About Us

Welcome to Rye Bowls club – ‘The Friendly Club

  • Our Club was formed in 1958 and has around 150 members.
  • The greens were named after Con Glew the first President, Roy Thomas the first committee member and Nan Taylor 1st Ladies committee member.
  • Our Club has a Board of Management and a number of sub Committees.
  • We are affiliated with the Mornington Peninsula Bowls Division answering to Bowls Victoria.
  • We have 5 Saturday Pennant Teams and 2 Midweek Pennant Teams in the Mornington Peninsula Bowls Division Pennant Competition.
  • We play other games throughout the week, normally they are:
    • Monday:-      Inter club triples between Sorrento, Rosebud and Rye
    • Tuesday:-     Midweek Pennant Day
    • Wednesday:-Nominated triple’s, four’s and social bowls
    • Thursday:-    Social bowls and events. Barefoot Bowls 4pm onwards
    • Friday:-         Usually Pennant Practice and after 4.00 pm Sippers nights with nibbles, and a meal once a month run by our social committee
    • Saturday:-     Saturday Pennant and reserves games
    • Sunday:-       Mixed Bowling events and Club Championship games
  • The Club uniform is a club shirt, white or olive green or burgundy pants or shorts, a club cap or olive or burgundy green bucket hat or white wide brimmed hat with Club hatband. Club jackets are also available at the Club. The pants, shorts and bucket hats can be purchased at the local bowls shop at Rosebud. (They must have the BA logo).

  • This Club has a free dress approach except on Major days like Pennant , Major events and Club game finals but most other Clubs you play at will require you wear an Approved Bowls uniform.

  • Members are required to do certain jobs around the Club because our only paid person is the Greens Keeper.

  • Also there are many jobs around the Club done by our members and if you feel you would like to be involved please contact a Board member.

  • The greens are open usually after 11.00 am for practice most days of the week if no other game is going on that green at the time.

  • The direction you are to bowl and greens available for practice are shown on the Green Keepers blackboard at the front of the Clubhouse. Practice mats and jacks are available in a cupboard at the front of the building.

  • The Fixtures Booklet contains details of all events for the season. Event sheets are available in the glass fronted display case at the front of the building. You may place your name on the sheet either as a single entrant, team entrant or as an emergency.

  • Entry sheets for championship events are in the locker rooms. To enter, write your name on the sheet and place the entry fee in the envelope provided, write your name and the event on the envelope and place the envelope in the locked entry box.

  • If you are a new bowler the rear of the Fixtures Booklet contains details on the “Etiquette in Bowls” which will inform you of the rules etc. and help you to feel at home on the greens.

  • All members are willing to assist new bowlers and all new members so please ask for assistance if you are unsure of any of the rules or require assistance with anything.