If you ask someone who you consider to be a strong bowler, they'll all tell you about the time when they were beaten by someone who was much older - and I mean beaten. Why do I mention this?
I bring it up because the image above was sent in thanks to Jim White who took the photo of Ken Perry's first bowl from this past weekend's social bowls. I've had the privilege of playing with and against Ken in social bowls and this image doesn't surprise me one bit. Ken always plays Lead and there are at least a few shots in every game where he brings the jack back and locks it down with a shot like this one. For those who don't know Ken, he's over 90-years young and loves bowls.
As we, begrudgingly, wait for the the greens to reopen after this much-needed rain, I think it's important to acknowledge how fortunate we are to have the facilities that we do, with greens as well-maintained and true as any outdoor facility in the country. We've had international players visit NHLBC and describe it as one of the best places they've bowled anywhere in the world!
So, a big thank you to Bruce and Romero, and the rest of the Greens Committee, for their diligent care in maintaining our world-class bowling greens. It's truly appreciated!