Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
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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
Let Go of Me!
The various release styles of effective bowling
One thing is certain in bowling: in order to knock down pins, you have to let go of the ball. Get it off your hand. Release it. But how? Let’s start with… The elite release In recent years, there has...
The PWBA Round Table: Conquering the Challenges of the 2017 Season
Featuring Brandi Branka, Kristina Szczerbinski, Rocio Restrepo, and Heather D’Errico
If you have watched any of the PWBA telecasts so far this season (and I hope you have!), you may have noticed that the scores are a little bit different than in the past. The QubicaAMF PWBA Sonoma County Open...
Bowling Timing: It’s Not a Clockwork Universe
When Sir Isaac Newton wrote Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy in 1687, he presented to the world his three laws of motion and his principle of universal gravitation. With this breakthrough in the understanding of motion, Newton also inadvertently introduced...
The Dead Zone Revisited
Way back in December of 2009, I wrote an article for Bowling This Month entitled The Dead Zone. In it, I talked about the area of burn that is created at the end of an oil pattern as modern oil-absorbing...
See the Clues, Make the Moves
Tips for improving your pin carry by improving your ball motion
Bowling is a sport about repeating shots and making good decisions about how to play the lanes. If two bowlers have equal technical skills, it will generally be the one that makes better decisions that will knock down more pins....
Preparing for Bowling Success
A reminder that the real work of winning comes long before game day
If you are heading to Junior Gold this summer, or if you are a serious collegiate or tournament bowler, or if you are all of the above, then this article is for you. One of the first things you need...
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.