Have you seen my list of 50 things to do in Sunnyvale? Number 36 on the list (not in any order) is Sunnyvale Lawn Bowling. The club invited me and a group of my friends to come check out the game. Joe, a lawn bowl Hall of Famer, and Pauline were our coaches for a beautiful Sunday afternoon lawn bowling session. We learned all about the Jack (a small white ball) and the bowls that you roll at the Jack.
Joe and Pauline were constantly helping and correcting us, but in a fun way. This sport is also relatively inexpensive. You have to join a club near you, but they usually let you use their bowls for a while to try out the right size for you. I think every club around the area has a drop-in policy where you can check out the game.
There are quite a few places in the Bay Area to try out lawn bowling.
Rossmoor Walnut Creek Lawn Bowling Club
Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club
Oakland Lawn Bowling Club
San Jose Lawn Bowls
Santa Clara Lawn Bowls Club
Sunnyvale Lawn Bowling Club
Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club
Santa Cruz Bowls Club
San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club
Thank you again Joe and Pauline for a great Sunday afternoon!
Have you ever bowled on a lawn?