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Bowls finally got underway on the Greenside green on 22 October 2016 with the penultimate round of the monthly Saturday morning Round Robin taking place . This gave us the opportunity to have a large number of bowlers “walking” the green as well as playing on the entire surface . This put us in good stead for the first official use of the green because of leagues which started on Saturday 29 October . This use has been followed by the second round of Wednesday league matches on 2 November , at Pirates , when we used the Greenside green again . We lost our first Wednesday and Saturday league games quite badly but came charging back yesterday when our one team lost by only a shot and the other team won by a large margin . The thunderstorm afterwards will have done most of Jo’burg , let alone our greens , a serious amount of good .

We were very pleased to hear a number of positive comments about the Greenside green, although it was a little heavy , which was to be expected bearing in mind the rains ( wasn’t that fabulous ? ) during the previous couple of weeks and the fact that it was being used for the first time since its spring treatment . The little bit of rain that we’ve had will do both greens the world of good as the magic stuff that comes down with the rain just spruces things up even more .There were also some very encouraging comments made as to the way the place is looking at present . Thanks to all who have helped with the various clean-up processes . Even more complimentary things were said yesterday after play about the state of the Greenside green .

Things are happening at the clubhouse . The Puff Pastry team have bashed down walls, painted, re-tiled and really enhanced the kitchen with a view to setting up their much anticipated ” coffee shop ” in the very near future . Their initial efforts have been great and the the bowls guys have devoured Fiona’s sarmies and knick-knacks with relish .