©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY It has always been the case our green plays better as we get closer to the end of a season. Here we are at the end of September and the green is a delight to play on. Credit for which must go to our hard working greenkeeper. Unfortunately however we have to bring the season to an end. On Sunday 20th September the green was closed and essential maintenance commenced early on Monday 21st. Our greenkeeper will, over the next few days, cut the green several ways, scarify from corner to corner 5 or 6 times, aerate the green with solid tines before finally spiking the green with 5mm tines ready for over seeding and filling in those numerous divets. If you are one of those who has been guilty of damaging the green (you know who you are) beware, the green maintenance police will be watching throughout the 2021 season ready to pounce and offer advice on how to adopt a better delivery. Failure to adapt and improve could see you placed in a lock down coaching rehabilitation centre. Starting the maintenance early will hopefully take advantage of the fine September/October weather and with the aid of one or two showers help the seed to germinate and assist with strong root growth before the onset of, THOSE COLD DARK WINTER MONTHS, unless of course you plan on spending your winter in a Co vid free southern hemisphere tropical paradise. To all of those people who have helped in making this season a success THANK YOU. Without your input, help and assistance it would have been so easy just to let the season go by without so much as bowling a bowl. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE. Hopefully next year will see a return to a normal bowls season. Indications from our members suggest the majority will be re joining and intend to play league bowls. If there are still some restrictions in place I am sure that with a little thought and innovation we would be able to resume a normal league programme, friendlies and county comps: like they say WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY (providing County have the inclination). Winter well, keep safe and come April we will all be able to conduct a Spring Meeting and AGM before taking to the green. Phil Brooks
END OF SEASON GREEN MAINTENANCE
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©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY It has always been the case our green plays better as we get closer to the end of a season. Here we are at the end of September and the green is a delight to play on. Credit for which must go to our hard working greenkeeper. Unfortunately however we have to bring the season to an end. On Sunday 20th September the green was closed and essential maintenance commenced early on Monday 21st. Our greenkeeper will, over the next few days, cut the green several ways, scarify from corner to corner 5 or 6 times, aerate the green with solid tines before finally spiking the green with 5mm tines ready for over seeding and filling in those numerous divets. If you are one of those who has been guilty of damaging the green (you know who you are) beware, the green maintenance police will be watching throughout the 2021 season ready to pounce and offer advice on how to adopt a better delivery. Failure to adapt and improve could see you placed in a lock down coaching rehabilitation centre.
Starting the maintenance early will hopefully take advantage of the fine September/October weather and with the aid of one or two showers help the seed to germinate and assist with strong root growth before the onset of, THOSE COLD DARK WINTER MONTHS, unless of course you plan on spending your winter in a Co vid free southern hemisphere tropical paradise. To all of those people who have helped in making this season a success THANK YOU. Without your input, help and assistance it would have been so easy just to let the season go by without so much as bowling a bowl. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE. Hopefully next year will see a return to a normal bowls season. Indications from our members suggest the majority will be re joining and intend to play league bowls. If there are still some restrictions in place I am sure that with a little thought and innovation we would be able to resume a normal league programme, friendlies and county comps: like they say WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY (providing County have the inclination). Winter well, keep safe and come April we will all be able to conduct a Spring Meeting and AGM before taking to the green. Phil Brooks
END OF SEASON GREEN MAINTENANCE
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WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY It has always been the case our green plays better as we get closer to the end of a season. Here we are at the end of September and the green is a delight to play on. Credit for which must go to our hard working greenkeeper. Unfortunately however we have to bring the season to an end. On Sunday 20th September the green was closed and essential maintenance commenced early on Monday 21st. Our greenkeeper will, over the next few days, cut the green several ways, scarify from corner to corner 5 or 6 times, aerate the green with solid tines before finally spiking the green with 5mm tines ready for over seeding and filling in those numerous divets. If you are one of those who has been guilty of damaging the green (you know who you are) beware, the green maintenance police will be watching throughout the 2021 season ready to pounce and offer advice on how to adopt a better delivery. Failure to adapt and improve could see you placed in a lock down coaching rehabilitation centre.
Starting the maintenance early will hopefully take advantage of the fine September/October weather and with the aid of one or two showers help the seed to germinate and assist with strong root growth before the onset of, THOSE COLD DARK WINTER MONTHS, unless of course you plan on spending your winter in a Co vid free southern hemisphere tropical paradise. To all of those people who have helped in making this season a success THANK YOU. Without your input, help and assistance it would have been so easy just to let the season go by without so much as bowling a bowl. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE. Hopefully next year will see a return to a normal bowls season. Indications from our members suggest the majority will be re joining and intend to play league bowls. If there are still some restrictions in place I am sure that with a little thought and innovation we would be able to resume a normal league programme, friendlies and county comps: like they say WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY (providing County have the inclination).
Winter well, keep safe and come April we will all be able to conduct a Spring Meeting and AGM before taking to the green. Phil Brooks