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Condong Bowlo’s greens trampled by manic media pack

Ross McAlister was quick to remind visitors to wear correct shoes on the green during the PM's visit to Condong Bowling Club.
Ross McAlister was quick to remind visitors to wear correct shoes on the green during the PM's visit to Condong Bowling Club. Mikarla Marsden

CONDONG Bowling Club's green miraculously escaped damage from the hordes of journalists trailing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on his flying visit to the region this week.

The 40-strong media pack covering the federal election campaign were warned not to wear high-heels to the club on Monday afternoon.

But only a couple took the PM's lead in removing their shoes before trampling the green, much to club treasurer Ross McAlister's distress.

Even Mr McAlister waving a sign warning that only appropriate shoes were allowed on the hallowed green failed to make an impact on the press pack that were hungry for a prize picture opportunity of the PM bowling.

But greenkeeper Gary Martain inspected the green this morning and said there was no long-term damage done.

"Not a problem," was his verdict.

Topics:  condong bowling club



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