PINOY JEDDAH BOWLERS
** GUIDE FOR BETTER BOWLING (BOWLING TIPS-1)**
Spare Shooting And Ten Pins - There's no reason to use a special ball for spares as long as you are lined up correctly and go straight as possible at the pin. For the 10 pin I recommend using a reverse hook but make sure you get the ball way out on the lane.
Develop Good Practice Routine - Analyze your delivery and think about what you are doing when you practice. Feel your good shots when you make them and imprint it into your mind so that you can repeat them. Use visualization to practice off the lanes and go through the delivery in your mind making perfect shots.
Staying Relaxed Under Pressure - Once you're set up and ready to go focus your eyes on your target and block out all external noise. Don't think about the mechanics of your physical game, just bowl reflexively and react to the target as you release the ball.
Shoe Sliding Problems (Sticking) - If you have trouble sliding buy a Dexter red slide sole and some velcro self sticking fastener. Cut the red slide sole and velcro self sticking fastener the same size as the rubber heel on the slide shoe. Paste the velcro fastener on the rubber heal and then fasten the red slide sole to the velcro fastener.
Develop Your Own Bowling Style -There is no right or wrong way to bowl and anything can work if you are able to repeat it often enough. Do what works for you and feels the most comfortable. Often times you have to do something, that may be considered unorthodox, to compensate for a flaw in your game. Many great bowlers had very unorthodox styles such as Don Carter with his bent arm swing.
Try The Drop Away Method -The drop away method replaces the push away. I find it more consistent and easier to do. In the drop away method you hold the ball high up at shoulder height in the stance. Take a normal size 1st step but don't move the ball. Then at the start of the 2nd step let the ball drop straight down into the swing. If this feels awkward try sliding the foot out on the 1st step until you get used to it. The rest of the approach is the same as the push away.
Keep Your Arm Swing Loose -The key to a loose arm swing is keeping your thumb relaxed in the ball. In order to have a relaxed grip in the ball your ball has to be drilled and fitted correctly. If your thumb hole feels loose it will cause you to squeeze the ball and muscle your swing. Inserts in the thumb and finger holes can help give you a more secure fit. If you have a large webbing at the base of your thumb add extra bevel all around the top edge of the thumb hole for a better fit.
Balance Body For Solid Finish - On the last step bend your knee to get down lower to the lane and slide your foot straight towards the foul line making sure it doesn't turn. Think of it as sliding into a deep knee bend. Counter balance your body by moving your non-sliding leg sideways to the opposite side of your bowling arm.
Release Thumb By Sliding Foot - In order to have a strong release and follow through the thumb must come out of the ball by your sliding foot as the slide is completed. Don't try to reach out with your thumb still in the ball or you will go past the slide foot and lose leverage. The thumb must come out of the ball right by the slide foot to get maximum leverage in your release. After the thumb is released by your slide foot the fingers take over as you follow through the swing and the ball is propelled out onto the lane towards your intended target.
Watch Professional Bowlers On TV - Watch the pros bowl on TV and record them with your VCR. Play back the tape and watch in it slow motion. Study how they do the basics to improve your own game, esp women pros who rely more on finesse than power.
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THE BOWLERS OUGHT
Bowlers Strike Me as Being Special
Bowlers Always Have Time to Spare
Bowlers Don't Strike Out
Bowlers Don't End Up in the Gutter
Bowlers Have Time to Spare!
Bowlers Love to Strike Out!
Bowlers Prayer: Spare Us!
Bowling Bowls Me Over
Bowling is a Ball
Bowling is Right Up My Alley!
I Only Bowl on Days That End With Y (so what day you play?)