January 2010 Contents
Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles
Curing the Choke
Let’s define it, then fix it
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...
Getting the Tournament Team Lined Up – Part 1
Watch every shot…even those by other-handers
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...
Gutters, Twigs, Bank Shots, and Sucker Bets – Part 2
Living life on the edge (of the lane)
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...
How to Create a Longer Swing
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...
Mastering Multiple Hand Positions
The sure path to a good release
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...
Modern Timing vs. Traditional
Five elements that affect it
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...