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Bowls

Although the history of the Empangeni Country Club goes back to 1921, it was not for another forty six years, on the 10th December, 1967 that the first bowling green was inaugurated and named in honour of Mr. C.O. Johnson. At that time, bowls in South Africa was was split and the mens and womens games were administered seperately until 1998 when they were amalgamated. The first persons to hold the office of bowls president were Mr. Bill Hempson and Ms. Dorothy Morris-Jones.

The date of the advent of the second green has been lost in the mists of time but it was named after Mr. Pat Frank until it was relaid in 1990 and was then renamed in honour of Mr. Jim Tully. The first women to hold the position of president after amalgamation was Mrs. Ann Aldworth who was elected in 2003 and the present incumbent, Mr. Jeff Hunter is the 25th individual to have held the post. The Country Club has a long and auspicious history at both local and provincial level.

Social bowls is played on Thursday afternoons starting at 15.00 & Saturday afternoons at 13.45. Green fees R20 per game.

Every second Friday of the month we play bowls under lights. We start at 17.15. This has proved to be very popular as many people stay for supper & socialize. Winter starting time will be earlier.

The view from the verandah of the Broken Bowl overlooking the Sugar cane farms towards Richards Bay must be one of the most spectacular views in Zululand. On a clear day the New mouth, in Richards Bay, can be seen from the verandah.

Committee
  • President - Jeff Hunter
  • Vice President - Louis Wessels
  • Treasurer - Allan Lovell
  • Secretary - Bridget Browning
  • Competition Secretary - Helga Kauz
  • Committee Members
    • Odette Allan
    • Ann Aldworth
  • Green Keeper - Gavin Strachan
  • Men’s Selector - Roger Lavoipierre
  • Ladies Selector - Ann Aldworth