History of the game
It is believed that the game of lawn bowls originated from the Egyptians and since then many famous names have been associated with the game, including King Henry VIII and Sir Francis Drake. Sir Francis Drake is said to have wanted to complete his game of lawn bowls before setting sail against the Spanish Armada. The game of lawn bowls he was said to have lost where as the battle he won – but this is hearsay of course!
Lawn bowls is a popular game in England and the rest of the United Kingdom (UK) Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other commonwealth countries. In England, Southampton is the oldest lawn bowls green and games have been documented as far back as the 13th century. The south of England is still the region where lawn bowls is most popular. The English Bowling Association was formed in 1903, which led to regulations for the sport of lawn bowls.
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Postage and Packing Charges
Would customers please note that DSGSPORTS have found it necessary to increase some of their postage and packing charges with effect from 1st April 2013. For full details of the current costs please click on either the Delivery tab or the P&P tab.
Ready for Outdoors?
Are you about to hold your first Committee meeting prior to your green opening next month for the Outdoor Season? Make sure your club has all the right equipment needed to ensure a successful summer season!
New from Henselite
DSG SPORTS are pleased to give you details of some exciting new products coming soon from Henselite for the 2013 Outdoor Season.
Firstly a new style of bowls shoe for men and women which will be available at the end of this month. You can view them on our website now and pre-orders are currently being taken. The men's bowls shoe is style MPS40 and the ladies is LPS 40.
Coming very soon are the new Gents Prohawk Sports Velcro Bowls Shoe in White and the Gents Prohawk Sports Bowls Shoe in Grey. For the Ladies there will be the new Dawn Sports Bowls Shoe in Grey.
Henselite are also bringing out a new Professional Jacket, a Prohawk Sports Jacket and new Polo Shirts which will be suitable for both indoor and outdoor play.
All of these are expected to be available in March 2013 - so keep watching our website for these great new products coming shortly.
Please note that our last date for accepting orders which are required for delivery in time for Christmas is midday on Tuesday 18th December 2012. If you have any questions or queries regarding delivery of orders made after that time, please contact us.
DSGSPORTS would like to thank you all for your continued custom throughout 2012 and take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.