Ponsonby Bowling Club Newsletter 202209-01 (06/09/22)

Remembrance Notices:

It is with deep sadness, that the Club’s Flag is at Half Mast again, as we have lost a few of our fellow members over the last few weeks. Ante Vujnovich (TV) passed away on 25th August and Gerald Williams passed away yesterday. Our thoughts are with their family and friends.
Bruce (TV’s Son) has arranged a small remembrance for “TV” at the Clubrooms on Friday 16th September at 2:00pm. Look forward to catching up on all the stories / memories that “TV” has left behind.


Natural (Bottom) Green Update:

After several inspections by a Turf specialist, it has been strongly recommended that the Natural Green is replaced with All Weather Green, due to the ongoing issues experienced with the maintenance of the Natural Green. We are in the final stages of planning to ensure there is no impact on the Apartment Building infrastructure under the current Natural Green. At this stage (subject to approval) work should commence over the coming months, with the goal of the green being ready for play late November.


Club Competition Update:
Don’t forget to check the Club Notice Board for upcoming competitions.

The Softsource Winter Singles was scheduled to be “Played” during July and August. Only a few games  / scorecards were completed for this competition. The winner with the most points was Bernie Connolly and runner up Martin Dagg. Hopefully we will see some more interest in the Hong Kong (2-4-2) pairs, which  is scheduled for this coming weekend.
The Hong Kong Pairs will be played on a single day (Saturday 8th September). The Registration form is on the Club Notice Board and registrations close on Saturday at 9:45 am, with the first game scheduled for 10:00am. Games will then follow at 11:30am and 2:00pm. Hope to see  to on the greens.


2022/23 Subscription are now Due:

Just a reminder that your subscriptions for the 20212/23 season are now due. If you have not paid your Subscriptions yet, we would appreciate if you can pop into the club and pay for fees, alternatively pay them direct into the Club’s bank account with your full name as the reference.

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Thursday Rollout:

Just a reminder that a group of members gather on Thursday afternoon for a casual rollout. This is a fiercely competed with bragging rights for the winning team.


Bowls Broadcast:
Bowls New Zealand is investing heavily in bringing our local NZ audience and international viewers the best that bowls in New Zealand has to offer - Live and free! , If you are keen on watching some great bowls on TV, head to their Web site  for links to Live Games and Past Live Streams
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Cold Glass Fridge / Tea and Coffee Facilities:

Great news, our Cold Glass Fridge is back up and running, ready for members to grab their favourite glass and take it to the Bar for their favourite refreshment. The self-service Tea and Coffee service has also been reinstated along with a new water cooler.


Opening Day:

Opening Day for the 2022/23 Summer season is Sunday 2nd October – 11:00am, where the Glenn Connolly Memorial Trophy is up for grabs agian, followed by a light snack and a lot of Bowling banter of who’s going to take out this years Club Championship Title. Hope to see you all there


Club Access Keys:

Just a reminder if you want an Access Card to access the greens see our Club Manager (Erin), next time you are at the club.



There are still a few lockers available. If you would like a club locker, then conatct the Club Manager to be alloacted one.


Club Shirts:

We still have a selection of Blue & White CLub Shirts. If you are interested in purchasing any of these, please either talk to the Club Manager next time you are at the club or contact the Club Treasurer (treasurer@ponsonbybowls.nz)


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