Bowling Tips

Welcome to my bowling tips website. I’ve been an active bowler for over 20 years and decided to put together a website to help fellow bowlers improve their game. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or expert bowler, my tips, articles, and how-to guides will be successful in helping you improve your game. If you’re ready to improve your bowling technique and increase your average bowling scores you can get started below. At the bottom of this web page, you’ll find links to some excellent bowling articles and how-to guides.


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General Knowledge before Starting to Bowl

Learn and Practice Proper Bowling Etiquette

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice bowler or a PBA champion, you’ll need to learn common bowling etiquette. Proper bowling etiquette will make it easier for you to get along with other bowlers. The same bowlers who can also give you tips and suggestions that can help improve your bowling technique. You might want to read my article on bowling etiquette to learn more.


Learn Common Bowling Terminology

When bowling you’ll hear terms fly around like turkey, barmaid, and blowout. These are terms used by bowlers to identify specific events or situations that can occur when bowling. You can head over to my article on bowling terminology to learn how to talk like a pro bowler.


Learn How to Keep Score Properly

Before you start bowling, you definitely need to know how to keep score properly. You sure do not want to keep the wrong score! Since scoring is different for strikes and spares, you definitely need to learn how to keep score if you don’t know already! Read this guide for information.



Beginner Bowling Tips

Below are my bowling how-to guides to help beginner bowlers improve their game. It’s important to remember that these are broad how-to guides and that your bowling technique might need to be slightly different to achieve the best results. Take all of my how-to articles with a grain of salt and remember the best way to improve your bowling technique is to simply practice and then practice some more!


How to Throw the Bowling Ball Properly

This guide helps you to learn how to throw the bowling ball properly. Why is that important? It is important to know the basics such as how to choose a ball and how to throw straight. You need to read this bowling tip article if you think that you are choosing the wrong type of ball or you are not throwing straight.


Bowling Technique

This is an advanced version of the previous article. This guide teaches you how to approach properly and to swing your arms so that you score high. It gives you step-by-step guide on the proper bowling technique so that you can knock down as many pins as possible.


How to Bowl a Strike

This guide shows you the five essential components of bowling a strike. If you practice and practice with these essential parts in mind, you will have better chance at getting a strike!



Intermediate Bowling Tips

If you want are scoring 130 or above, you will need to get advanced techniques. Here are some bowling tips to get you started on your journey.


How to Bowl a Hook

Want to learn how to curve your ball? Hooking (curve) a bowling ball makes you look more advanced as well as increases your bowling score if done properly. Take a look at this article if you want to know how to get better at hooking a ball.



How to Get Better at Bowling

Do you want to score higher in bowling? If so, take a look at these bowling tips to help you!


Practice, Practice, and More Practice

It doesn’t matter how many books you read or videos you watch on how to bowl, without adequate practice you’ll never become a high caliber bowler. You’ll need to spend time on the lanes to hone your bowling technique and improve your skills. Consider joining a bowling league to get regular practice. Don’t worry; most bowling alleys have leagues made just for beginner bowlers.


You Must Always Follow Through

When you first start out bowling you’ll hear this phrase over and over again. In fact, many long-time bowlers’ regress and fail to completely follow through when releasing the ball. It’s vital to keep your arm moving forward even after you’ve released the ball. You can watch some of my bowling videos to get a better idea of proper follow through.


It’s Not All about Speed

Many beginner bowlers try to throw the ball as hard as they can, thinking it’s the speed of the ball that knocks down pins. While speed does play a role in knocking the pins down, it basically comes down to physics. As it goes, for every action there is a reaction and this is accurate, even in bowling. Speed, accuracy, and the angle of how you hit the pins determine how (“or if”) they fall. A new bowler should work on accuracy and learn how specific angles can be used to knock down pins and pick up spares.


Don’t Let Emotions Drive Your Game

One of the worst things you can do is let your emotions take over. Bowling requires concentration and if you let anger take over you’ll never reach the level of concentration you need. Plus, no one likes to bowl with someone who gets upset when they have a bad frame or fails to pick up a spare. At the end of day, bowling is just a game and we all have bad days.



Bowling Equipment

Having the right equipment is critical in getting better at bowling. So, take a look at this guide!

You Need the Right Bowling Ball

If you’re a bowler and you don’t your own bowling ball you’re probably using what’s called a house ball. House balls are bowling balls that are owned by the bowling alley and are available for you to use while you’re bowling. The problem with house balls is they are usually beat to hell and won’t have the proper finger hole length and size. If you ever plan on becoming a good bowler you’ll need your own ball with custom sized finger holes.


You Need a Good Pair of Bowling Shoes

It’s just as important to have a good pair of bowling shoes as it is to have the right bowling ball. You’ll want to avoid renting shoes from the bowling alley as they’ll likely be worn, not fit properly and have sweat from countless other bowlers. The right pair of bowling shoes can make the difference between a mediocre game and an excellent one.


This is just a sample of the helpful bowling information on my site. You can use the navigational panel on the left to dive deeper and get more tips on bowling. In addition, you can continue below and view my bowling how-to articles. I hope my bowling website has been useful to you and helps improve your game. I want to get you on the right path to your first perfect bowling score of 300!