About Us

The Club was founded in 1936 and affiliated with the Somerset West Country Club in January 1961. In November 1962 it was decided to change the name of the Club to Somerset West Country Club – Bowls Section – and later, due largely to the changes that had taken place within the Somerset West Country Club, it was decided to revert to the name Somerset West Bowling Club with effect from the revised constitution dated 31 May 2005.

Pursuant to an initiative by the Western Province Bowling Association to change their name to the Western Province Bowls Association, the Club deemed it appropriate to change its name to Somerset West Bowls Club with effect from the revised constitution dated 14 August 2008.

Our mission is to ensure that the Club evolves around a membership who have the vision and courage to embrace transformation as a vehicle for progress; an active group who are excited about where they want to go and are motivated to participate and innovate to achieve results that are credible, sustainable and of enduring benefit, in the knowledge that the Club belongs to them.



President:                                   Neil Watson
Vice-President:                          Chris Fenton
Hon. Secretary:                          Elaine Sneller
Assistant Secretary:                   Ethenee Hepburn
Hon. Treasurer:                          John Marler
Greens Manager:                        Spine van Niekerk
Catering Manager:                     Melanie Downing
Bar Manager:                              Willie Boshoff
Competition Sec. (Men):           Nic de Wet
Competition Sec. (Ladies):       Maré Gruenbaum
Property Manager:                      John Megaw
Ladies/Men’s Liaison Officer:  Harriet Arrow


Men                                               Ladies

Trig Eia                                             Joan Marais
Howard Henderson                       Tina Gray
Allan Nell                                         Mare Gruenbaum
Schalk Kotze                                    Sari Smit
Nico Taljaard                                   Lilian Thompson


W.P.B.A. Delegate:                       Theo Marias
Alternate:                                       TBA
H.H.B.A. Delegate (Men):          TBA
H.H.B.A. Delegate (Ladies)        TBA
Development:                                TBA
Coaches:                                         Brain Smith
Umpires:                                        Marietjie Burger
Honorary Auditor:                       Gordon Webb

Active Coaches 2016/17

.                                                      Phone                         Cell

Theuna Grobler                        021 853 7829       082 291 9999
Maré Gruenbaum                                                    082 448 6317
Brian Smith                               021 855 2460       083 444 9623
Pete Sneller                              021 851 8819       082 406 0804
Keith Thomas                                                           082 775 7289
Claudia De Hahn                      021 855 5704      083 309 3021
Nic De Wet                                                                082 562 0927
Schalk Kotze                                                             083 315 5815

Active Technical Officials 2016/17

Marietjie Burger      Claudia De Hahn      Trig Eia
Schalk Kotze             Karl Liebenberg        Brian Smith
Pete Sneller               Nico Taljaard

Active Official Markers 2016/17

Abu Andsen      Chris Blom      Lorna Megaw      Thea Blatt      Lorraine Bredin      Andrew Masamba      Paddy Mc Duling      Hester De Jongh     Johan Koblischke