Gayle Melrose

At what age did you start playing Bowls: 49 years old

Why did you take an interest in Bowls? Wanted a land based sport after 40 years of yachting.

Toughest opponent? Jo Edwards

Advice for new players? To find a coach who inspires you, to train and have an open find to continue to learn all aspects of lawn bowling.


  • 2006 Development 1-10 Representative Title
  • 2011/2012 Women’s National Open Fours
  • 2015 NZ Open Triples Winner


  • 2017 June/November Trans-Tasman x 2 – Multi Nations
Paul Girdler

Date of Birth:  19th April 1951

Bowl Type: Greenmaster Premier

Current Club: Tauranga Domain