Not even a year old, the new Lakeview Lawn Bowls club in Mitchell, South Dakota, saw 1353 official users on the green in 2011. The club is already in full gear in its first full season that got underway on May 1. Volunteer staff is on site daily from 5:30 to sunset to welcome anyone who would like to come out and try the game. Located at 3300 N. Ohlman Street in Mitchell, the club also has several leagues lined up for this season — LifeQuest, Bar League, Veterans, Campers and Red Hat Ladies leagues that play throughout the week.
The more than 1300 users in its inaugural 2010 season is quite an accomplishment for the club, and kudos go to Rodney Titze who has spearheaded this initiative and to his supporters for creating quite a buzz around lawn bowls in Mitchell.