Bowling: Most Popular Articles
An explanation of how the bowling scoring system works, how to add strikes and spares, and why 300 is a perfect score.
A tutorial on choosing the right bowling ball for your style and abilities.
A step-by-step tutorial on finding the ideal starting position, target, and speed that will help you throw strikes consistently.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to hook a bowling ball.
An explanation on how to calculate your bowling handicap.
he most basic way to hold a bowling ball is called the conventional bowling grip.
Having a bowling ball drilled specifically for your hand and your game is a vital piece of becoming a consistent, high-scoring bowler. Before you drill your ball though, there are a few things you need to know.
Bowling balls come in many different weights. Which one is right for you?
For right-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 10 pin.
Three strikes is a turkey. What about four strikes? Nine strikes? Learn what to shout after each successive strike you throw.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to clean your bowling reactive-resin bowling ball using the immersion method.
An article on the minimum qualifications required to join the Professional Bowlers Association and how to earn and maintain a spot on the PBA Tour.
Every bowling alley requires bowlers to wear bowling shoes, and it's not just so they can get another couple dollars out of you. It's for the safety of you, the other bowlers and the upkeep of the bowling alley and its equipment.
A description of the house oil pattern.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
An overview of reactive-resin cover stocks and bowling balls.
A quick overview of bowling etiquette you should follow in a bowling alley.
A quick explanation of how to calculate your bowling average.
The maximum legal bowling-ball weight is 16 pounds. Does that mean all the best bowlers use 16-pound bowling balls?
You had a good game last week. 200, 220, 250, etc. Could you be a pro?
A perfect score in bowling is 300. Why does it take 12 strikes to get there when there are only 10 frames?
A quick overview of using the fingertip bowling grip.
The layout and dimensions of a bowling pin rack.
An overview of urethane cover stocks and bowling balls.
There are many different types of bowling styles, and it's often hard to categorize a bowler's method. Here are some of the most common bowling styles.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's pin and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
Some things need to be common knowledge to any bowler. Here are seven of them.
A quick overview of how often to clean your bowling ball.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use lateral adjustments to your advantage.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's track and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
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.
A quick tutorial on how and when to alter your finger position to control your shots.
For left-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 7 pin.
An overview of plastic and polyester cover stocks and bowling balls.
Simple bowling adjustments that, when applied correctly, will drastically improve your scores.
If you watch enough bowling, you've seen and heard people talk about buckets. What are they? Here is the definition and an example.
Does throwing a hook make you a great bowler? Does a bigger hook generally represent a better bowler?
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
An explanation of the foul line and its function.
A quick overview of the conventional bowling grip.
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Bowlers who rely on a smooth, consistent delivery are referred to as strokers.
Have you ever considered joining a bowling league but didn't actually do it? Here are the top 10 reasons to reconsider and finally join the ranks of league bowlers.
Facts, specs, and general information on bowling pins.
You may have heard the phrase, “Easy house shot.” But what does it mean? Is any shot in bowling actually easy, especially for a beginner?
A quick explanation of what an RG rating is in reference to a bowling ball.
The complete 2014 PBA Tour television schedule.
A list of every winner of the Steve Nagy PBA Sportsmanship Award in History.
Why should you warm up before bowling? The importance of being ready to bowl and suggestions on how to do so.
Does hitting the head pin guarantee a strike? Why or why not?
Bowlers who combine some elements of cranking with some elements of stroking are known as tweeners.
No matter how much fun you're having with your friends, there are some things you should never do while bowling. Here are five of them.
The truth about some of bowling's commonly held misconceptions.
An explanation of how to score a no-tap game of bowling.
A definition of a Greek Church in bowling.
Is it truly possible to waste strikes in practice as so many league bowlers joke from week to week?
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a woman's foot size in inches.
You may have heard about sandbagging, but do you know what it is? And have you ever seen it put into action?
What is a bowling sponsorship? And how do you get one? Learn the basics of what a bowling sponsorship is and how you can apply to get one yourself.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use forward and backward adjustments to your advantage.
A popular side game among individual bowling teams or entire leagues is poker. How does it work?
A quick tutorial on how and when to use speed adjustments to your advantage.
A review of the Ebonite Maxim bowling ball, a plastic ball from Ebonite.
Information on the benefits and downsides of each bowling-ball cover stock.
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.
A brief explanation on the stepladder format of competition, often used to determine PBA Tour champions.
A definition of a turkey in bowling.
The power of a cranker and the smooth release of a stroker combine to define a power stroker.
A quick explanation of a bowler's positive axis point and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
The Baker Format is used in many levels of bowling competition, notably collegiate and high-school bowling. The PBA Tour uses it for specific events.
A definition of a hambone in bowling.
It seems contradictory, but for most people, it's true: as you get better, bowling gets harder. What's going on here? Why is this?
A description of the Viper oil pattern.
The soles of your bowling shoes will wear over time, causing you to lose some of your slide on the approach. Learn how to combat that with a wire brush.
What's the ideal lineup for your five-person bowling team?
Bowlers who put a vertical-axis rotation on the ball, intending to hit the head pin, then move down the line are called spinners.
A definition of an entry angle. Bowling.
Do you bowl even moderately often? Have you ever considered purchasing your own bowling ball, rather than using one of the balls on the rack in the alley? Here are five reasons to buy your own bowling ball.
Why do some bowling balls have four holes in them? What is a weight hole? It all stems from side weight.
A description of the Cheetah oil pattern.
League bowling has long been a popular recreational sport for people of all ages. But for those who have never competed in a league: do you have to be good to join?
A definition of a blind score in bowling.
You may have heard your league-bowler friends talk about a strike pot. What are they talking about?
Bumper bowling involves blocking the gutters from a lane, meaning people of all ages and abilities have a legitimate chance to knock down pins and enjoy a game of bowling.
Before you begin touting your greatness to potential bowling sponsors, you should know what they want to see from you. If you can benefit them, they may want to benefit you, too.
Can you determine the quality of a bowler by the number of bowling balls in his arsenal?
A definition of a board in bowling.
A quick description of the one-pair lane courtesy rule, predominantly used on the PBA Tour.
A definition of a beer frame in bowling.
A quick tutorial on how and when to change bowling balls.
Can you become a better bowler simply by spending money on new equipment?
If you bowl with any level of frequency greater than never, you should buy your own bowling shoes. Here are five reasons why.
Bowling sponsorships are divided into multiple tiers, depending on a bowler's status. Learn more about the tiers and which one might fit you best.
Is there a particular place you have to stand while bowling? What are the rules regarding a bowler's starting position?
A definition of a gutter in bowling.
A description of the Scorpion oil pattern.
A quick guide on determining which bowling bag is best for you, your arsenal and your game.
A collection of the PBA's animal-themed oil patterns, commonly used in sport leagues and also in various PBA tournaments.
A list of scenarios in which pins you knock down don't actually count.
A definition of a bowling ball's cover stock.
A description of the Chameleon oil pattern.
A definition of a washout in bowling.
A review of the Raw Hammer Acid bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
Defining an ankle shot in bowling.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a man's foot size in inches.
A profile of professional bowler Pete Weber, one of the most popular and charismatic bowlers in PBA Tour history.
The complete 2014 PBA Tour schedule.
Have you ever fallen or seen somebody else fall unexpectedly when stepping onto a bowling lane? It's slippery because it's covered in oil.
A definition of a layout in bowling.
A definition of an arsenal in bowling.
A definition of a 300 in bowling.
What happens when controversy erupts on the PBA Tour over the popping sound of a plastic water bottle? It's assigned a name and talked about seemingly endlessly. If you missed it, this article explains the basics of what exactly Bottlegate was.
A profile of professional bowler Walter Ray Williams, Jr., the all-time leader in wins on the PBA Tour.
In professionally bowling as well as many amateur tournaments, when a large number of bowlers are competing
A description of the the dead-ball rule, which gives bowlers another chance at a delivery without penalty.
A definition of an anchor in bowling.
A review of the Raw Hammer Anger bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
A definition of a backup ball. Bowling.
A definition of a single in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Chris Barnes, one of the top bowlers on the PBA Tour.
With one season down, the PBA League teams were forced to rethink their rosters and retool for the second season of PBA League competition. Here are those rosters.
What's the ideal lineup for your four-person bowling team?
A review of a bowling shirt from Bowling Concepts.
A definition of a Brooklyn strike in bowling.
As the PBA League moves into its second season (January 1 in Allen Park, Michigan), the summer has been packed with all the excitement, rumors and discussion
A review of the Brunswick Siege bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Brunswick.
A definition of a spare in bowling.
No matter how many members are on each team in your league, there's a strategy to forming a lineup that will optimize your team's performance.
A definition of an approach in bowling.
The definition of a full roller in bowling.
A definition of striking out in bowling.
A definition of a tripped 4 in bowling.
A general overview of the PBA Regional Tour - what it is, why it exists, and how to join.
Defining walled-up lane conditions in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Norm Duke, recognized as one of the top PBA Tour bowlers of all time.
A review of the Brunswick C·(System) Versa-Max reactive-resin bowling ball.
Bowling on the burn is a completely different experience from bowling on the fresh , and is one reason
Will you be attending a PBA Tour event? How should you behave as a spectator? This brief article gives a few tips on what you should and should not do as a bowling fan.
A definition of all the way in bowling.
When you throw a dead ball, the delivery doesn't count and you get another chance without penalty. This FAQ explains when and why you may call a dead ball.
The definition of loft in bowling.
May a PBA Tour bowler drink alcohol during competition?
A definition of virgin oil in bowling.
An explanation on the eliminator format of competition, a common method of determining champions on the PBA Tour.
A definition of a baby split in bowling.
Defining the ditch in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Jason Belmonte, the most famous two-handed bowler in the world.
A definition of dead wood in bowling.
The kind folks with Brunswick took me through their facility in Muskegon, Michigan. It was fascinating. Here are my first impressions.
Defining a sweeper in bowling.