LONG-time greenkeeper Tony Barritt was among a group of Tantitha Bowls Club members who were honoured at a special club service awards day on Sunday.
Bowls was played in an enjoyable atmosphere from 1pm-3.45pm before presentations of awards for 25 years or more of membership were made at a high tea.
Tony started working with the green’s staff in February 1985, before he began an apprenticeship with the club as a greenkeeper in July 1987.
During block training at Brisbane Collages of TAFE, he obtained honours and credits for subjects required in the trade courses to be awarded the Certificate of Greenkeeping on completion of his apprenticeship in June 1991.
The Tantitha greens are a reflection of his dedication and are a pleasure to play on.
Tony has also excelled in lawn bowls competition at the club by winning many B-grade club championships in singles, pairs, triples and fours from 1989 to 1997.
Another stalwart is Geoff Lohse, who has also spent over 25 years with the club, being actively involved in all aspects of maintenance and club administration.
Geoff has held the position of Club Patron for many years.
Burnett Bowls Club will be holding a Pink Bowls Charity Day in the aid of Breast Cancer this Sunday, October 24, with play to start at 1pm.
Bowlers are to wear an item of pink or be fined $1. A percentage of green fees and donations will go to breast cancer support.
Kelvin Kerkow, Australian Commonwealth gold medallist, will be present and having a game of bowls.
All members and visitors are most welcome. Nominations to the club on 4151 4217.