What lies beneath your bowling green ? Soil profiles vary as you will see from Dave's photos .

This knowledge helps with the maintenance of the green and developing a work  programme for its improvement.





 Sadly Dave is no longer with us , but is known to many in the world of Bowling greens as the expert . 

He loved to  share his knowledge with others for constructing,resurfacing and maintaining bowling greens .

His invention " The Brayseed Slotter " was always readily available to be used.....

Dave's Background

Tried and Tested information  to improve your Bowling  Green.

Loudwater Bowling Club ....... The green was built out of the hillside with Dave's guidance and inspirational and of course practical help . see full construction here

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Practices & Problems

Dave's guidance on how to  manage your green throughout the year  to make the best bowling green surface .







Soil profile & construction

Seasonal Guides

For years Dave wrote  articles for Bowls International magazine , worked on bowling greens and ran courses  for the IOG, EBA,BCGBA,and WCBA .It was Dave's wish to share his  lifetime's knowledge  and experiences with others. 

His book was  being  worked on and  therefore there is more to share  with you in the future . Fortunately technology allows us the opportunity to  share this  information  by creating this website,   so please enjoy using it and find an improvement in your green


Contents are a compilation of  Dave's  written guides,articles and slide shows ...

Best wishes for a great green ,

"Where the grass is greener" , Dave Bracey

'Good practices and Problem solving are an essential part of green maintenance .

Learn from Daves experiences and   guidance  to help  maintain and improve your green .