Bowls Central is the home of Performance Bowling Greens, the bestselling eBook that is consistently praised for introducing Bowls Clubs and Greenkeepers to John Quinn’s simple but effective greenkeeping program. John teaches natural greenkeeping practices that encourage the fine bent and fescue grasses. Based on hands on experience and a deep understanding of turf and soil ecology, John’s methods produce healthy, high performance greens that are a joy to maintain and less costly for clubs.
“After devouring all the information and following your advice I have members coming to me and saying the green has never looked better or played better! Some of these are the ancient stalwarts who have been members for years, visitors are also full of praise. Woods are rolling smoothly and the pace is good -thanks again! Barry”
Latest articles from John’s blog
Today is World Soil Day (WSD). A campaign that aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. To mark the occasion The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has produced a wonderful series of Postcards that highlight the main threats to world soil health. In … Read more
Successfully dealing with fairy ring in fine turf is a challenge facing many greenkeepers, but one that can be broken down into easily taken key steps. The conventional remedies that feature the use of fungicides are simply dealing with symptoms and can guarantee only one outcome; temporary relief followed by a worsening of the problem … Read more
Transitioning your green from Poa annua to bent/fescue is not only critical to achieving a Performance Bowling Green, but is actually a realistic goal. The spongy, soft turf associated with annual meadow grass is less than ideal for bowls. Common wisdom says that this can’t be done without major disruption and that even after it … Read more
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