KINGSCLIFF Beach Bowls Club greenkeeper Michael Turner knows exactly what to expect from his greens when he competes in the club's open pairs tournament which gets underway on Monday morning.
KINGSCLIFF Beach Bowls Club greenkeeper Michael Turner knows exactly what to expect from his greens when he competes in the club's open pairs tournament which gets underway on Monday morning. Tweed Daily News/Craig Sadler

Turner gets rub of green

AS the greenkeeper for Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club, you'd think that Michael Turner would have the inside running for the club open pairs tournament which begins today.

However, the state representative bowler also knows that with such a quality field assembled, his knowledge of the greens might not count for too much.

Now in its third year, the Kingscliff Beach Open Pairs has attracted 128 bowlers vying for $15,000 in prize money.

Turner, who moved to the Tweed Coast two years ago, will team up with Ian Taylor who is back playing competition after a five year break.

“It's the first time we have played together as a pairs team and we will have our work cut out for us with some of the combinations entered,” Turner said.

“I think last year's winners Sally Hickman and Kelvin Kerkow will again be hard to beat as will Bruce McNish and Bryan Baldwin and Ben Twist and Mark Casey.”

The tournament commences this morning at 9am, with sectional play all day today and tomorrow with the winners of each sections progressing through to post sectional and quarter final play on Wednesday.



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