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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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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...
Introduction to Loft Manipulation
So far in this series, we’ve covered two of the physical tools that a bowler can use to manipulate ball motion: axis control and ball speed control. The third physical skill that a bowler can use to manipulate ball motion...
Bowling’s Golden Rules – Part 1
The importance of fit
Over the course of the next few articles, we will be looking at all aspects of your equipment and your physical game, together with your relationship with your ball driller and your coach—or should I say coaches. In bowling, much...
Tips and Suggestions for Mid-Level Bowlers – Part 2
Start-stop-start, targeting, and wrist/arm aids
In my last article, I discussed the concept of setup consistency and the importance of coaching. With that in mind, let’s continue with more tips for mid-level bowlers. Remember, for the purpose of this article, a mid-level or intermediate bowler...
Introduction to Adjusting Ball Speed
Following up on July’s article about axis control, this month we’ll go through the finer points of ball speed control. Speed generation, and control, is an issue that plagues many bowlers, from beginner to expert. As bowling equipment and technique...
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.