Lawn bowler Colin Carter has Lofty ambitions at his new Geraldton club

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New Geraldton Bowling Club member Colin Carter.
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He may not be lofty in size, but he is in stature. And it’s a new nickname Colin Carter wears with pride.

“I don’t mind the word ‘dwarf’, ’cos that’s what I am. I hate the word midget, but I love what they call me — Lofty,” he said.

Colin, 60, has just joined the Geraldton Bowling Club following a move from the mid north coast of New South Wales.

His genial nature and talent on the greens have been a hit with members.

So was the gift of new billiard balls, tips and chalk he and his sister Carolee, a nurse at the Geraldton Regional Hospital, made to the club.

The former greenkeeper, who sports a rat’s tail, skipped at his former club for four years.

During that time they won three pennants.

“I've got an unfair advantage, I am short to the ground — you don’t hurt the back bending,” he said.

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