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Bourke Bowling Club – Upgrade get thumbs up from members

Bourke Bowling Club’s General Manager Jarryd Samuelsson and Club President Mark O’Shannessy inspecting the new synthetic greens on Saturday. Photo TWH

Upgrades and renovations to the Bourke Bowling Club greens and premises are almost complete - and they are already paying off.

The new synthetic green has now been installed and the shade structure erected and on Good Friday, forty players had the opportunity to play on the new green and they gave the new facilities the definite thumbs up.

Bourke Bowling Club President, Mark O’Shannessy said the high turnout at the weekend was a sign of things to come and he was confident the club would be one of the premier destinations for bowling clubs across the region.

The total cost of the renovations was close to $1.5 million with a $500,000 state government grant. Work began in October last year, although a new grass green had already been established the previous year.

The old green opposite the bakery was removed before the foundations for the new shade structure went in early this year.

Mr O’Shannessy said it all spells a bright future for the club.

“We can now offer matches in any weather, under cover and on the new synthetic green to bowlers around the whole western region, and we are also hoping to attract school students and social bowlers as well.

“The new facilities will be a big factor in increasing our membership and it’s been worth it.

“We’ve had no problems getting the various teams out here to do the work, which has all been pretty much on schedule.

“The new synthetic green is in and on Good Friday we were able to host 40 players and then some social games across the weekend.

“We just have the extension to the verandah to complete before we put in the new fencing around the entire club,” Mr O’Shannessy said. […]

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