New era begins for bowling club

The new Upwey-Tecoma bowling green is almost finished.

The Upwey-Tecoma Bowling Club members are looking forward to the completion of their new synthetic second green.

Replacement of the grass green was an issue that was subject to some argument among members, with many preferring the tradition of grass.

But the cost and time involved in maintaining a grass green had become prohibitive for such a small club, and the integrity of the green would ultimately have deteriorated.

A synthetic green was chosen and an opening ceremony is planned for Tuesday 28 August.

Club members financed the project, which ran into six figures.

The club now needs new members to ensure its continuing viability.