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Among the uninitiated, it might be common to assume lawn bowling is more or less the same as regular bowling, only played on grass. While there are certainly similarities, it's actually quite different. For one, there are no pins—a small white ball called the "jack" forms the target—and thus there are no 19th-century children around to do any re-racking of pins. Second, the bowls (not balls) are slightly flattened at the poles, making them veer left or right as they slow at the end of their path.
San Diego Lawn Bowling Club was formed in 1932, and has made it its mission to spread appreciation for this fun outdoor sport ever since. It hosts regular member tournaments throughout the year, and, as a member of Bowls USA, has produced a number of national and international champions. Amateur bowlers, meanwhile, can get in on the action through lessons and during social bowling times held throughout the week. On Sundays, all participants must wear all-white clothing in a nod to traditional decorum.