This new Post is a continuation from my Blog Posts on 5/31/21-Part 1, 8/30- Part 2, 10/11- Part 3, and
I have previously mentioned many things that you must focus on while bowling. I am giving you only a few at a time so you can work on them this way during your practice sessions. A few more of these are mentioned here and I've also included some things for general bowling knowledge.
29. Getting the body down LOWER at the point of release will help you get more ACTION on the ball. More ball action equals more action at the pins.
30. SIDE ROLL- This is a COUNTER CLOCKWISE turn on the ball which is accomplished by rotating your hand around the side of the ball as you release it causing it to go from right to left (left to right for the left handed bowlers). When side roll overtakes the skid (as the ball travels down the lane on the oil), is when the ball begins to hook.
31. FORWARD ROLL- This is when the ball is just moving in a 12:00 position or straight down the lane.
32. MID ROLL- Is when the ball moves in a CENTER and COUNTER CLOCKWISE direction down the lane.This type of action on the ball helps more of the pins LAY DOWN when you hit them having a greater chance of knocking into other pins. To do this, you need to release the ball so it feels like it's coming off the inside of the hand (left side of the palm), not from the front or outside. The fingers need to be lifted more towards the palm which helps get more pin action on the ball.
33. Know that the more oily the lanes are, the more the ball will skid down the lane before it begins to hook.
34. The faster you throw a bowling ball, the MORE skid it will have.
35. REVOLUTIONS- is the rotation of a turning object on it's axis. To get more "REVS" on the ball, you must apply the proper LIFT on the ball (spoken about on 10/25/21 Blog Post). To do this, you must pull the two middle fingers toward the palm when releasing the ball.
Please keep applying all the things I have mentioned thus far, but only a few at a time. There are lots of things to learn so always have a plan in mind when going to your practice sessions.
Join me here again next week when I'll be discussing the many "common problems" that may come up during your bowling sessions that can affect your game.
Good Luck and High Scoring!
Hello!! My name is Joanie. Although I'm not a professional bowler, 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.