Marangaroo resident excelled at the State Blind Bowls Championship

Vision-impaired bowling champion Graham McLean in action.
Vision-impaired bowling champion Graham McLean in action.

MARANGAROO resident Graham McLean bowled over the competition at the three-day State blind bowls championship event last month.

Mr McLean, who lost most of his sight about 16 years ago, said bowlers and their directors came from as far as Corrigin, Manjimup and Safety Bay to compete at the Perth and Tattersall’s Bowling Club.

‘When you’re vision impaired you have a director on the green with you,’ he said.

‘The director stands behind you and tells you which angle to bowl.’

Mr McLean also competes every Thursday and Saturday against sighted people at the Warwick Bowling Club and wanted to encourage others to join the sport.

‘We’ve found worldwide, vision-impaired numbers are dropping off,’ he said.

‘Any vision impaired person who would like to have a go can just come to the Warwick or Perth clubs.’

To find out more about vision-impaired bowling call the Warwick Bowling Club secretary on 0424 745 645.