The Country Club boasts three (3) magnificent lawn greens prepared to tournament standard by Steve Green our highly qualified green keeper and a former State player. We have thriving Men’s (SGBMBC) and Women’s (SGBWBC) bowling groups (as Sub Clubs of the Country Club) with over 200 members combined, which makes us one of the largest in the region.
The respective committees are eager to grow their membership and participation in bowls. They welcome guests and visitors and have a very full annual calendar of events and Carnivals.
If you or your family are interested in just trying the game, or perhaps you are a little more serious about learning to play bowls, we have friendly coaches (free of charge) ready to teach you. Or, you can have a go at “Barefoot Bowls”.. just for fun! Simply contact us and we will assist you.
|Monday||Greens Rested||No Play||No Roll Ups|
|Tuesday||Ladies Social and Competition||9.30am start for approx 1pm finish||Roll Up - after ladies or on spare greens if available.|
|Wednesday||Mens Social Bowls- Drawn Triples||12.30 pm start for 4 pm finish||Roll Up - before or after men’s event or on spare rinks / greens if available.|
|Thursday||Ladies Social and Competition||9.30am start for approx 1pm finish||Roll Up - after ladies or on spare greens if available.|
|Friday||Mens Social Bowls- Nominated Pairs & weekly Jackpot||12.30 pm start for 4 pm finish||Roll Up - before or after men’s event or on spare rinks / greens if available.|
|Weekends||Mens and Mixed Championships, Representative Events & Carnivals||As scheduled or notified||Roll Up - before or after events or on spare rinks / greens if available.|
|Sunday||Mens “Chook Run”||9.30am start for approx 1pm finish||Roll Up - after events or on spare rinks / greens if available.|
|Second Monday Each Month||AVEO-Mens and Women Open - All Day Triples||9.30am start for approx 3.30pm finish||Roll Up - after events or on spare rinks / greens if available.|
Barefoot or Fun Bowls
If you would like to try bowls or have a social event coming up like birthdays or a work party why not book Barefoot Bowls…it’s great fun. We will organise basic tuition and supervision and the bowls equipment.
The cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 under 18. Minimum age is around 10-12 just so they are capable of holding a junior bowl. Usually people bowl for about 2 hours. We can organise catering for you including a BBQ for large groups. However, the club offers excellent food and drink choices before and after you play.
Barefoot Bowls Contacts- Bob Duncan – 0407 705 946 or Ben Krikstolaitis 0404 294 121
Download more information and booking sheet here
How to Join the Clubs
For men, if you are a beginner or coming back to bowls you may find it best to start as a social bowler. You simply fill in a membership form and pay a yearly fee of $35.00. If you have not played before you will be given 4 or 5 free lessons from one of our qualified coaches. To start all you will need is a pair of flat rubber sole shoes and once you have been given some basic rules and safety information and reach a reasonable standard the coach will then recommend to the Club that you start bowling in our social competitions. Social bowlers do not have to wear our uniform so the costs to play are minimal. Social bowlers can play Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday in our special “Chook Run” but are not registered Bowls NSW players.
If you are competent male bowler you can join as a full member by filling in an application form and paying the $110.00 annual fee or relevant transfer costs between clubs.
For women who wish to join as new bowlers or are transferring from another club the people you will need to talk to are in the club on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.
For new bowlers, someone will organise for you to speak to one of the Club’s qualified coaches for four (4) free lessons. You may prefer to join as a social bowler when your lessons are over. The fee for this is $30.00 a year. You can join us for social bowls on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with smart casual attire and flat rubber soled shoes. No uniform is required at this stage as you are not an affiliated bowler.
A more experienced bowler transferring from another club will be given an application to join the Club. After joining the Country Club the Bowling Club fee will be $86 and/or any transfer costs involved.
The joining forms are contained in the links below.
We offer coaching FREE of charge on Saturday mornings. Bowls are supplied. Bring a friend & learn together. See how much fun it is learning to bowl like a champion. Bookings are essential.
Bookings are essential …….. Please ring Bruce Goldsmith 0418 410 319 or Bob Duncan 0407 705 946
Our Annual Carnivals
|Event||When||Major Sponsor||Prize Money|
|Easter Pairs Carnival||Easter Long Weekend||The Country Club||$ 5,000|
|Club Singles||June 2 days||Bendigo Bank||$ 2,000|
|Winter Mixed Pairs||July 2 days||The Country Club||$ 3,480|
|Winter Mens Triples||July 1 day||The Country Club||$ 1,900|
|Mixed Pairs||Aug/Sept 2 days||Murphy Family Funerals||$ 1.300|
|Mens President||Paul Davis||0467 552 707|
|Mens Secretary||Bruce Goldsmith||0418 410 319|
|Mens Treasurer||Terry Collins||0457 905 577|
|Bowls Organiser||Rob Reid||0428 252 629|
|Assist Bowls Organiser||Bob Duncan||0407 705 946|
|Women’s President||Michelle Dean||0414 261 252|
|Women’s Secretary||Sue Stevenson||0419 688 574|
|Bowls Organiser||Dianne Dunne||0414 902 721|
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