Jordan Vanover

About Jordan Vanover

Jordan Vanover is a BowlU Skill Development coach, USBC Silver-certified coach, and USBC Coaching National Instructor. He was a Product Specialist and Director of Coaching for Turbo 2-N-1 Grips before moving on to Brunswick as a Product Specialist. Jordan is currently Brunswick's International Sales Manager. Aside from his expertise in coaching, he is an IBPSIA Master Instructor and he served two terms on the IBPSIA Board of Directors as Vice President.

Dealing With the Yips – Part 1

Equipment and lane play components


Brisk nights are here in my part of the world, which means the bowling season is underway and tournaments are starting to fill the calendar. How has your league been going? If you’re an avid Bowling This Month reader, you’re... [Read More]

Starting Off on the Right Foot

Advice for kicking off the league season


League season is upon us! Hopefully, your summer has crawled by and you’ve been having a lot of fun with family and friends. It’s been a very exciting time in the bowling world between the PBA, PWBA, Junior Gold, Bowl... [Read More]

Finding the Right Bowling Coach

Lasting results depend on trust

Finding the Right Bowling Coach

I can remember when I took my very first paid lesson with world-renowned USBC Gold coach Susie Minshew. After she told me to never show up in jeans again, we got started. I was both nervous and thought I knew... [Read More]

Keeping It Simple: Practice

Spare shooting, drills, and versatility training

Keeping It Simple: Practice

Yep, another practice article. How exciting! It might not be glamorous, but practice is the foundation of a solid bowling game. Before we dive into a simple practice session routine that will keep you sharp, we must have an honest... [Read More]

Bowling Ball FAQs

Narrowing your options, the R&D process, and more

Bowling Ball FAQs

In my capacity as International Sales Manager for Brunswick, I’m both exposed to all the new technologies and equipment as they are developed and I'm responsible for presenting this information to distributors and consumers alike at trade shows and other... [Read More]

Core Versus Cover

Understanding their influence to make better ball choices


In today’s game, almost every bowling ball has some kind of dynamic core. Even polyester balls aren’t left out, as we’ve seen several examples of asymmetrical cores inside these coverstocks. What’s more, we often see coverstocks reused by companies around... [Read More]

You Versus the Field

Developing effective lane play strategies

You Versus the Field

At its core, bowling is very simple: you get two chances to knock down all of the pins, and then you get to try again! Ultimately, that is all you can control, but it is not all you should pay attention... [Read More]

Keeping It Simple: Getting Lined Up

Look at the sheet, then forget about it

KISS-lining up-Header

First things first: ignore the lane pattern sheet. It simply doesn't matter once the lights come on. Let your ball be your guide! I should end the article here, but I guess we'll keep going… It is important to remember that... [Read More]

Keeping It Simple: The Armswing

Out, down, back, slide

Keeping It Simple: The Armswing

Over the years, bowling has evolved quite a bit. It can be easy to make simple movements overly complicated, so my goal with this article is to bring my "keep it simple" philosophy to the most fundamental movement a bowler... [Read More]

Troubleshooting Finger Pain

Bowling shouldn't hurt

Troubleshooting Finger Pain

Like any sport, bowling can sometimes hurt a little, but it shouldn’t hurt your hand—especially when you get out of bed the next morning. You know that feeling when your pro shop guru hands you a new ball for the... [Read More]