|Plymouth (Sir Francis Drake) Bowling Club|
|Welcome to the Plymouth (Sir
Francis Drake) Bowling Club web site.
The club has one green which usually uses 6 rinks but can accommodate up to 8 rinks for friendly matches; the game played is flat green bowls.
We are situated in Plymouth, in the county of Devon on the border of Cornwall, in a residential area of the city called Mannamead - not on the Hoe which the club left in 1922. As most bowlers know Plymouth is supposedly the home of bowls.
|We are affiliated to Bowls England,
Bowls Devon & the Plymouth & District Bowling Association.
The club was first founded in 1907 on the Hoe but moved to our present location in 1922; it was a male club until 2001 when a Ladies section was formed.
Following the unification of the men's and ladies games, we are proud to say that in 2010, club member Brian Edwards became the first President of the unified Bowls Devon.
|Due to the fact that this is a
private club and the grounds are owned by members we have trustees who oversee
the running of the club.
The club plays mostly friendly games but we do play in competition matches so that all avenues of bowling can be enjoyed by our members.
Several of our members have made it to Worthing in the National competitions and we have as a member an International player.
|We celebrated our Centenary Year in
2007, with several prestigious being matches played.
For our Centenary Year we produced various "Limited Edition" Centenary items:
Pen - £1.50
Chalk/pill box - £4.00
Bookmark - £3.50
Cuff links (in green leatherette presentation box) - £6.50
|All prices include postage and
packing, and are available through mail order. Please state your requirements,
and include a cheque made out to 'Plymouth (SFD) B.C.'.
2 Castle Court,
Saltash, PL12 4SE
|The colours of the club are green with stripes of black and silver in the tie. The club badge is oval with a green cross and four castles therein, and our members also wear a green blazer. The club has decided to wear club coloured shirts for all games.|
|As stated the club is privately owned and we have large changing rooms, two roomed lounge with bar, run by members, and a recently renewed kitchen. Most catering is sandwiches or hot pasties, there is no call for cooking of food on premises.|
|We have a membership of 69 Men and
20 Ladies but are always welcoming new members. We have a club night once a
month, as this time is a good occasion to introduce and invite prospective new
members -application is via the secretary who will supply application
Membership fees this year are £120 for playing or £8 as non-playing members. New playing members will pay only £80 for their first year.
|We hold several social occasions
during the season and during the closed winter period to bring members together
and at the same time to make some profit to assist in the running of the club.
During the winter months we hold friendly matches with nearby indoor clubs
again so that members may meet.
|Visitors and spectators are warmly
welcomed and we have an excellent viewing area where spectators can observe the
games in comfort out of the cold and wet.
We do have some members who have attended coaching courses and if a member has not played before they are encouraged to have a few lessons before playing in games, it is surprising how much damage can be caused unintentionally by an untutored player.
During the season we hold friendly matches with touring teams from all over the country and are always looking for more. If you would like to arrange a fixture with us, please see our contacts page.
· Bowls England
· Plymouth & District Bowls League
|· Bond Bowls - High Street,
|· Books On Bowls - a unique website, of potential interest to all bowlers, that contains details of over 230 bowls books, 16 videos and much more.|
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