Fisher scoops full net of club titles
Centenary year at the Park Bowling Club has turned into a real celebration for Scott Fisher.
The 32-year-old became the first player in the club's 100-year history to win the singles, pairs, triples and fours championship titles in the one season.
Fisher did it in style, too, to join only a handful of others who have achieved the feat in South Canterbury.
He never partnered the same player twice and in the end won all four titles convincingly.
Fisher won the pairs with Dan McAuliffe, the triples with Gordon Taiaroa and Pat Casey, and the fours with Laurie Barnes, Mike Blanchett and Dave Innes.
The four wins have lifted his overall total of Park club titles to 22.
Fisher said when he was 13 his father told him to play bowls because of his size.
"You can see I was never the build for rugby or cricket, but I loved bowls straight away. It is actually a great game for young people."
Fisher went close to a club title clean sweep when he won three titles five years ago, and was delighted to pull it off.
"It is a magic feeling, when you think you were the first to do it, especially looking at the names on the (honours) board."
Fours team-mate Barnes was suitably impressed with Fisher's achievement.
"We've only got 27 bowlers but they are all competitive, so Scott had to work for it, especially as he was with different guys in each team."
The talented bowler was snapped up by the club when he moved to Timaru from Central Otago a decade ago.
Fisher also has one centre title in his trophy cabinet. He won the 2007 singles crown to become the first Park member to lift the title since Ivan Hawkey 42 years earlier.
- The Timaru Herald