Fund raising for the new garage has been going very well as we have pointed out in previous news reports; the new greens equipment has all been purchased and delivered; preparations are well underway for the Ontario Mixed Pairs Championships and we have held two successful coaching clinics. This is all in addition to three open and three in club tournaments.
You have already heard from Janet Taylor and Nan Hendren about the coaching clinics that were run by Mary Lou Richardson. Building on what we learned from that and from a “Detect and Correct” clinic which I attended Nan Hendren and I held a clinic on Friday June 8th which was attended by 16 members and the reaction from them was very positive. Once the June new bowler evenings have finished we will look at setting up a clinic for new bowlers. There has also been a suggestion that we run a session on Rules & Regulations. I think that would be of great value even to experienced bowlers. In the meantime if anyone would like some “one to one” coaching using video analysis please contact Nan or me.
Ontario Mixed Pairs Championships
Members have recently received an email from President Carol Dewey about this and the need for volunteers to help so I will not cover the same ground again. However, I would like to add to what Carol has said. Not all members will be able to volunteer but please try to find time to come out and support the bowlers. It makes a difference to the bowlers to have lots of spectators and improves the atmosphere.
The gold medal game will be played on Sunday July 15th at 9.00 am and a big turnout for that would be appreciated. It’s not often that you get the chance to watch the best bowlers in Ontario on your own door step so don’t miss the opportunity.
Horizons for Seniors Grant
The final piece of equipment purchased with the grant was delivered in June. We took delivery of a new greens mower. The particular model we bought has interchangeable cartridges and we purchased two cutting cartridges and a spiker. Different types of cartridge can be purchased for this machine which makes it truly multipurpose. Members of the greens crew (and the President) were on hand to learn all about it and there are some photos at the end of this article.
Ken Bevan and Gerry Wilson lead the way in the standings. Click on this link to see the full standings after week 6