[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.
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.