About Hook Bowling Club

WELCOME

LATEST NEWS:

  • CORONAVIRUS - Our Club is now operating almost normally - but please stay alert for potential symptoms and avoid any risks. The last few outdoor bowls matches are soon to occur so continue to monitor schedules etc.via the Members-only Match Booking System and also use it to book in Shortmat playing slots.

  • Our Internal Competitions Finals Weekend, on 4th and 5th September, saw 11 bowls matches with many very tense and finely balanced contests to watch - with swings in fortune to keep us all guessing as to their outcomes. A total of 17 different players took part over the two days and this included several recently joined new members. Many congratulations go to all Finalists and especially to our new Club Champion - Andy Lowe. The full list of match scores is posted on the "Home/Gallery - Finals Weekends" page of this web site, along with a large number of photos. Thanks go to the large number of people who made the Finals Weekend possible.

  • The playing focus is already moving onto our new Indoor Shortmat season. As a new initiative, as we have recently gained so many new members, we will use September to allow them to learn how to play this indoor version of bowls. From October until the end of March the regular roll-up meetings are available, along with our routine leagues and competitions. 

  • The Ginger Nut Trophy (played annually between Hook and Marnell) was won by Hook, on 7th August.

  • We have successfully gained nearly twenty new members this year. The most recent are Elaine & Stuart Hill and Steven Murphy. Please make them feel welcomed by introducing yourself when you see them around.

  • The  Presentation Dinner has been set for Saturday October 16th. (Menus will be posted in due course)

Hook Bowling Club is an active and successful Outdoor and Shortmat club with a playing membership with ages ranging from teenagers to octogenarians. Based in the north east Hampshire village of Hook the club has a purpose built club house with its own car park and what is acknowledged as one of the best 6/7 rink outdoor greens in the area. We welcome new members of any ability from absolute beginners to experienced players. To make joining easier we can now accept on-line applications but you can still call into the club when open or write to/phone the Membership Secretary (Bob Vivian - 01256 762775). Look out, also, for our Open Day announcements when everyone is welcome to come and have a go!

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Club Champion - Andy Lowe
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It's for Juniors, too!

You may not see it on the tv much but a large number of juniors play bowls and those in their late teens often break though into full international squads and titles. A local Basingstoke area player, recently became the English Indoor Women's Two Wood Singles Champion when she was 19 years old. Katherine Rednall famously won the 2014 World Title at the Indoor Bowls Championship at the age of 18. If this appeals to you or you think your child/grandchild may be interested please contact our Membership Secretary on 01256 762775 - we give free coaching!

What we offer:

Beginner level bowls, all the way through to County level competition

Social events for Club Members: theatre, day trips out, Quiz nights, Touring Team trips and visits (see "Social" page for more information), etc.

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- all from a modern and comfortable Clubhouse that the membership runs, including affordable Bar

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- including active maintenance during our virus closedown: bench painting and tarmac path

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Come and join us! - have a look at the "Thinking of Joining" page for more information, and a fun and informative video     .

 

Discover the fun of using 'bias' (see below for a typical maker's explanation) - see the "More" page for a video     that explains the basics of the game of Lawn Bowls and another that shows how bowls are made - it's fascinating!.

 

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