People in bowling alleys all over the country are interested in how they can exponentially increase their game. If you do not have a lot of experience with bowling but would like to get to know more now would be the perfect time to start. Just like with any sport, bowling is all about understanding the fundamentals and getting better in increments.
Before you can play like the expert players you may encounter in local bowling alleys, it is important that you have a solid grasp of those fundamentals
. To start we will just focus on the fundamentals and go with the straight ball. In due time after you get better you have plenty of time to learn hook shots and work different types of angles.
First thing that people in every single one of those bowling alleys understand is that they must become consistent. Especially when you throw the straight ball, you must start becoming consistent with every throw. This is where practice becomes important. The more you practice, the more natural the throw is going to feel and you are going to quickly realize what the difference is between a good throw and a mediocre one.
However, as said before, you must understand the fundamentals of the game
. This means you are going to have to work on your delivery and how many steps you want to take before you release the ball. This depends on what is most comfortable and feels natural to you, this can depend on such things as the length of your legs. There is a difference between a person taking a three-step approach and those that take five-step approach. You will be amazed at how much the shot speed is going to be affected by just two small steps.
Next, focus on the release of the bal. This is very important to the overall quality of your shot and will not only determine where your ball is going to end up, but also how it rolls there. Especially beginning players have a tendency to release their ball early, but you want to release the ball after the ball has moved past your left foot (this is assuming you are right handed, if you bowl left handed it would be your right foot). If you have a later release like this, you are going to be able to steer and guide the ball better. Watching beginner release at most bowling alleys is going to tell you that you are not alone in finding this difficult to do in the beginning. Most beginners are going to feel awkward with this at first, but after the first ten times you bowl this way you are going to notice a massive difference in your game.
Part of the problem with this is that we cannot give you a single solitary technique or stance that works for everyone, we are all different shapes and sizes and what will work for a 6'4 adult male is not going to work for a 5'3 adult female.
Allow yourself to become comfortable with bowling, your form only becomes important after you have mastered how to throw the straight roll and getting the ball where you want. After that, you are off to show your moves in bowling alleys everywhere.