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How to Pick Up Spares - Lefties

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Find Your Strike Ball
A bowling ball rolling toward the pins.

A ball on its way toward the pins.

Ideally, you'll throw a strike every time. Realistically, that's not going to happen. Picking up spares is an essential part of putting up high bowling scores, and this tutorial will show you one simple way to do so.

Most advanced bowlers will use a plastic ball to pick up spares, but it’s not necessary. Plenty of talented bowlers use only one ball and have no trouble picking up spares.

In order to do this, you first need to establish your strike ball. This article will help you do that.

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