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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
Improving Your Bowling Through Self-Reflection
An example from the 2021 US Women's Open
Once a tournament is finished, do you take the time to think about your performance? Not the result, but your performance? Taking the time to reflect on how you executed, your mental game, and your lane play choices can be very helpful. You...
Alignment and Lane Play
Putting the two fundamental concepts together
If you want to win, you don’t have to make perfect shots. If you need to be perfect, something is wrong. Find the right part of the lane and you’ll have some room to miss and, in turn, you’ll start...
Troubleshooting Your League Night
Dealing with common bowling speed bumps
The first two parts of my troubleshooting series focused on physical issues, such as missing your target and release and balance problems. It’s time to approach things in a different way with another troubleshooting article. Rather than focusing on specific...
Functional Strength Training
Build strength and reduce injuries
The term “functional strength training” gets thrown around very often in the fitness world, but I have found that the term is often greatly misunderstood, even by some fitness professionals. When some people think of functional strength training, I think...
Shot Repetition and Accuracy – Part 1
Start with the feet
One of the most requested lesson topics I get from bowlers is how to improve their shot repetition and accuracy. Many of the people making this request are what you would call average bowlers, but better shot repetition and accuracy...
Starting on the Right Foot
Putting the pieces together to start the season
Welcome back, bowlers! Your “off-season” has come and gone, and by the time you read this, you have probably attended meetings and bowled at least a week or two of the new season. While it’s simple to put on your...
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.