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Learn to Bowl - Techniques for Bowling Strikes and Spares

Learn how to throw a hook, pick up spares, and consistently throw strikes through simple instructional tutorials. Designed for the beginner, but also helpful for more experienced bowlers, these tips and hints will turn you into a better bowler.
  1. Bowling Adjustments (5)
  2. Bowling Grips (3)
  3. Bowling Styles (6)

How to Bowl Strikes - Finding Your "Strike Ball"
A step-by-step tutorial on finding the ideal starting position, target, and speed that will help you throw strikes consistently.

How to Hook a Bowling Ball
A step-by-step tutorial on how to hook a bowling ball.

How to Choose the Right Bowling Ball
A tutorial on how to find the perfect bowling ball for your style and abilities.

How to Pick Up Spares - Lefties
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.

How to Pick Up Spares - Righties
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.

Why am I Leaving the 10 Pin?
The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 10 pin.

Why am I Leaving the 7 Pin?
The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 7 pin.

Don't Waste Strikes in Practice
Is it truly possible to waste strikes in practice as so many league bowlers joke from week to week?

Six Things You May Not Know About Bowling
Many of the aspects of bowling taken for granted by experienced bowlers are complete revelations to beginning bowlers. Here are six things you may not know about bowling.

Seven Things You Need to Know About Bowling
Some things need to be common knowledge to any bowler. Here are seven of them.

Six Bowling Myths
The truth about some of bowling's commonly held misconceptions.

Bowling Myth - Throwing a Hook Makes You a Great Bowler
Does throwing a hook make you a great bowler? Does a bigger hook generally represent a better bowler?

Bowling Myth - Hitting the Head Pin Guarantees a Strike
Does hitting the head pin guarantee a strike? Why or why not?

Bowling Myth - The Best Bowler is the Guy with the Most Bowling Balls
Can you determine the quality of a bowler by the number of bowling balls in his arsenal?

Why Does Bowling Get Harder As I Get Better?
It seems contradictory, but for most people, it's true: as you get better, bowling gets harder. Why is this?

"Easy" House Shots
"Easy house shot." Have you heard the term? What is it? And why is it so easy? Learn how to become a better bowler by taking advantage of the house oil pattern.

Strings of Strikes
Each string of strikes deserves a name. Listed here are blog posts detailing the proper names for each series of consecutive strikes along with their origins and current uses.

Bowling Styles - Bowling Crankers
Bowlers who use a lot of wrist action to put a high number of revolutions and power into their shots are referred to as crankers.

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