A COME and try bowling open day was held on Saturday, with clubs from Bega south to the border opening their doors to mixed results.
Bega men’s bowling president Andrew Warby said despite a small turnout and the extreme weather, the club viewed the day as a “success”.
Warby said the attendees who powered through the heat enjoyed themselves so much, they will now continue the sport.
“They were interested to come along and try so now we’ll slot them in to a team for Friday night games,” Warby said.
Warby said the business house bowls had been the club’s biggest draw card of new members, which could be echoed by other clubs around the shire.
“The business house bowls has doubled our numbers of bowlers.
“If you want to come and try bowling, all ages and levels of experience are catered for.
“Our social Friday night games are our main way of bringing new bowlers in, they learn to play in a social setting with other bowlers of their level,” he said.
Warby said he was delighted with the progress at the club after a number of younger members had joined through the social events.
“It’s all going beautifully, there are new and younger bowlers joining the club and pressing into pennants and association bowls.”
Warby said the club was always open to new members, and anyone starting out in the sport could join in social rounds.
“There’s the business house bowls, Wednesday afternoons are social and the ladies play a social Thursday.
“If they want to play on Saturday we like to put people in with a solid player who can tutor them a bit, if you throw them in the deep end you’ve got to help them swim.” he said.
Warby said he was delighted with the state of affairs at the club.
“We are looking forward to another good year,” he said.