Rob Mautner

About Rob Mautner

Rob Mautner is a USBC Silver Level Certified Coach. Rob can be found on the lanes coaching and bowling in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Long Road Home

A collection of tips and advice for senior bowlers

The Long Road Home

In my last article, I announced that I was done writing instructional articles due to the fact that I can no longer bowl competitively. Between the comments on that article itself and the many, many emails that I received directly,... [Read More]

Lessons Learned

A discussion of some common problem areas for competitive bowlers

Lessons Learned

Over the years, I’ve chosen to concentrate most of my efforts to help bowlers into the articles that I write. This year, however, because of the USBC Open Championships being held in Las Vegas where I live, I've had the... [Read More]

The Dead Zone Revisited

The Dead Zone Revisited

Way back in December of 2009, I wrote an article for Bowling This Month entitled The Dead Zone. In it, I talked about the area of burn that is created at the end of an oil pattern as modern oil-absorbing... [Read More]

An Interview with Pete Weber

Insights, tips, and tales from one of bowling's leading GOAT candidates

An Interview with Pete Weber

When the 50 Greatest Players in PBA History book was released in 2008, it sparked quite a debate as to who is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) in professional bowling. At the time, the two obvious candidates, based primarily... [Read More]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Lateral adjustments vs. ball changes on typical house shots

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Among modern bowling coaches who teach bowlers competing primarily on house shots, one of the most divergent viewpoints centers around the choice that bowlers have between making lateral moves on the lane and making ball changes in response to oil... [Read More]

Modern Bowling Coaching Dilemmas

Modern Bowling Coaching Dilemmas

The idea of coaching in bowling in the modern world has presented both bowlers and coaches with some unique dilemmas. What follows are some of the most common ones I encounter, both for bowlers seeking to improve their games and... [Read More]

An Interview with Ron Mohr

From air traffic controller to PBA50 champion

An Interview with Ron Mohr

For many years, the PBA50 Tour (formerly known as the Senior Tour) was the pasture to which the National Tour Pros were put out. They were a fun group of bowlers (still are for that matter) where everyone knew everyone... [Read More]

Playing the Percentages

Playing the Percentages

Bowling is a game of percentages. A lot of the more tech-savvy bowlers among us keep track of their various percentages and stats using apps on their smartphones. Many veteran bowlers who don't formally keep digital records of their stats... [Read More]