One thing top bowlers do consistently is that they have the habit of analyzing their shots. The technique is really quite simple. Every few shots… mentally (visually) review what you have been doing that has been working. Notice what feels good. This might be your approach timing, your swing, your concentration etc. Acknowledge yourself for […]
Here are some special secrets of highly effective visualization: a. Always visualize yourself making perfect shots, and using exquisite form. Make your visualizations ‘ideal’. This is an essential key in all visualization. Condition your mind to see perfect, ideal, glorious shots and to see them over and over and over. b. Visualize when you’re bowling […]
On single pin spares, throw a straight ball rather than a hook. Practice a straight shot if you don’t have one and use it for those single pin spares. Hooking requires you to cover more boards so there’s more room for error.
One customary method of choosing ball weight is to choose a ball that is 10% of your body weight give or take a pound. Test different weights with house balls until you get one you feel comfortable with. Be sure to bowl many games with a ball at that weight. When you have your own […]
Adjust to conditions more quickly as you’re bowling. To do this, make the observations you noticed in Bowling Tip 28 more conscious. Practice making them conscious by saying them internally to yourself. Then make the adjustment you feel is best. Mix this process with complete instinctive, intuitive bowling in which you’re not thinking at all. The result […]
Are you tired of leaving single pins and pocket splits? BALANCE is the key! “I buried that ball in the pocket, @#?!%?!.” How many times do we hear (or say) that? And then we blame the lanes, the ball, the pinsetter, our teammates, our opponents…and sometimes even the ball return……instead of ourselves (i.e., our finish […]
Keep your mind on the game. Think of your swing, your technique, and on the conditions of the lanes. Replay your best swing in your mind. Breathe fully and relax. Smile inwardly. Get good at keeping your mind on many things while you bowl, just be sure all of them are different factors of the […]
Turn up and heighten your sensitivity to the conditions. Put your attention on the other players, lanes, oil, bowling ball factors, your energy, your mood, your concentration, lane surface. Make your own list of things to put your attention on!
When the 10 pin (or 7 for left handers) is not snapping back but just flops into the channel …then you know it’s time to make an adjustment for carry down. Carry down is the process that happens when oil moves from the heads (the first 15 feet of the lane) to the midlane (next […]
Practice keeping your arm and elbow close to your body during your entire armswing. Feel the ball ‘swoosh’ by your leg just before you release it. Put a lot of practice into this bowling tip as it will pay dividends to your game.