BULLI Bowling Club was farewelled with plenty of cheer on December 31 when the Princes Highway watering hole closed for business.
Opened in 1953, the club closed at 6pm after an afternoon of drinks for the members.
In November the Woonona Bulli RSL Club board decided to close the club after years of running at a loss.
Woonona Bulli RSL general manager Michael Brennan said despite investing money in the club in 2012 and improving amenities, there were no improvements in trade. He said it was a sad day, with five decades of history ending, but the Board were forced to close the club.
The Bulli Bowling Club amalgamated with the RSL 20 years ago.
Alan Robertson, a member for 20 years, said of the board’s decision had “busted up a family”. He said some members would go to Woonona, while others would join Bellambi or Corrimal.
Mr Brennan said the Woonona Bulli RSL board have not decided on the site’s future.