MARGARET Meade had little interest in lawn bowls before she took up the sport three years ago.
“But now I love it and you can’t take me away from it,” she said.
Meade is in her first Western District Bowls Division division one season with Port Fairy Gold.
She honed her skills in division two for two years before making the step to Tuesday pennant’s top grade.
Port Fairy Gold has won its opening two matches, although Meade’s rink is searching for its breakthrough win this season.
Meade, 67 next week, is playing lead.
“I don’t mind plodding around as a lead for a while,” she said.
“As a lead you have an important role. You try your best.
“Some days you have good days and some days bad days.”
She said there was “always someone willing to help you” improve your game.
Meade’s husband Ray died three years ago and she joined the bowls club at the encouragement of friends.
She threw herself into the club and has also taken up indoor bowls.
“I am on the match committee and catering,” she said.
“I spend a lot of time down there.
“They say I should bring a sleeping bag down there. It’s the company you meet, there are so many nice people.
“You have a laugh. It is such fun.”
Second-placed Port Fairy Gold travels to play third-placed Warrnambool Gold today.
Meade said Warrnambool Gold would be her side’s “main competition” this season.
In other round three games, Timboon hosts bottom-placed City Memorial Pink, City Memorial Green plays Warrnambool Blue and top four sides Terang and City Memorial Gold meet.