By Quintin van Jaarsveld
The booming bowls section was celebrated and key figures acknowledged at Port Shepstone Country Club’s recent awards ceremony.
Several players scooped prestigious awards whilst the integral and blooming role of bowls at the club was highlighted.
“The bowls club has done a lot to become a real part of the country club and relationships within the club have strengthened because of it,” said Sandy Danckwerts, the club’s advertising, media and events co-ordinator.
“A new pace has also been re-created at the club with good Sunday entertainment and the festive interaction from the bowlers, together with the Business Bowls Challenges that have been put together so well, as well as with new members that have joined recently too.
“A great year of achievements was noted, with a new committee that was nominated at the Annual General Meeting, and Kevin Lancaster remaining as the Bowls President for another year,” she added.
As was the case last year, Eddie Fann and Maureen Muller were recognised as the Bowlers of the Year.
Fann’s 2015 honour roll includes winning individual and team gold for South Africa in a quadrangular bowls tournament in Zimbabwe, while Muller won gold and bronze medals at the South African National Tournament played in the Eastern Cape.
The other big winner was Jenny Rawlins, who was presented with the President’s Award in recognition of her long-time service to the bowling community.