by Diana Wilk (Santa Maria LBC)
Rules of attire are among the most
of the game, as
much a part of tradition as baseball uniforms in the major leagues.
Canadians, for example, specify black or brown shoes; Australians white
or tan shoes; and Americans have no specific color. For clothing,
“whites” are the order of the day for tournaments.
Australians demand a
blazer, shirt, long trousers, socks and
or cream. Aren’t
glad we don’t have to wear all
The shoes that are worn on our greens for bowling are important for the
health of our turf. Please take a moment to look at the shoes you have
been wearing and make sure they will not harm our greens. The shoes are
required to be “heel-less”. That means completely
flat on the bottom.
My unofficial survey this week noticed many shoes that had slight
concave sections between the heel and toe. Also, the less tread on them
the better. The theory behind that is that we are bringing weed seeds
on to the turf lodged in the tread on the bottom of our shoes. The
ideal place for your shoes is in your locker or car, and is used only
An excellent leather shoe is made by SAS, which can be found at
Shoetown (by San Roque Post Office). It is rather expensive, but it is
a great walking shoe. Another nice shoe is the PureFit by Keds
(Robinson’s carries it for about $35).