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The modern sport of bowling requires mastery of so much more than just the physical game. Today's top bowlers can only be at their best by having in-depth knowledge in a wide variety of bowling-related topics. Bowling balls, drilling and layouts, the mental game, health and fitness, lane play, ball motion, coverstocks, oil pattern transition, and arsenal selection are all now critical components for bowling success at the highest levels. All of these important topics are covered regularly by Bowling This Month.
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Newest Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
Tips and Suggestions for Mid-Level Bowlers – Part 1
Setup consistency and the importance of coaching
Most of my students are mid-level (also known as intermediate-level) bowlers, which I define as a person who averages between 165 and 190. Mid-level bowlers tend to share certain positive traits. For example, their four-step or five-step approach is fairly...
Introduction to Bowling Ball Axis Control
A how-to for adjusting axis rotation angle and axis tilt angle
Two of the key variables in ball reaction that a bowler has control over are the axis rotation angle and axis tilt angle of the bowling ball. These angles, along with rev rate and ball speed, are the main variables...
Why I Decided to Improve My Health
AJ Johnson, Anggie Ramirez, and Jason Sterner on health, fitness, and competitive bowling
Many of the professional bowlers on both the PWBA Tour and PBA Tour have begun to take their health and fitness goals seriously, for various reasons. The sport has evolved over the years, and so have the tournament formats. Some...
Building Your Bowling Ball Toolshed
Without doubt, one of the most common topics that bowlers ask me about is how to select a bowling ball. Whether it is advice about what to drill next, or which balls to bring to a tournament, it remains a...
The Pocket Displacement Method
A mathematical approach to converting spares from the strike line
As you read this, summer is quickly approaching. If you want to improve, summer affords you a check-in opportunity for reflection and evaluation. It is the perfect time to take stock of your current game, assessing its strengths and weaknesses,...
Troubleshooting and Fixing Thumb Exit Problems
One of the most complicated issues to fix in bowling is the concept of “clearing the thumb." This refers to how consistently your thumb exits the ball as part of your release. Thumb exit problems are so difficult to fix...
Bowling Tips and Techniques Article Directory
The table below lists all of our bowling instructional articles. If you are looking for articles about a specific topic (such as spare shooting, for example), you might want to look at our category-specific article directory pages, which are linked to at the top of this page.