News from the Bowling Green

Steve P, Pam D and Diane E in Women's Singles with Ande in background
Steve P, Pam D and Diane E in Women's Singles with Ande in background

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
OLBC 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.

HEAT WAVE
We had to cancel our Labor Day Tournament and reschedule our End-of-Summer BBQ because of the heat, but the rescheduled BBQ was a huge success. Thanks to our amazing social committee (Linda P, Pam D and Marilyn McK) and tournament committee (Steve P and Pam D) for their incredible work!

TIME CHANGE
Bowling moves to afternoons on October 1st! Be there at 12:15 to bowl at 12:30.

TOURNAMENTS
As I write this, Women’s Singles is heading into the semi-final round. Jeana is facing Denise and the winner of that game will face Pam D who had the bye.
There are two other tournaments remaining.
The Novice Singles tournament will be Tuesday, September 27, at 9:30.
Men’s Pairs has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 18, at 12:30.

STATE OF THE GREEN
Jim K has been closely overseeing the maintenance of the Green. This includes scheduled watering and weeding and working with OVA and True North to improve the quality of the grass we’re bowling on. The green was sprayed for weeds and then reseeded with a new grass that should do better in our climate.
To make sure we’re bowling on the right type of grass, please be careful not to track in seeds from other areas. This means wearing smooth-soled shoes and not walking on any other grass before setting foot on the green.

A NOTE TO NEW BOWLERS
Your first couple of daily draws may seem intimidating, or you may feel you need to be a fantastic bowler before playing in a game. Almost all of us started out feeling just the same. We still have good days and bad days – and lucky days. Few of us bowl consistently well even now. Seeing you out there bowling is what matters. We look forward to seeing you on the Green!

COMMENTS
As summer ends, we have fewer events to talk about. Let us know if there’s something you’d be interested in seeing in this column.

COMING EVENTS
Tuesday, September 27 am – Novice Singles Tournament
Friday, October 28 pm – Halloween Bowl/Dinner

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

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