Bowling is a fun activity, no matter what your skill level or experience. It can be a great way to spend quality time with friends and friends or make it competitive and join a league. One of the best things about bowling is that it’s easy to head to your closest bowling alley and play a game without any special training. However, bowling can become far more enjoyable if you take the time to learn how to bowl properly. That’s why we’ve put together some simple, helpful tips for beginner bowlers.
Your Starting Position and Posture
Your starting position is the foundation of your throw. It’s important to maintain proper posture, focus on keeping your head up and shoulder straight. Take the bowling ball into your hand with your fingers straight in the holes of the ball. It is recommended to have your ball form a 90-degree angel with your legs and the rest of the body. A strong stance and proper posture will give you extra strength.
Don’t Keep your Eyes on the Prize
One of the biggest rookie mistakes is to look at the pins. While you shouldn’t aim at the pins, it is very important to establish a target. However, defining a target to aim at is something you must practice and feel, in order to define what works best for you. For your first couple throws, try focusing on the second arrow from the right-hand gutter. Focusing on this arrow creates a straight line of release from your right shoulder and cuts straight through the arrows into the front three pins, also known as the “pocket.” If you are left-handed, aim at the second arrow from the left-hand gutter.
Establish a Strong Release
Establishing a strong and confident release of the bowling bowl can be fairly simple, if you remember this basic pattern. As you take your first step, push your right arm forward. With your second step, let your arm draw backwards by your side. As you take your third and final step, swing your arm forward again, releasing the ball and sliding your left foot forward. If you are left-handed, switch these positions to the opposite side.
Take a few practice swings, both with and without the ball in your hand. Go through the motions of your intended throw, until you are comfortable with the motion and establish a focus and rhythm. As a beginner bowler, it’s best to use a lighter ball. For more information about choosing the right bowling ball, check out our recent blog post or talk to one our helpful Facenda Whitaker employees.
Bowling can be a fun activity for friends and families or a join a league and make it a competitive social activity. At Facenda Whitaker, we have bowling leagues to fit anyone’s schedule for everyone from beginners to experienced bowlers. Contact us for more information or visit our bowling alley in Norriton, Pa for a great time.