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    Spice up your assisted living activities with a touch of fun! Memory Lane Therapy presents Bob’s Bowls and DIY Golf Game for seniors in aged care. They’re gateways to laughter, camaraderie, and friendly competition, designed especially for seniors. Whether you’re a bowling aficionado or a putting pro, this versatile game is your recipe for an afternoon brimming with joy.

    Crafting Your Score Box – Turning Plywood or Cardboard into Fun!

    If you have a handy partner or a DIY enthusiast among the residents, crafting your score box can be a delightful project. From plywood to cardboard boxes, the possibilities are as varied as the game outcomes. With a bit of creativity, you can transform simple materials into a golfing or bowling adventure. Don’t worry; even if you’re not too handy with tools, the joy of crafting in this activity is all about the process and the shared laughter it brings.

    Below are some examples of a Golf and Bowling Scoring box you can copy for your own game.

    Bob’s Bowls & DIY Golf Game Essentials:

    • Balls – small balls like golf or tennis balls that will fit into the goal holes. (minimum 6)
    • Whiteboard – to write down scores
    • Goal – Like the ones shown below. Can be made from a cardboard box or wood.
    • Lightweight Putting clubs (for the golf version)
    Target Golf for Bob's Bowls & DIY Golf Game
    Set up for Bowls & DIY Golf Game

    How to Play Bowls & DIY Golf Game:

    1. Place the score box close to a wide wall so if the ball goes astray the wall will stop the balls rolling too far.
    DIY box for Bowls & Golf Game
    1. Seat all players on chairs on either side of the score box in a line.
    2. Place a masking tape line on the floor up to 3 meters from the scoring box, this will be the line of where to bowl or putt from.
    3. The game can be played in two teams or as individual scorers. The highest scorer of the day is the winner.
    4. This game can also be played in a seated position, and have a chair available at the line.
    5. Each player puts or bowls the balls towards the goal.
    6. The game aims to get the balls into the highest numbers on the scoring box this will increase the overall score for the player.
    Different boxes for Bowls & DIY Golf Game
    1. Have a few rounds if time permits and add all the scores together.
    2. Give a prize to the top-scoring bowler or golfer and the runner-up on the day.

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