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.
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY JULY 28
Wow! What a beautiful day. On very short notice, we had a huge team of volunteers to show a group of 20 children (aged 7-1/2 to 12) that lawn bowling isn’t just for us “old” folks. Thanks to Marilyn G for putting this together and a thanks from Marilyn to all the volunteers – with a special thanks to Linda P for painting rocks to give away as prizes.
[Photo: Grandparents Day 01.jpg; Caption: Grandparents’ Day with 20 youngsters on the Green]
[Note to Editor: I didn’t get permission to use photos of children so I zoomed out and blurred all the faces and no name tags are readable. Let me know if this still doesn’t work.]
OPEN TRIPLES TOURNAMENT JULY 26
Rob, Marilyn and Kevin defeated Mary, Janet J, and Denise with the biggest spread of the day, winning the bye.
JB, Bonnie and Jerry G defeated Steve W, Jodi (non-Steve) and Steve P.
Linda P, Ande and Francis defeated Liliane, Mark and JimK.
As I write this, a date hasn’t been set for the second round (Steves and Jodi vs Francis’ team). We’ll have sent an eblast to let you know.
DEMO DAY AND NEW BOWLERS JULY 18
For July’s Demo Day we had an amazing crew of volunteers. It looks like everyone who visited us that day has signed up for lessons. Thanks from Mary to all of the volunteers!
Which means there will be new players out on the green. Lawn bowling isn’t a difficult or particularly tricky sport, but it does take a little while to get comfortable with all its quirks. Please be patient and kind and remember that you too probably stepped off to the left or missed your mark or didn’t yet know all the rules.
WOMEN’S TRIPLES JULY 12
The final round was a close match between Denise’s team and Jodi’s team. Jodi had a brilliant bowl that gave her team an early lead but Denise’s team fought back and took that lead away. In the end, Denise, Janet and Diane defeated Jodi, Pam D and Mary.
[Photo: Womens Triples Winners.jpg; Caption: Denise, Janet and Diane are Women’s Triples Champions]
GREENING THE GREEN
To reduce dependence on single-use plastics, the club is taking the following steps:
1. We will no longer buy bottled water. Please bring your own re-usable water container.
2. We will be replacing plastic tablecloths with cloth tablecloths that can be washed and re-used.
3. We asks that, when possible, people bring their own utensils to social events.
Tuesday, August 23 am Women’s singles
Monday, September 5 am