Sad news emanating from our friends at Santa Maria BC Spain: despite having a fantastic Greengauge Needle Punch surface to play on the owners decided to close the facility in 2022 for non-bowling reasons.
A sad day for our Sport and the members of Santa Maria, and the loss of a great bowls facility.
Before the new Greengauge Needle Punch surface was installed in 2017, the Club were struggling to attract and retain bowling members. Mr & Mrs W members at Santa Maria commented “the fantastic new Greengauge surface has had an incredible impact this last year. We have attracted 25 new members who are all loving their bowls” Running at around 13.5 seconds it was described as “the perfect SPEED for our members”