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Much Hadham Bowling Club

New Member

Lawn Bowls is a game that only takes a few minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master.

New members will always receive a warm welcome here at Much Hadham Bowling Club, no matter what age or standard of bowler. You are sure to make new friends and if new to the game you will discover a pastime that will probably take over your life, or at least become an important part of it. At this club you will find complete beginners and experienced bowlers playing alongside each other in friendly surroundings and we play a variety of mixed, mens and ladies fixtures.

Further information can be obtained by contacting our Club Secretary Fred Pavey (01279 723109) or through our Contact Us page or by completing and submitting a Membership Form.  Alternatively, during the Summer Season (May to September) please come along to the Club on any Wednesday Evening from about 6pm.

We are sure you will have many questions, but the answers to a few initial ones are given below:

How Much Does It Cost to Play? Membership fees are set each year at our AGM. These give members unlimited free access to the green for roll ups and club events. 

Do I need special clothing? This is not required initially but you will need comfortable clothes and flat soled trainers or shoes.Flat soles are obviously needed to preserve the surface of the green.Once membership is confirmed and if you want to be involved in competitions or club matches you will as a minimum require, proper bowling shoes, grey trousers (men) or trousers/skirt/cropped trousers (women) and other clothes such as sweaters and waterproofs. 

What equipment is needed? Do I need my own bowls?You won't need any to begin with- the club has a store of different 'woods'(bowls) for use and you will want to try different weights and sizes before acquiring your own woods.We will be able to advise you on the appropriate size and type of bowls that will suit you best. Once you become a member you are encouraged to acquire your own set of new or second hand bowls .

Are you under any commitment? No, just try the game and see if it's for you, just play as much as you like and join in matches when you feel ready. Some members just play socially outside of any competitions, whilst others enjoy the various matches involved in both our Club’s competitions and those league and friendly games we have with other Clubs in the area.

How can I gain access to the green and club house? When you join us you can apply for your own keys to the bowls green and club house- these keys are available for £5 a set to cover our costs. There is free parking alongside the bowling green.

When are the practice days? Normally members meet on Wednesday evenings from about 5.30.pm. and practise at these times but with your own keys and once you are a member you will have more opportunities to practise so long as matches are not being played or the  green keeper is not working on the green.

How will I be able to improve my game? Essentially by playing but members will give you guidance and our coach will be able to give you lessons if required.