[First filed: Oct 18, 2010 @ 16:27]
So Saturday afternoon I was playing lawn bowls.
I know what you’re thinking, pensioners in funny outfits, peculiar equipment, and lots of rules.
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And I’m sure if you want to join regimented legions of wrinklies you can.
But there’s an easier threshold to cross.
We got a few mates together, wandered down to the Turner Bowlo, rented balls for $12 a set, bought beer, and hit the greens.
You need to check if they want you to take your shoes off (big treads are a no-no on the greens), and try not to carry your drink onto playing surface.
The staff are very helpful with explaining the rules if you need guidance. It’s a simple game with potential for great variation. A bit like snooker on a grander scale.
But most importantly it’s a game with drink holders built into the playing equipment.
A modicum of physical activity, cheap drinks, fresh air, and some friendly competition.
It’s worth a go.