THEY say the couple that plays together, stays together.
It's certainly proven a winning recipe down the stretch for husband-wife lawn bowls team Max and Carol Sanbrook after they claimed their ninth RSL Club mixed pairs title recently.
"It (being married) helps a lot on the green actually," Max said.
"I give her the go ahead, she does what she wants and I let her cook me tea when we get home."
He's only joking, of course, but the husband and wife of 46 years are deadly serious about attempting to continue their dominance of a discipline the club only first introduced in 2005.
After three tough lead-in match-ups earlier in the day, the Sanbrooks overcame Brian Lawrence and Marilyn Hillier 17-16 in the final.
"It's a big target (on our back). Everyone loves to beat us, but we hang in and go alright," Max said.
Max skips and Carol leads in every match. It's a perfect case of if it ain't broke, don't try and fix it.
"To be a good team you need a good lead, and Carol's most definitely a good lead," Max said.
"We had four solid games and we were lucky to get through most of them actually, they were all close games."
The victory continued a stellar year for Carol, who also claimed the club's ladies singles, pairs and fours titles.
"I've certainly had a bit of luck this year," she said.
"We (her and Max) combine well together, which is good.
"I think we won the first time we had a go at it, which was 2008."
Max is also president of the club but indicated he is likely to stand down as he enters his tenth year in the post.
"Ten years isn't a bad innings. I've enjoyed it, since I've retired and moved from Mango (Mangoplah) it's given me an interest," he said.
"It's time to hand over to someone else and let them try and bring some new ideas into the club.
"But we might have to win another club mixed pairs yet and make sure it gets to an even ten."
The club will hold it's presentation day on Sunday, December 16.