Article Contents

  • 1. Posture and forward bend
  • 2. Lateral bend
  • 3. Torsion and hip/shoulder alignment
  • 4. Final comments on the importance of your core
  • 5. Two-handers
  • 6. The swing

Last month, in discussing using your feet and legs effectively, there were a few areas where we saw the old and new schools of thought collide. A discussion of how bowlers use their core also causes some disagreement. One thing is not debatable, though: your core position has a direct influence on your swing and leverage.

Pete Weber is known for his high backswing. If you take his core position and make it erect like his normal manner of walking, his ball would get to head level at best. Our core is what allows us to create the swing planes and high backswings necessary for today’s power game. Even without a power game, effective use of your core will help your swing be more efficient.

Your core will influence your ability to have a straight swing and generate leverage as well as how high your backswing can get, which affects timing. There are several issues at play when it comes to creating leverage in today’s ...

Tyrel Rose

About Tyrel Rose

Tyrel Rose is an Instructional Designer and Coach Developer. He is the former Head Coach for Team Canada, with almost 20 years of experience coaching bowlers of all levels. Tyrel is an NCCP Competition Development level and USBC Bronze Certified coach, and a former Canadian National Champion. Follow Tyrel online at his coaching Facebook page.