Coaching & Learn to Bowl

Coaching & Learn to Bowl

The Club has a number of qualified men and women coaches who can provide coaching assistance to new bowlers wishing to take up the game of Lawn Bowls or current bowlers wishing to improve their skills. This service is free to all new and existing bowling members.

Coaching times are from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.  Coaching can also be arranged on Saturday mornings  – by appointment.  Outside these hours by arrangement for those with work and study commitments.  There are more opportunities for coaching after work hours during daylight savings.

Our Club Coaches also conduct a six week “Lawn Bowls for Beginners” course in conjunction with St. George Sutherland Community College (SGSCC) during each of the four College terms.

Enrollments are handled by SGSCC – for details Phone the College on 9528 3344.

Roll-Ups (Practice)

Monday roll ups on any green that is open, see the boards for details, on the boundary pegs.

Tuesday & Thursday mornings are Ladies bowls days, roll-ups are permitted after the ladies bowls has finished about 2.00 pm on the boundary pegs.

Tuesday & Thursday afternoons – Roll-ups are permitted after 2.00 pm if no matches are in progress.

Wednesday & Saturday mornings – Roll-ups are permitted from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on the boundary pegs.

Wednesday & Saturday afternoons are Men’s bowls days, roll-ups are permitted  after play has finished.

Friday afternoons are Mixed Jackpot Pairs from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Roll-ups are permitted before the commencement, on the boundary pegs.

All Bowlers MUST check the Green keepers display boards for the availability of a green, before Rolling-up on any particular day.   Roll-ups are not permitted if the board indicates that a green is closed.

All roll-ups MUST be on the rink boundary markers,  not on the centreline.

 NB: No Roll-ups are permitted at any time, on a green where an organised match is in progress.

Etiquette

  • Please don’t place Bowls Bags on the seats.
  • When ‘turning-over’ the score board, after the game, turn the ‘numbers’ towards the front
  • Return scorecards to the controlling body immediately on completion of the match.
  • As you leave a green (whether after organised bowls or just a ‘roll-up’) – look around you:

º  If shades are still extended…  roll them in (even if you didn’t extend them)

º  Ensure all mats & jacks are returned to their respective Mat Box

º  If yours is the last rink to finish on a green, ensure the Mat Box is locked

º  Return all empty glasses to the bar (the sprinklers will blow them off the drink stand) and recycling bottles and cans in the blue lidded recycling bins.

º  Return water barrels & cup holders to the bar

  • Look after the greens!  They are our major asset,  eg:

º  Move the mat to even out the wear.

º  Don’t drop bowls from the bank.

º  Don’t ‘dump’ your bowls or ‘shoot from the hip’

Please look after the greens, they are there for all to enjoy !

These are all very simple things that we ALL should be doing.  Please don’t leave it to ‘someone else’ .

We ALL have an obligation to ‘Do The Right Thing’

If you see someone not complying…  please politely remind them of their obligation as it is our Club for our benefit

Thank you.