Peninsula clubs in bowling first
A further step in the growth of the Victorian Arm Bowling Jigsaw takes place at Dromana BC on Sunday, November 8, when Dromana and Frankston bowling clubs play stage one of the first interclub arm event staged in Australia.
Bowls Victoria director Phil Gude, knowing these clubs had many arm players, asked them at the end of last season to consider an interclub contest.
They both readily accepted the invitation. Now 42 players from the two clubs will contest for bragging rights on Dromana’s synthetic greens.
Stage two of this part of the contest will be played early next year when the clubs move to Frankston on the grass and completes the first of what we hope will become an annual contest.
Mr Gude says: “This is another important step in the Arm Bowling Jigsaw we created to develop the use of Arm Bowling to help prolong the life of bowlers in Victoria.
“It all started at club level several years ago. Special congrats to Frankston and Swan Hill who were the Victorian pioneers.
“We now have over 20 clubs offering arm specific events, then we went interstate between NSW and Victoria, now we have a national event with four states competing.
“Our next piece of the jigsaw was made public when we offered coaching by the State Arm Squad members and coaches and now over 600 players from most parts of the state have been given instruction so far, and an Arm Coaching manual was another piece of the jigsaw.
What are the next steps in the Jigsaw?
Mr Gude says: “You will find out first by tuning in to Bowls Victoria’s website, Heads Up, Facebook, Twitter and Periscope – so keep watching these spaces.”