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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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Don’t Just Watch…Observe – Part 2
The second step (downswing) and third step (backswing)
Every serious bowler wants to improve, but how? Hire a good coach? Of course. Without exception, every bowler needs the help of a trained coach—but that can get expensive. How about reading bowling books and instructional articles? Sure—it goes without...
Combining Strength and Mobility in Training – Part 2
The training program
Last month in the first half of this series, I went over how to properly warm up your muscles and joints prior to a workout or prior to bowling. Once you have established an effective warm-up routine that covers every...
Avoiding the Bowling Ball Graveyard
Cleaning tips for maintaining performance and curing "dead" ball syndrome
Bowling balls are expensive. When they aren't properly maintained, their performance can diminish quickly, due in part to the accumulation of oil, grease, and dirt in the coverstock. Maintaining the surface cleanliness of your bowling balls can help them preserve...
Don’t Just Watch…Observe – Part 1
The setup and first step
As a serious bowler, you know you can do a lot of your practicing from the comfort of your living room. The pre-shot routine, the setup, hand positions, the armswing—these are a few aspects of your game you can work...
An Introduction to Axis Rotation and Axis Tilt
What they are, how to measure them, and how (and why) they affect your ball's motion
Almost every day, I feel like I see or hear something that is completely incorrect about axis rotation or axis tilt. Sometimes, people just mix up the two terms and say "tilt" when they should have said "rotation." Other times,...
Improving Two-Handed Bowling Technique Through Physical Game Drill Sequences
Five years have passed since I wrote Training Two-Handed Players, which was featured in the September 2013 issue of Bowling This Month. Over my career, I have worked with more than 50 two-handers and, as a college bowling coach, I...
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.