All bowlers want to have a strong and consistent release. One of the key elements to achieving a great release is using the right amount of grip pressure.

A good release should feel like the ball is releasing from your hand, not the hand letting go of the bowling ball. The less grip pressure you have, the easier this will be. Consider these three important points:

  • Check your grip: A proper fit is the most important part of reducing grip pressure.
  • Grip the ball like a glass: You hold a glass or bottle with just enough pressure to not let it fall. Do the same with your bowling ball.
  • Fix your timing problems: Poor timing is a prime cause of excessive grip pressure.