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Helping you get it right!

The Delivery Doctor will be posting as often as he can in this blog. Sometimes about bowls, sometimes about curling and more than likely also about golf. The Doc will also be posting insights after one of his frequent coaching stints, either at a club, with a customer or with a client athlete.

The Delivery Doctor will be pleased to hear your feedback as he has the ability to be both thick skinned and/or hard of hearing whenever the need arises. 


17
August
2020

Covid Update August 2020

Back in Business - Sort of!

Well, here we are, mid August and there still doesn't seem to be an end in sight for this horrible virus. Some clubs in Canada have been able to get back up and running according to their provincial protocols. Kudos to those provinces for dealing with the pandemic in a timely and judicious manner. Some may have rushed their various along a little too quickly.

We are not out of the woods yet, and Brenda and I would like to encourage all Lawn Bowlers to take care when starting up their bowls activities again. The protocols of safe distancing, wearing a mask when distancing is not possible, and keeping your bowls and hands sanitary should be adhered to at all times. Covid19 does not take a vacation, even for a minute!

Categories: Just Stuff

10
April
2020

Covid Statement - April 2020

Staying Safe & Staying Healthy

Brenda and I would like to wish everyone the best of health and safety during this very stressful timein Canada’s and the world’s history. We trust that everyone is doing their part, as are we, to battle this deadly virus. We are both well, and strictly practicing the mandates as prescribed by our national government.

For us, that means Stay Home… and yes we have done that. It means Physical Distancing for the infrequent trip to the grocery store… and we are going beyond physical distancing. Anything we can do to protect ourselves and those around us… we are doing. 

Categories: Just Stuff

11
October
2016

Bowls Resurrection - A Surgical Solution to the Playdowns - Part 1 of 3

There has been much discussion surrounding Provincial Playdowns over the years. A plethora of patchwork solutions get offered each year, and these days most of it seems to be spread through social media, the great water cooler of the internet. Most of the comments we see posted in social media, and that I hear from bowlers are centred around complaints of what is wrong with the system. Too many times there is no solution offered. Even where a solution is offered, most of them are simply reworks of a dreadfully broken existing system of play. On one thing though everyone I speak with can agree. The system is broken. So how do we fix it?

Categories: Bowls

11
October
2016

Bowls Resurrection - A Surgical Solution to the Playdowns - Part 2 of 3

The Problem

This is part 2 of a 3 part discussion on the Playdowns in Bowls including: the History, the Problem and the Solution that is being offered to get Bowls back on track. If you haven't read part 1 then I would encourage you to read that first. We learn from our history... or at least we should!

The Problem

Nobody can claim there is a true rise in participation at the playdowns. No study will prove that what we are doing is promoting the game. I contend that none of our playdowns are conducive to finding and declaring the best bowlers in the province… and ultimately in Canada. 

Categories: Bowls

11
October
2016

Bowls Resurrection - A Surgical Solution to the Playdowns - Part 3 of 3

The Solution

The Solution

I have offered several solutions to both OLB and BCB in the past, both verbally and in writing. I keep on hearing the “oh, that’s nice but we could never do that because so and so wouldn’t want that” comments. The problem with that is that when I speak with those same so and so’s they see a lot of merit in the solutions. So what is the problem here… our unwillingness to change… our inability to be proactive? I think so! I have to admit that looking back some of the ideas I have proposed for discussion may or may not have been workable without a lot of due diligence, but considering where we are now they certainly would have been a better solution than the mire in which we have been stuck.

Categories: Bowls

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