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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
Practice: Not for the Fainthearted
Practice is an essential element of bowling. No news there. But practice won’t be much help if it isn’t done properly. “Properly” is an interesting word, but what does it mean to a bowler? It means knowing what you need...
Targeting: Modern Bowling’s Overrated Priority
This month, we are going to look at the concept of targeting and discuss its role in successful bowling. As a longtime coach, I have spent many hours both programming and deprogramming students to get their thoughts, practices, and beliefs...
Sweat the Small Stuff!
A few easy ways to add a pin or two to your average
Countless self-help articles and books tell us to take life easy, chill out, and—most importantly—don’t sweat the small stuff. But, as we know, the physical act of successfully propelling a bowling ball down a lane consists of nothing but small...
Troubleshooting Your Bowling Game – Part 2
Release and balance issues
Two of the most common issues that can pop up in your game and ruin your night are struggling with your release and being unable to keep your balance. When you suddenly start having problems with one of these issues,...
The Long Road Home
A collection of tips and advice for senior bowlers
In my last article, I announced that I was done writing instructional articles due to the fact that I can no longer bowl competitively. Between the comments on that article itself and the many, many emails that I received directly,...
Some Random Thoughts on Pin Carry
Pin carry is an important topic to bowlers. Whether or not all the pins fall consistently on pocket shots can have a huge impact on a bowler's scoring pace. A couple of corner pins left at the wrong time can...
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.