If you’re just starting out in the game of lawn bowls, or you want to find out how you can improve your game, there’s a simple drill that can be done called the 4-Jack Drill. This drill will show you what flaws lie in your drawing, and will give you more confidence when it comes time to play in competition.
To begin, place a jack at the 2-meter mark, at each hog line. Center them and draw a chalk line underneath each. Place a mat at the near-two metre mark and then draw two bowls to the short jack and two draws to the long jack. Then take your mat and leave the jack at the 2-metre mark where you had been standing. Then gather all four bowls at the other end. Once you’re finished, repeat the entire drill in reverse by going to the other end and starting from there.
Even if you’re doing this drill on your own, it’s still a good idea to keep score. Scoring is easy. Give yourself one point for everything within one metre, and no point for anything else. When you’re finished the drill, tally up your points and see how you did!
If you really want to make your lawn bowling better, you can do this drill several times and keep track of your progress. Not only will you know what you need to do to beat your personal best, but it will also let you see how far you’ve come!