THE GAME OF BOWLS
The object of the game is to get your BOWLS as close as possible to the JACK (the little white ball). Simple! A basic introduction can be found here.
A more thorough explanation is found in the Introduction to Lawn Bowls.
Ok. It's 52 pages, but it is a very glossy brochure and professionally done. Thank you Aussies. The rules are detailed in the
Yah, that's right. The rules are called 'laws'. Thank you Brits for that.
ORIGINS AND HISTORY
OF LAWN BOWLS
Or why it took the Brits so long to defeat the Spanish armada.
Ok. That's a stretch but the game is older than your great grandmother and older than her great grandmother.
WHO PLAYS THIS GAME?
The sport of bowls is a vibrant, dynamic and exciting leisure activity that can be played and enjoyed by all ages. Social bowling is skewed to men and women 50+ which is the same as weekend golfers.
It requires modest flexibility and stamina, and an ability to concentrate. It's sometimes called the zen of sports. But most important is a spirit to have fun and enjoy the company of one another on the green.
Bowls is played in 53 countries, and there are about 10,000 bowlers in the US. Come give it a try.