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ISSUE 7 october 2009

THE OFFICIAL BOWLS NZ eMAGAZINE In this Issue: Woburn Achieves ClubCheck Gold Award Coaching is the Key Your Hyundai National Open Championships Entry Form

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tHE oFFIcIAL boWLS NZ eMAGAZINE Woburn Achieves clubcheck Gold Award coaching is the Key Your Hyundai National open championships Entry Form

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125 Years at Gisborne bowling club

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ISSUE 6 SEPTEMBER 2009

THE OFFICIAL BOWLS NZ eMAGAZINE Bowls NZ AGM Outcomes Perspectives from an MIB Player ClubPlan Secures Funding for Arawa October 11 – National “Have a Go” Day Kiwis Competing Overseas

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ISSUE 2 APRIL 2009

THE OFFICIAL BOWLS NZ eMAGAZINE

Jo and Genevieve Win World Cup Titles Kiwi Kids Love Bowls Black Jacks Trump Australia Tangible Benefits for Beckenham Lion Foundation National Interclub & Intercentre HOW TO:

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ISSUE 3 MAY 2009

THE OFFICIAL BOWLS NZ eMAGAZINE

Upshot has been designed as a true, online eMagazine and is best enjoyed as such. Most computer systems with a good broadband connection will be able to access Upshot through the Bowls NZ website homepage. This is the best way to view the eMagazine because it allows you to appreciate the full colour and quality images and ‘turn’ the digital pages. To access Upshot online, it is recommended that you have a ‘broadband’ internet connection and a recent Operating System, such as Windows XP. We realize that the format of Upshot may be proving difficult for some people to access for a variety of issues such as; connection type and speed, older computer setups and appropriate software so we are looking into different electronic options to counter this. However, it is understandable that some of our readers may not have the computer resource to access Upshot. Club Secretaries or ‘tech savy’ readers will be able to download the PDF version of Upshot and save a copy. There are two types of PDF documents online on http://www.bowlsnz.co.nz/index.php?id=715 The first is the low resolution version of Upshot – in a compressed format. The second is the ‘Plain Version’ of Upshot, which contains all of the content in a ‘plain’ format without colour or images. This version might differ slightly, and should be more easily downloaded by ‘dial up’ connections. PDF files can only be opened by free software called Adobe Acrobat Reader (free from www.adobe.com). It is advisable that you have the latest version of Adobe installed (at least version 8.0). Many files downloaded from the internet will be PDF files (Portable Document Format) and most documents downloaded from www.bowlsnz.co.nz are PDF. The PDF format will allow you to open your own copy of Upshot that has been saved on your computer and print a hard copy. If you would like to conserve your ink it is recommended that you print in ‘draft’ quality or ‘grayscale’ using the print properties or options (settings will vary according to printer type). You can also select the specific pages that you would like to print using these same options. Otherwise, your local copyshop will be able to print this for you at a very low cost. Regrettably, Bowls NZ is unable to print copies for clubs or individuals mainly due to costs and practicality. It is encouraged that club secretaries print a hard copy for display at the club.

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issue Have A Go at Lawn Bowls National Day

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National Bowls Awards 2008-2009

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Woburn ClubCheck Gold!

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NZ First for Wakefield Bowling Club

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MIB - What Do the Players Say?

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125 Years at Gisborne Bowling Club

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The Trusts NZ Open 2009

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Coaching is the Key 17 Blind Bowler Greg Johnson to challenge national title 18 Kapiti Bowls honours outstanding commitment 18 Scoreboards Wanted

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Focus on Umpiring 21 Off the Green

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Hyundai National Open Championships Entry Form 22-23

Bowlers Raise $10,000 Kittyhawks Champions NZCT National Club Championships National Squad Announced Nominations for President and Vice President

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With over eighty Bowling Clubs officially promoting the Bowls NZ branded ‘Have A Go’ at Lawn Bowls day this year, October 11 is going to be a landmark occasion for Bowls. Bowls NZ and Auckland Bowls have been working together and over 30 clubs will all bear the national “Have A Go” branding for 11 October 2009. Nationally, not all clubs were able to fit the National October 11 “Have A Go” day into their programme but have opted to run a day either earlier or later in the season. With coordinated branding, the public at large, will be more able to identify welcoming bowling clubs and then step onto the green and have a go at bowls. 1. Give them a great experience at your club – create a fun and relaxed environment 2. Collect their contact details 3. Invite them back to your club with appropriate offer(s) so that you can earn revenue for your club. What does your club offer? Have you got the right offers? (Mates In Bowls, Christmas Bowls, Club Hire, Club Membership?)

Club’s that registered with Bowls NZ by the 11 September deadline, were supplied with 1 corflute sign (1200mm x 800mm) for display outside the club. Templates for A4 posters, A5 flyers and email marketing were supplied via email (or downloaded from www.bowlsnz. co.nz) to the coordinator at each club. These can be customised to suit your club. Some areas have also combined for promotion in their respective areas. Within Auckland, 9 Council Noticeboard sites were secured and feature Have A Go signage in high traffic areas. The most important aspect of the Have A Go days is to establish a database of participants, with contact details, so that you may invite these people back to your club for future participation. Do not expect a complete transition from Have A Go to full membership, although in some cases this might happen, most people will want to try it first and then gradually take up the sport. An easy way to do this, is by running a Mates In Bowls programme and inviting the Have A Go players back to participate

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(using your database). Contact your Bowls NZ Community Development Officer for more information on Mates In Bowls. Although, we unfortunately cannot supply further corflute signs for this year; the following resources are available for you to download and use. (visit http://www.bowlsnz. co.nz/index.php?id=718 or email info@bowlsnz.co.nz with Have A Go in the subject line). • A promotional email template • An A5 flyer template • An A4 poster template • An email template • The Have A Go logo • A participant register sheet • Handy Hints & Tips for A Successful Day We intend to run the next National Have A Go day, Sunday October 12, 2010. Please keep your signage in good condition, as a replacement date section (to be attached) will be available.

Thank You to all Clubs and good luck!

Pictured from left, example of the Corflute sign and Auckland City Council Notice Boards.

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National Bowls Awards 2008- 2009 RE A S R E N N I W E H T D .... AN We invited you to put forward nominations to recognise those people who are putting considerable effort into the sport of bowls in New Zealand and are making a positive contribution. The Bowls NZ National Bowls Awards is our annual event to recognise and celebrate excellence within the New Zealand bowls community. Thank you to those who submitted nominations. A judging panel led by Bowls NZ Chairman John Carter, faced an incredible task of selecting only one winner from the many deserving people. The calibre of nominations was impressive and to be recognised as a finalist is an achievement in its own right. While the format of the awards presentation has changed this year, the prestige of being recognised nationally will always be an honour. All finalists received a framed certificate for their achievement. It is already anticipated that presentations of plaques to winners will be made at the Hyundai National Open Championships (if they will be present) otherwise, regional presentations are to be confirmed. THE WINNERS and finalists of the 2008 - 2009 Bowls New Zealand National Bowls Awards are:

Club of the Year

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YOUNG PLAYER of the Year

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Beckenham Bowling Club

Jo Edwards (Burnside)

Genevieve Baildon (Hillcrest)

Finalists: Pakuranga Bowling Club & Woburn Bowling Club

Finalists: Shannon McIlroy (Stoke, Nelson) – Highly Commended & Shayne Sincock (Redcliffs).

Finalists: Chris Le Lievre (Onehunga) – Highly Commended & Clare McCaul (Silverstream).

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to arrest Woburn’s dwindling membership numbers, its unsatisfactory cash flow and a general reluctance by members to put their

nearly 50 new members in largely following a hugely successful Have a Go day last year and an innovative Trade Me-based recruitment drive this

names forward as volunteers or prospective members of the executive. “So Mark downloaded the Club Plan templates from the Bowls New Zealand website and we set about putting the various modules in place and introducing an annual operating plan to ensure that we knew where we were going on an annual basis,” Dave says. Dave concentrated on getting the administration side sorted out, including adoption of Club Plan modules on job descriptions, financial management, succession planning, and policies and procedures documentation. Mark was tasked with the all-important role of growing membership and he’s helped bring

year. Bowls New Zealand Community Development Officer Paul Cavanagh was pleasantly surprised to find the club humming along when he first called, and since then he’s taken the club through the Club Check best practice assessment process, and scored them in the Gold Award category. As part of the Club Check assessment Cavanagh highlighted the merits of Mates in Bowls to the Executive and Mark was thrilled to sign up three new members even before their first MIB season got underway. And of course they signed up again for this year’s Have a Go Day promotion, hoping to repeat last year’s success. “Woburn’s a great model for other clubs in how to adopt and adapt various Bowls New Zealand initiatives in the areas of strategic planning, membership recruitment, governance and coaching of players, umpires and coaches,” Cavanagh says “and the Gold Award is fitting recognition of the hard work that has been put into the club by the new executive team.” Woburn Bowling Club executive members, from left, Peggy Maurirere, Jeff Thistoll, Margaret Wollerman and Dave Goodey (President) admire their Club Check Gold Award certificate.

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T S R I F NZ FOR WAKEFIELD BOWLING CLUB “The best little bowling club in NZ”. That’s how Development Officer Vince Roper has described the Wakefield Bowling Club (Nelson) which is the first club in NZ to receive the ‘Club Essentials’ award. “It is no surprise to me that Wakefield rated so well as their leadership, enthusiasm and positive ‘can do’ attitude is such a great example to others”. Club Essentials is the Bowls NZ process for assessing smaller and rural bowling clubs against a ‘best practice’ club operating standard. It deals with ten priority areas from the Bowls NZ ‘Club Plan’ categories and the award is based on an external assessment of the club’s operations. The attainment of a Club Essentials Award is a very credible achievement for a small/rural club. As a reflection of sound club leadership and operating practices, the award serves as a useful benchmark for funders and sponsors wishing to direct their support to bowling clubs which are operating efficiently and effectively, and delivering a positive sporting experience to the community. And Wakefield is certainly doing that ... while the club is very well led by President Mike Stewart and an exuberant Robin Boutcher in the Club Development role, the

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momentum and success is more about the way club members and the local community have positively swung in behind everything the club is trying to achieve. And the stories keep coming … people coming in asking how they can help, sizeable donations to the club, a very energetic committee taking on roles and responsibility for their areas of the club plan, someone with a dozer doing a freebie on the land planned for an artificial green, being stopped up the street to be told yet another local business wants to be a sponsor, the target of 12 teams for

‘Village Bowls’ soon becoming 20, a trip away as a club” etc etc. Good club leadership has been the key. Creating a vision which is about meeting the needs of members, talking and getting people enthusiastic, and then having processes to make sure it is all about actions not words. People at the club love what is happening. People in the town want to be part of it, and the two local newspapers are keenly competing to cover the club’s next success story. This is Wakefield … “The best little bowling club in NZ”.


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Steve Smith steves@bowlsnz.co.nz Mobile 021 966 016 Bowls Far North Bowls Northland Bowls North Harbour Auckland Bowls

REGION 2 Steve Beel steve@bowlsnz.co.nz Mobile 021 966 017 Counties/Manukau Bowls Bowls Waikato Thames Valley Bowls Bay of Plenty Bowls Gisborne/East Coast Bowls Hawkes Bay

What do the Players say? At the conclusion of the 2008-2009 Mates In Bowls season, players were asked to complete a survey about their experience. The responses were analysed and the results reinforced the success of Mates In Bowls. The following results reflect the overall national results:

REGION 3&4 Paul Cavanagh paul@bowlsnz.co.nz Mobile 021 966 177 Bowls Taranaki Bowls Wanganui Bowls Manawatu Bowls Wairarapa Bowls Wellington Bowls Kapiti Coast

REGION 5 Vince Roper vince@bowlsnz.co.nz Mobile 021 966 263 Bowls Nelson Bowls Marlborough Bowls Canterbury Bowls Buller Bowls West Coast

REGION 6 Jim Scott jim@bowlsnz.co.nz Mobile 021 966 010 Bowls South Canterbury Bowls Dunedin Bowls North Otago South Otago Bowling Centre Central Otago Bowls Bowls Southland.

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S R A E Y 125 AT GISBORNE BOWLING CLUB Article Supplied by Trevor Helson 2009 is the 125th year that the Gisborne Bowling Club has operated out of its original location, probably the longest of any club in New Zealand. We are not sure, so if anyone can tell us otherwise we would love to hear about it. 2009 is also an important year because after 125 years of men only membership, the ladies were invited to become full members of the club this year and this has now happened with many taking up membership. The anniversary will be marked with the playing of the Ray White Gisborne Bellerby Cup on the 21st of November 2009, a graded fours event. Everyone is invited to a cocktail function on the Friday evening, the tournament on the Saturday followed by a dinner that evening. Sunday is an open day especially aimed at non-bowlers; anyone who would like to try this wonderful game is invited along to play and to enjoy the festivities. We invite bowlers from around the country to make contact with the club secretary and come visit this wonderful city and club. Please contact Trevor Helson at thelson@xtra.co.nz or write to Gisborne Bowling Club, P.O. Box 720 Gisborne.

9 0 0 2 N E P O Z N S THE TRUST The Trusts 2009 The Trusts New Zealand Open 2008 Men’s Singles winner, Matt Gallop has confirmed that he will be a starter in The Trusts New Zealand Open this year. Matt joins last year’s Women’s Pairs winners who have also confirmed that they will be back at Henderson to defend their title. Karen Murphy and former Scottish International Kay Moran took out the Women’s Pairs in devastating style last year and are keen to triumph again. Bowls New Zealand Coach, Dave Edwards, has named a strong line up for their direct entries: Men’s Singles: Ali Forsyth, Andrew Todd, Richard Girvan, Mark Watt Men’s Pairs: Andrew Todd Richard Girvan (s), Mark Watt Ali Forsyth (s)

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Men’s Triple: Andrew Todd, Richard Girvan, Ali Forsyth (s) Women’s Singles: Jan Khan, Karen Coombe, Kaaren Guilford, Manu Timoti Women’s Pairs: Manu Timoti, Karen Coombe (s); Adele Greenfield, Jan Khan (s) Women’s Triples: Kaaren Guilford, Adele Greenfield, Dale Lang (s) And Bowls Australia has just announced their players as well- many are well known on the Australian circuit and are the up and coming players in Australia. Men: Lee Schraner, Gerard Beath, plus one TBC Women: Kelli Wray, Samantha Shannahan, Penny Landherr, Anne Johns

Australian combinations are to be confirmed. The Trusts New Zealand Open 2009 is to be staged at Henderson Bowls from 23 – 27 November, with the all important qualifying stages to be held from the 19 – 22 November at clubs throughout Auckland. Entry forms and further information can be located in the NZ Open section on the Auckland Bowls website www.aucklandbowls.co.nz or by phoning the Auckland Bowls Office on (09) 623 3555. This is your opportunity to come and pit your skills against some of the world’s greatest players so get your entry in now!!! Entries close on Friday 16th October.

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COACHING is the key Raising Awareness • Building Responsibility • Building Self Belief Sharon Sims, National Coaching Coordinator • sharon@bowlsnz.co.nz

The season is underway again and it is time for players to check the fundamentals again and get rid of those bad habits that have crept in over the previous season or in the off season break. Ideally players would begin this process pre season but it is not too late to start now. Get out that video camera and film from the bowling arm side at

Individual Practice Weight Control Drill

a 90 degree angle, and from the front directly down the aiming line. Keep the

Introduced to the Black Jacks by

camera as far away as practical and use

Peter Bellis and affectionately

the zoom to fill the screen at the point

known as PB’s drill, this is an

of delivery. Chopping off the head in the address position is okay. Player and coach should examine the video together looking at the fundamentals of: l Alignment and Stability, (straight lines)

excellent drill to develop the skill of fine adjustments of bowl speed. l First bowl to be played to finish between two jacks – the target zone, each subsequent bowl

l Rhythm and timing (smooth release)

must finish past the previously

l Weight transfer

played bowl.

Look for the cause of an error not just a symptom. This means looking very carefully at the first elements of the movement and only changing latter

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movement once the earlier elements are

zone, all bowls are returned to

sound. Often one simple change in first

the mat and the drill started

movement or address position will cure a sequence of subsequent problems. By taking this approach and focusing on only one or two changes at a time players can make changes easily and with out the confusion caused by trying to fix a whole lot of things all at once. Trying out the changes immediately and filming again to compare the

again. l Count how many bowls it takes on each hand l Record results and repeat regularly at varying lengths to establish your own personal best

before and after footage is particularly

Reverse variation:

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l Try the same challenge starting

changes with confidence. Perseverance

from the back bowl

is the secret at the next stage. There will be a period where making a change causes a temporary loss of “touch” and confidence, and many players make the mistake of reverting. Stick with

Progression: As your skill improves decrease the size of the target zone. Novices

the change, get regular checks from

can start with a 4m zone, very

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skilled players use a 1-2 metre

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CLUBSCENE Blind Bowler Greg Johnson to Challenge National Title By Simon Plumb North Shore Times, 9 September 2009. Browns Bay man, Greg Johnson will challenge for the national blind singles title in Balmoral (Auckland) with the help of Kevin Smith. Coping with one functional eye since he was 18, Johnson knew von Hippel-Lindau disease would one day render him completely blind. “I’ve seen nothing since July 2007.” Since then, the 35-year-old says he’s had to re-learn even the most basic of day-to-day skills with the support of wife Kathryn. But when it comes to bowls Johnson says he has a new pair of eyes in Smith. Former nurse Smith, 54, says he’s been impressed by Johnson’s attitude

since he first stepped on to the greens at Browns Bay Bowling Club. “Greg’s the club’s first blind player and proved very popular with other members”. He also says Johnson possesses significant talent. He’s as good as any first year player I’ve ever seen. Johnson says his confidence before he went blind has made him even more outgoing, a quality he wants to use to encourage those in similar situations to get active. “My opinion is if you want to do something, just get on and do it.” The Browns Bay Bowling Club raised $632 at a Blind Bowls tournament day which was donated to the Auckland Blind Bowls Association.

  


CLUBSCENE Kapiti Bowls Honours Outstanding Commitment In stepping down after four years as President of the Kapiti Coast Bowling Centre, Carrell Knight completed another stage of her 25 years involvement in bowls at club, centre and national level.

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In recognition of her service to bowls in the Kapiti area and beyond, the members at the recent AGM unanimously conferred honorary Life Membership. Michael Leggott, the newly installed President ,outlined some of Carrell’s involvements starting as an inaugural member of the Lyall Bay Bowling Club before moving to the Kapiti Coast in 1990 and joining the Waitarere Beach Bowling Club. “Hers has been a huge contribution to bowls in our Centre and she has given unstintingly of her time” said Leggott.

Victoria Bowling Club request sets of 8 or 16 good quality scoreboards visible from a distance, with chalkboard scoring attached, preferably with storage trolleys. Must be able to operate in strong wind without numbers flicking over. We have no wall to hang them on, so would stand independently spiked into grass or holes in the concrete. Will consider from anywhere in New Zealand. Contact Richard Corry, Victoria President, 021 168 9718.

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G N I R I P M U FOCUS ON Helen Stallard Bowls NZ Umpires Committee The Umpire’s Committee members have recently conducted the National Umpire’s Examinations throughout New Zealand. This is the second year that the exams have been conducted by the Umpire’s Committee and we now have gauged the prevailing tutoring and examination standards in the centres visited. The standard overall has been very high and compliments must go to the dedicated tutors who have obviously devoted many hours of work to get the candidates to such a competent level. It is very pleasing to report that there are now seventy new umpires and eighteen new measurers who have passed the exams this year, many with well over the 90% required for each part of the exam.

It is also fantastic that the candidates told examiners many times how much they had enjoyed the course and how much they had learned for their own game. Knowing the Laws of the sport is paramount on many occasions leading to success on the green therefore perhaps it would be worthwhile for you to consider doing the Umpire’s course next year for yourself!! Buddy up with a like minded player in a joint effort to at least become a Measurer or at best a full Umpire. It is pleasing to record that Canterbury has a new deaf umpire in Dennis Herrick. Dennis passed his exam with the help of an interpreter, gaining 96% in the oral and 98% in the practical. He’s looking forward to being able to umpire at the Deaf National Championships each year. Thanks also must go to the examiners who selflessly gave their

time to conduct the examinations at a time to suit centres. It is somewhat alarming though that some centres have trained no new umpires for the past two years. Umpires are an essential part of the game, particularly for centre and regional games, so please consider shoulder tapping candidates early so that you can set a timetable to suit for next year. Centre and Club Boards have a role to play insuring that the body of umpires remains at a sustainable level for the needs of the Centre. A full report will be circulated to all centres on the examinations and thoughts of the examiners in due course and next year we hope that all centres will have candidates for the umpire’s examinations. In the meantime we wish all new umpires and measurers the very best for their career in umpiring.

N E E R G E H T OFF GREENKEEPERS ISSUES

Martin Christensen What’s hindering you or of concern relating to you carrying out your day-to-day non-turf activities? Or is everything just great at your club? Don’t be hampered by this list. It’s on your list that’s what counts. 1. Greenkeeper v Green Superintendent issue. 2. Green Superintendent v Club Executive issue. 3. Length of playing season v renovations. 4. Too many Club Green Superintendents. 5. Budget or long term/short term equipment replacement plan. 6. Are you aware of the greens allocation financials? Does the club have a budgeted amount for training? 7. Do you want Centre events on your greens? Enough time to

prepare for “big events”? 8. Issues when greens are handed over to Centre or other organisations (RSA, Cossie). 9. Identifying hazards around the green and surroundings; e.g. hoses lying all over the place, chemical hazard signs. Health and safety issues, there is a plan, are you aware of its existence, are you fully aware of your responsibilities in this regard? 10. Are you able to address an executive meeting of the club, or is the Greens Superintendent delivering a sanitised version of issues you rise with him/her? 11. Is your club executive hindering a greens project in favour of bar renovations or similar? 12. How supportive is the club, supplying you with wet weather gear and other equipment or occasional fuel vouchers to make

your position easier, particularly if you are a volunteer. 13. Are you encouraged to attend field days and cluster meetings of your Green keeping association, attendance NI or SI green keepers conferences? 14. Does your club secretary pass on the Turf Journal and other GK correspondence? Have you received your Diary, it contains that all important record of chemical usage? 15. What articles would you like to see in the Turf Management Journal or in UPSHOT? 16. Contingency plan, what if you were incapacitated from tomorrow? All records up to date? The ball is in your court to lobby on your behalf in the interests of one of the clubs greatest assets the green and yourself.

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