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Bowls In Focus : Bowls In Focus May 2010
30 Bowls In Focus T g nning sole profile produced with a Variable Radius Geometry. This VRG sole profile has been produced for the fast quality Australian greens, be they grass or synthetic. We worked, based on the specifications laid down by our Australian bowling friends, with Liverpool University Engineering Dept. Test and trials over 18 months, with further input from all levels of bowlers, combine with the expertise of Drakes Pride, who fine tuned the original concept to produce the 'DIRECT'. This is a completely new profile bowl using the variable sole geometry specified for Australian green requirements. The 'DIRECT' is comfortable to hold and deliver it has sufficient bias to draw and hold its line combined with a 'soft' angle finish. The VRG sole helps reduce wind effect making delivery more predictable giving the bowler more confidence. As part of the specification the grip has been improved with greater depth to help with the control and delivery of the bowl. Available with dimple grip or plain in sizes 00 -- 5 both black and coloured. EXTRA HEAVY AVAILABLE IN BLACK ONLY BY SPECIAL ORDER. ANNOUNCING THE"NEW" DRAKESPRIDE DIRECT MODEL AVAILABLE FROM ALL GOOD BOWLS STORES -- ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT DRAKES PRIDE AUSTRALIA, 12 NOLAN STREET, BENDIGO, VICTORIA 3550 T°0354437133F°0354441088 E ° firstname.lastname@example.org W ° www.drakespride.com.au NEW FOR 2009/2010 SEASON THE MULTI COLOUR PLUS THE REST OF THE COLOUR RANGE There is still gold in 'them there hills' as was discovered in the 40th Bendigo Country Week tournament last month, especially after a new incentive was added to this traditional gathering of the clan. This time around a lovely pot of gold was on of- fer for the team that buried their opposition deepest in the slag heaps. In other words the pair and four that came out with the largest marginal win in the sectional play finished with a nice little cheque from supporting sponsor APIA. And quickest on the draw were John Bamford and Keith Webb from the flat lands of Lancefield with a 35-3 win in the pairs, while the Roberts boys Graeme, Mark and Wade from Inglewood way joined forces with Ian Leach to scorch up a 29-3 victory in their last fours sectional round. Needless to say history will leave the names of their opposition on these occasions deep below the surface for years to come! Fresh from staging the qualifying rounds for the recent Australian Open, Bendigo turned out its greens in top and true condition, something the 720 players all appreciated. When the event did come down to the wire with the pairs finals being decided it was an amazing gathering of golfers with Alan Porter and Norm Bath from Cohuna Golf, Darren and David Wilson (Camperdown Golf) and Phil Blake and Brian Gentle (Numurkah Golf) contesting the semi finals. "It doesn't say much for their golf," quipped tour- nament boss Geoff Briggs. The finals came to a showdown between Porter and Blake after Porter accounted for Whittlesea's Max Beattie and Andrew Ross 5-4 over the five end play-off in the semis while Blake and Gentle wound up with a 6-3 win over Darren Page and David Wilson from Camperdown. Throughout the finals Porter showed that no shot was too hard and no gap too small, and in the opening ends of the final he put Blake's back against the wall after opening up a 6-1 lead over three ends. Blake killed the fourth end but on the replay went one down one when Porter picked up the single. Things looked healthier for Blake on the fifth until Porter wicked off the front bowl to pick up two and the winner's cheque 9-1. The fours final saw a former finalist Brendon Fleming skipping a crew from Gippsland consist- ing of Brian Wilkinson, Don McKay and Bob Taylor gathered under the flag of Rosedale. In Country Capital
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