"Winning Becomes You"



All lawn bowlers, like all sportspeople, seek to improve their

performance but find many stumbling blocks on the pathway to

excellence. The doyen of Australia’s bowls coaches, Lachlan Tighe,

does not promise easy answers, but within the commitment he

requires in the detailed methods of Winning Becomes You, he offers

absorbing enjoyment, improved technique, tactical skills, mental

strength, game planning and teamwork.


Coach Tighe’s methods not only set the course for improvement,

but he also sets the training exercises that will bring you results on

match day. Most of all, in the style that has won so many devotees

to his coaching, he brings the friendship, fun and camaraderie that

makes the game of bowls so captivating.


While working mostly in Australia Lachlan Tighe has coached World

Title, National Title and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winners

from Malaysia, Canada, India and New Zealand. He is High Performance Manager for Bowls Australia, bowls consultant to Henselite Bowls, founder of the elite Elbows Squad and Coaching Director of the MCC Bowls Club, Melbourne.



"The thrill of winning at bowls is no different a sensation whether it is at club or international level. To you it is still a buzz. 

"Can this book help you secure that buzz sensation; I sincerely hope so, that’s why I wrote it. That’s why I coach.

"Each chapter of the 'Winning becomes you, in Lawn Bowls' book is exclusively diagram illustrated with a specific theme and accompanying story content.

"The idea is to allow you to self coach and all with a view for you to develop your skill as a bowler, or as a coach."


Lachlan Tighe




1 Warmup training routines 11
2 Fundamental deliveries and drills 19
3 The science of measuring and rating technical skills 28
4 Speaking tactically 49
5 Mental skills applied in practice 65
6 Game plasying makes sense 76
7 TEAM bowls 92
8 Coaching bowls session, templates 105




Book Sales


If you wish to purchase 'WINNING BECOMES YOU, in lawn bowls' at the cost of AUD $30, includes postage, ensure you advise me of your postal mail address for the delivery of the book, and, either:



1.Complete and register your name for a bank transfer from your own bank account to this Bendigo Bank Doncaster East branch account:










Account name _  Lachlan S TIGHE

BSB no.     633-000

Account no.    149861718

Amount per book  AUD$30.


OVERSEAS purchasers note to add

Swift code is BEND AU 3B


As well, you will need to email me your home address, so I can remit the book back to you upon receipt of the bank detail process.





2. Send a cheque for AUD$30. payable to ‘Lachlan Tighe’ (include your return home address) to my Home address,  12 Elm Street, Hawthorn Vic 3122 Australia




3. Books On Bowls has just recently (End of May) reviewed Winning Becomes You in Lawn Bowls. For the link go to http://www.booksonbowls.co.uk/winningbecomesyou.html


PRESENTATIONS _ As a service to bowls clubs, I can be contacted to discuss the prospect of my coming to conduct a coaching seminar at the bowls club, and will bring a supply of the bowls book should any members wish to purchase same at that club seminar event.


Any need to discuss contact:


Lachlan Tighe, email  HYPERLINK "mailto:l.a.tighe@bigpond.com" l.a.tighe@bigpond.com or mob 0409 532 953