If you want to have a go at lawn bowls here’s your chance.
The Raglan Bowling Club is hosting a Fun Day this weekend and everyone is welcome.
Starting at 1pm this Sunday, September 16, it will be a relaxed introduction to the sport for those who haven’t tried bowling or a chance to refresh for those who have.
Just turn up at the James Street complex in your mufti gear, wear a pair of flat soled shoes and be prepared to give it your best shot.
Members of the club will give you a few tips on the game and will answer any questions you have.
There will be a chance to socialize after rolling a few bowls up to get to know how the club works and meet some of the members.
The Raglan Bowling Club has around 30 active players who participate regularly. They take part in weekly roll-ups on Wednesdays and most Saturdays. Roll-ups are informal club get-togethers which usually start at 1pm and run for a couple of hours.
The club has annual championship events and some members travel to tournaments for extra competition.
“Bowls can be as relaxed or as competitive as you want to make it,” said the Fun Day organiser Alan Price.
“I started playing last season and I love the game. It’s a great game and we have plenty of good times. The club is really lucky to have a great coach who has helped improve the skill level of us newcomers. His coaching has certainly gone a long way to helping us get the maximum enjoyment out of the sport. Bowls is actually more challenging than it might appear to the casual observer, but it’s a buzz when you get it right.”
One man who gets it right more often than not is club stalwart Ross Turner.
Ross is about to launch into his 40th season at the Raglan Bowling Club and his name appears season after season on the club’s championship honours board.
Ross still loves the game he first tried all those years ago.
“It’s a game I would encourage anyone to give a go,” he said. “It’s made me a lot of friends and I’ve got to know many people over the years from visiting different clubs for tournaments.”
For more information on Sunday’s Fun Day phone Alan Price (021 456 751).
Turn up and you will be in the draw to win a $50 petrol voucher.
Raglan Bowling Club