WOOD Willie < Back  
Sport Lawn Bowls
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 26 Apr 1938
Height1.67 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Haddington, SCO
Occupation Retired
Languages English
Higher education Knox Academy: Haddington, SCO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started lawn bowling in 1951 as a schoolboy at the age of 12 at Gifford Bowling Club.
Why this sport? His father was a top player and encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team West Barns [Outdoor] and East Lothian [Indoor]: Scotland
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 1966
Competing for Scotland
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement He considers his greatest achievements to be the Commonwealth Games singles gold medal he won in Brisbane, Australia, in 1982 and being awarded an MBE in 1992. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)
Hero / Idol In his eyes David Bryant, a top English bowler, is the greatest bowler of all time. He was thrilled to beat Bryant in the singles event in the South African Games in 1973 for his first gold medal. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)
Awards and honours He is Scotland's most capped and the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games will be his eight outing. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010)

He was inducted into the Scottish Sport Hall of Fame in 2007. (news.bbc.co.uk, 04 Aug 2010)

He was awarded an MBE in 1992. (Scottish Team Handbook, 1998)

Famous relatives His father was a top bowler. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)
He is the only player in the world to win bowling medals on five continents. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)

If he competes at the 2010 Games in Delhi, India, he will break the record of Commonwealth Games appearances with eight. (news.bbc.co.uk, 04 Aug 2010)