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Title Bowls - The Haggerty Way
Author Joe Haggerty
Publisher Not stated
First published 1980
ISBN 0-9594974-0-4
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
23.4 x 15.2
Number of pages 237
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 87 28
Synopsis Joe Haggerty loved sport throughout his life and represented his district at football, cricket, tennis and hockey. He became local golf champion and a respected rugby league referee before taking up bowls in 1960 at the age of 47. Although unorthodox in style, he holds the records for most titles of the Central Coast District (singles five times) and also of the Gosford Club. In addition to the New South Wales Country Singles (twice) he won numerous invitation, masters and open tournaments throughout the State. He represented NSW 50 times - 29 as lead, three as second and 18 as team captain. Since 1968 he has written about the game of bowls for various publications using the pen name 'The Gray G' (an anagram for Haggerty). This soon became 'The Gray Ghost' and it is by this sobriquet that he is more widely known.

Bowls - The Haggerty Way contains many of his original ideas on bowls - particularly regarding the use of aggression. The addition of many photographs, cartoons and diagrams, as well as numerous anecdotes, makes this book a most instructive and entertaining read for all bowls enthusiasts.