Barefoot Bowls at Auburn Bowls Club

Barefoot bowls at Auburn Bowls Club is the perfect way to to catch up with family, friends or make new friends.

Starting on the 10th February, Auburn Bowls Club is doing barefoot bowls.  With Bowls and Coaching provided. After a few weeks we will be starting a series of short format games for people to play on Wednesday nights.

Starting at 5:30pm each Wednesday, until 7:30pm.  The bar is open and bowls are rollin`.

For all of February it is free to try out, from March the cost is $10 per week.

Wear Flat soled shoes or play in barefeet.

Bookings are recommend, you can book here.

 

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Come down and join in the fun.

 

Club Closed

Due to the current and on going Covid-19 pandemic, the Australian Commonwealth Government has closed all clubs. As of 12pm, the 23rd of March we will be closed until further notice.

Girls on the Green

mums and bubs

mums and bubs

This Sunday the 15th of July is the 2nd Girls on the Green session.  From 12pm we will be holding the 2nd session of the winter.  Bowls Victoria along with Vic health have put together a program to get women active again.

While many of us know that exercising is important for our physical and mental health, that doesn’t change the fact that half of us aren’t getting enough exercise each week.
Why? Victorian women have told Vic Health and Bowls Victoria that a big part of not trying new activities or getting involved in sport is a fear of being judged, or not being fit enough to start. Not to mention, twice as many women than men put off getting active because they’re worried about what other people think – how unfair is that? Sports, gyms and moving your body are for everybody (literally, every body).

Because it’s perfectly normal to get sweaty and messy when you’re having fun and getting active. Because moving and making time for your health doesn’t need to be a chore. Because there are so many options, and we’re on a mission to help you find something that feels right for you.

Bowls is an ideal low impact way of exercising and socialising with other like minded girls of all ages. Make new friends and have fun.

How to get on the Green

All we need is YOU with either bare feet or flat shoes. We will have experienced female bowlers to provide the basics and get you onto the green.  After that, its all about having fun.

If you want to you can even bring your family along as we will have different activities for them as well. At our first session we provided some yummy home made soup for everybody.

To register Click Here

We hope that you will join us for some fun on our Green

Bowlers wanted!

Bowl Delivery

Bowl Delivery

Auburn Bowls Club is looking for new bowlers. If you ever have wanted to play bowls, now is a good time to start.  Bowls is a a game for all: men and ladies, for young and old  alike.  It is a game for those who are highly competitive and those who prefer just a social game.  It is a game for the physically fit and for those with disabilities.

Auburn Bowls Club is looking for anybody that would like to try lawn bowls competitively or even socially on a regular basis.  We have a great club and great people that are only too willing to help people new to the game.

If you are not sure on all the basics we have them here.

The basics of lawn bowls

Rink: area in which play takes place, usually a flat, grassed area, bounded by boundary pegs

Centre line: the line down the centre of the rink

Jack: small white ball, rolled out along the centreline, the idea is to get bowls as close as possible to it

Bowls: the balls used by the player, up to four each, weighted on one side causing it to curve as it rolls

Mat: placed on the centre line, players stand on it to bowl

The bowling

  • Stand on the mat, feet together, knees and waist bent slightly
  • Take ball in your preferred hand (right or left)
  • Step out with your opposite foot (left or right)
  • Take a small back swing
  • Bend down and roll bowl along the ground
  • Roll it out at an angle, so the bowl curves back towards jack (see basics)
  • Avoid dropping or bouncing bowl so as not to damage green

Strategy

Draw shot: A slow, measured, finessed bowl trying to end closest to the jack

Drive shot: A harder, faster bowl used to try to knock other players’ bowls away

Scoring

  • The player who has their bowl or bowls closest to the jack wins
  • Points are awarded according to the number of bowls closest
  • Players judge the distance and number by eye
  • If in dispute, a measuring tape is employed
  • If still in dispute, an umpire called in to resolve

Bowls at Auburn Bowls Club

The club has a number of bowls that you can come and use and try the sport, we have members that can coach you, and teach you the game. Every Saturday we have a social game, that everybody is welcome to join in on.  We have a great social atmosphere at the club and great place to meet and spend time with friends.

To join the Auburn bowls club as a bowler, our fees are $120 for the year. You will get a uniform for playing in. We have social activities through out the year.

To learn more please come in and see us or you can click here to visit our websites bowlers information.

Bowling with Babies is back at Auburn Bowls Club

Bowling with babies

When Bowls Victoria asked us to be a Pilot club for a new Women’s Wellbeing program “Bowling with Babies” we were only too happy to see it run at Auburn Bowls Club.  The idea and concept is fantastic.   To get young Mothers and Babies out of the house with a group of mums for a coffee, some non competitive bowls as a light exercise.

 

Bowling with babies

 

 

 

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Barefoot bowlers survey

closeup of a survey questionnaire form and pencil

closeup of a survey questionnaire form and pencil

Here at Auburn Bowls club we are looking for more information on how social bowlers use bowls club for Barefoot bowls.  We have a short Barefoot bowlers survey we would love some feed back on.  This survey is aimed at the social and barefoot bowlers, if you play Pennant we do have another survey for you.

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