New season starts for Golf Bowls Club

Fine weather marked the opening day of the Whyalla Golf Bowling Club for season 2017-18. New incoming president Rita Jones welcomed players, life members and invited guests.

Whyalla Bowling Club guests were David Bass and Val and Ian Drewitt. Life members of the Whyalla Golf Bowling Club were Heather and Gordon Prosser, Terry Jones and John McKenzie.

A game of bowls was then played with ladies’ singles and also Spencer Gulf singles champion Jan Johns rolling the first jack, followed by the men’s singles champion Chris Schrapel bowling the first bowl of the season.

Winners on the day were Bill and Marj Roughsedge, Glenice Gale and Butch Smale. Following afternoon tea a surprise presentation was made to Jack Schrapel.

On behalf of Bowls SA, president Rita presented a certificate to Jack to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Jack's son Chris then spoke of Jack's involvement with the club and the enjoyment he has had being a member of the Golf Bowls Club and the people he has played with.

Jack's other son Glenn also attended the presentation and joined the well-wishers at the clubroom.