picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Lawn Bowls - The Winning Way
Compiler John Flett, OBE
Publisher New Zealand Bowling Association, Auckland, New Zealand
First published 1982
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price NZ$3.00
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.5 x 14.8
Number of pages 80
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 28 11
Synopsis This well illustrated coaching textbook was compiled by John Flett, OBE, New Zealand Bowls Promotion Director and other contributors as a natural progression from the 1972 Guide to Bowlers and the 1977 Be a Better Bowler. These chapter headings from Part 2 of the book give a good idea of its broad scope:
  • Psychology of coaching - self assessment
  • Equipment - selection of bowls
  • Grip, stance and delivery
  • Grass-line, changing conditions
  • The shots, head-building, team building
  • The selection process
  • Mat placement
  • Do's and don'ts
  • Coaching clinics, centre and club
  • Left and right hand bowlers
  • Common faults - detection of
  • Solo practice or coach yourself
  • Laws of the game - umpire-player relationship
  • Etiquette and fair play
  • Performance and analysis charts
  • The disabled
  • Fitness
  • Conclusion

Although some of the content in this informative manual is now a little dated, most of the material would meet its original objective today in not only assisting coaches at all levels, but also helping those bowlers who seek to improve their bowling standards.