Blustery conditions as bowls greens officially open

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The flags flew almost horizontally at Campbeltown’s two bowling clubs as the first jacks of the season rolled.

At Campbeltown Bowling Club on Saturday afternoon, president Bobby Dalziel welcomed a good crowd of players who were willing to endure the cold conditions before his wife Lorraine sent the first jack straight down the Stronvaar green.

She was presented with a bouquet of flowers by vice president David Brown’s two-year-old daughter, Olivia.

Across town at Argyll Bowling Club, president Kenny Kerr welcomed members and wished them success for the new season, after which there was a minute’s silence in memory of those members no longer with us.

The president’s wife, Alison Kerr, rolled the first jack of the season and was presented with flowers by her granddaughter, Charlotte.

Players enjoyed the first game of the new season, with the blustery conditions providing an added challenge.

The green played well thanks to the hard work of greenkeeper Bobby Mathieson.

The presidents were the winners by a narrow margin over the vice presidents. The game was followed by afternoon tea in the clubhouse.