Showing posts from May, 2017


Another season has ended and didn’t it go by quickly? And as fast as it went, you can be sure that the new season will come around just as fast.
Are you prepared?
Here is one item that Jack thinks every good committee should consider before launching into the new season.
The Programme! Galas and Tournaments.
So many simply grab last years programme and tweak the dates to suit the upcoming season, done, so easy. Jack says STOP! Why put in the same old as last year when you had events that never filled in the form of galas and tournaments, how does that make sense? Even if they did work, don’t rely on it working for the following season. What worked yesterday won’t necessarily work tomorrow. Besides, you don’t want it to be the same event, you want it to be bigger and better!
If it failed, start from scratch, the bowlers sent you a message by not fronting up, listen to it!
If it worked, sit down and work out how you can make it better. Whatever you do, don’t just sit back and think it will lo…


Jack says abide by the rules, if that doesn’t suit then this is not the game for you.
Rules and regulations are made to be broken? Jack say’s “Hell No”!
What is the point in having rules and regulations if some feel they are above  said rules and regulations breach them at their leisure. There are not a lot but it only takes one and for all those good people abiding by the book, how’s it fair on them?
At the end of the day, lawn bowls is a sport and is meant to be played in the spirit of good sportsmanship, if it isn’t then what’s the point playing at all.
But let’s not tar everyone with the same brush, Jack enjoys the odd game played within the boundaries of good sportsmanship but more importantly, with good friends which includes friendly banter and plenty of laughs.
When the game is done and dusted, if you didn’t enjoy playing, win or lose, then you really need to ask yourself …. “Is this the game for me”?
Think about it!