Friday, June 13th -- about 4:00 p.m.
Today was the last day of semi-serious practice -- meaning that tomorrow we begin three days of practice at the assigned greens where we will be playing our matches once the Asia Pacific Championships get under way.
But today, we were back at Club Mermaid. I had grilled Barramundi for lunch -- um-mmm good.
Then back out to the green for more practice, the ride home to our place, and some relaxation.
Of note: The men’s team has a 20-something year-old coach from Scotland (and we, the girls, get to tag along on the great coaching he has to offer).
The men’s coach’s name is Ryan Burnett, born in 1993, started bowling at age 15, and won the 2015 World’s Under 25 Singles. Gotta love gold, eh? For the rest of his long list of accomplishments in this game of bowls -- do what everyone else does. Google his name. It’s quite an impressive list. We’re so fortunate to work with him.
And here’s Alex’s take on the day:
What makes a perfect practice day of bowls?
Support and camaraderie among the Team.
Sometimes belly laughing with - and occasionally having a bit of fun poked at you.
Knowing your team has your best interests at heart even when they say "don't worry about disappointing anyone - you already have. That's life So get over it and keep pushing".
Teammates sharing information to help you be a better player.
Having grilled barramundi for the third day in a row.
Best of all, driving to the venue with no gasps of fear from your passengers and getting into a parking spot on the first try.