The following picture shows some bowlers playing on a grass green.
This web site has two main parts. The first part refers to Lawn Bowls. The second part contains material on Management. The Menu on the left shows the pages that refer to Lawn Bowls first. Then follows pages on Management. Many of the topics listed have more than one page. Click on any page and, if other pages on the same topic exist, the other pages will show on the menu.
Part One – Lawn Bowls
This site includes an index that lists the many sets of material on lawn bowls that the site contains. It aims to help Visitors find out w
hat the site contains and what might interest them. Click – Navigating around the Bowls Part
Part Two – Management
The site includes many notes on management. It contains an index on the management notes. Click on Navigating around the Management Part . I have many more sets of notes to add and will do so over the next years. (30/12/11)
Part Three – Procedures – mainly about WordPress.
This page called WordPress Procedures exists.at the bottom of the Menu It will help Users carry out various actions with respect to WordPress. As I learn more I will add more Procedures.
Commenting On The Material On This Web Site
One page called – Comment on Material – makes it possible for Readers to ask questions about, and/or comment on, any of the material. (6/1/09) SITE MAP FOR LAWN BOWLS This site map gives an overall view of many of the notes on bowls that appear in this site.(2/11/09)
Reasons For Writing Notes On Lawn Bowls
I have played lawn bowls for over thirty years. Many years ago, when I took on the role of a Selector, I realised that I lacked worthwhile information to evaluate the performance of players. Ten or so years ago I started to collect information on individual bowls when I played in fours games. Later I collected information by observing fours games. Still later I started to collect information from singles games. I do all this recording as a hobby and some people rate me as “mad”. Very few Bowlers ever ask to see the results of the recording of their games – even when they win.
I had discussions with other Bowlers and realised that the sport generally lacked information on what really happened during games. Examples – How often do touchers exist in a game of fours of 25 ends. What percentage of times does a drive actually hit the target.
I started to believe that many myths exist in bowls. Example. Most drives that miss their target miss on the narrow side.
Many bowlers overestimate their own abilities and the abilities of others. Ask some of your bowling friends the question – What percentage of bowls (on the average) will a Division-One Leader get to finish within three feet of the jack? Probably you will find a large range of opinions. Some Players answer the question with a figure of 80 percent. What do you think?
When Players brought up various topics, I started to write notes on the topics discussed. I take this approach because I find that putting ideas on paper helps me to check out my thinking. Sometimes I start out believing “X”. However by the time I finish writing, I find that I no longer believe “X”.
However I write in detail and often end up with lengthy notes. Example. Seventeen pages on the topic – “Compatibility”. I have given copies of my notes to a variety of people over the years and always ask if they could give me feedback – where have I written unclearly and where do they find weaknesses in my logic? Most people promise to do so, but almost no one does!
Probably this part of the my web site will interest only a few Bowlers. However, just in case it does help some Players, I have extended my hobby to making my ideas available to anyone interested.
As usual, I make my standing offer- please contact me with any criticisms etc. Click on the following to use my email address – email@example.com or use the form that allows for comments. Click – Comment on Material .
Readers who want help in finding out the content of this site will find it useful to look at the index of notes. Click Navigating around the Bowls Part to access the index.
Notes exist that aim to help Readers study the notes on this site. Click – How to study the notes in this site.(15/10/08)
Reason for Writing Notes on Management.
For over 30 years I conducted Workshops for Managers at all levels. As they raised problems I tried to solve them. In some cases I had success. I have added quite a few notes. However I have many more to add.
How To Study The Notes In The Lawn Bowls Part Of This Site.
These notes aim to help Readers understand some aspects of the notes. They include ideas about – summaries, numbering of paragraphs, examples, repetition of ideas, and feed back from Readers. (1/1/09)
About Bill Morton
Visitors to this site who want to know something about the Writer of all this material can open the file – “About Bill Morton” (18/2/09)
Recently I have started a blog page to help me get things “off my chest”. Bowlers and others may find some of my blogs of interest. Probably most of them will apply to bowls but I will go where I want to go – and I do not promise any regular postings. It will depend on the “weight ” on my “chest”.
Books On Bowls.
The site “Books on Bowls” has an extensive listing of many Books, DVDs, and Videos on various aspects of bowls. Please check on the previous link to go to this site. (29/9/09)