Well done to Judy Smooker for winning The Coburn Trophy.

The Coburn Trophy is run by Bowls Dorset and is open to any Lady who holds office in their Club. Judy is the Swanage Bowls Club Treasurer and when she’s not counting all the pennies (or organising our fantastic social events), she just happens to be an amazing bowler!

The Coburn Cup is a 4 woods singles knock out competition with the Final held on 10th September. Against tough opposition Judy won with her mantra of ‘Focus on the Green’, a tip for all aspiring bowlers!

Congratulation Judy and thank you for all your work for our Club.


Ladies Captain’s Report 2017

It has been a mixed season for the Swanage Ladies.

In the Edna Paisley League the ladies maintained a position in the upper part of the league throughout 2017 and finished in a commendable forth place.

Despite all our best efforts, in division 2 of the Dorset Women’s Bowling League we were less successful finishing third from bottom.

Whilst we did not achieve any major success, we all had a very enjoyable season and I wish to thank all the ladies that participated. I look forward to playing next year and wish Linda success as the 2018 Ladies Captain.


Madeline Love


The revised format Bournemouth & District Saturday Mixed Triples League introduced for the 2017 season has concluded with a significant success for the team entered by Swanage Bowling Club. At only three points behind the winners, Swanage were runners up and are promoted to Section 1 of the competition for next season. Congratulations to all Swanage players who contributed to this achievement.

The Saturday Triples League was played in a sporting but a relaxed atmosphere throughout the season. All involved at Swanage enjoyed playing in the competition and look forward to playing in Section 1 next season.

Norman Love – Saturday Mixed Triples Captain

Hoggy’s September Hotline News

September’s Purbeck Gazette is now out and as usual we have a Bowls Club update written by our own ‘unique’ David Hogsflesh. Have a read on line by clicking on Purbeck Gazette, (page 66, but read all of it, there’s loads of interesting articles), or make sure you find yourself a copy in many of our lovely local shops.

Carnival & Regatta Drive

The sun came out for this year’s Carnival & Regatta Drive: it was great to welcome holidaymakers to our Club to raise money for good causes and take home some lovely memories.

We congratulate Mr T Hovey and Mrs Patricia Cornelius for winning the respective trophies and would love to thank you all for a wonderful time.

See you next year!

Defibrillator Training

Following the Club’s significant contribution towards the purchase and installation of the Defibrillator at Beach Gardens, the Swanage Defibrillator Partnership is to provide a short training session on Friday 7th July at 4pm, before the usual Club night. The defibrillator is easy to use, but the session will make sure you’re confident should you ever need to use it.

Have a Go days

Both our Have a Go days were a great success. Thank you to everyone who came. Looking forward to seeing you again at our Club nights. Don’t forget we offer 3 free visits before you commit to joining. Lots of social events take place at the Club. Our members are all looking forward to the BBQ on Sunday.