Nambucca?s on a roll
By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
WORK on the synthetic greens at Nambucca Heads Bowling Club is going ahead at a rapid rate of knots.
It was less than two months ago that a wake was held for the old greens before they were dug up but the club is planning a celebratory drink or rebirth this Saturday.
As president of the men's bowling club, John Gulliver can't wait until he and other players are allowed to play on the first synthetic greens in the area.
"A lot of us are really excited, it's unreal," he said.
"Everyone's bowls should improve too, that'll be the thing.
"It can rain on Friday morning and you can be playing half an hour later. You can even play in the rain if you want to."
The cost for the total project is somewhere in the vicinity of $400,000 but the club is quick to point out that part of the cost was alleviated by a Federal Government grant as there will be a water saving of 2 million litres a year.
"Monday use to be a day off so the greenkeeper could prepare the green for the week," Gulliver added.
"You don't need to do that now so you can play seven days a week all year long."
Aside from the planned rebirth celebrations, Nambucca Heads will continue to bring in their new greens with plenty of cheer.
September 24 has been put aside as a sponsors day for those who've helped with the cost while the official opening will be on October 29.
At the official opening will be Federal member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, to perform the ceremonial duties.
The real stars of the opening day will be Steve Glasson and Brett Duprez who have already given their word that they'll have a roll for the big day.