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Featured Bowling Spare Shooting Articles

Never worry about your spare game again!

The Personalized Spare Shooting Method

Over the years, many coaches have introduced different spare shooting systems claiming to have improved the accuracy or repeatability of the process. Recently, Coach Joe Hoenig did a thorough review of the most popular spare systems out there, and I...

Strategies, philosophies, and best practices

Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box - Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed ball choices, wrist supports, spare releases, and the mental game aspect of spare shooting. In this segment, we will summarize several different spare shooting systems, provide important considerations for each one,...

Equipment, release, and mental basics

Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box - Part 1

We are bowlers. We know that there are lots of variables in our universe that have to come together to yield a strike. Many times—thankfully—they do all come together and we enjoy watching the entire rack succumb to our efforts....

A mathematical approach to converting spares from the strike line

The Pocket Displacement Method

As you read this, summer is quickly approaching. If you want to improve, summer affords you a check-in opportunity for reflection and evaluation. It is the perfect time to take stock of your current game, assessing its strengths and weaknesses,...

Tips for developing YOUR best spare game

Spare Shooting For the Rest of Us

Let's start with a huge generalization: most of us could probably stand to improve our spare games. We know that spare shooting is important, we know we should consistently practice our spares, and we know that certain spare shooting techniques...

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IssueArticle TitleAuthor
The Personalized Spare Shooting Method
Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box - Part 2
Spare Shooting: The Art of Filling the Box - Part 1
The Pocket Displacement Method
Spare Shooting For the Rest of Us
Collecting and Analyzing Purposeful Spare Shooting Data
The Top Five Things You Can Do to Improve in 2018
Playing the Percentages
Bowling in a Parallel Universe
The Shadow Pin Spare System
Never Shoot a Single Pin Again
Fast and Furious Changes in the Game of Bowling
Sparemeister - Part 3
Sparemeister - Part 2
Sparemeister - Part 1
Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?
The "T" Word - Part 1
What to Do in Your Spare Time...