Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lawn Bowls - New Farm

For a long time, Bowls Clubs were in trouble membership-wise as it used to be mainly played by seniors with very strict dress codes and stringent rules.  A lot of clubs actually shut down when memberships declined. But lately the clubs have relaxed their rules and codes and on certain days there is now a younger generation playing the game.



11 comments:

  1. Looks very relaxed. I don't know if one can play lawn bowls without the uniform in NZ. Cool.

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  2. I can't say I have ever tried it,,,too late now...

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  3. I find Bruce Caspersonn's comment hilarious ... normally it's people saying "I'm not OLD ENOUGH to play lawn bowls yet." Get out and give it a go, Bruce. You might surprise yourself at how much you enjoy it. I didn't start playing 'til I retired at 65 ... 8 years ago. Now I wish I had started when I was 25, it is such a great sport. Plenty of clubs in Canberra will welcome you with open arms, provide you with club loan bowls free of charge to get you going, and even give you coaching that won't cost you a cent. Give it a go mate.

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  4. A great aussie sport getting the Y gen in. Agree with your comments about the non-descript building in my blog, poor subject but good light.

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  5. A new generation is coming up...
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  6. Looks like pétanque (here and in France) or Boccia which is the same in Italian. It's mostly played very relaxed ! In bathing custumes or even on nudist beaches (imagine the picture) !
    I didn't know that it was so formal in Australia because I saw it playing on a beach in England not formal at all.

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  7. I have done this sort of bowls with my kids ... the bottle is mandatory.

    I would not touch standard 'white leghorn' bowls with a barge-pole.

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  8. So many things have changed, the younger set requires less rules and more fun.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  9. If the New Lawn grasses can cope up with the stress, it will be healthy and dense and will be able to resist disease. Sometime the disease may spread and it becomes out of any control. However, the disease resistant cultivars can be implemented to avoid future problems.

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