No Toffs at Toorak Bowls Club
One of this countries most exclusive post codes- 3142 is home to a terrific bowls club whose members are by and large a bunch of knock about blokes light years away from the hallmarks of what this postcode represents,
Money, Power, Success and Status.
The club manages to successfully shatter stereo types.
And flies the flag of Tradition.
While most metropolitan clubs have succumbed to the introduction of World Series Cricket like
‘Old Olympian’ gets another Shot !
Our sport sees us regularly coming across competitive, fit and robust seniors on the green.
But it’s not everyday you come across a former ‘Olympian’ on the mat.
Ivan Gaal was selected to represent Australia at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
This was an era when athletes in non high profile sports, such as canoeing were expected to pay their own way.
Having escaped his native Hungary after the Soviet invasion in 1956, economic
Bowls Clubs Embracing Lost Blokes
Still a Place For Ageing White Men
With Mental Health having recently been in the spotlight. I thought I’d fly the flag of those clubs embracing Lost Blokes and getting them involved in our wonderful game.
This is a short story about a bloke called Laurie. Most clubs would have someone like him as a member. They’d in all probability be on a limb and feeling lost if it wasn’t for the supportive environment their club provides- a ‘home
Giving the game away before roll up.
It’s the first game of the new pennant season. Your team won a flag last season and you’ve gone up a division. You’d think your skip would be preparing himself for the challenges of a higher division accordingly. Or at the very least rocking up to the club for a practice during the week.
Not going out and getting pissed the night before and coming home at 5.00 in the morning.
Not deciding to use a set of