The Omaha Beach Bowling Club has finished its season on a positive note with both membership growth and new equipment.
The club wrapped up its in-house competitions in May with record entry numbers across the board.
Club president Warwick Spicer says an increase in the number of permanent residents locally is the driver behind growth.
“For the last two years we have had an all Omaha residents committee, whereas the club once used to cater mostly for Auckland holiday-makers.”
In April, the club received a boost from the Pegasus Sports Foundation, which donated 10 sets of bowls valued at $7000 to encourage people to take up the sport.
“It will be great to have modern quality bowls available for new members to use.”
Next season, the club is looking to introduce Friday night bowls followed by a barbeque, which it hopes will encourage families to participate.
In competition this season, Gay Roberts won the women’s singles, while Ian Hendry took out the men’s singles.
Fay Spicer was successful in the women’s junior singles and Frank Timmins in the men’s.
Christine Wilkinson triumphed in the women’s first year singles with Peter Lawson winning the men’s.
Other winners were Sam Hall, June Hendry, Gill Manning, Gill Clarke, Giles Boyd, Warwick Spicer, Roy Newdick, Brian Waterson, Terry Simpson, Tony Teare and Graham Ward.