Bowling greens

How about lawn bowls on our magnificent bowling green?The Game is played on a Bowling Green. The surface is generally grass but in some of the hotter, drier countries artificial surfaces are increasingly being used.

It does tend to have a crusty, "old people's game" image due largely to the use of sponsors within the local communities. The reality is somewhat different and at our club level where the average player's age is probably somewhere in the forties. Competitive bowling can be an exhausting game and in matches players are expected to perform for three to four hours without a break. During these games they can walk two or three miles and bend up and down about 100 times. It's no wonder that bowlers traditionally suffer from both back and knee injuries. Add to that the concentration and effort required and you can see why we need a seat and a few beers after the match!