Holsworthy Bowling Club

Flat green & short mat in Devon EX22 6JG


Welcome to Holsworthy Bowling Club


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    Who can Play?

    Is bowls just for 'old folks' ....... NO! Almost anyone can play bowls. Take a look at this video by the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) then get in touch and 'have a go'.

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    How to Play Bowls

    Whether you are new to bowls or just need a refresher, these videos should help you with the objective of the game, your stance, delivery and some common faults.

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    Club Personnel

    A list of officers of the club and their contact details. Also a link from here to the document describing the committee's responsibilities.

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Join Us

The Holsworthy Bowling Club in Devon are a friendly club with our main aim being to enjoy our bowls. We welcome new members, beginners, or experienced players. Prospective new members are always welcomed and should either contact us through the website or approach any of the committee members for an application form. Instruction on the game if needed can be given as well as advice about dress, game protocol and green access etc.


Our total Membership (June 2018) is 55, 35 men and 20 ladies although in 1996 it was as high as 87.

Our Annual subscription inclusive of both summer and winter matches and Club games is £80. A modest amount we feel for being able to bowl everyday of the year (weather permitting in summer), with concessions for new members for the first year. For those who just like to come and enjoy the company without playing we do have a Social membership for just £15 a year. Under 18 membership is free.

For many years we have organised bowling events in aid of various Charities including R.N.L.I., S.C.B.U., Air Ambulance and Batten Disease and at March 2018 have raised a total amount in excess of £12,700.

In the Beginning Circa 1938

When Earl Stanhope granted the Park to the Town, in the Deeds it was mentioned that provision should be made for the Gentlemen of the Parish to play bowls, and an area was earmarked on the Deeds somewhere in the vicinity of what is now the Cricket Square.

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Links to Bowls Associations

North Devon & North Cornwall Short Mat Bowling Federation

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Devon Short Mat Bowling Association

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England Short Mat Bowling Association

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Bowls Devon

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Bowls England

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Disability Bowls England

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Bowls Development Alliance

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Bowls Org A Beginners Guide

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Public Green 

Holsworthy is a public green available for visitors to use by request. To make arrangements to play please contact The Secretary

The outdoor season opens in April and closes in September. The short mat season starts in October and closes in March. Come along to the weekly roll up for a friendly social game or if you are more competitive all paying members are entitled to enter the various internal club championship competitions.

Bowls Equipment & Clothing

A few on-line bowls shopping sites. If you have a favourite to add let us know.

Shotbowl - Peterborough - The company we buy our Jackets and shirts from

The Bowls Shop - Nottingham - Excellent Customer Services

Julian Haines - Bournemouth

Bowls World - Ipswich

Bond Bowls - Crediton

Our Sponsors

  • A W Bryant
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    Bond Oxborough Phillips Estate Agent
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    Holdcroft Electrical
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    Mitchell & Webber
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    Venture dairy services
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    Piper Architecture
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    GM Contractors
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  • Fresh Fields
    Fresh fields dairy services
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    Coodes solicitors
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    Coombes menswear
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    Office Services
  • Rotary
    Holsworthy Rotary Club
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    Diamond Cleaning Services
  • J E Stacey
    Diamond Cleaning Services
  • Sam Rolinson
    Sam Rolinson Carpentry
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