WORK ON THE GREENS: Club Lennox volunteers Glen Grady (front), Col Skennar, Norm Wilson and Ken “Mouse” McGuire will be working at maintaining the greens and gardens at the Lennox Head bowling club.
WORK ON THE GREENS: Club Lennox volunteers Glen Grady (front), Col Skennar, Norm Wilson and Ken “Mouse” McGuire will be working at maintaining the greens and gardens at the Lennox Head bowling club. Graham Broadhead

Volunteers roll up to keep Club Lennox in shape

BOWLS could be rolling down the greens at the Lennox Head bowling club within a month.

But the bowls won't be rolled in competition - just for practice roll-ups and for fundraising days.

And that will be because of the work of volunteers keen to see the newly formed Club Lennox open later this year.

President of Club Lennox, Pip Carter, said he and the club's vice-president Col Skennar had been given a key each to the Lennox clubhouse by the Ramsgate Group to access equipment so work could be done on maintaining the greens and the gardens.

Ramsgate closed the club late last year citing financial difficulties.

Bowler Glen Grady, who worked as a greenkeeper about 20 years ago, will be back on the mower in a bid to get the greens up to a condition where bowlers can have a few roll-ups.

He said it would take him a bit of time to get back into the swing of his trade, and to assess the conditions of the playing surface.

So he couldn't say exactly when the bowls could be rolling again, but thought about a month would do it.

There won't be any expense to Club Lennox as the Ramsgate Group will pay Club Lennox monthly for the work to be done.

Meanwhile, Club Lennox is still trying to raise $184,000 for the legal fees and stamp duties required to set up the new club, while the deamalgamation process from Ramsgate is continuing.



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