20Sep/20

Almark bowls outstanding service

Hello, I would like to leave feedback. I ordered my Almark bowls in the early hours of Sunday 13th September 2020 and within 3 hours they were at my door – fantastic. The chap who delivered them that morning pointed to my doorstep as he stood back and said “there’s your bowls”. I was so shocked I was dumbfounded, then remembered myself and said “but I only ordered these this morning” he said “yeh I know, we have to compete with Amazon”. So, what I want to say is - the bowls are just what I wanted and in the condition you advertised, and the service is outstanding – well done Bush Hill Bowls (who needs Amazon?). From a very happy customer Sue Redding
Sue Redding
Harlow
12Sep/19

Good measure

While on the lookout for hot new products for serious bowlers I came across this advert.  Those of you who know your scriptures will immediately hear Luke 6:38:

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

With this measure you couldn’t lose!

 

13May/18

Size 0000 bowls are now legal

 

Smaller is harder to hit

Some people say that playing with a smaller bowl puts you at a disadvantage because it moves further when struck.

I’ve had bowlers, especially men, come into our shop and insist on a size 4 or 5 because, not to put to fine a point on it, bowling with anything less is an affront to their manhood.

They seem to be anxious that one day in a mixed triples they’ll hear the phrase “Oh, you’ve got small bowls”.

Well, ballistics tests prove that displacement anxiety is overblown. ANY bowl of any size can be displaced by a player using controlled weight, whereas a drawn bowl will displace a size 00 near the jack hardly at all, and not at all if it isn’t on it’s running edge.

On the other hand, the smaller the bowl nestling just behind the jack, the harder it will be to target. So the launch of competition-legal size triple zero and quad zero bowls (000 and 0000) will be welcomed by all bowlers with small hands, or arthritis, or Parkinsons, or any other issue that means 00 size is not quite small enough.

Drakes Pride have always made a ‘Junior’ bowl with a diameter of 9.85 cm, but they are not stamped for competition use. This compares with 11 cm for the competition legal size 00 Professional model.

The new World Bowls stamped and approved Drakes Pride Professional lawn bowls size 0000 is approx 10.25 cm, and the size 000 is 10.6 cm and although the differences seem small it will make ALL the difference.

Prices for the new sizes are £245 (Black) and £285 (colours).  Now in stock for you to touch and feel.

As for the debate about whether a bowl smaller than a 00 will get ‘knocked about’ by bigger bowls in a match situation … let’s knock that one on the head!

Get small legal bowls!
 

Bowls for children

The smallest lawn bowls available, especially for children’s hands. Suitable for ages 4-10.

View bowls for children

 

The best lifter yet

Telescopic – fits into any bag or locker – new design

Check out the Booster Lifter

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28Apr/18

It’s a glove, Jim, but….

Bowls Glove?

Could this be the best bowls glove?

Ever keen to see innovation in the sport your correspondent struck gold in the first week of the new outdoor season. It is wet, of course, and the green is wet. Holding onto a slippery wet bowl is never easy.

Choosing a grip-enhancing product is on many bowlers minds at this time of year. Sales of Grippo, Monkey Grip, Wilgrip, Bulldog Grip and Champion spray polish (when meagre stocks can be found) are always strong in April and May. Continue reading