The school of bowls

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - WGBD -

An in­tro­duc­tion to the sport of lawn bowls was held for Neerim District Sec­ondary Col­lege last week.

The course, con­sist­ing of five one-hour ses­sions, was run by Neerim District Bowl­ing Club vol­un­teers.

All stu­dents en­joyed the course with a large num­ber demon­strat­ing nat­u­ral tal­ent and quickly show­ing early skills.

Stu­dents were given bowls ap­pro­pri­ate to their size and then formed into groups of fours, al­lo­cated to rinks and in­struc­tors.

The first three ses­sions taught the curve of the bowl and pick­ing the line to bowl, bowl­ing fore­hand and back­hand and the use of weight for short ends and long ends. Ses­sion four had chal­lenges be­tween op­pos­ing rinks and the fi­nal ses­sion al­lowed stu­dents to play as in­di­vid­u­als with the dis­tance of their bowls to the jack be­ing recorded.

The num­ber of touch­ers and bowls within a mat length of the jack was truly im­pres­sive given the lim­ited time stu­dents had to bowl dur­ing the course.

The course has demon­strated that bowls is not just for old peo­ple and not just for the ath­letic. It can be en­joyed by peo­ple of all ages and both males and fe­males.

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