Visitors will be offered an introduction to bowls and a free coaching session to try their hand on the green. No special clothing is required except flat shoes e.g. trainers, and the club will provide all the bowls. Bowls is a very social activity; a wonderful opportunity to meet and make new friends. The game also offers the chance to progress to higher levels of competition. And it's not just a game for the retired community. It's open to men and ladies of all ages!
DRESS CODE - UPDATE 2018
The Bowls Committee has reviewed and revised the club's dress code for matches in 2018. To view the update, please visit our 'Dress Code' web page at: www.purleybowls.com/dres-code
SURREY MENS LEOPARD AWARD 2017
Above: Surrey President, Derek Harvey; Butch Manning; Richard Applebee (Capt); Peter Marshall, Surrey Junior Vice President
Butch Manning was presented with the Surrey County Bowls Association ‘Leopard Award’ at the Surrey Presidents v Purley Bowls Club Match on Sunday 25 June. Surrey County give the award to club members for service to their club and to bowls.
Butch joined Purley Sports Club in 1981, as a Squash player, and the Bowls Club in 1991. His record of service can be summed up in two words, “absolutely brilliant”. Within the Bowls Club his role as Green Ranger is concentrated on maintenance of the green, it’s surroundings and buildings.
Butch’s work is invaluable, and in 2015 his position as Bowls Club Green Ranger was formally elevated to permanent committee member. He carries out much of the work and repairs quietly behind the scenes, and if the job is outside his expertise, he knows a man who can do it.
In 2000 Butch was heavily involved in the rebuilding of the clubhouse and the laying of paving round the green. In the 2016-17 closed season, he took responsibility for further improvements to the paved surrounds and the installation of new back boards to the ditches.
SURREY LADIES LOYAL SERVICE AWARD 2017
Above: Surrey Ladies' President, Shan Maylin, accompanied by Surrey Ladies' Senior Vice President, Dorothy Roberts, presents the Loyal Service Award to Pat Teasdale.
On Friday 7 April 2017, the President of Surrey County Women's Bowling Association, Shan Maylin, presented Pat Teasdale with the County Award for Loyal Service, in recognition of many years of loyal service to our club and the game of bowls. Pat served for many years as our Ladies' Club Secretary, in numerous capacities: Ladies' Secretary, Match Secretary 2004-09 Ladies' Treasurer 2008 Ladies' Vice Captain 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 Ladies' Captain 2010, 2014 Coach Level 1 & 2 Awards 2011
Below: Pat Teasdale accompanied by her daughter Jo, and son Richard.
CLUB COMPETITION CHARTS
All club competition draw charts & rules are published on the boards in the club house, and on the club web site on the: 'Club Competitions - DRAW & Rules' page. Please remember: the charts posted in the club house are the master copies. The on-line versions will be updated at least once a week. The Plate competitions, Ladies' Pairs, Triples and 2-Wood Singles, are drawn up later and will appear on the web site when published.
THE FOX FENCE ROTA IS NOW PUBLISHED ON THE MEMBERS' PAGE
FIXTURE BOOKS & DIARIES
Our Bowls Club Fixture Books were distributed to members by hand or by Royal Mail (2nd class).
The Ladies' Match Diary, the Men's Match Diary and the Rink Booking Diary are ready and available on the desk in our clubhouse.
Best wishes for the new season.
Liz Long (Ladies' Match Sec) Ken Clark (Men's Match Sec)
SMOKING ON THE BOWLING GREEN
The club committee agreed in June 2012 that smoking will not be allowed on the bowling green.
Smoking is allowed on the banks surrounding the green. Ash trays are provided on the banks.
SHIRT & JACKET EMBROIDERY
Never lose your shirt or jacket again! Have your name embroidered! Nayim's are a good, local company at 157 Stafford Rd, Wallington. Tel. 020 8647 1551 www.nayims.co.uk
SPONSORED BY MARSTON'S
Purley Bowls Club The Ridge, Purley, Surrey CR8 3PF UK Tel: (020) 8660 0608