LONG-TIME Mt Xavier Bowling Club member Trevor Adams will celebrate his 500th game for the club when he lines up against Daylesford in Ballarat District Bowls division one pennant tomorrow.
Adams, 73, joined Mt Xavier not as a bowler, but a golfer in 1967, and in the 46 years since he has given more to the club than most.
He spent more than a decade as the secretary of the golf division before making the switch to bowls in 1982, where he subsequently spent time as both the secretary and president of the bowling club.
“A lot of people think that golf and bowls don’t go together, but I think the relationship between the two is great at Mt Xavier,” Adams said.
“All in all I’ve had a wonderful journey at this place – it’s a terrific club run by terrific people and that’s why I’ve never left.
“One thing I didn’t think of during my time here was how many games I’d played, but 500 games is certainly a nice little milestone to achieve.”
Adams was president at the time Mt Xavier dragged itself up into division one in the 1990s, but in truth he prefers to stay out of the spotlight, spending most of his
time in the lower divisions to help nurture Mt Xavier’s younger talent, and rarely contests the club championships.
He was appointed as the greens director earlier this year, and is still relishing every opportunity he gets to help out the club.
“You only get out of a club what you put into it and I just love that I can still lend a hand,” he said.
Mt Xavier has had a difficult season to date in division one, losing its first three matches, but Adams is confident that tomorrow’s match against Daylesford will lead to a victory.
“We’ve lost a couple of close games this season, but we’re up near the mark of where we need to be and I think we will get over the line in a tight one,” he said.