We welcome new, former, and current members to the 2019 season of lawn bowls in Milwaukee, WI! We offer league play, tournament play, coaching clinics/lessons, and other social events during the year to our members. Members are also eligible to participate in Division and National tournaments held throughout the year in locations like Florida, Arizona, and California. Member fees are annual beginning on May 1 of each year. Learn more about membership in the Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association.
We welcome the public to our clubhouse and greens for an Open House. Our members will give you a friendly introduction to the sport of lawn bowls on two dates in 2019.
- Sunday, May 26, 11 am – 3 pm
- Friday, June 7, 5 pm – 8 pm
We need to get our facilities prepared for the 2019 season. We have work days at the greens and clubhouse scheduled for
- Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Tasks include installing the porch awning, raking, gardening, repairing benches, moving sand off of the shuffle board courts, general cleaning of the clubhouse, and more! Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.
We are planning to kick off our 2019 Season with a luncheon on Saturday, May 4, 2019 with at the Wauwatosa Curling Club in Hart Park. This is for current members and their guests. Hopefully good weather and dry greens will follow and allow us to get in some practice before our first tournament of the season, Blind Pairs, on Saturday, May 26, 2019.
Our first Open House Event on Sunday, May 28, 2017, got off to a rainy start, but when the sun came out, 28 guests showed up to learn how to bowl. Our volunteers were kept busy showing people how to deliver bowls and play a few mini-games. Our next Open House Event is scheduled or Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5-9 pm.
24 members took part in the Butler Blind Pairs Tournament, held on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Four 8-end games were played, with leads and skips playing with different partners each game. The skips finished: 1. Rob Behncke, 2. Bob Schneider, 3. Crandall Hays. The leads finished: 1. Roland Faas, 2. Shirley Burmester, 3. Joan Faas.
The Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association kicked off its 2017 Season on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with a luncheon and pick-up games of bowls. The Club President, Rebecca Nguyen, and Committee Chairs updated the members on several of our initiatives this year.
- We will be using our new Henselite Scoreboards during league and tournament play, which were purchased with funds form the Bowls USA Grant Program.
- We will be offering a series of coaching clinics to teach the fundamentals of our sport to our members.
- We have recruited a volunteer pool of greens mowers as part of an ambitious plan to mow each green twice a week.
- Work continues on various projects in the clubhouse, grounds, and greens. We are in year 2 of a 5-year plan.
There was limited participation this year, but the team of Rob Behncke and Bob Schneider prevailed over Leif Andresen and Jim Grzybowski to win the “Pot.”
We had 16 entrants. The winning team was Jim Grzybowski (skip) and Jerry Mathwig (lead), defeating Crandall Hays (skip) and Min Waite (lead). After the winning team, each player was ranked according to wins and plus points. Crandall finished third, Min fourth, Brian Schieble fifth, and Carl Landgren sixth.
The Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association had its annual Spring Luncheon on Saturday, May 21 followed by a pick up game on the green in Lake Park to mark Opening Day of the 2016.