bowls just a Summer game?
No. At Newick we play the full length
game on grass from mid-April to
mid September and in the Winter we play relaxed short mat bowls in
our pavilion. Many of our members play in the Winter in local clubs
either the full length game or more competitive short mat bowling.
No. The costs of bowls are modest
compared with other sports such as
golf and practice
sessions or casual games with friends cost nothing.
The annual subscription for new members in their first year is
reduced to £50 and a second hand set of bowls (a good way to go for
a new bowler) can be had for a similar figure. With these, grey
slacks, a white shirt and pair of bowls shoes you can be up and
running and enjoying your new sport. When you get more involved with
matches and competitions there are some other costs but these are
well within reach of most people.
Is bowls as simple as it looks?
really. It is an easy game to begin, learn and enjoy but it may take
years to master all the intricacies and tactics that can be employed
to play at the highest standard. Every set of bowls is different,
and with outdoor summer bowling every rink will play differently and
vary depending on weather conditions so there is always a new
can I learn?
free coaching scheme will get you going with an understanding of the
game, it’s rules and the basic skills. After that you will learn by
playing (with such further help from our coaches as you feel you
need) and watching others.
I have to join before I have a go?
No. Come and meet us and try the game
before you decide whether or not
it is for you.
men and women play separately?
No. We are a mixed club and most of
our bowling is entirely mixed,
although a few activities such some Club, County and National
competitions are traditionally separate.
the Club run by professionals?
No. The Club is run by the members who
elect Officers and a Management
Committee who together run the Club. In addition all members, when
they can, participate in running the Club in a variety of ways such
as making cakes for match teas, helping maintain the greens or
running a social event. This sharing ensures that costs are kept low
and friendships grow.
we always answer your questions with a “No”?
– if you ask us if you will be made welcome if you come to our Club
as a visitor or member the answer is a big fat…….YES