Mahurangi East Bowls Club’s new TigerTurf green will be held on Tuesday, March 3.
For president Judy Bull and the club committee, it is the culmination of a year of fundraising and applying for grants. Judy says having two carpeted greens means the club can finally look at holding a major interclub tournament.
“It means we can play all year round and it almost doubles the capacity of entries we can accept during the winter season,” she says.
The club made the decision to replace the old grass green when it had difficulty finding a greenkeeper to maintain it.
Meanwhile, Mahurangi East won its first pennants competition at Bowls North Harbour in the mixed division two, held late last year.
The winning team comprised Graeme Bull, Pauline Hill and Ross Ruddell, as well as Adrian Waters, Annie Harris and Gary Gibson. Two teams of three play their own games and their scores are combined. They played eight games over five weekends.
The bowls club merged with Kawau Bay Fishing Club in 2018 and the combined membership is around 200.
“The fishing club shares our clubrooms for functions and our bowlers enjoy the weekly social evenings held by the fishing club.”
The club welcomes new members and the official opening of the new turf is open to the public.
Info: Phone Judy on 425 5303.