It has been sometime since my last update so I trust you all have had a nice break with Christmas and New Year. For those still away a hope you are having a great time.
I’d like to start with some good news and let everyone know that I have finally been given permission to drive so that should free me up somewhat and i will be down at the club more often. Training on a Thursday evening had commenced last week and it was good to see 16 bowlers down there. Would like to see many more coming now that the pennant season has restarted. See you there from 7pm
Also starting from 22/1/2020 I want to recommence coaching/training on a Wednesday morning from around 10 am, subject to the usual traffic coming from South Morang. This is open to all bowlers no matter what experience you are at. At this session I will combine small group sessions and where appropriate some 1 on 1 coaching.
As mentioned in my previous update I am looking forward to talking to each bowler to get an understanding of where everyone stands in terms of practicing at the club. I have commenced the process of interviewing bowlers but will continue for sometime, before it is complete.
I would also like to thank Rod Snibson and Rob Boffey on the amount and quality of work that they have done on the greens over this holiday period. I have managed to practice twice on the top green and was very impressed with the state of the green particularly with the more even roll the bowl has on the rinks closer to the hospital. We have also had a chat about the work undertaken just prior to each pennant game and we will be trialing a shorter watering time that should provide a quicker surface over the first few ends.
Finally the selectors and myself have commenced an informal review of the tick system we have been using over the last couple of seasons, I would be very interested to get some input from you on how you think it has gone together with any suggestions on an improvement or a change of systems for the future. Thank you all.
Looking forward to seeing you at the club