A welcome ray of sunshine on Pembroke Dock Bowling's Club's Opening Day

Ken Edwards, Richard Hissey, Richard Jones

The 2023 season at Pembroke Dock Bowling Club got under way last Saturday (1st April) when the opening of the green and the traditional rolling of the Silver Jack was carried out by two honorary life members; namely Ken Edwards and Richard Jones.
Due to heavy rain on Saturday morning, it was touch and go whether the ceremony would go ahead. Thankfully, the leaden skies gave way to sunshine, allowing over 60 members to enjoy the afternoon.
During the opening address by club chairman Richard Hissey, he welcomed old and new members and called for a minute’s silence to remember members who had passed away during the close season. 

Grateful thanks extended

Richard thanked the working party who had toiled hard during the past few weeks getting the club ready for the new season. Special thanks were extended to the band of volunteer greenkeepers for their ongoing work during the winter months which resulted in an excellent playing surface.
As a token of appreciation for their exceptional service to Pembroke Dock Bowling Club, Richard and Ken were then invited to roll the Silver Jack. Their service has led to them becoming honorary life members - the highest award that can be bestowed on a member.
This season, the club will have two Men’s teams competing in the Pembroke County Bowling Association league with two Ladies’ teams competing in the West Wales Ladies’ League.
To start the new season, a Captain’s v President’s match will be held next Saturday (8th April).