Sedgefield Bowling Club

Lawn Bowls is thriving at Sedgefield Bowling Club. It is toted as being a sport for all age groups that is currently gaining in popularity. The game of bowls is a perfect antidote for people constantly stressed by today’s frenetic lifestyle.  

One can slow down to harmonious rhythms that allow one to breathe, regain a sense of personal balance and be refreshed in spirit by sounds of nature. (besides the birds, the soothing sounds of woods clacking, muted conversation and gentle laughter!) 

Mens' Week -All Cape Bowls Tournament 

Allowing for plenty of social interaction through companionship and competition, bowls is fun, challenging and interesting. It involves concentration, skill, patience and acuity. It can be played from age 7 to 70 and beyond which can only serve to enhance physical, mental and social well-being.

How to Join and Participate at Sedgefield Bowling Club

  • To try the game if you have never played beforecontact Rose Potgieter on Tel: 044 330 3273 or Cell: 083 450 3725 who will coach you free of charge for 4-5 weeks. There are spare woods at the Club you can use and 2nd hand ones frequently available if you would like to buy your own. 
  • To join a club and play regularly, you first need to belong to Bowls SA and to pay them an annual subscription. This will be organized for you by the local club that also require a subscription. Club fees go towards maintaining the greens, equipment, upkeep of the clubhouse, paying the lease and other municipal charges, competition costs and advertising. 
  • Visitors can borrow woods and pay a small green fee to play at the club. 

Sedgefield Bowling Club Activities

 Ian Sparks (Shell Garage) with winners of the SHELL Day Tournament

New members are very welcome!

  • Monday – Green maintenance
  • Tuesday and Thursday – Competition days e.g. drawn pairs –lasts 4 weeks as pairs are eliminated and final 2 pairs play for the title.
  • Wednesday and Saturday 1pm - Members tabs in.
  • Friday and Sunday afternoons –social games (Bounce days) e.g. barefoot bowls. 

For more info, Contact Secretary Kees Enslie Tel: 044 343 1868 or Cell: 072 479 7778

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A Short History of Sedgefield Bowling Club

In 1987-1988 land on Steenbok Eiland now known as The Island was set aside for a community sports club by local mayor, Reg Basson. 

In 1989 Mr Wally Bodmer formed The Sedgefield Lawn Bowls Club. 

Wally invited people in the community to become Founder Members for the sum of R100.

Then, with money raised and hard work by members and the help of the Mayoral Committee, the first greens where laid.

Next, the Club House and Hall were built and the first bowling green was opened on 23 September 1990. 

Teams from Wilderness, Leisure Isle and Knysna were invited to play in a Round Robin Tournament sponsored by local businessmen.

Club Opening 20 February 1990

The Mayor of Sedgefield attended the event announcing that the club would be a life-long asset to the community - a partnership between the people and Sedgefield Town Management. 

With assistance from the National Lottery Board, the third green and workshop was started in 2004 and completed in 2005 when it was opened by Mayor Joy Cole. 

1. Looking for tortoises prior to preparing the field 2. Building the bowling green. 3. Knysna Mayor, Joy Cole cutting the ribbon on 31 March 2005.

Bowling Club members have developed and looked after the grounds of the Club for the last 26 years. They are a delight surrounded with flowering shrubs and green lawns, and home to hundreds of tortoises. 

The Bowling Club has been granted a lease by Knysna Municipality to manage the Club for a further 9 years at the end of 2016.

Attractive  grounds & greens of Sedgefield Bowling Club

 Links to Related Sites

S.A. Bowls The sport of bowls is a healthy activity which caters for all ages both young and old. It creates a fun environment for the social player as well as an atmosphere for the competitive sports person.

Bowls SA is the governing body for the sport in South Africa that ensures clubs comply with International standards. Newcomers to the sport are encouraged and guided by qualified coaches and introduced to the club system.


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