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New-look clubrooms, combined with the same great friendly atmosphere, are yet another reason to roll up to Clare Bowling Club.
Officially opened on October 16, the upgraded facilities include more parking, more room for patrons inside the clubhouse and a bigger bar.
Treat yourself to a drink and something to eat inside while you enjoy a front-row view of what’s happening on the glorious new greens.
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Why not ask about hiring the clubrooms for your next function?
An ideal venue for weddings, 21sts, christenings, wakes, engagements, Christmas parties, corporate seminars and meetings, it seats up to 120 in air-conditioned comfort.
A kitchen is available for use to do your own catering or, alternatively, the club’s catering manager can help and co-ordinate food.
A projector screen, PA system with indoor/outdoor speakers and cordless microphone are available.
New to lawn bowls or always been keen to give it a go?
Committed to making beginners feel welcome, Clare Bowling Club is the ideal place to start, according to immediate past president Kevin Clarke.
“Everybody is welcome to come and try socially,” he said.
“We have a coach who will help co-ordinate the skills you need to play bowls.
“A social bowls competition starts in the new year – it’s played barefoot in a very low-pressure environment so you can build your skills and confidence.
“Pennants is our main competition, and you’re welcome to go along.
“Open bowls, where men and women can play together, is also held at the club.
“This is a higher level of playing but in a more social atmosphere.”
A keen lawn bowler himself, Kevin, new president Jill Ackland and other club members are passionate about sharing their love of the game with others.
“Bowls is a young person’s game but older people play it,” Kevin said.
“It’s a really social place to be – bowlers seem to get on really well together. It’s a good way to enjoy the sport.
“We open the bar on Friday nights and also have practice on Friday nights.
“There is a happy hour from 6pm to 7pm, and savoury items are available at the clubhouse.
“The clubhouse is open quite often – there’s usually someone practising bowls!”
Call (08) 8842 2928.