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Title Instant Lawn Bowls
Author Tom Hoey
Publisher Rigby Publishers Ltd, Adelaide, Australia
First published 1975
ISBN 0-85179-921-3
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
13.2 x 8.8
Number of pages 64
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 12 12
Synopsis Tom Hoey, author of this little booklet, was also a journalist, a state bowler for Victoria and Tasmanian Masters' Singles Champion in 1963.

Aimed primarily at the beginner and facilitated by the addition of diagrams and photographs, Instant Lawn Bowls provides a clear and informative outline of bowls. A fascinating account of the origins and history of the game is followed by chapters covering:

  • The Basic Rules
  • Learning to Play
  • Taking the Green
  • Ways of Controlling Pace
  • How the Bowl is Rolled
  • Official Statistics Testifying to the Popularity of the Sport
  • A Useful Glossary to Help the Newcomer to Understand the Terms Most Commonly Used

Also by Tom Hoey (as editor):