The Game of Lawn Bowls as Played Under the Code of Rules of the Scottish Bowling Association, of Glasgow, Scotland (Classic Reprint)

The Game of Lawn Bowls as Played Under the Code of Rules of the Scottish Bowling Association, of Glasgow, Scotland (Classic Reprint)

by Henry Chadwick
     
 

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The rapidity with which we Americans are rivaling our British friends in their love of national sports and pastimes, especially in the arena of sports which men and women of leisure, and of education and refinement can take part, alike as

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Excerpt from The Game of Lawn Bowls as Played Under the Code of Rules of the Scottish Bowling Association, of Glasgow, Scotland

The rapidity with which we Americans are rivaling our British friends in their love of national sports and pastimes, especially in the arena of sports which men and women of leisure, and of education and refinement can take part, alike as participants as well as spectators, is remarkable. The fact is we are just "rushing things" in our determined efforts to outdo the Britishers in their great specialty of field sports; and our success has been decidedly gratifying up to date. Moreover, everything in the line of sports, which we "Yanks" take up, we improve upon in one respect or another. About the first thing we do, in this direction, when we adopt a British game new to us, is to improve its playing code of rules through the medium of a "National Association." For more than a century past, English cricketers have submitted to the dictates of a single club - the Marylebone Club - in the matter of its code of playing rules; while our American national game has, from its inception, been controlled by a National Association or a League. When we adopted the English game of tennis we very soon placed a National Association at the head of it; and even the case of the latest fashionable fad in field sports, the Scottish game of Golf, though only just adopted, as it were, is now subject in its rules to the control of the United States National Golf Association. The latest sport arrival from the British Isles is another old Scottish game, viz., the field form of the Scotch winter sport of Curling, the American name of which is "Lawn Bowling," to distinguish it from the game of bowling on the alleys, the latter of which is now in the midst of a regular furore, as the game of games for indoor winter exercise.

We could fill pages with historical reminiscences of the olden time game of "Bowls on the Green," when the lower part of Broadway, near the Battery, was New York City's centre; one of its distinguishing sport features then being its "Bowling Green," now a well remembered little park at the foot of Broadway. Before the days of the Revolution, elderly New Yorker's of leisure delighted to spend their afternoons in the engagement of "Bowling on the Green."

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ISBN-13:
9781330367810
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/25/2015
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

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