Bowling is a
sedate and gentle exercise recommended by many GP's as a sport for
those in their senior years.
Like many games it looks easy when
with years of practice and skill. However, it can be a bit
a car at first, so many things to think of at the same time.
Don't let that put you off, we are a very
friendly group and we mix up so that people play with different people
each week. We have some laughter and fun as well as
on our bowling.
The weekly meetings commence
at 10.00 and we
play until mid day with a break for refreshment
about half way through
(which you bring yourself).
We have a qualified Bowling Instructor who will assist any
newcomer in the rudiments of the art!!!
instruction the new bowler
joins in with the rest and begins to enjoy the social side of our game.
We meet on a Thursdays at
Torkington Park (near the Rising Sun pub) and a small charge of
£1.00 is made to cover the hire of the
green. There are Bowls available for use at the green where
necessary and when you feel like buying your own
we will give you advice on what would be the
correct woods for you.
We have a couple of social events, the
being a coach trip which includes bowls, lunch and a short time for
this interest you? If so you would be welcome any Thursday
morning. However, I do suggest that if you are a
complete beginner it would be better to wait until May when the weather
becomes a little warmer.
If you have problems with
transport it is
possible to arrange for lifts with people living in your area and of
course the bus fare is free to the over 60's and there is a bus stop
Group Leader: Ken Bentley
On the 21st
September we embarked on a Bowling Bonanza to ‘Cheshire
View’ at Christleton near Chester. I can say without
hesitation it was a “Purrfec” Day thanks to the
efficient organisation, this together with the lovely sunny
weather resulted in the 30 strong group
being in a fun mood all day.
The Cheshire View
gave us excellent service with morning coffee, a buffet lunch, an
afternoon ‘cuppa’ and in the evening a tasty
In the Bowling
competition Sheila Burke and Margaret Dodd were joint ‘Top
Ladies’ and Dave Smith was ‘Top
Man’ and they and others
gave Ken & Edna a well deserved vote of thanks and then we were
homeward bound, still lively enough to sing ‘Happy
Birthday’ to Sheila and Brian who I am sure will remember
their 2006 birthdays as a very delightful day.