But the bowling club identity was completely stymied by fellow bowlers, family and friends leading up to an invitation bowls tournament last Sunday.
The real reason for getting a large gathering from the bowling fraternity together was to name the green at the Oaklands RSL Bowling Club in his honour.
He had absolutely no idea about what was planned until the announcement just before play was scheduled to start.
“They caught me by surprise. I did not have any idea at all,” Brooks, 83, said yesterday.
“I got a hell of a shock. It is a great honour.”
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The Oaklands RSL Bowling Club
Each Thursday evening the dining room is open for a la carte dining and is a great time for mixing with friends and catching up on the news, seeing what jobs might be out there, enjoying a nice drink or two, play the pokies and being eligible to win the interclub money prize which goes up each week – but you have to be there!