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Aug 17, 2007
And here I have tried to figure out what are important and what you should do on different times like working on just one or two details at a time, never making the same mistakes in a row, how to hold the ball, etc. Read on for more to understand them better.

A one-pin spare is roughly a 23-inch target
This statement may come as a surprise to many low-average bowlers who seem to let a one-pin spare setup "buffalo" them. Let me explain what I mean. To begin with, that pin standing out there on the lane has a diameter, at its greatest width, of approximately 5 inches. The ball with which you intend to hit the pin has a diameter of approximately 9 inches, which, in effect, gives you about 14 inches of space in which to hit the pin on the left. But, to make it even better, you might also hit it on the right, which gives you nearly 9 inches more, or a total of approximately 23 inches of room in which to succeed in toppling the pin.

Even in the case of the 7-pin or the 10-pin, this holds fairly true. For instance, in shooting for the 10-pin, you still possess your original 9 inches of the ball on the left side, plus the 5 inches of the pin itself, plus a large part of the 9 inches on the right, for, on many occasions, a ball just dropping into the gutter will graze the 10-pin enough to topple it. The same, in reverse, is true of the 7-pin, granted in both cases that you are playing these spares from the correct angle.

Work on just one or two details at a time
Do not try to concentrate on everything at once. While you are practicing, try working first on your footwork and your release. Or perhaps your push away and your backswing, or even just one of them. Don't try to think of every individual phase of your game or you will wind up improving none of them. Smooth out your game one detail at a time.

Never make the same mistake three times in a row
Anyone who fails three successive times in the same exact fashion is not learning a thing. For example, if I throw what I consider is my normal ball on a certain alley and it fails to come up to the 1-3 pocket, hitting the 3-pin practically dead center, I begin to suspect that the alley is "fast." On my second time on this same lane, I might again throw my normal ball and see it hit the same spot. On the third shot, you can be sure, I will direct my ball so far to the left that I may hit the 1-2 pockets, or the headpin dead center, but I will definitely avoid making the same mistake three successive times.

Anyone who has bowled any time at all knows that every bowling lane is different from every other one, and that two adjoining lanes may have an entirely different effect on the path of your ball. It is up to you to learn this, and learn it as fast as you can. The top- ranking champions very often are champions because they were able to solve these tricky conditions faster than their opponents. But, first and foremost, they learned from their mistakes, and turned what might have been a disadvantage into an advantage. Watch the action of your ball closely and profit by your observation.

Hold the ball easily don't squeeze it
Hold a ball as you would a suitcase weighing sixteen pounds. Simply get a firm, natural, grip on it. Do not seize it in a death grip, nor hold it so loosely that you might drop it. Use a relaxed, secure grip.

Good bowlers are made not born
Every good bowler in the game today has been developed. He has served his apprenticeship through long practice and great concentration on fundamentals. He began in mediocrity, since no bowler ever possessed championship ability to begin with. The wonderful thing about the game, however, is that it requires no special ability, except perhaps co-ordination, to become a champion. Even co-ordination can be developed. So shoot high, but don't ever be misled into thinking that you can reach the top without lots of practice. It can't be done

We all know that champions are not born; they are made through continuous practices and by continuously learning of the game through their mistakes. You never know who have that champs quality and that is revealed through continuous practice. So if you want to be a good bowling player starts practicing using the right information of guidance, which you will find them here.
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