May 18

Vale Willis Gerard “Gerry” Teague

It is with great sadness that I advise of the passing of Gerry Teague. Gerry passed away peacefully last night at 9.00pm. Gerry was an ex Glenferrie Hill Recreation Club member who became a member of the Bowls Section in August 1999 when the two entities joined.

Gerry was a great clubman who undertook a number of roles including Treasurer and coach of the Ladies at Glen Street.

Condolences to his son Michael and other members of his family.


A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Gerry Teague is to be held at our Glen Street Clubrooms on Monday 27 May 2019 commencing at 2.00pm and all members who knew Gerry are welcome to attend this service.

May 14

Greens Update 14 May 2019

An update from the green keeper for the grass greens over Winter:

  • The greens will remain open for use up until the end of Winter Pennant (this is approximately the end of June)
  • The grass greens will be closed over July and into August, with the exact dates to be confirmed closer to the period.
  • All play will be East / West from now on, with the pegs and numbers removed for North / South play.
  • The greens will continue to be rolled as required and weather permitting.


May 05

New Umpires Required

The Club is running seriously short of accredited umpires.  Please consider applying for accreditation.  The task is not onerous, generally only requiring the measurement of close bowls during games throughout the pennant season.  Any member who would like to know more about what is required or who would like to undertake an umpires training course, please call John Graham on 0417 034 417

Apr 10

Presentation Night – Friday 17 May 2019

REMINDER! Make sure you get your payment and names in for our Presentation Night ASAP!

Members and their partners are invited to our Annual Dinner / Presentation Night

Friday 17 May 2019

Committee Room (Limited Numbers)

6.00pm for 6.30pm

Two-course Dinner.  Beer, Wine & Soft drink included


Dress: Jacket and tie

Bookings Close: Friday May 3, 2019 at 5pm

Parking is available via Gate A, Brunton Avenue

If making payment by EFT: BSB: 083184 A/c: 036472704 Quoting “Dinner – (Your Name)”

And advise Secretary via email of your payment & any dietary requirements

Email address:

Booking not confirmed until payment is received.

If “Dinner – (Your Name)” is not shown it makes it very difficult for Treasurer and function organisers.

Please note: Cancellations for this function will only be accepted prior to 5.00pm on MONDAY May 13, 2019 and can be done so by contacting the Secretary ( Unfortunately, refunds cannot be given for cancellations after this time or non-attendance on the day.

Apr 05

Southern Indoor Bowls

Our Monday Night team for the Southern Indoor Bowls Competition is looking for regular and emergency players for the upcoming season.

The season runs from 22nd April with games starting at 5.30pm running through to 7.45pm. If you are interested in playing, please contact Louise Mejean at

Mar 29

Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the MCC Bowls Section will be held on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

The meeting will commence at 7pm in the Swinburne Avenue club rooms.

Nominations are now open for all positions and close on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 5pm.

To view the full notices please click on the links below

MCC Bowls Section – Notice of Meeting

MCC Bowls Section – Nominations Notice

Mar 27

Coaching Course

MCC Bowls will be hosting a 2 day coaching course to be conducted at Swinburne Ave on the weekend of May 4th & 5th.

Participants will get a valuable insight into the correct technique to deliver the perfect bowl.

Any member wishing to participate in the course should contact the Secretary, Ian McKay on 0419 517 375 or on e-mail

Mar 22

Greens Work in Preparation for Winter

You’ll notice a bit of work being done of the greens in preparation for the winter dormancy.

The South Green at Swinburne is today (22/3) having a light scarify while the North Green will be completed on Wednesday.

There will be other works going on including preventative fungicide application.

As explained earlier this season, the reason we use the chemicals and scarify the greens is to prevent the onset of thatch. Thatch can cause lots of damage to the greens if not proactively treated, particularly going into the dormancy period.

You will notice the greens slightly slower initially after the works, but they will pick up speed soon after. If you have a club game that you will be playing in the near future, please make sure it is booked in advance in the diary at the bar so Warren and the team know that it is on and they can do their best to prepare the greens.

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