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Close Shave for Bowls Club Thanks to Podsmead Big Local!

Winget Bowls Club Podsmead Big Local

Immaculately-cut greens are essential to any bowls club – and Podsmead's own Winget Bowls Club was in danger of closing when its ancient mower gave up the ghost.

"Our club was in desperate need of a new mower to replace our old one, which was at least 35 years old. The blades had been ground so many times that there was nothing left to grind," says Gerry Hartin, the Club secretary.

"Bowls green mowers are a specialist piece of equipment, so replacing it was going to be very expensive. The Club would have been unable to raise the funds itself, and it was at risk of closing if the mower could not be replaced – greens have to be maintained at a very high standard."

But a grant from Podsmead Big Local has helped the Club continue over 100 years of bowls tradition in the area. The Club raised £1,000 match funding and is now the proud owner of a much newer and efficient mower that will hopefully last for another 35 years!

When the new season starts in April, the club will be holding an open evening for anyone to come along and try their hand at bowling. There will also be club evenings on alternate Mondays throughout the season for prospective members to come along and see if they like the game. There will be woods available to use and members of the club to help and advise.

To find out more about the Winget Bowls Club by visiting our web-site, or by calling Gerry Hartin, Secretary, Winget Bowls Club 01452 303542.