August 1996 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Probably the most common question I receive from high school bowlers and their parents is, “Are there any hints or tips that will help in my goal to bowl at the collegiate level?” I typically respond with the obvious answers,...

Coaching Spotlight with Frank Buffa

Canada, like the United States, is building its Olympic bowling coaching program. Frank Buffa, the head man at Buffa Distribution, is one of only three coaches in that country to achieve Level Three status, the equivalent of what will become...

When you are being measured for a bowling ball, the pro shop takes care to check the flexibility of the thumb and fingers, check for fatty tissue, and for bone length. While this has become the accepted method of fitting...

Off the Top of My Head - August 1996

Every four years, when the summer Olympics rolls around, I swear that this time I won’t watch this spectacle that has done so much to cheapen sport in the name of the almighty dollar. Of course, from the moment that...

Down-home greats take a sideways look at performance

Attend a sports psychology conference or schedule an hour with a sports therapist. It’s a memorable experience to say the very least. They talk about a positive attitude, a desire to win, goal setting, and character development. Sports psychology is...