Are you having trouble finding a grip that fits? Do you have problems dropping the ball or intermittently hanging up in one shot and dropping the next? Carl Hoffmire at Drill Tech Enterprises in Morrisville, Pennsylvania may just have the cure.

Carl has developed a different fitting technique that works off of the standard T grip but increases the ease with which bowlers can hold onto and release the ball. The process has been in use in his shop for the past three years with 95 percent of his customers opting for the Max Y grip over the standard T.

The Max Y creates an “offset thumb” by taking the final fit measurements off of a shifted thumb-middle finger plane. For many bowlers, this allows for a longer span and/or reduced pitching of the thumb while still allowing the thumb to make a clean exit. No lockup and no excessive ...

Bob Summerville

About Bob Summerville

Bob Summerville is the founder of Bowling This Month. A graduate of North Texas State University, Bob was an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of bowling and participated in many local, regional and national bowling tournaments before starting Bowling This Month in 1994 with his wife Alayne Merenstein. Bowling This Month went on to become the only instructional bowling magazine devoted exclusively to the serious bowler. Another of his proud achievements was the creation of one of the industry’s largest bowling schools, Super School. In his early career Bob taught history, managed bowling centers, worked on historical records projects for the State of Texas, and held the position of records manager for a Houston utility company. A prolific bowling writer, entrepreneur and coach, Bob died in 2001 in San Marcos, Texas. He is survived by his wife Alayne, who continued running Bowling This Month through 2013. Bob is also survived by his son Joshua Summerville and mother Eileen Summerville.