Welcome to Devizes Bowls Club
A thriving and friendly club in the centre of Wiltshire and a place to meet new people and play bowls at both social and competitive levels.
We have two six rink greens, a modern clubhouse including fully stocked bar and professional kitchen. The clubhouse is hired out for events during the non-playing season.
Bowling and Social
We compete in three men’s leagues and three ladies leagues, have a bowler development programme and play in many friendly games and organize social bowling and social events throughout the year.
Thank you Colin!
The last wood has been bowled on the short mats for this season!
Thank you to Colin for running the Friday afternoon session this year
January / February
You can be forgiven for thinking that nothing happens on the greens during the winter but in fact a great deal has to be done to protect and make sure the reputation of the best greens in Wiltshire is maintained for the coming season.
The greens are currently looking as good as can be expected for the time of year, whilst the frost and snow have helped to keep them protected from infections and halted their growth, we have experienced a considerable amount of moss growth, certainly more than normal!
We have mown the top green once and the Contractor has made one visit to aerate both greens and spray a concoction of feeds and herbicides to control the moss.
The hedge bordering the top green has been cut back by 1 meter giving more space on the pathway and a much tidier appearance.
As a team we are meeting weekly to check the greens and their surroundings and carry out maintenance. Most of the edges have been clipped and a considerable number of weeds removed from the surface.
We are expecting the change in the weather to start the grass growing again. Regular mowing will then gradually reduce the height to a playing level by the start of the season.
Laws of the Sport of Bowls
Know the Laws
This feature is paused until April so in the meantime study the laws of our game ready to be tested then !
Good Luck !
Greens Notice Board
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|Information regarding use of greens will appear here when the season starts|
President’s Day 18 September 2022
Members filled the greens, watched over by family and friends of our President, Rosemary Bradbury, as she celebrated 10 years of loyal service in this most prestigious position. Thanks, Rosemary, for everything that you have done for us!
Prints can be requested from Mike Ponting – please quote the photo number.