Long experiences perfect season
LYNN Long is in the middle of a perfect season.
Sure, she's been one of Bundaberg's best lawn bowlers for years, but her achievements this year are hard to beat.
The Apple Tree Creek talent has won the singles, pairs (with Karen Goldsworthy), triples (Goldsworthy and Ros Hallwell) and fours (Goldsworthy, Betty Cullen and Amy Ambrey) at the Burnett Bowls Club this season.
She has gone on to win the Bundaberg division fours, pairs and singles, with the triples still to play.
The Burnett skip most recently joined with Goldsworthy to win the Zone 6 Bowls Queensland Ladies State Champion of Club Champions against Central Queensland and will now head to Bribie Island for the state final.
Add to that victory in the Burnett Open fours and Moore Park triples, last year's District Bowler of the Year honours (and probably this year's as well) and there isn't much more you could ask from Long.
Her partner says she is in the form of her life.
“Things just seem to be paying off this year,” Goldsworthy said.
“She really is bowling superbly.”
The good friends are able to shrug off any off days on the green, not that there have been many this season.
“There's no anger, we know each other's games and it's still always surprising to get these wins.”
NewsMail bowls columnist Gavin Law said Long's streak was simply remarkable.
“It's very, very difficult to keep winning, even if you are bowling at your best,” he said.
“What Lyn and Karen have done this year is pretty amazing.”