THE Aberystwyth Bowling Club is on the lookout for “wood-be” members.
The Plascrug-based club has just held the first of three training days and is planning another on Saturday, 13 May, writes David Lynch.
People of all ages are welcome to get involved and the club is particularly interested in those who want to get involved with their competitive programme.
So what sort of skills do you need to play a game of bowls?
The club’s chairman, Richard Morgan, 67, of Lôn Llewelyn, has more than 30 years of experience playing the game, and is full of advice for aspiring bowlers.
“The most important skill for the game is to learn to be consistent, which I suppose is much like any game really,“ he said.
“With bowls it is about being able to bowl at a length that reaches the jack if possible time after time.
“The problem is that the length to the jack can vary depending on where it has been placed.“
Mr Morgan added that the bowling green can be different depending on the time of the year, and that early in the season it will be heavier because of more frequent rain, which means that the bowls will stop sooner.
However, later in the season, bowls travel further along the green because of drier, warmer ground.
Anyone interested in joining Aberystwyth Bowling Club can contact Richard Morgan by phone on 01970 611301 (evenings only) or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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