January 2022 Content Archive

Bowling Tips and Techniques Articles

Coach, I've Got a Question! - January 2022

In this new recurring feature, I’ll be answering questions from Bowling This Month readers, or questions I’ve received from bowlers I work with, that might not require the depth of a full-length article, but that can definitely benefit more than...

Could you drop weight and increase hitting power?

Debunking-ball-weight-myths-header

Whenever I have a discussion about ball weight with a bowler, I think of Leonard Thieman. At the age of 76, I asked him if he thought he should give up using 16-pound equipment and switch to 15-pound balls. His...

Rule-or-Duel-Header

Bowling, like any sport, has its unique set of playing rules, without which we wouldn’t know what we’re supposed to do, where we are supposed to do it, and how. Rules provide more than mere structure to an activity or...

The BTM Book Report: 'Shorter'

In Shorter, author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang addresses the shift to a compressed workweek that many companies are making. Not to be confused with condensing the typical 40-hour workweek into four days, this book discusses...

Four levels of mental game strength

The Way to Win

Athletes and coaches often say that the one who wants to win the most, wins. We know that is not true, because if wanting it bad enough brought a title home, virtually all of you would have more trophies, more...

The many variables of medium sport patterns

Understanding Your Bowling Environment - Part 4

Medium oil, also known as the “Wild West” of sport patterns, can be the biggest challenge a bowler faces when competing on flatter conditions. For many bowlers, warm-ups on medium-length patterns feel a lot like their local house shot, with...