Probus Club Takes up Bowls!
The competition was fierce ( but both gentlemanly and ladylike!) as some 40plus members and guests gathered at the Nag's Head, Houghton for an evening competition of crown green bowls.
The "professional" league players worked hard in explaining what a bias was and whether it should be finger or thumb and what role the "jack " played. All players eventually got the hang of it to a greater or lesser degree and an enjoyable evening of bowls was had by all.
Roland Hall spent a good deal of the evening explaining that he was not expecting to do well because he was left handed — and then went on to win the prize of the Presidents Cup with partner Alan Draper (See photo being presented by President Norman Bourne.)
Participants then went on to relax at an excellent buffet meal provided by the staff at the Nag's Head.
Our thanks must go to our Social Secretary team John and Jan Evans and augmented on this occasion with special thanks to Ben Clarke, Peter Bourne, Alan Hodgson for the bowls competition organisation (complicated by the wide variation in skill levels).
Thanks also to Mike Smith and Mike Harthern for supplying some photos.
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