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Introduction to lawn bowls
By: Howard Harris
Lawn Bowling in America I am glad to see lawn bowling promoted anywhere possible. Unfortunately, if you want to insult us Yanks for lack of subtlety, I would suggest that you do so in a more subtle way. When Brits come across the pond they...
The best lawn games for children
By: Stephanie Chandler
Whatever happened to the days when children played outside until the setting sun warned them that mom was about to call them home. Advancements in technology; that is what happened. Today instead of swimming in the pool, kids are surfing online. Instead of kicking the...
By: Chris Pearce
Lawn darts became a popular backyard game in the late 1950s. Also called yard darts, garden darts, or jarts, the game is usually played with four darts and two players or teams. The darts are much larger than those used indoors at home or at...
Lawn darts safety tips
By: Stephanie Chandler
The subject of Lawn Dart safety tips is an oxymoron. Safety tip is about the exact opposite of the heavy, metal, rounded tip of a lawn dart. Just the mention of lawn darts can bring a look of fear into a parent's eye. This supposedly...
The best outdoor lawn games for a family reunion
By: Melanie Colvin
One of my fondest memories about growing up were all the games and things we used to do together when the weather was beautiful and the family was in the backyard enjoying the day. Our extended family is the same way, a fun loving bunch...
Lawn darts safety tips
By: Jim J Jones
The very notion that one would come up with "lawn dart safety tips" is mind-boggling. It's a lot like having a title "hand grenade safety tips".I It's an oxymoron. The act of lobbing large metal pikes at a target is inherently unsafe, and there...
The best outdoor lawn games for a family reunion
By: Wendy R.
Recently with the onslaught of family graduations the past two summers, we have had the occasion to have many outdoor family parties. Although they weren't family reunions, they could have been. One of the outdoor games which was popular was volleyball. All you need is...
By: Nan C Avery
There are certainly a lot of arguments about the origin of croquet. Some croquet historians say that the game Pall Mall was the origin of the game of croquet, but other sports historians argue that the only thing the two games have in common...
By: John Welford
What Brits (and citizens of other Commonwealth countries) call bowls is known in the US and elsewhere as lawn bowls, to distinguish it from the mechanised skittles game played in bowling alleys. Bowls is a game that has much more variety and subtlety to it...
Lawn bowls: Delivering the bowl
By: John Welford
This article on the sport of bowls covers the vitally important aspect of how to deliver a bowl. Firstly, how do you hold the bowl? You are perfectly free to use whichever hand you prefer. As with most things, the majority of the population are...

 

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