Club-hopping Chris hopes to break world record
CHRISTOPHER Thomas loves lawn bowls.
He loves it so much he's hoping to create the first world record for the most bowls clubs played at in 12 months.
Mr Thomas has added Buderim Bowls Club to his growing list of venues.
"This is my first month and I've done 65 clubs so far," Mr Thomas said.
"I think I'll go pretty well if I keep up the 65 average per month and get 780 clubs."
The idea to pursue the unusual world record followed the death of his father from cancer late last year.
Mr Thomas's record attempt doubles as a fund raiser for the Cancer Council.
"I love to travel and I love to play bowls, so I thought I'd put the two together and give it a go," he said.
The 42-year-old from Cobram in Victoria is struggling to settle into his venture.
"It averages about three clubs a day. I've done a couple of four per day, but that gets tiring," he said of his schedule.
"My right knee is starting to click a bit as I bowl. I noticed that in the past few days.
"I've got to push through that."
Buderim club president Jeff Paterson said the visit was novel but also encouraging.
"So many greens and surfaces to adjust to quickly would be difficult. It'll take a bit of time to adapt," he said.
"The more exposure for bowlers generally is great and it's good for the Buderim club as well."
Mr Thomas is selling printed bowls shirt on his way and hopes to raise at least $15,000 for cancer support.
To follow his progress, visit Chris will for Cancer on Facebook.