Gildredge Park Bowls Club

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Inaugural Stan Briggs Memorial Trophy

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2018 04 22 StanBriggsOver 80 Gildredge Park members played for the inaugural Stan Griggs Trophy at the Opening Drive on Sunday 22nd April. The Trophy was presented to the Club by Stan’s widow Margaret.
Club Captain Henry Knowles said “Stan, who died last year, was a very popular member who played for 21 years. His proudest moment was when he won the Jack Butcher cup in 2005. It was a real pleasure to have Stan’s widow Margaret and grandchildren Sophie and Andy with us on the first playing of the Stan Briggs Memorial Trophy which Margaret donated to the Club. We will play for the Trophy on every Opening Drive which will remind us all of Stan”
Pictured are the first winners of the Trophy with Margaret in the middle. They are Gordon Burr, Cathy Osborn, Eve Goldsmith and Jim Putland.

GILDREDGE PARK GREENS BEST EVER

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GILDREDGE PARK GREENS BEST EVER

 

On Sunday 22nd April over 80 members played in Gildredge Park’s Opening Drive to start the 2018 outdoor season and many said that the greens were “the best they have ever been.”

 

In October 2016 the Club appointed a new Contractor, Mr Nick Marsh, to maintain both of our greens. From the start he proposed some new techniques and frequencies of grass maintenance which the Club accepted. During 2017 members saw a significant improvement in the Greens. Over the winter Nick continued with his new techniques and at the start of this season they are bowling very well.

 

Club Chairman Colin Couch said “At the end of our opening drive many members commented that the greens are playing truer and faster than anyone can remember. This bodes very well for our Have a Go Weekend on 12th and 13th May from 10.00am to 3.00pm when members of the public can try their hand at bowling for free under the guidance of our 3 male and 1 lady qualified coaches. It will make their job very much easier and significantly help people new to the sport of Lawn Bowling who will not need so much effort to properly bowl the woods.”

 

Contact: Frank Eveleigh 01323 422283

The photo shows members on the green with the recently extended Pavilion in the background.

 

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