Coaching tips with Thorpy
‘I keep going in the ditch. Why? Question: ‘I keep going in the ditch. Why?
Answer: ‘If playing long ends or when the jack is close to the ditch, remember to take extra grass which will allow for the extra pace and finish of your bowl in that area.
WHY? Because continual walking, getting on and off the green or scuffing feet in that area causes the green to compact more than the rest of the rink in that 2 metre zone. Most importantly, when walking between ends please walk up in the centre of the rink, thus protecting the bowls trajectory/line.