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Tips to Improve Your Average

Tips to Improve Your AverageHave you ever heard of anyone looking for tips to lower their bowling average?

Of course not, unless you are looking for some sand! Bowlers are always looking for tips to improve their bowling average.

Why on Earth would anyone wish to lower their average?  We don’t condone sandbagging.

Simply use one or more of the following tips (strategies) to help you on the path toward improvement:

*Remain calm and bowl tension free so you can establish a consistent tempo when walking and swinging your ball.

*Work very hard on spares and develop a reliable spare alignment system where you become an able spare shooter.

*Learn to align to the pocket initially by using the oil pattern and your selection of a ball to best match the lane conditions.

*Use a ball speed you can control; use your upper range of speed that allows you to easily repeat each shot.

*Use your best angle of attack to hit the pocket during your warm up shots and make any adjustments to that normal alignment that you feel necessary so when you begin bowling in competition, you have a great chance of hitting the pocket repeatedly.

Common sense in bowling will help you go a long way in the game regardless of your experience and skill level.

Although these are non-specific tips, they are strategies you can develop into your present system of bowling to make progress with your game.

No single bowling tip alone, however, can help you master your game. If you truly wish to become an improved bowler, it helps to learn much about the game and become extremely familiar with your personal game skills. Establish a reliable pre-shot routine where you quickly identify your alignment, set yourself in a well-balanced posture on the approach, and grip your ball using consistent hand pressure when walking and swinging the ball. Finally, practice as often as time and money permits if you wish to better your chances at improvement.



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Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-1326


Orchard Lanes Bowling Center is a non-smoking entertainment center offering an automatic state-of-the-art scoring system, video arcade, video poker and snack bar.