A bowling ball is a hard, spherical ball used to hit bowling pins in the sport of bowling. Balls used in ten-pin bowling typically have holes for two fingers and the thumb. Balls used in five-pin bowlingcandlepin bowlingand duckpin bowling have no holes, and are small enough to be held in the palm of the hand.
By Peter Such To bowl finger spin effectively the basics must be mastered. If as a bowler you fail to do this, it will be difficult to achieve the consistency that you require. Master the basics or the whole wall will fall down under pressure.
For many, choosing a bowling ball is as simple as walking into the alley, renting some shoes and picking a ball off the rack. You can do that as often as you want, and there's nothing wrong with it. However, any improvement you seek to make in the game is going to be tempered by the lack of performance you'll get out of the ball.
In March I had the good fortune of having friends offer to fly me over to Jersey for a day to visit the new lane bowling centre, which Keith Hale had written about in such glowing terms. What an eye-opener the centre was; great design, sheer luxury, so much thought gone into providing excellent surroundings, comfort and customer facilities, not only for the many bowlers who enter the centre all day long, but also for the staff. Not a pillar in sight over the lane area and a completely uninterrupted view of the elegant con- course.
Bowling is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Holding a bowling ball correctly will give you better aim, and this will ultimately improve your game. Like any sport, improving your bowling grip will take time and practice.
In fact, we may have no interest in the specific game for years of watching it on television. But, just one fine day, your family or friends may make you play it randomly and you feel like you cannot do without it. Bowling is one such game that most people do not show much interest in at first.
Chances are that when it comes to gripping a bowling ball you are self-taught. Most of us go through the process, usually using a house ball from a bowling alley, as we learn how to pick-up and grip the ball. We learn how to maneuver our bodies, limbs, and fingers just right to propel the ball down the lane to the awaiting pins.
To hook the ball means that it curves in just before it hits the pins and topples more pins. You can do it too. Read on for some great ideas on how to hold a bowling ball to get that spin and hook.
For most people, their first encounter with bowling balls occurs when they go open bowling with friends or family: they get their rental bowling shoes from the front desk and then immediately head over to the rack of bowling balls that are freely available for use by open bowlers. Use the free house ball, get a feel for the game, and then invest in your own equipment if you think you want to participate in bowling on a more regular basis. Here are some very basic tips on selecting a ball that will give you a decent first experience on the lanes:. After all, all the good bowlers you see on TV throw hook balls, right?