Big Bloke’s Day on Oaks Day

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

YMGCR Bowls successfully hosted their inaugural Bloke’s Day last week. 

Sixty bowlers enjoyed a day of great friendship and great bowling on the superb YMGCR greens … and the winner was … men’s health.

To open the day president Kerry Kinnane spoke of his diagnosis of Prostate Cancer, and his follow up treatment. He asked all the players to indicate by hand those who had had a PSA in the last 12 months. 

Over 50% indicated that they had not had the test, and Kerry implored them to take this on board and have their own test, stating that symptoms are often not noticeable until a later stage.

Clubs represented, other than YMGCR members, included Yarrawonga, Cobram, Wangaratta, St James, Rutherglen, Keilor, Barooga, and Corowa RSL.

The day was sponsored by the Lidgerwood family, with major prizes for the charity raffle donated by Lidgerwood Wangaratta Furnishings and Kim Johnston’s Mind and Body Hypnotherapy.

Overall winning teams: 1st Richard Hermassoo (Yarrawonga); 2nd Murray Scown (Rutherglen); 3rd Allan Vinecombe (Cobram).

Best Game winning teams; 1st Steve Gann (YMGCR); 2nd Bob Evans (YMGCR); 3rd Allan Goudge (YMGCR).

The coveted NABA team award winner was John Mc Gough (YMGCR).

The Prostate Cancer raffle major prize winners were Ray Brown and Greg Fisher. The raffle and donations raised $700.00.

In his presentation speech, president Kerry Kinnane thanked the large band of YMGCR Bowls Club members who volunteered on the day with organisation, catering, raffle sales, bar sales and setting and cleaning up. A true testament to the spirit of the day.