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Lawn Bowls:The Game and How to Play It Well
|This 80 page book provides basic information and techniques for bowlers of all ages and skill levels.|
I have self published this book and I have a the initial printing available through my bookselling page on ABEbooks.com at a cost of $24 posted to Australia. The printed book is not yet available anywhere else. It is now also available as an ebook from all platforms for prices less than $5
This is a revue from Michael Beaumont, Bowls Australia Director of Coaching |
Like me, you are probably constantly on the look out for coaching resources, books, newsletters etc. Bob Tuck very kindly sent me a copy of his Coaching Manual “Lawn Bowls, The game and how to play it well”. As you can imagine I do get sent a few bits and pieces like this from time to time and if they are not very good, I just shelve them. This is very good.
The soft cover book is 75 pages, glossy covered, and I think it's really good. Bob is a South Australian and has done it all in the admin of the game. The book costs $24 and is worth every penny, I think. I always think of it this way. Did I get one new idea? If yes, it's money well spent. Did I get more than one new idea? If yes, it's a bargain. If I get more than two, then the purchase price doesn't even enter the equation. I think this is one of those books.
I was a huge fan of the maths section. But other sections may resonate with you. There is a good section on practice routines which is always helpful for any coach. For more information you can visit his website www.getagameofbowls.com. The manual is also available as an ebook for $5 and the profits of the online version go to Bob’s club.
In this book I first of all look at the best Australian bowls books of the 20th century. When writing about each aspect of the game I refer back to these books, quoting valuable advice from Harrison, Bosisto, Snell and Newton.
I believe that any bowler who follows the weight training practise routine in this book and spends one hour three times a week for at least four weeks will achieve a significant improvement in weight control.
Here are the first few comments I received about the book.
James (proofreader – an English Journalist living in Holland) “It is an exquisite book but it needs a finish” which it now has!
None of those who have made comments have had the book long enough to try the training the brain procedure for weight improvement.
You can see part of the chapter on getting your weight here
Buying the Book
The listed price of the book is AUD20. I have set the price on my ABEbooks*** page so that it will cost $24 including postage to anywhere in Australia. You can order it by clicking here. ABEbooks is an overseas web site and some Australian banks may charge an additional fee (less than $1) for the overseas transactions and exchange the currency at a less favourable rate. To cover this I will reduce the postage by an additional $1
You can order the book by paypal by clicking the button below and using your paypal account or your credit card. If you use paypal please send me your address in a separate email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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***abebooks.com is used by almost every second hand book seller in the world. If you want to find or value a book it is the place to look.
I have this ABE books site because in one of my other retirement activities I collect unwanted book from local churches and run an annual book sale benefitting school chaplains in my area. In the book sale all books are $2, $4 or $6. When I find a book valued at $15 of more I list it on the ABE site. Over 15 years we have raised over $30000 through the sales and $10000 through the ABE web site. You can see all of the books on my site through this link.
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Lindsay teaches Will(aged 4)