News & What’s On

Good Friday Triples

On Good Friday we are having a social game of triples for those of you interested in having some fun.  We will be have a BBQ lunch and Nibbles after the game.

Lunch will start at 11:30 with the game starting at 12:30.  The Bar will be open for refreshments.

Cost $10 per head.

Normal Friday Triples rules apply .  Great prize money for grabs.

Register your interest on the notice board at the club.

Grand Finals – Update

Our Premier team performed amazingly in the Grand Final On Saturday against West Lakes to take the game to the last end. The lead changed several times over the course of the match, however the result did not go their way, losing by only a few shots.

Our Division two team had a fabulous win to take out the pennant and be promoted to Div 1.

Well done guys you made us very proud to be a Modbury members and supporters.

Social Bowls Friday 24th March 2017

Numbers were a little bit down this week but organizers were able to field 24 teams (72 players).
2 game winners were David Incher, K. Grippon and Ross Maunder (Grumpy) with a score of 53 points and 34 shots up.
2 game runners up were John Eldridge, Michael McCallion and Steve Leister with the same score of 53 points but with 11 shots up.
The usual thanks goes to Tim and his team for preparing the greens, the bar staff, Les for running the raffle and Sylvia for looking after the kitchen.
Good Bowling
George Swandale, Graham Fishlock and Ian McPhillips

Thursday Night Owls – 16th Mar

The 2016-17 Thursday night owl season was finalised on the 16th of March 2017. Congratulations to the winners ‘Shut up Gary’ for taking out the top spot and also to the runners up ‘Norfolk Inn Chance’. The night could have been won by a couple of teams had the results of some of the other games turned out differently. Congratulations also to Joyce Boehnisch from Strolling Bones for taking out the best female player for the season along with Steve Fishlock from Last Drinks for the best male player.

Neil Martin, the organiser for Thursday nights, thanked John Cooper for his assistance during the season and to David Incher for his untiring work behind the scenes assisting to make the nights run smoothly. Also a thank you must go to the bar staff, Alison and Trevor Morrison, for their assistance during the year and to anybody else who helped out behind the scenes.

A thank you also to all teams that participated during the season and we hope that you all had an enjoyable time. It was an excellent 2016/17 season and look forward to seeing you all again next season.

CPR and Defib Training

For those of you that have expressed interest in our CPR and DeFib training course you will need to obtain a USI (Unique Student Identifier) before you can attend this training. If you do not already have a USI, please go to and register for one today.

Wednesday Night Owls – 15th March

Last night we finished our 2016 / 17 Wednesday night owls competition. Congratulations to Paramount Dealers for taking out the top honours and Spank the Monkey as runners up. It all came down to last night’s game.

Congratulations to Gary Lang and Nola Watson for taking home theBest Player awards. NFI was awarded the Encouragement award.

Roy Howcroft made a cameo appearance which was very well received and talked about his latest fund raising endearvours for Prostate Cancer Research. Over the season the night owler’s raised over $100 for this cause through wrong bias walk of shame and donations. During the month of November the Night Owler’s also raised money for Gary Lang’s Movember campaign.

Jose Gil the organiser thanked Barry Trowbridge for his assistance during the season and David Incher for his help in making the nights run smoothly behind the scenes. He also thanked the Bar Staff (Alison Morrison and Trevor Morrison) for they assistance during the year.

Thank you to all the teams that participated this season and we look forward to seeing you next season.

On Thursday the 23rd of March the top four teams from Wednesday Night will be playing against the top four teams from Thursday night. For those teams attending supper will be provided.

High Achievers                       7/3/2017
Many people regard climbing Mt Everest as the pinnacle of achievement.  In Lawn bowls fours pennant play, achieving 8 shots in one end is similarly regarded.
The 2016 – 2017 season has seen two  Modbury pennant rinks achieve this feat.
In Division 3 North , playing against Port Adelaide  in December 2016, the rink of Ray Cook(Second), Peter Tiss(Third),  Merv Edwards(Skip) and Graham Deguet (Lead) achieved an “8 badge.”

Even more surprising, in Saturday Pennants Division 2, was the “8 Badge’ won by the rink of  Rhys Taylor(Skip), Kelvin Salmon(Lead), John Cooper(Second)) and Barrie Wilton (Third).
Congratulations to all Players.

Job description for the Men’s Coordinator’s position in 2017-18 season is available on board for those interested in applying.

Chairperson’s and Selectors for 2017-18 both Sat and Wed positions are available Please check notice board for your Nominations.

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                 SUPPORT YOUR CLUB  

Tickets for this lottery are now available for purchase online, and our club can pocket 100% of every ticket purchased online before March 31st through our own lottery page. Just click on the Link    and make your purchase.
To be eligible for the early Bird Prize (Toyota Yaris) tickets must be purchased online before 31st March 2017. Final draw for major prizes is 4th October 2017.
Since 1984, the Community Lottery has returned over $16 million to more than 1,500 not-for-profit groups.
The Lottery is a self-help scheme for not-for-profit sporting clubs, schools and pre-schools, community groups and charitable organisations.


 Green’s Upgrade                     17/12/2016

Go to Synthetic Greens page to  see an artist’s impression of “C” and “D” Greens with roof.




PINTS $5.00


ALL OTHER DRINKS  – Normal Prices


Adelaide’s Wild Weather                           12/6/2016
The picture below shows the results of the hailstorm at about 9.45am on Tuesday 12th July. Our already saturated greens appeared to have had a severe dusting of snow. For those interested in Trivia, my rainfall stats at Walkley Heights indicate that we had just 10 rain free days in June, and just 5 in the first 13 days of July.
B Green 0950 12July16

 Calendar of Events 2016 – 2017
Monday 3rd Apr. 2017                         Ladies Triples Day

Viewing Photos                                          17/12/2015

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