I am 75 years of age, married with 5 adult children and my ultimate aim is to revolutionize lawn bowls by using Protractor Mats together with a toe mark and a heel mark on the sole facing of your sho ...

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reply  Morrie wrote
at 04:25PM, Sun 26 February
Hi sjp, 2012 AO has come and gone .Some squad members performed other not up to their own ambitions .Lucky NZ was not well represented other wise results could have been worst.A revolution in elite coaching is the No 1 requestite. Players must be taught how to adjust to suit the conditions .Current coaching methods do allow for this..Why because when a bowler steps onto the mat he /she imagines there is only centre line on the mat top to bottom and you must adjust left and right .. Wrong there is a better way ,players and coaches are not prepared to listen. By using shoe marks , toe and heel and a nominated line adjustment is easy.No 1 problem the visualization method is dead and buried.. Choice , change or suffer poor national performance in Six Natios and 2012 World Championships..The need for change is because other nations have been taught our way and have advanced further..One thing that has not changed is the draw bowl is paramount.Solution use the Rob Judson 40 Bowls Test where.
reply  Morrie wrote
at 04:14PM, Sun 14 November
Thanks Tony Penfold SA. for your reply..If your club mat is the Henselite Mat with cut out diamonds all the better.Measure your shoe length in MM and this is what you allow 229 mm L 4 MM. per deg. 258 MM. L 4.5 MM per deg. 286.5 MM. 5 mm. per deg .315 mm L 5.5 MM per deg. 344 mm L 6mm. per DEG .I say print out and study technique on my home page Mat BQ 1 you can't go wrong . The secret is in the delivery , your delivery must be fluent and rthythmical , position your right knee in the middle of your left calf muscle , stay down 5-7 sec. , look about 3/4 along aiming line ,select a stare point about 4m from the mat slightly accentuate your delivery and walk forward off the mat . Adjust with your toe mark if your green is not right . On a average day with a cross wind expect 2 deg .variation between fore and backhand . ,sometimes they are equal.Nothing has changed there are still only 2 variiables in bowls weight and green , because you have a handle on green [angles] weight is the mos
reply  Morrie wrote
at 04:14PM, Sun 14 November
Thanks Tony Penfold SA. for your reply..If your club mat is the Henselite Mat with cut out diamonds all the better.Measure your shoe length in MM and this is what you allow 229 mm L 4 MM. per deg. 258 MM. L 4.5 MM per deg. 286.5 MM. 5 mm. per deg .315 mm L 5.5 MM per deg. 344 mm L 6mm. per DEG .I say print out and study technique on my home page Mat BQ 1 you can't go wrong . The secret is in the delivery , your delivery must be fluent and rthythmical , position your right knee in the middle of your left calf muscle , stay down 5-7 sec. , look about 3/4 along aiming line ,select a stare point about 4m from the mat slightly accentuate your delivery and walk forward off the mat . Adjust with your toe mark if your green is not right . On a average day with a cross wind expect 2 deg .variation between fore and backhand . ,sometimes they are equal.Nothing has changed there are still only 2 variiables in bowls weight and green , because you have a handle on green [angles] weight is the mos
reply  Tony Penfold wrote
at 11:29AM, Sun 14 November
Thanks Morrie. I shall take this to my Club and suggest it. So many people have problems with their foot settings on the mat. Great invention .
reply  Morrie wrote
at 04:19PM, Fri 12 November
Hi Tony Penfold SA I welcome you as a friend .There are no mats for sale . I suggest you make a cardboard template of your bowls shoes,place a toe mark and a heel mark on your bowls shoes and use your cllub mat and the protractor principle . Measure your shoe length in mm.For template at 15 degrees use these 2 measurements on a A4 sheet for max L 307 mm if longer use 2 sheets overlapping by 50 mm. Rule a centre line length ways .Place a mark 80mm each side of line on edge of sheet . Next put a mark 11 3/4 inches down centre line ,rule lines to 80 mm marks and place marks of your shoe length on the 2 lines rule across and trim alround.Take this template to your club mat and place apex on assumed centre line and find best position for your toe mark so each time you go to this 15 deg mark and adjust from there . Allow 5mm. for each deg..Short end 1 deg .5 m 20 in. Med end .6 m 24 in. Lend .7 m 28 in. Keep heel mark on centre at all time. Depending on green speed and climate cond .find yo
reply  Morrie wrote
at 04:37PM, Sun 31 October
Message for Brett Wilkie,Congats on your C of C Q wins . This could be your big year. You spoke a llot of sense Sun 31/10 Radio Prog.Keep yourself fit and healthy for HK.. Regards Morrie.
reply  Morrie wrote
at 05:42PM, Fri 22 October
Brett , here is simple exercise for your lady members. Make a 15 degree template of your bowling shoes . Take a sheet of either side A 4 paper and rule a centre a centre line length .Make a mark 80mm either side at top of sheet and a mark 11 3/4 inches along centre line .Rule lines to form a triangle . Measure your shoe length in mm. and mark this length on each angle . rule a line across and trim all round . T ake this template to your club mat . Placing the apex on centre line find best position for your toe mark at 15 degrees. If shoe length greater than 307 mm 2 overlapping sheets require d.50mm overlapping Henselite Club mat best with cut out diamonds. Mark shoes top and heel .Don,t take less than 15 degrees .that is where you start every time you go to the mat . Just go wider to suit.
reply  Morrie wrote
at 05:42PM, Fri 22 October
Brett , here is simple exercise for your lady members. Make a 15 degree template of your bowling shoes . Take a sheet of either side A 4 paper and rule a centre a centre line length .Make a mark 80mm either side at top of sheet and a mark 11 3/4 inches along centre line .Rule lines to form a triangle . Measure your shoe length in mm. and mark this length on each angle . rule a line across and trim all round . T ake this template to your club mat . Placing the apex on centre line find best position for your toe mark at 15 degrees. If shoe length greater than 307 mm 2 overlapping sheets require d.50mm overlapping Henselite Club mat best with cut out diamonds. Mark shoes top and heel .Don,t take less than 15 degrees .that is where you start every time you go to the mat . Just go wider to suit.
reply  Neil Dalrymple wrote
at 02:23PM, Tue 23 September
Thanks Morrie.....will definitely take a look at the protractor mat!
reply  ecoachbowls.com wrote
at 10:24PM, Fri 12 September
Hey Morrie
I received your info but haven't read through it all yet so I'll be in touch' great to find you on MySport. check out facebook for lots of bowlers. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1451844257

cheers rob www.ecoachbowls.com
reply  Morrie wrote
at 08:18PM, Thu 21 August
Hi,Kelsey. I am a designer of Protractor Lawn Bowls Mats in my spare time like the ones you learnt to bowls when you first started .A very good friend of yours told me they were a load of excretia but you proved him wrong .I would like to revolutionize the sport simply placing 2 marks on your shoes and standing on a line just like you were taught .It is as easy as messing yourself in bed .I seek contact with coaches and bowlers . Good luck Kelsey