SOUTH Petherton Bowling Club has welcomed the start of the outdoor bowls season by holding its annual Opening of the Green ceremony.

Club president Rex Corbet was unfortunately unable to do the honours, being in recovery from a knee operation, and the ladies’ president Beryl Yates stepped in to do the honours of bowling the first wood of the season on a very wellprepared green.

The opening ceremony was followed by a President’s v Captain’s Mixed Triples match which was a closely-fought battle on an early green which proved a little tricky for some. However, the result was a very close 34-33 win for the President’s team.

Anyone who fancies giving bowling a try would be made most welcome during club nights which are held on Wednesday evenings from 6.15pm onwards at the clubhouse which can be found at the South Petherton Recreation Ground.