A most successful Open Day to celebrate the signing of the new twenty one year lease was held on Sunday 2nd June. A working party were at the club early to erect the gazebo, hang bunting around the grounds, blow up balloons and set out tables and chairs for our pop up tea room.
It was a slow start to the day with a few customers arriving for elevenses and a slow start for the taster session. The afternoon proved to be very different with many arriving for the taster session and the cream teas proving to be very popular. Clive gave a small speech prior to us raising our glasses of Pimm’s in a toast to the club.
Many thanks to all of you who baked cakes, helped in many ways during the day and of course the big tidy up at the end.
Eleven members joined the Bowlers for their Hog Roast (pulled pork) where we were warmly welcomed. To sum up our day it was voted a great success
Our first visit to Hever Festival Open-Air Theatre was on Friday 31st May to see Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense performed by The Little Bromley Theatre Company. The three members of the cast were kept on their toes producing this humours production. A very welcome Cream Tea followed.
On Saturday 25th May eight golf croquet players competed for the Tankard. An enjoyable day was had by all after a disappointing start when one of the entrants failed to attend. The non – playing manager stepped in to play and she would like to thank the competitors for all their help during the day. After seven hard fought fifty minute rounds Ron was presented with the Tankard Trophy for winning seven out of eight games.
A warm welcome to Laura who has just joined the club.
The team doubles was played over two days 18/19th May at Southwick. Overall we did not cover ourselves in glory but can report that two of our players beat two of the players from Medway, the winners of the event!
Six rounds of seven point Golf Doubles with a change of partner each round were played on Tuesday 14th May. Congratulations to Gwyneth a delighted and surprised winner who said that she had previously won the Booby prize twice and at last had come first, Sylvia received a small bottle of wine as the not so lucky player.
This is the hail storm the team had to contend with ! No wonder we lost.
A morning of Golf Croquet followed by the annual Ploughman’s Lunch took place at the Bowls Pavilion on Friday 12th April. The lunch was delicious as were the home made desserts provided by some of the members. Association croquet was played throughout the afternoon.
These improver-level sessions run 12:45-13:45 on Fridays and are led by John
April 26th 2019: Winning the next break
● Deciding whether to try for a hoop or set a leave
● Creating a powerful leave
● Which shot to take when faced with a leave
May 3rd 2019: Cannons
● Got 3 (or 4!) touching balls and don’t know what to do?
● This is the session for you
● Theory and practice
May 10th 2019: The rover peel
● Deciding whether to run the last hoop
● Preparing and executing the peel
● Should you attempt to peel opponent?
May 17th 2019: The end game
● Pegging out
● Should you peg-out your opponent?
● Three ball endings
The sessions will be rearranged in the event of bad weather (e.g. significant
rainfall!). There is no need to book – just turn up around 12:30. If you have
suggestions for other topics please let John