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Moama Bowling Club to go undercover

Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Moama Bowling Club to go undercover

Moama Bowling Club has contracted Bowls Australia's preferred supplier of bowling green covers MakMax to cover 12 rinks as part of their multi-million dollar renovations.

Moama Bowling Club, licensee holder of APL02 champions the Murray Steamers is about to undergo extensive renovations to their clubhouse and greens that will see the premises re-located over the railway line with the addition of a world-class covered green constructed by MakMax.

Bowls Australia’s preferred supplier of bowling green covers MakMax was selected by Moama Bowling Club to construct what will be a genuine feature of the multi-million dollar renovations.

The design will feature the club house opening out to the covered eight rink green with another four rink green to be covered and encompass its own bar; this smaller green will be perfect for barefoot bowls especially in the summer period which is busiest for social groups.

Moama seek to re-establish themselves as a premier bowling venue on the world stage by hosting international events, something the club has a long and proud history of doing; hosting the ever-growing Australian Premier League is also in their sights. 

Moama Bowling Club Sports Administrator Zane Mikin-Laurie says if an opening came up in the coming years to tender to host the Australian Premier League Moama would certainly be interested. 

“There have certainly been some discussions about utilizing the new facilities here at Moama to hold the APL or future World Bowls events,” said Mikin-Laurie. 

“Moama has proven in the past our capabilities to hold large scale bowling events and when we throw into the mix a world-class bowls facility and plenty of accommodation options in the town, Moama would be a great venue for the APL and we will continue to hold some of the country’s richest bowls tournaments.” 

Moama’s decision to use bowling green shade solution company MakMax was not solely about the design and ability to host prestigious bowls events, there was also careful consideration put into choosing a company whose materials could withstand harsh weather, something that is important for their current bowling members who face extremely hot conditions during the summer months. 

Zane Mikin-Laurie says the main reason for opting to cover 12 rinks is because of the heat and after plenty of research MakMax proved to have the highest quality fabric to withstand the conditions. 

“Overall the competitor’s products were good but MakMax certainly had a higher standard, their fabric was the best quality and clubs like current APL host venue Club Pine Rivers and Cabramatta in Sydney’s West also used MakMax to cover their greens which look fantastic; we are really happy with what the finished product will look like and we look forward to unveiling it later in the year,” said Mikin Laurie. 

MakMax is the only company in Australia that is able to provide a complete in-house ‘turn-key’ solution to clients providing design, engineering, fabrication and installation of your bowling green shade solution.

A wide variety of designs are available, all engineered specifically to your clubs requirements, in accordance with Australian standards and engineering codes. 

MakMax products are competitively priced and made solely in Australia; they do not outsource fabrication, manufacturing or engineering offshore.

Bowling venues which have used MakMax are-

1. Wests – New Lambton
2. Club Pine Rivers
3. Cooktown
4. Cabramatta Bowls Club
5. Maitland Bowls Club

For more information on MakMax click here.

If you are near Moama check out their website and join them for a game of bowls. 

Caption- Moama Bowling Club is set to build an undercover green using MakMax who covered APL host Club Pine Rivers (the venue in shot)

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