In order to get started, you will need certain equipment. Having your own "stuff" is really best because consistency is very crucial in the game of bowling. Buying good equipment will cost you around $400, and if you want to spend more that's totally up to you. They sell everything you will need right in the pro shop located in the bowling center, or you can purchase items online. You will need a ball, shoes, and small towel to begin.
The bowling center, or bowling alleys, have equipment that you will need if you don't want to buy anything right away. They rent SHOES at the front desk for about $3-$4 and you will need to pay in advance and also for the amount of games you want to bowl. Make sure to bring a pair of socks.They have BOWLING BALLS you can use for free, with a number on them which refers to the weight of the ball. The weights range from 6-16 pounds. Try to get one that feels just right when you insert your fingers. If it's too loose, you may drop the ball and injure yourself.If it's too tight, you may not be able to let it go and end up partially on the lane which is pretty slick.
The pins have weight, and the ball will be deflected slightly, so don't get one that is too light either.Start out with at least an 11-12 pound ball if you can, and try to work your way up to 15-16 pounds which will carry the strikes best!
Now that you have a ball, shoes, and towel, just type your name into the computer and let's begin! (We will discuss equipment more in detail at a later time).
Meet me here next week and we will discuss the LANE in detail!! See you then!
Hello!! I'm not a professional bowler, but I have loved the sport for more than 45 years, averaged over 200 for several seasons, and learned quite a bit with research and experience.