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.
Three strikes is a turkey. What about four strikes? Nine strikes? Learn what to shout after each successive strike you throw.
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.
For right-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 10 pin.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to clean your bowling reactive-resin bowling ball using the immersion method.
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 step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
Bowling balls come in many different weights. Which one is right for you?
A description of the house oil pattern.
A quick overview of bowling etiquette you should follow in a bowling alley.
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.
You had a good game last week. 200, 220, 250, etc. Could you be a pro?
The maximum legal bowling-ball weight is 16 pounds. Does that mean all the best bowlers use 16-pound bowling balls?
A perfect score in bowling is 300. Why does it take 12 strikes to get there when there are only 10 frames?
An overview of reactive-resin cover stocks and bowling balls.
The layout and dimensions of a bowling pin rack.
Some things need to be common knowledge to any bowler. Here are seven of them.
A quick overview of using the fingertip bowling grip.
For left-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 7 pin.
A quick explanation of how to calculate your bowling average.
A quick tutorial on how and when to alter your finger position to control your shots.
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.
If you watch enough bowling, you've seen and heard people talk about buckets. What are they? Here is the definition and an example.
An explanation of how to score a no-tap game of bowling.
Simple bowling adjustments that, when applied correctly, will drastically improve your scores.
Does hitting the head pin guarantee a strike? Why or why not?
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 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.
A quick overview of how often to clean your bowling ball.
A quick explanation of what an RG rating is in reference to a bowling ball.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's pin and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
An overview of urethane cover stocks and bowling balls.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
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Does throwing a hook make you a great bowler? Does a bigger hook generally represent a better bowler?
Bowlers who rely on a smooth, consistent delivery are referred to as strokers.
The complete 2014 PBA Tour television schedule.
A definition of a beer frame in bowling.
A quick overview of the conventional bowling grip.
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.
The truth about some of bowling's commonly held misconceptions.
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?
An explanation of the foul line and its function.
A list of scenarios in which pins you knock down don't actually count.
Facts, specs, and general information on bowling pins.
An overview of plastic and polyester cover stocks and bowling balls.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use forward and backward adjustments to your advantage.
A definition of a turkey in bowling.
A definition of a washout in bowling.
Bowlers who combine some elements of cranking with some elements of stroking are known as tweeners.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use speed adjustments to your advantage.
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.
Bowlers who put a vertical-axis rotation on the ball, intending to hit the head pin, then move down the line are called spinners.
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?
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.
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.
A description of the Viper oil pattern.
The power of a cranker and the smooth release of a stroker combine to define a power stroker.
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.
Is it truly possible to waste strikes in practice as so many league bowlers joke from week to week?
A brief explanation on the stepladder format of competition, often used to determine PBA Tour champions.
Why do some bowling balls have four holes in them? What is a weight hole? It all stems from side weight.
A definition of a leave in bowling.
A definition of a board in bowling.
A definition of an entry angle. Bowling.
A review of the Ebonite Maxim bowling ball, a plastic ball from Ebonite.
A definition of a Greek Church in bowling.
A quick explanation of a bowler's positive axis point and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
You may have heard about sandbagging, but do you know what it is? And have you ever seen it put into action?
A definition of a hambone in bowling.
A description of the Cheetah oil pattern.
A popular side game among individual bowling teams or entire leagues is poker. How does it work?
What's the ideal lineup for your five-person bowling team?
A definition of a Brooklyn strike in bowling.
Information on the benefits and downsides of each bowling-ball cover stock.
A quick description of the one-pair lane courtesy rule, predominantly used on the PBA Tour.
A definition of striking out in bowling.
The definition of a full roller in bowling.
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.
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 a single in bowling.
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 quick tutorial on how and when to change bowling balls.
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 become a better bowler simply by spending money on new equipment?
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 definition of a blind score in bowling.
Why should you warm up before bowling? The importance of being ready to bowl and suggestions on how to do so.
A definition of a backup ball. Bowling.
A review of a bowling shirt from Bowling Concepts.
A description of the Scorpion oil pattern.
A review of the Raw Hammer Anger bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
Is there a particular place you have to stand while bowling? What are the rules regarding a bowler's starting position?
A profile of professional bowler Chris Barnes, one of the top bowlers on the PBA Tour.
A quick guide on determining which bowling bag is best for you, your arsenal and your game.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a woman's foot size in inches.
A definition of a 300 in bowling.
A definition of a bowling average.
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.
A profile of professional bowler Pete Weber, one of the most popular and charismatic bowlers in PBA Tour history.
A definition of a blow in bowling.
Is the CG (center of gravity) important on a bowling ball? Yes. Of course it is. But why?
A definition of an arsenal in bowling.
If you bowl with any level of frequency greater than never, you should buy your own bowling shoes. Here are five reasons why.
A definition of a gutter in bowling.
A description of the the dead-ball rule, which gives bowlers another chance at a delivery without penalty.
A definition of a baby split in bowling.
A definition of position round in bowling.
A collection of the PBA's animal-themed oil patterns, commonly used in sport leagues and also in various PBA tournaments.
A definition of a bowling ball's cover stock.
Can you determine the quality of a bowler by the number of bowling balls in his arsenal?
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.
A definition of dead wood in bowling.
A description of the Chameleon oil pattern.
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.
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 a brat in bowling.
A description of the Shark oil pattern.
A profile of professional bowler Walter Ray Williams, Jr., the all-time leader in wins on the PBA Tour.
A definition of a break point in bowling.
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.
Defining an ankle shot 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 definition of a double in bowling.
In professionally bowling as well as many amateur tournaments, when a large number of bowlers are competing
A review of the Raw Hammer Acid bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
A definition of a spare in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Jason Belmonte, the most famous two-handed bowler in the world.
A definition of bedposts in bowling.
A definition of all the way in bowling.
After four grueling days of seemingly endless bowling, the top five bowlers of the PBA Summer Swing emerged and will compete in the stepladder finals of the
The top five moments from one of the best, most competitive and exciting PBA50 Tour seasons in recent memory.
A definition of arrows in bowling.
A general overview of the PBA Regional Tour - what it is, why it exists, and how to join.
When your ball unexpectedly finds a patch of oil down lane, it's skating.
A list of every PBA Hall of Fame member in the performance category.
A definition of a clean game in bowling.
An explanation of how the Petraglia bowling scoring system, sometimes referred to as golf, works.
Jason Belmonte won his third career PBA Tour major title and second of the 2014 season by defeating E.J. Tackett in the finals of the USBC Masters.
Defining walled-up lane conditions in bowling.
A definition of the pocket in bowling.
A review of the Brunswick Nexus Solid reactive-resin bowling ball.
A definition of virgin oil in bowling.
The kind folks with Brunswick took me through their facility in Muskegon, Michigan. It was fascinating. Here are my first impressions.