THE new synthetic green at Gloucester Bowling Club was officially opened on Saturday.
Federal Lyne MP David Gillespie and club president Vic Hebblewhite officially opened the new green in front of members and invited guests.
At a cost approaching $200,000 it is believed the green will allow the club to better remain financially viable into the future.
Fifty-four bowlers took part in an afternoon’s social, ‘versatile triples’ format.
Three games of seven ends of bowls were completed, with each player taking turn as lead, second and skip.
Guests from Gloucester Shire Council including mayor John Rosenbaum and general manager Danny Green joined club patron Tom Donohue and life members Kim Ebbeck, Peter Green and Les ‘Bruno’ Mills in the first two matches before the official opening and the unveiling of the commemorative plaque by Dr Gillespie.
The festivities ended with a smorgasbord supper and social discourse.
The new seating around has green been fully installed and each of the seats has a plaque naming its sponsor.
Sunshades have been installed thanks to kind donations by the Gloucester Women’s Bowling Club and life member Peter Green.