Phil Skoglund

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Phil Skoglund
Medal record
Men's Lawn bowls
Competitor for  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Silver 1978 Edmonton Fours
Bronze 1974 Christchurch Pairs
Bronze 1990 Auckland Fours

Philip Charles "Phil" Skoglund, OBE (born 20 June 1937), is a New Zealand lawn bowls player from Palmerston North.

He was born in 1937 at Palmerston North. He is a son of politician and cabinet minister Philip Skoglund and nephew of champion lawn bowls player Pete Skoglund.

He was the youngest National singles champion at 20, in 1958. He competed in three World Championships (1966, 1972 & 1980). He has competed in five Commonwealth Games, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1990 (not 1986 because of a dispute over amateurism). He played poorly in the singles in 1970, hence has been mainly in pairs and fours despite being National singles champion 1970, 1971, 1972 (and in 1966). He won a bronze in pairs, 1974 and in fours, 1990; and a silver in fours, 1978.

He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to bowls,[1] and was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.[2]

Skoglund is a transport company manager.


  1. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 51367, 10 June 1988. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. ^ Manawatu Legends of Sport 2007 - Phil Skoglund OBE. Sport Manawatu. Retrieved 25 January 2013.