AN INTRODUCTION TO LAWN BOWLING
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
I WANT YOU TO
BE A LAWN BOWLER
We held our Lawn Bowl Club Open House
on June 2 unlike most of the other Lawn Bowl Clubs throughout the South
West Division. This annual effort is held in hopes of attracting
new people to the sport of Lawn Bowling.
We had 5 visitors participating in trying their hand at delivering bowls and learning the basics about the sport of bowls. The day was overcast and cool with a little dampness which may have attributed to the poor turnout.
We followed the Open House program that Newport Harbor Lawn Bowls Club developed and it worked well a couple of years ago but not so much this time.
Photos by Bob Smith
Open House welcome banner at club entrance
Carol Smith registers visitors as they come in. Cactus orchid was contributed
by Julie Basler from her garden.
Jordan Austin gave out information to all that were interested and signed up several for lawn bowling lessons.
Twelve sets of varing sizes of bowls for visitors to try out.
Refreshments outside as well as inside the club house.
We had a triples game going on so our visitors could see what a game looks like.
Rich Purcell watches as Herb Smith measures for points.
Mike Basler explains some of the fine points to Jon Gomez. Mike and
Donna Roberts helped with the instructioin.
Jon Gomez was very interested and asked lots of good questions.
Art Roberts discussing the score board to Dave Norman. Dave is the
Camarillo City Manager. There is some interest in developing a
lawn bowling green in Camarillo.
Art Roberts giving instruction to Dave Norman in the proper way to deliver a bowl.
Visitor Rudy Perez rolling his first bowl. Art and Donna Roberts helped Rudy and his wife Trish get the hang of bowling. They showed great interest in the sport.
It's now Trish's turn to roll a few bowls. This is a lot different
from alley bowling.