|Hawkhead Bowling Club
8 Gartmore Road, Paisley, PA1 3NQ
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Hawkhead Bowling Club was founded in 1921. It was originally named Hawkhead Recreation Club hosting various sports and this remained the case until 1963, when, as bowling had become the predominant sport it was decided that the name be changed to Hawkhead Bowling Club. From that time the club has grown substantially and we have 2 full size greens and excellent club house facilities consisting of a lounge, large hall and small function suite. Click the Club History link for a more comprehensive look at our history.
Hawkhead is an equal opportunities club, where all full ladies and gents members have equal rights within the club. We have an Executive Committee which is responsible for the general running of the club including the building, greens, finances, memberships etc, but excludes bowling matters, which is the responsibility of the individual bowling section committees. The club has 3 bowling sections i.e. Gents, Ladies and a Junior Section which opened in 2007.
The Gents Section is affiliated to the Bowls Scotland who host national competitions, the Renfrewshire Bowling Association (RBA) who host competitions at a county level and Paisley & District Bowling Association (P&DBA), who run the local league and cup competitions. Our Ladies Section is also affiliated to the Scottish Womans Bowling Association (SWBA), while the Paisley Veterans Bowling Association (PVBA) host the majority of the Gents Seniors league and cup games
We hold many social events, where top class acts perform regularly. Our hall accomodates up to 120 people and often hosts private functions for members and members friends or relations. Applications for the use of the hall are made via a club member and vetted by the Executive Committee. We do not host 18th birthday parties.
Centenary Year 2021
2021 was our Centenary Year but due to the restrictions our celebration plans were put on hold until 2022. We did however have a Flag Raising day on the 7th August where our new Centenary flag was unveiled. Over 70 members including our Honorary President Matt Paul attended the event which was followed by a mixed triples game. Some photos of the day can be viewed on our Facebook page.
Centenary Celebrations 2022
As we were unable to celebrate our Centenary Year as we would have liked, we made up for it during 2022 with many events planned for members. Our biggest achievement was to raise £2.100 for Accord Hospice who celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 2022.
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MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL CATEGORIES ARE AVAILABLE NOW
We currently have a full playing membership of around 80 Gents and just under 40 Ladies. We also have Associate members, who use the clubhouse facilities and attend our social events.
New members are always welcome and anyone wishing to apply for full or associate membership should download and complete the application form and post it to the Club Secretary at 8 Gartmore Road, Paisley, or email to the address indicated on the Contacts page.
In 2023 we are offering 50% discount for new members to the Club on both Full Playing Membership and Associate Membership.
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We are very grateful for the continued support of our sponsors without whom we could not run many of our internal competitions.
D MOODIE &Co Ltd FUNERAL DIRECTORS
and the GOLDEN CHARTER FUNERAL PLANS
61-63 Glasgow Road
Tel: 0141 840 4567
D. Moodie & Co are our long time main sponsors of 4 competitions