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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
A Guide to Managing Ball Surface
Techniques, general guidelines, and real-world applications
A few years ago, I wrote Bowling Ball Surface Management, where I covered some basic rules and techniques for adjusting ball surface. This time around, in keeping with my recent series of adjustment-focused articles, I wanted to dig a little...
Improving Your Habits Off the Lanes
Four keys to better health
I’m often asked, “How do you get and stay healthy in this fast-paced world of drive-thrus, processed fast-food, and convenient food delivery?” My response to this question is usually, jokingly, “Is that all?” We actually make hundreds of food choices...
Improving Your Bowling Outlook
Dealing with mental traffic jams
Many of us have busy days before we show up for our weekly leagues. In that busy day before showing up to bowl, what did your day look like? Was it a fairly straightforward and carefree day? Or was it...
Lane Play Fundamentals for Better Ball Reaction
Angle changes and parallel moves
Over my last three articles, we’ve covered three of the physical adjustments that a bowler can make to alter their ball motion: axis control, ball speed, and loft. However, the most common adjustments—and the first ones we learn as bowlers—are...
Are You Prepared?
Essential tools and accessories for competitive bowlers
The famous motto of the Boy Scouts of America is, “Be Prepared.” As bowlers, we have more than enough to deal with in terms of equipment choices, physical game mechanics, lane play adjustments, and the mental game. We shouldn’t have...
The PWBA Round Table: Strengths, Pre-Shot Routines, and Best Advice
Featuring Valerie Bercier, Missy Parkin, Rocio Restrepo, and Kerry Smith
For our PWBA round table discussion this month, I was able to catch up with Valerie Bercier, Missy Parkin, Rocio Restrepo, and Kerry Smith right after they wrapped up their 2019 PWBA Tour seasons. I talked to them about their...
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.