Best known for the Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota will soon be home to the newest lawn bowls club in the US. Construction of the 120×120 foot green was completed in November, except bad weather prohibited seeding that will need to wait until spring. A delayed opening in 2010 has not dampened preparations, led by Rodney Titze, whose vision, enthusiasm and drive are sure to make this club a success.
Here’s a partial listing of the equipment Titze has assembled, even before the first person has set foot on the green: over 30 sets of bowls, 16 jacks, 32 mats, 12 lifters, 1 bowling arm, 1 rake (wood), a dozen measures and 3 dozen carpenter tapes. As well, Titze has also gotten his hands on some smaller indoor bowls and carpet bowls. And let’s not forget to mention the gentleman from Northern Ireland who sent an 8.4oz container of BowlSheen and 2 spray cans of GripPolish!
Titze’s vision includes hosting USLBA sponsored events. He is already lobbying to host the Central Division Open in 2012.
Leave some comments for Rodney Titze and the good folks in Mitchell. Some words of encouragement from the bowling community in the US, Canada and abroad will go a long way to making them feel supported.