I came across something new (at least new to me) this weekend. During a trip to Sarasota I found the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club’s facilities located at 810 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.
I have to admit, I was unfamiliar with lawn bowling. I had visions of pins and 12 lb balls being thrown on the grass, which were quickly followed by the thought that it would leave one heck of a ball mark to repair. As it turns out, the sport has a long history, dating to the 13th century. My main concern with what I saw was the quality of the turf (now I’m wishing I had taken pictures). The bermudagrass looked like it could really use some help. You can see in this Google Maps image that this is probably the norm.