For the last 50 years, bowl sports have been the driving force in Patricia (Trish) Campbell’s life.
Members of the Northlands Bowling Club, who started bowling in their 50s, drive to the club twice a week.
Other than that Trish is 101 years old, nothing is more remarkable.
In fact, on Saturday, January 7th, Trish celebrated her milestone birthday by doing what she loves: a bowl game with family and friends.
During that time she represented various Port Natal Bowl teams and won many local tournaments.
“Bowles is a great exercise. It works great on your lower back,” explains Trish. “I started bowling just before I retired and it gave me everything I wanted in life. It’s a place where I’ve met fascinating people.I’ve had success in this sport, but the best thing I’ve gotten out of it is the friendships I’ve made here.Also, it’s been a couple of hours where I can let go of my worries. will also give you.”
Trish is the club’s oldest playing member, but remains young at heart.
“It’s one of the things that gives you purpose in life when you’re older. As a bowler, you regain your independence from your grandma, aunt or mother – I’m suddenly back at Trish. I’m very I’ve seen a lot of seniors retire and unsure of what to do.
Bert Ewing, president of Northlands Bowling Club, also congratulated Trish on the milestone.
On this day, the club not only played a round of bowls, but also honored Trish with a birthday cake and lunch.
“Trish really inspires all the other bowlers here. She marches up and down the green like she’s in her 50s,” joked Ewing. “We are so honored to have her as part of our club and we often refer to our club as The Northlands Her Family. We celebrate the milestones with her and wish her good health throughout the year,” he said.