FERNHURST Club has celebrated its new lease of life by winning the new Shottermill Trophy for the inter-club bowls competition set up between Fernhurst and the Shottermill Club.
The first round was close with only ten points in it, but in the home leg Fernhurst moved much further ahead, winning by aggregate of 699 to 658.
With the bit firmly between their teeth, the Fernhurst team is now looking for other pubs, clubs or societies to challenge to friendly evening matches.
Four new benches now grace the garden of the Fernhurst Club thanks to the generosity of Coomers timber merchants at Haslemere and the hard work of club treasurer and bespoke carpenter Gavin Connett.
Gavin made one of the benches and then knowing exactly how much wood was needed, asked Coomers to donate it to the Fernhurst Club for another three.
He then made them up and now four comfortable benches are there for the use of all.
The re-introduction of the old tradition of indoor skittle matches is one of an increasing number of entertainments being put on for members at Fernhurst Club.
In July, members opened their garden to the children of the village on a very warm afternoon.
A host of youngsters took advantage of the opportunity to play on bouncy castles, cool off in the paddling pool while hooking ducks, play garden ‘jenga’ and take part in other activities organised for them.
The afternoon was masterminded by Gavin and his team.
Regular quizzes are also attracting a higher number of entrants.
Band evenings, with a repeat performance by Willie Austen last week, are proving club-fillers for both members and non-members.