December 2010 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Making the trains run on time

Four-Tenths of a Second That Can Change Your Life - Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I suggested that there be a change to the basic four step timing routine. I suggested that most bowlers would be better off waiting until the first step is completed before putting the ball...

Take this inventory

Get-Your-Mental-Game-Fitness-in-Shape

When we talk to champions in any sport, “mental game” always comes up as a significant factor in consistent success. This is certainly the case in bowling. Players frequently cite the mental game as a swing factor in winning and...

Let the performance of the pros reveal which works best

One of the more popular slogans on the back of bowling t-shirts is, “Grip it and rip it.” This has become the mindset of pseudo-macho bowlers as well as the thrill of many aspiring youngsters who are enamored by wide...

Being a cranker just ain’t what it used to be

Have You Seen My Timing Lying Around Here Anywhere?

I’d like to talk a little bit about the universal plague: timing. We certainly hear about it constantly. It was off or you didn’t have any tonight (not possible), you had it yesterday but now it’s gone, it was early,...

Creating efficiency in your swing line

How to Transfer Energy Cleanly

The physical game is best understood in terms of energy transfer. You transfer energy from the body to the bowling ball. As you move through the approach, you build potential energy that is transferred to kinetic energy at the release....

The confusion about timing, release, ball speed, and ball changes

Speaking the Same Language

I’d like to thank all of you who send me emails. It is through them that I have a better understanding of what type of information interests the readers of BTM. The emails have also taught me there are many...

Accessories top bowlers keep in their kits

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time for some shopping. Most of our readers probably have an eye on bowling equipment for themselves or a bowler on their list. The latest new balls can be a very tempting...