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How to Get Ready for a Night at the Bowling Alley

Bowling is an incredibly popular activity: it’s enjoyed all around the world by more than 100 million people and can range from a competitive sport to a leisurely night out among family or friends. If you’re planning to hit the local bowling center for an evening of strikes, spares, and maybe a few gutterballs, there…

Benefits of Buying Your Own Bowling Ball vs. Using Alley Balls

One of the benefits of bowling is that it’s relatively cheap to participate in. If you hunt around for deals you can expect to spend just a couple of bucks per game. Shoe rental will run another few dollars, and of course the alley provides bowling balls to use so you don’t have to spend…

Where Is Bowling Ball Speed Measured, the Release or the Pins?

Ball speed is an important metric in bowling. It affects your hook, it determines the degree to which your ball reacts to the lane, and the mechanics involved play an important role in your release and direction. So you want to be aware of the speed that you’re throwing. Helpfully, most bowling alleys include your…

Playing it Right: How to Score Higher and Strike More on House Patterns

If you know about oil on bowling lanes, you understand that it is not applied evenly across the whole lane. Instead, it is applied strategically to either facilitate scoring or make it more difficult. The most basic is called a house pattern, and this is what you find at your local alley during open bowling as…

Enjoying a Sport for a Lifetime: Meet the Oldest Bowlers Around

One of the greatest things about bowling is that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Once you take up the sport, you know you will most likely be able to keep playing deep into your retirement years, unlike other sports that unfortunately must come to an end when we grow older. Two news…

Tournament Bowling Tips: How to Prepare for Your First Competition

Once you’ve signed up for your first bowling tournament, it’s natural to feel a little nervous at the prospect of competition. The stakes are higher than you’re used to, you may have had to cough up extra money for an entry fee, and overall you want to avoid making a fool of yourself! This article will outline…

Should I Sign Up? Advantages of Playing in a Bowling Tournament

If you enjoy the competitive side of bowling but currently just bowl with your friends for fun or maybe in a league, you may be thinking about taking the next step. Participating in a bowling tournament is a great idea for taking your bowling to another level. Why Should I Sign up for a Bowling…

Bowling: Among the Top Family-Friendly Alternatives to the Movies

Going out to the movies can be extremely expensive, especially if you start including soda or popcorn. Besides ticket prices being so pricey, there are some times of the year where the movies are especially bad or there aren’t family-friendly options out there that you haven’t already seen. There are lots of alternatives for taking…

How to Celebrate After Bowling a Strike

One thing that gets overlooked sometime in sport is the art of celebrating.  There are a wide variety of feelings about celebrating.  More conservative people tend to frown on the act as an excessive show of one’s self.  Other people are so emotionally charged that they have little choice in the matter.  Regardless of who…

Hilarious, Well-Known Movies That Are All About Bowling

When a sport becomes popular, it does not take long until it is immortalized on the silver screen. After all, a movie can show drama and comedy in a way which is not always possible with the real sport unless under extremely fortuitous circumstances. Here is a look at some of the most memorable bowling…