A short history of Sedgefield Bowling Club
In 1987-1988 land on Steenbok Eiland now known as The Island was set aside for a community sports club by local mayor, Reg Basson.
In 1989 Mr Wally Bodmer formed The Sedgefield Lawn Bowls Club.
Wally invited people in the community to become Founder Members for the sum of R100.
Then, with money raised and hard work by members and the help of the Mayoral Committee, the first greens where laid.
Next, the Club House and Hall were built and the first bowling green was opened on 23 September 1990.
Teams from Wilderness, Leisure Isle and Knysna were invited to play in a Round Robin Tournament sponsored by local businessmen.
Club Opening 20 February 1990
The Mayor of Sedgefield attended the event announcing that the club would be a life-long asset to the community - a partnership between the people and Sedgefield Town Management.
With assistance from the National Lottery Board, the third green and workshop was started in 2004 and completed in 2005 when it was opened by Mayor Joy Cole.
1. Looking for tortoises prior to preparing the field
2. Building the bowling green.
3. Knysna Mayor, Joy Cole cutting the ribbon on 31 March 2005.
Bowling Club members have developed and looked after the grounds of the Club for the last 26 years. They are a delight surrounded with flowering shrubs and green lawns, and home to hundreds of tortoises.
The Bowling Club has been granted a lease by Knysna Municipality to manage the Club for a further 9 years at the end of 2016.