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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.
Of course, that's not to say that the physical game is no longer important; in fact, it's quite the opposite. With the extremely wide variety of playing conditions encountered by bowlers today, a consistent and versatile physical game is a prerequisite for bowling success! That's why we continue to devote a significant portion of our content on the physical game, including the latest in biomechanical research for bowlers, analyses of the various styles that make up the modern game, and all the standard physical game topics like footwork, the release, timing, balance, and the armswing.
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Newest Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game – Part 1
Missing your target
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...
Welcome Back to the Sport of Bowling – Part 3
Being competitive in the modern era
As I mentioned last time, I started this article series to help bowlers who are just getting back into the sport after an extended break get up to speed on the modern game. With so many changes in our sport...
Bowling in the Zone
You may have heard a bowler say, "I was really in the zone today," when describing how or why they performed well during a tournament or league. But what exactly is "the zone?" Being in the zone is not easy...
Managing Your Intensity for Improved Performance
Have you ever watched a professional bowler bowl 300 and thought, "Wow, they don’t show any emotion?" What is more likely true is that they are feeling the same emotions that all bowlers feel, but at a much lower intensity....
The Coaching Round Table: Four Steps vs. Five, Sport Pattern Tips, and Better Adjustments
Featuring Bryan O'Keefe, Mark Buffa, Andy Penny, and Andy Schnebelt
We're excited this month to bring back an old favorite of Bowling This Month's readers, the Coaching Round Table article series. Just like in years past, this column will focus on questions submitted by you, the readers, and answered by...
Finding the Right Posture for Your Bowling Game
Matching spine tilt and core torsion to body type, strength, and armswing height
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...
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.