Our 2018 season got underway on Saturday 14h April with the weather being kind for the opening of the green. President John Wade welcomed everyone present and remarked the turnout of members was impressive compared to previous years and he extolled a big thank you to everyone who attended. He highlighted that this year is a very special year for the club as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. He intimated that throughout the year there will be many activities to help us celebrate.
With the formalities completed the President’s wife Carol delivered the first jack of season 2018 to a round of applause from everyone present before officially opening the green and wishing Lochee Bowling Club every success for the coming year. Carol was presented with flowers on behalf of the Club as a token of our appreciation. The flowers were donated ,as per tradition over many years, on behalf of the late Dave Baxter ,a former life member and well respected gentleman of L.B.C. His family were also in attendance for the dedication of a new bench in his honour.
Everyone then took to the green for a game which was played with humour and enthusiasm . After play it was decided that, due to the weather we have experienced recently, the green should be rested until our first friendly of the season and hopefully remain in tip top condition for the remainder of our fixtures this year. After the bowls all participants retired to the clubhouse for a hearty meal followed by a social evening with entertainment provided by Dave Simpson . Well done to everyone concerned with the organisation of the day and also thanks to all the others who contributed to making it a very pleasant day for all the members and their guests..