For many, bowling is a game that is often taken for granted. You go to the alley, grab a ball, and try to knock down as many pins as possible. But what most people don’t realize is that there is an art and science to bowling. If you follow the proper steps, you can be a bowling pro in no time and you will eventually begin having fun!
The Right Ball
The first step to becoming a bowling pro is to choose the right ball. If you are a beginner, it is best to use a ball that is not too heavy. The weight of the ball should be 10-15% of your body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, then your ball should weigh between 15-22 pounds.
Choose the Grip
The second step is to know how to grip the ball correctly. The most common grip is called the “finger tip grip.” To do this, simply insert your middle and ring finger into the two holes on the ball, and then place your thumb in the hole on top. Your index finger should be extended out straight.
Types of Balls
The third step is to understand the different types of bowling balls. There are three main types of bowling balls: solid, pearl, and reactive. Solid balls are made of one piece of material and are good for beginners because they are less likely to hook (i.e., veer off course). Pearl balls have a small amount of texturing on the surface and are good for intermediate bowlers because they provide more control. Reactive balls have a lot of texturing on the surface and are good for advanced bowlers because they hook more (which can be helpful if you know how to control it).
The fourth step is to practice your aim. When you are at the foul line, aim for the center of the head pin (the pin in the front). This will help ensure that you hit as many pins as possible.
The fifth and final step is to release the ball correctly. When you are ready to bowl, start with your hand behind your head and then swing it forward so that your hand comes over your shoulder at release point. As you release the ball, allow your fingers to come off first so that only your thumb remains on the ball until it hits the lane.
Bowling is a fun game that anyone can enjoy. But if you want to take your game to the next level, then follow these five steps! With a little practice, you’ll be bowling like a pro in no time!