As you might expect, there’s a little bit of housekeeping to take care of before you hit the lanes. We’ll run you through them on the day, but basically they cover the house rules (no glass on the greens, no shoes for social bowls and no overarm shots), some basic do’s and don’ts – like take it in turns and don’t bowl more than one bowl at a time, the rules of the game and how to play. Just all the things you need to know to keep everyone safe and having fun.
Is there a dress code?
On competition days we do wear uniforms, but styles and colours have moved with the times. Starting out, when practicing and social bowls, we just wear normal casual clothes that are comfortable to bowl in. To keep our greens in optimum condition you must wear flat soled shoes /sandals / thongs or you can barefoot!
How long does it take to play?
Starting out, it’s simply a matter of rolling up when you want. Bring your friends down and have fun! A game can be played in as short as 30-minutes, but for Night Owls allow around 2-hours and then enjoy the bar facilities and a BBQ afterwards.
Is lawn bowls only for retirees?
Not anymore! In fact the average age of the Australia Lawn Bowls Team is younger than the Australian cricket team! Over 60% of our members work, and anyone can play bowls socially. We have social membership and pennant memberships available or casual social bowlers can have a go at anytime with no commitment.