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Newest Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
The PBA Youth Movement
A discussion on the PBA Tour, life on the road, and how to make the jump to the pro level
With the PBA Tour kicking off again, I thought it would be a good time to sit down with a few of the young up-and-coming players to get their thoughts on some topics related to bowling at the professional level....
The Layout Effect: Myth or Magic?
Understanding layouts, pin placements, and response to friction
In our travels, it appears more and more that there is an underlying confusion as to how much effect layouts truly have on ball reaction. In visiting numerous pro shops, bowling forums, and informational websites, it is apparent that bowlers...
Problem or Symptom?
Work backwards to separate cause from effect
In bowling, it can be easy to forget that what seems to be a problem is usually a symptom of an underlying issue. For example, when someone (see below) says, “Geez, I keep pulling the ball,” the real problem most...
The Top Five Things You Can Do to Improve in 2018
It’s a new year, and it’s time to take a look at what you can do this year so that you'll finish 2018 better than you started. Here are my top five suggestions on where to focus your efforts. Check...
On the Outside Looking In
Insights and reflections on competitive bowling
Thank you to all of you who continue to comment on my last article, as well as those of you who have emailed me asking for more thoughts. While I no longer bowl in tournaments or competitive leagues, the recreational...
Your New Year’s Resolutions
Sensible strategies for better bowling in the new year
We love the holidays, but let’s face it: they can be stressful, what with all the planning and spending and overeating and visits to and from relatives. Thankfully, the holidays have come and gone, and the time for gift-giving, stale...
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.