January 2010 Contents

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Let’s define it, then fix it

Curing the Choke

Imagine being in this situation. You are at a tournament, engaged in match play, and it becomes clear that you need to strike to win. Or perhaps you have to make a challenging spare to advance. You get up on...

Watch every shot…even those by other-handers

Getting the Tournament Team Lined Up - Part 1

It’s actually past time to start preparing for the USBC Championships. You should have started years ago! Actually, I’m only kidding a little bit. Getting lined up as a team is pretty important. Remember the Six Shot System™ of lining...

Living life on the edge (of the lane)

Gutters, Twigs, Bank Shots, and Sucker Bets - Part 2

Gutter play, in its various forms, has become a necessity with the advent of designer “sport” oil patterns. Many bowlers lack the knowledge or the skills needed to know when to play the gutter or even how to play the...

Using your torso and your feet

A major problem that a lot of bowlers have is an inability to properly create a long swing that will help them get the ball farther down the lane and create a later reaction. I’d like to talk about how...

The sure path to a good release

Mastering Multiple Hand Positions

One of the most important aspects of sound fundamental bowling is a good release, which depends on placing the ball well back into the hand. At the release point, the thumb exits quickly, the weight of the ball is transferred...

Five elements that affect it

Modern Timing vs. Traditional

Timing is the single most important aspect of the physical side of the game of bowling. It is also the most over-simplified and the most misunderstood. If you are a regular reader of BTM, you have read many, many articles...