By Jef Goodger
Whether you're just starting out as a bowler, are looking to change or improve your game, or merely bowl once or twice a year with your friends, this is the place to start. Here, you'll learn the basics on bowling technique, etiquette, and rules, which will enhance your bowling experiences from here on out.
Everything you need to know to get started bowling. Rules, scoring, etiquette, and general information on bowling centers themselves will give you a strong base of knowledge.
- Bowling Glossary
- Bowling Etiquette
- How to Score a Game of Bowling
- Why Does it Take 12 Strikes to Reach 300?
- Choosing the Right Bowling Ball
- How to Hold a Bowling Ball
- The Life of a Bowling Pin
- Bowling Pin Rack
- Calculate Your Average
- Calculate Your Handicap
How to Bowl
How do you throw a hook? How can you consistently throw strikes? Is there a simple way to pick up spares? Everyone bowls differently. These articles will help you find your best path to success on the lanes.
- For Lefties - Why You're Leaving the 7 Pin
- For Righties - Why You're Leaving the 10 Pin
- Fingertip Grip
- Conventional Grip
Anyone can throw a good game of bowling at any time. The key to sustaining a high average is knowing when, how and why to adjust.
- Lateral Adjustments
- Forward/Backward Adjustments
- Speed Adjustments
- Finger-Position Adjustments
- Ball Adjustments
The layout and dispersion of oil on the lane plays a major role in how your ball will react. Here are some descriptions of oil patterns along with tips on how to use them to your advantage.