Bowling Angry

Battlefield fixes and mental strategies

Bowling Angry

Have you had times when you seemed to be unable to hit your target, even if it was the size of an elephant? How about those nights when you have cycled through every possible adjustment you know or can execute,... [Read More]

Hand Versus Bowling Ball

Discussing the need for and purpose of wrist supports

Hand Versus Bowling Ball

Since the inception of many sports, the equipment has changed—sometimes dramatically. The impact of these changes upon a given sport is often a hotly debated topic. In this regard, bowling is certainly no different. From drastic changes in bowling ball... [Read More]

Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box – Part 2

Strategies, philosophies, and best practices

Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box - Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed ball choices, wrist supports, spare releases, and the mental game aspect of spare shooting. In this segment, we will summarize several different spare shooting systems, provide important considerations for each one,... [Read More]

Viral Thoughts

Ideas for bowlers with time on their hands

Viral Thoughts

In contemplating the topic for this article, I considered what things a bowler can do to prepare for our eventual return to the sport we love. While some areas have re-opened their bowling centers, many of us are still waiting to get... [Read More]

Bowlers Behaving Badly – Part 3

Lack of lane courtesy, watching the ball too long, tardiness, and moving other people's stuff


Over the first two parts of this series (available here and here), we discussed everything from lane pattern manipulation and noises in the approach to sandbagging and not "giving five." Even though we've covered a lot of ground already, we... [Read More]

Bowlers Behaving Badly – Part 2

Lane pattern manipulation, surface changes, sandbagging, and mid-competition withdrawals

Bowlers Behaving Badly - Part 2

In the first installment of Bowlers Behaving Badly, we discussed not “giving five," impatient bowler syndrome, slamming the ball on the rack and the lane, making noises while a bowler is in the middle of his or her approach, and... [Read More]

Bowlers Behaving Badly – Part 1

Bowlers Behaving Badly - Part 1

It has often been said that there is no defense in bowling. To an extent, this is true: you roll the ball, you attempt to make the pins fall, and once that ball has left your hand, you’re nothing more... [Read More]

Bowling Team Lineup Dynamics

Considerations for building a strong team

Bowling Team Lineup Dynamics

Last time, we focused on bowler self-perception; this time, let’s delve into team dynamics. To start, we'll talk a bit about the roles on a typical four-person team: leadoff, middle, setup, and anchor—each of which requires certain mental and physical... [Read More]

No “I” in Team

Managing expectations to improve your mental game

No "I" in Team

Now that we've discussed various lane play adjustments that you are hopefully practicing as often as possible, I would like to talk about the mental game aspect of team and league bowling. Much has already been written about the importance of the mental... [Read More]