Drakes Pride supply these accessories for people who have trouble bending down or for disabled people wishing to play bowls. The primary implement is a "bowls arm" which is held by the handle at the top and squeezed to release the bowl as the arm is swung.
It comes in 4 different sizes - long (27"), medium (25"), short (23") and "wheelchair" (18")- measured in the 'open' position. To determine the size needed, stand up straight with arms by sides and measure the distance between the clenched hand and the ground. This is the approximate length required. This product is EBA and Bowls Australia approved.
We have tested the arm with a carpet bowl (around 10cm diameter) and it worked fine. We cannot guarantee it will work with bowls smaller than this.
These items sometimes go out of stock so if you have a deadline, please
ring to check stock first.
The other tool which is useful for the elderly or anyone else who has difficulty bending over is a "Bowls and Jack" lifter. The use is self-explanatory but the tool is available in 2 forms - a screw-together, three part version (shown on the left) and a collapsible version (shown here on the right).
These should fit into most larger bowls bags and work with any size of bowl.
The length of the walking stick is adjustable extending from around 87cm to 97cm (that's 34 - 38 inches).
The diameter of the round base is 12.5cm (5 inches) and is rubber-bottomed so can be used indoors. The walking stick comes with its own carry bag as shown.
Bowls & Jack lifter - collapsible
Bowls & Jack lifter - 3 part, screw together
Bowlers Folding Walking Stick
Bowling arm (aid for bowler who has difficulty bending) Length: Long
Bowling arm (for bowler who has difficulty bending) Length: Medium
Bowling arm (aid for bowler who has difficulty bending) Length: Short
Bowling arm (for bowler who has difficulty bending) Length: Wheelchair