Labour Day on the Green

Join us on Monday 8 March for Labour Day on the Green! It's a family friendly event and entry is free!

Our online booking system enables you to book rinks/lanes for free so you don't miss out. If bowls does't interest you, we also have drinks at members prices all day, Burgerchiefs food truck, and free tennis door. Feel free to stay for as long as you like, whether it be all day or for a short time. If you're not bowling you don't need to book and can turn up at anytime.

Find out everything you need to know about the event below. If you have any other questions you can send us an email. If you can't come you can make a group booking for another day for $10 per person on the Bookings page.

Barefoot Bowls

Instead of the usual $10 per person we're offering barefoot bowls for free. All equipment (bowls, mats, jacks) is supplied and a rink/s will be allocated to you. Group bookings are now open for two hour blocks - 12.00-2.00pm, 2.00-4.00pm, and 4.00-6.00pm. If these times don't suit and you want to come earlier or later, email barefootbowling@gmail.com and we'll see what we can do. Due to a high number of bookings we might have to squeeze large groups in so everyone gets to play, and members of your group might have to take turns.

 

Most people choose to go barefoot, but you can keep your shoes on if they're flat. Specific rinks will be allocated to all groups who book, just check at the bar when you arrive. The aim of the game is to get as close to the small white or yellow ball (called a jack or kitty) as possible.

Tennis

Our neighbours Wattle Social Tennis Club will be holding a Come and Try Open Afternoon from 1.00-5.00pm. Members will be on hand to welcome anyone who would like to check out the courts and have a hit of tennis. Balls and racquets will be supplied, just wear reasonably flat soled shoes (as for the bowls). Even if you've never played tennis before, you are welcome to go over and get some tips and simple coaching. See this flyer for more information on the club.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text Malcolm on 0413 959 979 or email wattletennisclub@gmail.com

Drinks

To celebrate the day we'll be having drinks at members prices for everyone! We accept both cash and card, and you can explore our range below.

Tap Beer

Carlton Draught, Great Northern, Cascade Premium Light

Bottled Beer/Cider

Carlton Draught, Cascade Premium Light, Coopers Pale Ale, Corona, Crown Lager, Great Northern, Little Creatures, Victoria Bitter, Bulmers Apple Cider

Pre-Mixed Spirits

Jack Daniels, Johnnie Walker, Canadian Club & Dry, Canadian Club & Cola

White Wine

Giesen Sauvignon Blanc, Annie's Lane Chardonnay, Rose, Prosecco, Moscato

Red Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

Soft Drinks - Cans

Coke, Coke No Sugar, Solo, 

Soft Drinks - Bottles

Bitter Lemon, Dry Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime & Bitters, Lemonade, Mineral Water, Soda Water, Tonic Water, Water

Food

We're excited to have the Burgerchiefs food truck joining us for the first time! Burgerchiefs have been making quality burgers and sides since 2018 and has developed an impressive following online.

Website: www.burgerchiefs.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com.au/burgerchiefs

Burgers

Chief - grounded beef steak patty, hi melt cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, chief sauce

American Cheeseburger - grounded beef steak patty, hi melt cheese, pickles, ketchup

Crispy Chicken Chief - crispy chicken patty, hi melt cheese, lettuce, chief sauce

Vegan/Vegetarian - vegan patty, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, vegan herb mayo sauce

Hotdogs

Hotdog, cheese, ketchup, mustard

Hotdog with ketchup

Sides

Hot chips with dipping sauce

Waffle fries with sour cream

Kids Menu

Hotdog, ketchup, serve of fries

2 slider burgers, serve of chips

Membership

If you have an enjoyable day please consider becoming a club member. You can sign up on the day if you like, just ask at the bar. All membership categories enable you to utilise drinks at members prices at all times and win the members draw on Thursday evenings. The following membership rates are for 12 months (we'll extend it to 30 April 2022 at no additional cost) and there are no joining fees. Join online here.

Full Bowling Membership - $200

This enables you to play competitive bowls, including pennant competitions on Saturday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings, and Thursday mornings. We will also give you a free playing shirt with your membership.

Social Bowling Membership - $90

Use the greens whenever you like for social bowling by yourself or with other members.

Junior Bowling Membership - $50

For under 18s who would like to play competitively and/or socially. We are also planning on running a junior program soon.

Social Non-Playing Membership - $20

This includes full access to the clubhouse, drinks at members prices, and access to the weekly members draw.

Family Friendly Event

Children are very welcome, they just need to be supervised. We have some rubber bowls that can be used by kids, but please be aware that it can be dangerous on the green with other bowls and participants around. There is a playground located in the park next to the club which you might like to use, as well as open fields, but please ensure that your children are supervised.

Getting Here

Location

We're located at 1 Higgins Road Bentleigh, part of Bentleigh Recreation Reserve/Hodgson Reserve, and just off Jasper Road. See the map at the bottom of the page for our exact location.

Parking

There is free parking available both in our car park and in Higgins Road. There is also a free car park on the Northern side of Bentleigh Recreation Reserve (enter Arthur Street).

Public Transport

Bentleigh and Patterson railway stations are both approximately a 10 minute walk away.

Entering the Club

You can enter the club via gates in both Higgins Road and the Hodgson Reserve/Bentleigh Recreation Reserve.

Covid-19 Register

When you arrive please ensure that you sign in via the QR codes located around the club, or by signing the folder near the main entrance.

Weather

Unfortunately we can't control this but hope for good weather. Unless conditions are extreme the event will still go ahead in some capacity, so even if you can't bowl you can still eat and drink!

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