Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game – Part 2

Release and balance issues

Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game - Part 2

Two of the most common issues that can pop up in your game and ruin your night are struggling with your release and being unable to keep your balance. When you suddenly start having problems with one of these issues,... [Read More]

The Basics of Improving Your Bowling Game – Part 1

An introduction to the pins, lane, oil patterns, and bowling balls

The Basics of Improving Your Bowling Game

So, you’ve been bowling for a while, but never really taken it seriously and now you want to get a little better. Maybe you’ve joined a more competitive league or you’ve finally been bitten by the practice bug. Or maybe... [Read More]

Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game – Part 1

Missing your target

Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game - Part 1

One of the most common issues I hear about when speaking with bowlers is knowing what to do when something feels "off" in their game during league play or tournament competition. The challenge here is that you don’t always have... [Read More]

Finding the Right Posture for Your Bowling Game

Matching spine tilt and core torsion to body type, strength, and armswing height

Finding the Right Posture for Your Bowling Game

When it comes to the technical side of bowling, the release and the armswing are the glamorous pieces that everyone wants to look good, the footwork is the workhorse that people recognize as being very important, and the core and... [Read More]

See the Clues, Make the Moves

Tips for improving your pin carry by improving your ball motion

See the Clues, Make the Moves

Bowling is a sport about repeating shots and making good decisions about how to play the lanes. If two bowlers have equal technical skills, it will generally be the one that makes better decisions that will knock down more pins.... [Read More]

Improving Your Release

Tools, techniques, and practice drills for developing a more effective release

Improving Your Release

The bowling release. The challenge in mastering it—and in writing about it—is the fact that it takes just a fraction of a second to perform. From a general point of view, this maneuver is more about coordination than about power.... [Read More]

Improving Your Mental Game

Confidence and belief, focus, and mindset tactics and exercises for maximizing your bowling performance

Improving Your Mental Game

The mental game is one of the three key areas of a bowler’s game, along with tactics and technique. Some would argue that the mental game is the most important, since it is what holds the other two together in... [Read More]

Improving Your Swing Plane

Improving Your Swing Plane

Most readers of Bowling This Month are probably aware that a bowler’s armswing should be straight. Exceptions notwithstanding, it’s generally accepted that the straighter an armswing is, the more likely it is to be effective, efficient, and versatile. That being... [Read More]