Kowie bowled over with new green

SERIOUS COMMITMENT: Kowie Bowling Club president, Peter Ford, right, gave a vote of thanks to all those who helped to build the new Gavin Deenik Green at the Kowie Bowling Club on Saturday. With Ford is the man of the moment, Gavin Deenik, and Eastern Areas Bowling president Brian Buchanan seated on the left Picture: ROB KNOWLES

IT took years in the making, but the opening of the Gavin Deenik bowling green marked a historic moment in bowls history as it is the first green to be opened in the Eastern Province since 1988/1989.

The green was originally proposed 10 years ago, and its dedication on Saturday was the result of a lot of hard work and working within a strict budget.

An emotional and proud Kowie Bowling Club president Peter Ford gave a short speech at the club before bowls began and explained some of the issues around the construction of the green.

Read more in this week’s Talk of the Town.

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