Lawn bowling is not bocce ball. That’s one of the initial things you learn after your first shot sails several feet wide of its intended placement. It’s more like baseball than one would imagine. For those used to the sandlot, rolling a ball across the lawn is akin to throwing an underhand two-seam fastball. Align two fingers along the seam, support with your thumb, and watch as the ball drifts towards a certain side. Where it drifts depends on the “bias” of the ball.