Visually impaired bowlers should be able to take their own angle after the first
few lessons without help, in order that they learn how much green to take. Only practice
will teach this. N.B. FRONT COACHING is perfectly legitimate for those who prefer
The helper at the jack end must indicate in terms of the clock where each bowl has
landed and how far short or through or at jack level, otherwise control of weight
will never be learnt.
During the first few months of coaching it is a good procedure, at the end of each
head, to let the visually impaired bowler feel the position of the bowls in relation
to the jack. If the bowls are far away this is not practicable.
And so with this progress the visually impaired bowler will understand the strategy
of the game and will not need much help from their sighted fellow bowlers. Therefore
this must be the ultimate goal of all coaches:
The visually impaired bowler, on the green, being able to play the game with minimal
assistance - but having the right to use the permitted forms of assistance, should
they so wish.