Bowls provides good, but not strenuous, exercise in a rewarding social context – so much so that Matlock Area U3A boasts two groups!
Bowls Group “One” play on Matlock Golf Club’s crown green, which is situated in an open, elevated position with splendid views and benefits from all the usual club facilities. We normally have about 15 bowlers (several of whom are beginners) each week who play in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Experienced players provide tuition and guidance for beginners – spare bowls are available for borrowing. The cost of each session and refreshments will be advised by the coordinator.
The group plays weekly, from early April until the end of September, on Monday mornings, from 10.00am until 12.00.
Bowls Group 1 coordinator is Ann Bowe, who can be contacted by by e-mail or by telephone on 01629 735890 .
Bowls Group “Two” also play on Monday mornings at the Matlock Bath Bowls Club.
The compact green is situated adjacent to the Grand Pavilion, has a sunny aspect and gives good views of Cat Tor. It is totally enclosed and is not impacted by passing tourists! For those members who prefer to use public transport, all the local buses stop just outside the Grand Pavilion or the Fishpond public house across the road.
Due to the size of the green there is a limit of 18 bowlers and 3 jacks in play during any one session.
Bowls Group 2 coordinator is Mike Frosdick, who can be contacted by e-mail, or by telephone on 01629 593833.
Did you know
Bowls was banned by the Monarchy and Parliament for around 300 years because they feared people would play it instead of learning and practicing archery.
Bowling has currently finished for the season and we have moved indoors to the Alfreton Indoor Bowling Centre. The new season will start in April 2020
Click here to read a Beginers Guide to Crown Green Bowling.
This is hosted by Bowls.org.uk and has a number of interesting pages on all aspects of the game