Bowling is a fun sport that is suitable for levels of bowling skills and abilities. You can play competitively or go bowling with your friends and family just to have a good time. If you want to impress your friends and family, or you plan on competing in a competition soon, consider these next tips.
- Every beginner bowler should attempt a few trial swings so that you are used to the motion. You don’t need to do this with a bowling bowl; you can do this empty handed. If you do have a ball, don’t release it, instead just go through the motions. You can develop focus and some rhythm by doing a little warming up.
- If you are a beginner focus on using a lighter ball first. These balls are made for beginners and will help you improve your technique. If you can’t find a lighter ball, ask an employee of the alley, and they will be able to help you. You can start moving up in weight once you get more and more comfortable with your swing and the weight of the ball that you previously used.
- Although it is a cliché, keeping “your eyes on the prize” sometimes works. The prize isn’t the middle pin, though. If you are right handed the prize should be the second arrow from the right-handed gutter. This arrow makes a straight line from your right shoulder to the front three pins.
F. Chris Garcia is a retired political science professor. He taught at the University of New Mexico for 40 years. He has been spending his time with his wife. They enjoy hiking, camping, playing tennis, golf, and going bowling.