Bringing Summer to a Close

John J collects his winnings from the Independence Day Tournament
John J collects his winnings from the Independence Day Tournament

NEWS FROM THE GREEN
By Mary Blake

INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO BOWL?
Lawn Bowling is a bit like bocce, but it’s played on grass with a ball that’s called a “bowl” and isn’t quite round and doesn’t roll quite straight. That sounds tricky but it makes the game more interesting.
If you’ve thought about giving it a try, send us an email at oakmontlawnbowling@gmail.

HELP NEEDED FOR JOIN-A-CLUB NIGHT
He club needs two volunteers for Oakmont’s Join-a-Club Night. The event is Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 7:30. It’s an fun event. You sit at a table and tell people about lawn bowling.

AFTER 5/END OF SUMMER BBQ
Tuesday, September 6, 5 pm, CAC Patio
BYOB, a side dish, and a friend

I feel like I’m still getting ready for summer and it’s almost over! OLBC’s end-of summer BBQ is Tuesday, September 6. We’ll supply the BBQ with our own renowned Steve W doing the cooking. We need to know how much food to buy, so please RSVP by signing up in the bowls room or emailing oakmontlawnbowling@gmail.com. If you can, bring your own utensils.

A FEW REMINDERS
A. Don’t Move the Jack
The jack should NEVER be touched when measuring. If the opposing team feels the jack has been moved, whoever threw the jack can reset it to where they feel it was before it was moved.
B. Don’t Walk on Other Grasses
We’re still bowling, at least in part, on mown weeds. Even other grasses are weeds to our green. If you walk on other grasses on the way to our green, you might also bring “invasive” little hitch-hiking seeds – so don’t do that!
C. Keep the Draw in Daily Draw
As we bring new members into the club, we need to go back to holding a draw each day to determine how teams are divvied up.

STATE OF THE GREEN
Jim K did a lot of research on this and found that an artificial green would cost more than is in the OVA budget. So, we’re working on improving the green we have. We’ve been doing some spraying to help get rid of invasive grasses as well as re-seeding with bent grass. These are causing the green to be closed for a day at a time. As always, Jim will let everyone know with an e-blast when the green is closed.

By the way, Rossmoor has a beautiful green using a combination of bent grass and ultra-low Bermuda grass and their summers seem similar to ours.

BRAND NEW BOWLS FOR $279
Jim K has found a less expensive source for brand new bowls. Contact him if you’re interested.

COMING EVENTS
Monday, September 5 am Labor Day Fun Tournament
Tuesday, September 6 After Five Social on the CAC Patio
Tuesday, September 13 am Open Singles Tournament

Website: OakmontLawnBowling.com
Email: OakmontLawnBowling@gmail.com

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