Monday, April 22, 2024

Lawn Bowling Season is Approaching

Spring means getting outside and being active. Members of the Meaford Lawn Bowling Club are looking forward to that beginning May 23. They have an opportunity to play a sport in a social setting and develop their agility, balance and co-ordination.  

Lawn bowling is the “great equalizer” when it comes to sport. You don’t have to be super tall or incredibly strong and your equipment is matched to your size and provided by the club. It is played on short grass like a golf green and has a target like bocce ball. The bowl is rolled like alley bowling but it curves like a curling stone. Add a little strategy and you have the perfect game. 

There is no need to commit to a team in a league because you can come as often as you like. Teams are made up from those present. Regular bowling is Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursdays at 7 p.m. If you like competition, there are local and district tournaments as well as provincial, national and world championships. A Meaford team is the current Novice Mixed Combo Fours Provincial Champion. 

It may seem that lawn bowling is for seniors. This is false. One third of Meaford’s population are seniors so it follows that many of them are active in the club and have been for years and years and years. Some members are still going strong at 86.  Truth is, children can start as young as 6 years old and continue through adulthood in this lifelong activity. The junior program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. July 4 to August 24. 

If think you would like to try the game, come out May 23 and 25 at 7 p.m. and/or May 24 and 26 at 9:30 a.m. These are free “clinic” days. Experienced bowlers can brush up on their skills. New lawn bowlers are welcome and will be provided with bowls and instruction. Look for the driveway between Paul’s Repair and Alex’s Gas Bar on Sykes Street and join us. Questions? 


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