February 2020 Content Archive

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Converting to the Two-Handed Game

Two summers ago, I coached someone converting from one-handed to two-handed. This was a pretty accomplished one-handed bowler, so before starting, I set the expectation that this would be a major change, and not to expect to attain his one-handed...

Lane Play Strategies for House Shots

Last time, we talked about what a house shot is, the different kinds of house shot league bowlers, and the balls that they use. Now, let’s talk about house shot lane play and adjustments. Unlike sport or PBA/PWBA oil patterns,...

The good and bad of conscious thought

Overthinking - Part 1

It has been a while since my last Bowling This Month article, but I think this will be an interesting topic for bowlers and coaches alike. The inspiration for writing this two-part series came to me after conducting a bowling psychology course...

A process for achieving your goals

Sticky Resolutions

Studies have shown that less than 25% of people stay committed to their goals after just 30 days, and only 8% actually accomplish them.1 Well, it's February. Which group are you in right now? Which group will you be in...

The BTM Book Report: 'Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect'

This month, we’re looking at Dr. Bob Rotella’s Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect. This book covers a subject near and dear to the hearts of many bowlers: the mental game. Though its references to the PGA Tour are all…

Insights into a multi-dimensional approach

The release: cause and effect

One of the most common questions we get at Bowling This Month is, “How can I improve my release?” As I will discuss in this article, there are many cause and effect components to the elite-level release. With more insight...