HOOK & SOUTHBOROUGH BOWLING CLUB
A SMALL AND FRIENDLY OUTDOOR BOWLING CLUB
The club was formed at a meeting on the 17th May 1905 with 18 male members. The subscription was agreed at three shillings (15p now day) plus an entrance fee of one shilling (5p) for new members. Surbiton Council charged an annual rent for the use of the ground of two pound two shillings.
The club played its first game between members on Saturday May 20th 1905 starting at 4.00pm. That season continued until the last Saturday in August. The club described their first season as “fairly successful due to the late start of the season”. The club numbered, by the end of their first season, 25 members.
The first accounts showed that they had a turnover of five pounds & five shillings but after paying out expenses which included one set of woods, bench for the green, mats, printing and stationary, the balance at the end of the season was three shillings.
So that is how we started and here we are today over 100 years later playing on the same green with a similar number of members.
Keith White - August 2011
All ages are welcome. Don’t be shy. We are a friendly club.
New and experienced Bowlers are always welcome. For new members we have a Surrey Coach available to teach you the fundamental details of the game.
Should you be on holiday in the area and would like a Roll-up please come along on a Tuesday afternoon or Friday evening.
There several forms of membership; Standard rate, Social (Including green fees), under 18’s and Non-playing members. There are many internal competitions run during the year with trophies to be won and a prize presentation at the end of the season.