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Team Henselite Ashley Klose Ashley Klose
"I love the fact they have a predictable line into the head as well as a comfortable fit in the hand."
State: SA
Country of Birth: Australia
Club: Holdfast Bay
Bowl Used: Dreamline XG
How and when did you start bowling? I started playing bowls in 1999. My dad was the bar manager at Marion BC so I used to go down there and hang out a bit until one day I was asked to fill in for a tournament. I did so and we won $200 each so I thought I would stick with it!
Achievements
  • 2014 - Metropolitan Singles Winner
  • 2014 - State singles champion
  • 2014 - State pairs champion
  • 2014 - SA Bowler of the year
  • 2013 Super Six Triples Bronze Medal
  • 2012 South Australia State side
  • 2011 Super Six Singles Winner
  • 2010 State Pairs Champion
  • 2009 QLD Open Singles Winner
  • 2003 and 2006 State Open Singles
  • 2007 Metro Singles
  • 2009 R/Up Adelaide Masters Singles
  • 2008 Moama Prestige Pairs winner
  • 2008 Deniliquin Invitational Pairs Winner
  • 2003 - Current SA State rep
  • 2002 Junior Nationals Gold Medal
  • 2006 SA Bowler Of The Year
Career Highlights

Winning the QLD Open was certainly up there especially being the underdog. Making the finals in NSW Premier league with Roselands was certainly something to savour as well as being the first person ever to win 4 club singles in a row at Marion was a proud moment.

Career Goals The one thing that has eluded me is winning a club pennant funnily enough so that is definitely on the list. Obviously representing my country would be an enormous honour and something I am working towards.
Who do you admire most? Is it a little cliché to say Steve Glasson? How could you not admire the man, he has achieved so much and is a genuinely good bloke to go with it.
Which other bowlers do you enjoy playing with or against? In SA I really enjoy playing with anyone from the Marion club and our state side. Guys like my brother Bradley, Simon Dorr, Adam Forbes, Scotty Thulborn & Max Kleinig are great fun. It’s always a challenge playing against guys like Aaron Sheriff and Mark Casey which is good to help bring the best out of yourself.
What would you do if you weren't bowling? God knows, probably running a muck somewhere….I guess if I hadn’t started playing bowls I would still be playing cricket for Glenelg hopefully awaiting a call to confirm a cricket Australia contract!
Why do you choose Henselite? I think they have a great range of bowls suited to all different conditions, types of player and green types. The fact that they are Australian owned and operated gives them an advantage when it comes to making bowls that suit our beautiful country’s conditions.
Ashley Klose