WELCOME TO THE CLIFTON SPRINGS BOWLING CLUB

The Friendly Club Where visitors are always welcome

CORONAVIRUS APDATE

 

28 May 2020                                       SPECIAL BULLETIN

 

TO ALL MEMBERS

CLIFTON SPRINGS BOWLING CLUB AND

EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN VICTORIA

CLIFTON SPRINGS BOWLING CLUB AND RE-OPENING FOR PRACTICE/ROLL-UPS
Following the completion of relevant forms to City of Greater Geelong (COGG) and subsequent
approval for Return to Play, we are very pleased to announce that we have arrangements for
some sessions of practice/roll-ups commencing this Saturday 30 May.
This is a trial of the new conditions we are required to implement by Bowls Victoria and we look
forward to everyone’s co-operation and goodwill in having successful sessions.
Details as follows:
 Three days per week, commencing Saturday 30 May, then Tuesday 2 June, Thursday 4 June.
Then if all goes well, we’ll continue to do Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday the following week
at this stage.
 Sessions times: I hour sessions- 11.00am-12.00pm; 12.30-1.30pm; 2.00pm- 3.00pm
 Members are required to make a booking for a one hour session with the following people
between the hours of 4pm-6pm the evening before the next day’s session:
 For Saturdays contact Mal Fisk 0420 609 454
 For Tuesdays contact Rosemary Sexton 0400 095 910
 For Thursdays contact Barry Oswald 0420 921 881
We are required to retain our session booking sheets with details including members name and
phone number in case a COVID-19 issue arises.
If you are unwell or have cold and flu-like symptoms, please do not book in for a session.
Conditions for practice/roll-ups which must be adhered to:
 10 members per green, with up to 4 members per rink, 4 rinks per green able to be used
with rinks vacant in between each one.
 Members in High Risk Category should strongly consider their individual situation in
deciding whether to participate or not.
 Please check in with the relevant contact person when you arrive 5 minutes before your
session. Note: Only the southern asphalt carpark gate will be open for sessions.
 Use hand sanitiser upon entry and when you leave.
 Mats to be handled by one and the same person at each end. Disposable gloves will be
available for your use.
 Jacks to be moved by foot only, no rolling of the jack.
 Physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times. No touching of other
members bowls, no high fives, no hand shaking. No gatherings before, after or during your
session.
 When your session is completed, you must leave the green, hand sanitise, go to your car
or transport and go home.

 Note: Only club members can use the greens for the time being.
 There must be no spectators, non-bowling family members etc on the club grounds.
 Toilet facilities will only be accessible in an emergency.
 Club Bowls will not be made available for practise sessions.
Please note that the availability of some sessions may be subject to change over the next few
weeks. We are about to commence the construction phase of the disability access toilet
facility and depending on builders and council requirements, access to some areas might be
restricted.
Some of the detail above might seem onerous, but they are what is required of us all in this
stage of easing restrictions and being able to get out on the greens. They are about keeping
our members as safe and healthy as possible, with each of us having a responsibility to
ourselves and each other.
Yours sincerely
Barry Oswald, President
On behalf of the Board

 

PRESIDENT

Barry Oswald

ADMIN DIRECTOR

Rosemary Sexton

History

The original Clifton Springs Hotel was located at or about this site wherein a Bowling Green had always been envisaged

Of historical significance is the well documented fact that adjacent to the Bowling Club site are the remains of the first Mineral Springs/Spa development on the Bellarine Peninsula which was established around 1870. Subsequently a Hotel was built together with many jetties to cater for the burgeoning tourist trade as well as water supply, produce and shell grit export. The Hotel burnt to the ground in 1921 and a second hotel replaced it in 1926. This was remodelled about 1957 to become The Clifton Springs Country Club. In 1977 the property was acquired by The Shire of Bellarine. It was later purchased by The Clifton Springs Golf Club and remodelled once again.

It is noteworthy that our Bowling Club now stands on the land once the site of the original hotel’s staff quarters

The Bowling Club is located on the Southern shore of Corio Bay, on the Bellarine Peninsula and immediately west of The Clifton Springs Golf Course.

Ample parking is available adjacent to the Club.

About Us


Our Club is fully licensed,with full kitchen facilities.All staffing is by Members as volunteers ( Including Greens maintenance ). There are three synthetic greens ( only two in use ) and are playable year round.

Memberships


FULL PLAYING MEMBERSHIP

ONLY $175 per year


FIRST YEAR FULL MEMBERSHIP*

$100 per year


SOCIAL PLUS MEMBERSHIP 

$100 per year

WITH SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP ON OFFER at $10 p.a.


NO JOINING FEE.


Lockers are also available for $15 per year


Social group enquiries are welcome and should be made either by Phone to 5251 3555 or Fax 5251 1260

Membership Application

Social


Mixed Social Bowls where Visitors are most welcome is played on Thursday afternoons, except for first Wednesday of each month when Mens 2 Bowls Triples is held.

New Members also are most welcome and are afforded free coaching by our qualified and most capable coaches. Loan bowls are available for beginners at no cost.

Practice is encouraged with greens set aside daily by the Greens Director who indicates which Greens are available and the direction of play for that day.

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