Gaelic Sports ~~ Road Bowling

 

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A sport almost 400 years old, road bowling, sometimes known as “Bowls” (which rhymes with “howls”) has a basic premise much similar to golf than American bowling. Participants hurl a heavy cast iron ball called a “bowl” or “bullet” along a country road course, usually one or two miles long. Wherever the bowl stops, a chalk mark is made at the nearest point on the road, and the next throw is taken from behind that mark. The player who uses the fewest throws to reach the end of the course wins.

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