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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
Exploring Alternative Targeting Methods
Becoming your best requires more than simply perfecting current methods. It requires pushing beyond your current comfort level by testing new procedures, systems, and strategies. This pursuit of excellence—grounded in research and evaluation—ensures your competitive advantage as a bowler and...
A Primer for the 2019 USBC Open Championships
Topography, oil pattern impressions, lane play suggestions, and equipment recommendations
Having just finished bowling in the 2019 USBC Open Championships, I thought it might be helpful to share my experiences. However, I'd like to start with a few important disclaimers: I was only able to bowl twice in the month...
The Three P’s of Bowling Success – Part 3
After perceiving everything you need to perceive, and then processing the appropriate tactical, mental, and physical reactions, the final step is to simply perform. It’s a relatively simple concept, but it's not easy to accomplish. I hope that by the...
Spare Shooting For the Rest of Us
Tips for developing YOUR best spare game
Let's start with a huge generalization: most of us could probably stand to improve our spare games. We know that spare shooting is important, we know we should consistently practice our spares, and we know that certain spare shooting techniques...
Dealing With Lower Back Pain
One of the most common problems I hear about from bowlers is lower back pain. In fact, over 80% of the general population suffers from lower back pain and it is one of the leading causes of missed work days....
The Three P’s of Bowling Success – Part 2
In my last article, I introduced the three P’s of bowling success: perceive, process, and perform. While the first article in this series focused on the perception stage, this article will focus on the processing stage. It’s worth noting that...
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.