Bowlers on top of the world
BY ADRIAN MILLER
FOURTEEN months of planning, preparation and 80 hours of pain finally paid off for six South Grafton Bowling Club members this week.
The Guinness Book of Records officially recognised the efforts of Keith Malthouse, James Pye, Peter Gordon, Daniel Jensen, John Hall and Greg Cowan who bowled their way into the record books last October. The group bowled continuously for 80 hours and 25 minutes to set a new pairs bowling world record, surpassing the old mark by more than 26 hours.
Mr Malthouse said when the certificates and letter arrived this week, they brought with them a feeling of accomplishment.
"The whole project was to raise, in conjunction with the Lions Club, $10 000 for a patient lifter at Grafton Base Hospital, which we did," he said.
Mr Malthouse said the event had been an enjoyable experience, and would require a mammoth effort to beat.
"It will take a heap of beating," he said.
"Bowling for 80 hours has set a pretty high benchmark, I don't know if you could find someone silly enough to try and beat it."