The Ultimate Technical Resource for Improving Your Bowling
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Bowling This Month is an online magazine for serious competitive bowlers. Our only focus is on delivering cutting-edge technical information aimed at helping you become a better bowler. As a subscriber to Bowling This Month, you'll have access to the knowledge you need to elevate your game to the next level!
Everything You Need to Super-Charge Your Bowling and Make This Your Best Season Yet!
Bowling is rapidly changing. You need to stay up to date on the latest research and strategies. We bring you the best technical content available on all bowling topics, including the physical game, mental game, lane play, health and fitness, equipment and layouts, practice techniques, and coaching.
Bowling ball reviews
You can't be at your best without using the best equipment for YOUR game. We bring you in-depth, unbiased, and accurate reviews of bowling balls from most of our sport's equipment manufacturers. Research, compare, and stop wasting your money on balls that just aren't right for your game.
A growing archive
We've been doing this since 1994 and we've got a vast collection of content at our disposal. As a subscriber, you'll get access to a growing archive of our best instructional articles and ball reviews. Right now, that amounts to over 270 articles and 430 ball reviews, and those numbers go up every week!
Take Your Bowling Skills to the Next Level...Be the Best Bowler YOU Can Be!
Let's just be honest here: bowling is a VERY tough sport to master.
Sure, over the course of a few years you might be able to self-teach yourself to a decent average and some honor scores on soft recreational conditions. But, that's not exactly the kind of "mastery" serious bowlers strive for.
Serious bowlers want to succeed on difficult conditions, against the best opponents they can find, in whatever level of competition they compete in...whether that's in their state tournament, their national tournament, high school tournaments, collegiate competitions, top-level amateur tournaments, or even professional events.
You're not likely to just "accidentally" become a great bowler. The path from novice to elite-level status can easily take 10 to 15 years...and that's for bowlers who have a great work ethic, great coaching, and access to the best equipment.
10 to 15 years...seriously? Yeah, that's really no joke.
The road to bowling success can be long, daunting, and confusing. Worse yet, there just aren't many legitimate shortcuts that can accelerate your progress.
What bowlers really need is legitimate help, from legitimate experts, to guide them through their development process as bowlers. In a nutshell, that's what Bowling This Month strives to provide. Think of us as your tour guide. We're here not only to show you the shortcuts, but also to steer you away from the dead ends.
Keep reading if you'd like to learn how we help our members become the best bowlers they can be!
The Best Instructional Tips and Techniques for Advanced Bowlers
Our team of contributors study the sport of bowling at the highest level and provide you with advanced, actionable knowledge that can take your skills to the next level. Here's what you can look forward to:
- Expert contributors: Our authors are USBC Gold and Silver certified coaches, bowling industry professionals with decades of experience, national team coaches, collegiate coaches, and many have graduate-level degrees in their fields of study.
- Comprehensive topics: A solid physical game is no longer the only prerequisite for bowling success. In today's game, there's so much more to know: knowledge of equipment, a strong mental game, understanding of lane play strategies, biomechanics, arsenal sequencing, layout techniques, etc. etc. etc. That's why we cover all these topics and more: a smarter bowler is a better bowler!
- Insightful discussions: Have you ever read something in a magazine and wished you could ask a follow-up question or two? Well, now you can! Many of our writers actively contribute to online discussions with our subscribers. It's like having access to your own panel of industry experts!
- A vast archive of instructional content: We've been the go-to resource for advanced bowling instructional material since 1994. As a subscriber, you'll get immediate access to a growing archive of some of our best instructional articles of all time. Right now, our archive contains over 260 high-quality articles, and we add more every single week!
Bowling Ball Reviews You Can Trust
Let's face it: bowling balls are a huge expense. No one wants to make a $250 mistake when purchasing a new ball. That's why we take testing and reviewing the latest bowling equipment so seriously.
You need a trusted partner in helping you find the right balls for your game...here's how we help:
- A single unified rating system: We rate all balls on our four-point performance rating scale, allowing you to reliably compare balls across different brands.
- We use ball testers just like you: You need ball reviews that you can relate to. That's why we use three separate ball testers that cover the full spectrum of bowler styles.
- We test on numerous oil patterns: We don't all bowl on the same type of conditions. BTM tests bowling balls on four different oil patterns...from wet to medium to dry to Sport-compliant.
- Interactive ball comparison tools: Often, you just want to see how one ball compares to another. That's why we've built sortable, filterable, and customizeable ball comparison tables, four-dimensional ball performance rating graphs, and a head-to-head ball comparison tool.
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Real Customer Feedback - Here's What Our Subscribers Are Saying
"If you're a serious bowler, a BTM subscription is a must"
When I decided to get back into the game after an extended time away, I knew that one of the first things I needed to do to catch up was to restart my Bowling This Month subsription. Having been a prior subscriber, I knew that if I wanted to get up to date with the latest ball releases and new coaching information, this is a no-brainer. After I signed up, I was thrilled to see the expanded coaching contributors and topics. BTM has really upped their game on the education front. When I first started receiving BTM 12-13 years ago, most of the articles were physical game based. Now, articles range from the mental game, to lane breakdown/oil patterns, specific equipment tweaks, and on and on and on. Add to that a ball review process that has been out in front for as very long time and you have a resource that every bowler should take advantage of. I was out of the game for about 5 years, but after diving into the library, I felt like I was up to date within no time. If you're a serious bowler, a BTM subscription is a must.
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BTM is by far THE best bowling magazine for the serious bowler. Period. An absolute must for a pro shop operator; to stay informed and up to date with products, technical information, instruction, important industry issues, and more. Thanks to the new owners for keeping it going!
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"...rely heavily on the quality articles that BTM publishes"
I am a Silver Level USBC Professional Coach and use BTM constantly. I read, and re-read, all of the articles written by high quality bowling industry professionals. I study all of the ball reviews. I use the articles to improve my own bowling game and improve my coaching. When considering a ball recommendation or purchase, I always go to the BTM review seeking a professional evaluation of the ball before I go to the pro shop professional or client. I want to be an informed bowler, consumer, and coach. Finally, I am studying for my Gold Level USBC Certification and will rely heavily on the quality articles that BTM publishes.
--Denny O’Neill (Bowler and coach)
"The instructional material found here cannot be found anywhere else"
I have been a subscriber to BTM for over 20 years. The instructional material found here cannot be found anywhere else. I devour each issue from cover to cover. I have kept all the hard copy versions for reference. My coaching has improved. My game has improved. Thank You BTM for all the help and guidance. Keep up the good work. The online version is easier to use and can be an instant reference while coaching.
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"...the best resource for anyone who is serious about the sport of bowling"
Bowling This Month is the best resource for anyone who is serious about the sport of bowling. The articles and ball reviews are clear and informative and reinforce good bowling techniques and form that will take you to the next level. Stay Informed, Strike Hard and Spare None!
-Jim Nadziejko (Bowler)
"I will continue my subscription as long as it is being produced"
I have subscribed to BTM for several years. As a coach, it has helped me coaching the kids in our junior club to such an extent that we have had at least two in the Scotland Junior Squad for the past 9 years. The articles are well written and laid out. I will continue my subscription as long as it is being produced.
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"...an excellent way to get an independent review of bowling balls"
I have found Bowling This Month to be an excellent way to get an independent review of bowling balls. Also as a pro shop operator it is an excellent way to have a uniform rating system among all of the companies.
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First of all, I've been a bowler for over 30 years. I've been working and running a pro shop for 18 years. I've learned so much and have met so many people from the bowling world because of BTM. I won't take up the space telling all the stories, but I will tell just one: I got to attend BTM's Super School 1997 in the Detroit area and it was the start of an eye opening experience that just keeps getting better, and all for just pennies on the dollar. Thank you.
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I have been with BTM almost since the start, love it, support it and recommend it to all my customers and friends in Australia. BTM has given me so much information and inspiration for seminars and clinics that I have conducted over the years. It is simply the best magazine in the world for serious bowlers. Keep up the good work.
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"...bowling is changing and BTM helps me keep up"
I am a USBC Certified Bronze Coach,and I have been a coach in a junior program for over 20 years. I use BTM as a reference guide on many occasions. I have 5 years of past issues that I keep and re-read every chance that I get. The sport of bowling is changing and BTM helps me keep up.
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It is the best and most complete information I have discovered in 20 years. I know that many players, coaches, and pro shop operators think like me all around the world. We need absolutely BTM in the future. Thanks to everybody at BTM.
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"...helped me take my game to a much higher level, including a PBA Regional title!"
I often get ask when participating in Pro Am events what is the place to go for coaching, technical bowling information, or generally how to improve knowledge of the game. I always point them towards BTM, as the knowledge I have learned from BTM's authors and coaches have helped me improve and take my game to a much higher level, including a PBA regional title! Topics from the physical game, to lane play, to ball motion and the mental approach are all covered. It is a must for all serious bowlers who want to improve and continue learning more about the sport we love.
-Stephen Haas (Bowler)
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Still Not Sure? Here Are Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
If you've made it this far without either leaving or signing up, you're probably at least somewhat interested, somewhat confused, or just plain bored out of your mind! In any case, we've compiled a short list of questions that we frequently get from our potential customers. Hopefully, you'll find what you need here to answer whatever questions you have. If not, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll do our best to help.
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes! All new customers who sign up through this page will automatically get a 7 day free trial. This gives you 7 days to try BTM risk-free before any subscription fees are charged. If you decide that BTM isn't a good fit for you during the trial, just cancel your subscription and your credit card will not be charged. Also, remember that you are free to request a refund any time within 14 days of your subscription payment. This essentially gives you a full 21 days to try BTM risk-free!
How do I know if Bowling This Month is right for me?
Our customers are serious competitive league and tournament bowlers, pro shop owners and employees, and professional bowling coaches. We are the technical resource for people who are serious about bowling and who want to learn more about our sport.
We are NOT a good resource for people who are brand new to bowling. If you're looking for beginner's tips, you'd probably be much better off looking elsewhere.
We're also NOT a good resource for people who think they already know everything there is to know about bowling. BTM is best for open-minded people who want to learn and improve.
I have a 140 average...is Bowling This Month a good fit for me?
Maybe, but probably not. You'd most likely be better off starting with some more entry-level instructional materials (such as beginner's bowling books) and then returning here once you have a more solid foundation in the fundamentals of bowling.
On the other hand, if you have a 140 average, you're rapidly improving, and you're extremely committed and motivated to learn as much as you can about bowling, then you can get a lot of value out of a BTM subscription. Just keep in mind that not everything you read here will be relevant to someone at your level. You should focus on the fundamentals for now, like developing a sound and repeatable physical game, and then begin your study of more advanced topics later on after you get your physical game on more solid ground.
What bowling ball manufacturers participate in your ball testing and review program?
In alphabetical order, we currently test and review bowling balls from 900 Global, AMF, Blend10, Brunswick, Columbia 300, DV8, Ebonite, Hammer, Lane Masters, Lord Field, Motiv, Radical, Roto Grip, Storm, and Track.
What exactly do I get as a BTM subscriber?
We're an online magazine, which means all of our content is published online via our website. As a subscriber, you get access to all of our bowling instructional articles and bowling ball reviews. You get access to customizable bowling ball comparison tools. And, you get to participate in discussions with our contributors and with other subscribers.
In an average month, we publish about five new instructional articles (averaging 2000 words each), ten in-depth bowling ball reviews (averaging 600 words each), and around a dozen previously-published BTM articles from our 20+ year library of content.
Above all else, what you get is high-quality information that is written, edited, and vetted by a diverse team of bowling industry professionals. This isn't just a forum or blog where we give you our opinions. Bowling This Month is a professional-grade online publication for serious bowlers.
Can't I just get bowling help online for free?
There's no question that there is a lot of free bowling information out there nowadays, thanks largely to the internet. Some of it is very good. But, on the flip side, a lot of it is bad...VERY bad! Unfortunately, identifying the good in the sea of bad can be really tough.
As a subscriber to Bowling This Month, you get access to a large collection of high-quality bowling instructional articles and to what many feel is the most complete and accurate bowling ball review program in the world. With Bowling This Month, you're getting quality content from quality contributors at a very reasonable price.
Can't I just learn about bowling balls by watching free ball review videos on YouTube?
Free ball review videos are everywhere...the internet is completely littered with them. What most ball "review" videos actually fail to do is "review" anything at all! The vast majority of them just show bowlers throwing strike after strike after strike on whatever house shot happens to be on the lanes at the time the video was taken. Worse yet, the sole purpose of most ball review videos is to sell you the ball in the video. Hmm...could that be why they only throw strikes?
I don't like to sit at my computer and read. Can I use BTM on my tablet or smartphone?
Yes, BTM's website is fully compatible with all modern tablets and smartphones. Many of our subscribers take advantage of this convenience and comfortably enjoy BTM from their beds, from their couches, and while standing in line at the DMV!
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
Yes, of course. You're free to cancel at any time, no questions asked.
Can I get a refund if I'm not happy?
We have a 14-day 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. If you don't believe that we're giving you the best technical bowling information available, just let us know and we'll give you a 100% refund.
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If you want to be a better league bowler, if you want to finish higher in tournaments, if you buy bowling equipment, if you spend money on brackets, if you invest your time and energy learning about our sport, if you spend money on practice, if you spend money on coaching, if you work in or own a bowling pro shop, if you are a professional bowling coach, if someone in your family is an aspiring bowler, or if you just flat-out want to be better at bowling, then you'd be crazy not to subscribe to Bowling This Month.
The only reason you should ever buy anything is if you think the value you will receive exceeds the price you have to pay. With Bowling This Month, it's a complete no-brainer! Just one new idea that you can incorporate into your game, just one new tip that helps you knock down more pins in your next tournament, just one bit of knowledge that helps you make better lane play decisions, just one ball review that helps you make better equipment purchasing decisions, just one piece of advice that helps you get more enjoyment out of our sport...just one of any of these things and you've made back your investment many times over. And, chances are good that you won't just make back your investment once...you'll reap the benefits of your subscription all year long!