Lawn Bowls in USA
Lawn bowls in USA has a long history and is played in various parts of the country. Here at Bowls World, we sell bowls equipment and clothing to customers in the USA and world-wide.
The reasons why bowls (known as lawn bowls in the USA) is so popular globally is because it brings so many benefits; among these are improved fitness, co-ordination and skill development.
Bowls is also one of the most inexpensive club sports in the US, as annual fees are usually around the $100 range, so it is a great way of meeting new friends. This is why there is such a demand for bowls equipment and clothing in the USA.
Lawn bowls in USA is played by people of all ages. For 30 years, men and women’s bowls associations were separate organisations until 2000 when the two merged to form the United States Lawn Bowls Association (USLBA).
The difference between bowls in USA compared to other parts of the world is that the game is only played outdoors in The States, whereas it is can also be played indoors in countries such as Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
This means outdoor bowls equipment and clothing is essential. So, to benefit players in all States, Bowls World sell a full range for all weather conditions including sun hats, visors, caps, shorts, trousers, skirts, weather proof jackets, fleeces and bowls shoes for men and women.
Here we shall look at the history of lawn bowls USA as well as the Bowls World equipment and clothing we sell to the USA.
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Lawn Bowls in USA: History of the Game
The history of lawn bowls in USA dates as far back as the 17th century when the game was brought over to America by British officers. The first bowling green was established in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1632 and still exists today behind Williamsburg Inn.
Various other greens sprang up in the country over the next century and there was even a bowling green established by George Washington’s father at the Mount Vernon estate in 1732. The green – at the front of the mansion – was cut with scythes and smoothed with a roller to keep it tidy.
By the time of the American Revolution (1775 – 1782) lawn bowls more or less died out in the USA. However, it enjoyed a revival after a group of Scottish immigrants restored it in the late 19th century. Word of the game spread and new clubs were founded all over America.
This led to the foundation of the American Lawn Bowls Association in 1915 and in 1928 the USA was admitted to the International Bowling Board, along with Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand.
Lawn Bowls in the USA originally had only male players, but became a mass sport when the game opened up to female players for the first time. This led to the establishment of the American Women’s Lawn Bowls Association in 1970 until they merged with the equivalent men’s organisation in 2000.
Bowls Clothing USA
There is a set dress code to adhere to for lawn bowls in the USA; although this is much more relaxed compared to that of Britain as players are able to wear either wear white, cream or coloured clothing.
During the US Open, men are required to wear shirts with collars and sleeves and these should be either white or in matching team colours. Women must also wear tops with collars.
Shirts should always be worn in the team’s colour during competitions with clothing below the waist either white, cream or coloured. Pairs teams should wear co-ordinating colours. Women can wear shorts or skirts for competitions and these should be no shorter than three inches above the knee.
Bowls World sell a wide range of bowls clothing to the USA including men’s clothing, women’s clothing, clothing for juniors, water proof clothing, bowls shirts and blouses, trousers, shorts, skirts, jackets, gillets, fleeces, jumpers and T-shirts.
We also sell a variety of bowls headwear to protect against the elements during outdoor play and these including visors, caps, sunhats and rain hats. In addition, we sell a wide range of bowls shoes for men and women.
Bowls in USA – Equipment Sold By Bowls World
Bowls World sell a variety of bowls equipment and accessories to the USA ,bowls by Drakes Pride, Taylor and Henselite. In addition we sell a range of bowls club equipment, coaching aids, gift vouchers, books and accessories such as score card holders.
We regularly ship overseas, with sales abroad accounting for 40 per cent of our business. All our bowls equipment and clothing is available to buy in the UK. Our overseas orders are sent by UPS, which is trackable and takes between three to four days to arrive. Shipping costs are automatically added to your order.
How to Buy – Making Orders Easy
Once you have made your online selection and have keyed in your address you can see how much the shipping costs will be and the precise total of your order before submitting it online.
To make it easy for you, we have a currency converter so you can find out exactly how much your order will cost in US dollars before you make your purchase.
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