REVITALISED: The Pacific Paradise Bowls Club is back in full swing after it nearly folded last year. Pattie Peacock and Gwen Peirce are pictured celebrating.
REVITALISED: The Pacific Paradise Bowls Club is back in full swing after it nearly folded last year. Pattie Peacock and Gwen Peirce are pictured celebrating. Warren Lynam

Back from the abyss: The bowls club that defied all the odds

FROM the edge of oblivion the Pacific Paradise Bowls Club stared into the abyss, steeled itself, and is growing its membership against huge odds.

The club, which had to sell its greens and facilities to pay off debt 18 months ago, has now secured its home for another 12 months and has welcomed almost 40 new members.

Treasurer Darrell How said the new owners had told them they were "all good for 2019 as well" as their 12-month agreement as extended while the owners undergo a rezoning application process with the Sunshine Coast Council.

Bowlers are on the greens at least five days a week and that can become everyday during competition times.

But frustratingly for members, the rumours the club had been shut down would not go away.

Read the full story at the Sunshine Coast Daily


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