Audrey Reed’s letter to the bowling community

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Sunshine Coast bowler Audrey Reed shares her experience of bowling over the last 22 years.
By Audrey Reed
 
As a now 91-year-old retired bowler from the Sunshine Coast, I would like to convey my appreciation and respect for the bowling clubs, their members, volunteers, office bearers, catering staff and all those who devote so much of their time for the love of the game. 
 
Many of these clubs were instrumental in what I can only say were 22 years of wonderful fun, comradery and hospitality.
 
My experience over the 22 years I played bowls at clubs from Noosa to Bribie Island has always been pleasant, all members both on and off the greens were welcoming, engaging and hugely entertaining. 
 
I always knew any day which involved playing either social or competitive bowls would be a day of enjoyment. 
 
If I hadn’t played bowls I would not have met my dear friend Liz, as well as many others. 
 
My only regret is the fact I should have started playing bowls earlier than 67 years of age. 
 
I believe bowls to be highly underrated and suggest it as a wonderful pastime for all ages including young families.
 
In closing, I would like to express a big thank you to all clubs and members that contributed in providing me with so many wonderful memories and some of the happiest times of my life.