It's About Time You Enjoyed a Consistent Bowling Game

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

Along with golf, bowling is one of the more popular recreational sports a person of any age and gender can play. Participating in activities like these brings about not only physical benefits but social ones as well - the secret being that one enjoys the game regardless of whether they win or lose.

But that is not to say that a recreational bowler should simply settle for mediocre results. In fact, enjoyment of the game can only increase if the scores proportionally increase as well. In order to accomplish this, a bowler has to develop a consistent bowling game that works on maintaining good technique and improving on problem areas.

Attitude Being able to bowl consistently is challenging, but not impossible for the average bowler. The first requirement, of course, is the drive to want to get better at the game. Hours and hours of coaching and practice will not get a lot of results if your attitude is less than enthusiastic.

A little help Even if you have no intentions of bowling professionally, getting a coach to help with your game can increase your game's efficiency. This is because a coach is able to watch and analyze your movements to see what you are doing right and what you're doing wrong. You don't even have to get a one-on-one coach. Classes of about six students to a coach are perfectly fine and a lot cheaper, while allowing the right amount of focus a coach can give each student. If no coach is available, ask a friend who you think has a better game for some help.

Practice - even outside the lanes! The recommended practice time for a recreational bowler is around 4 to 6 hours a week. If you think that's a lot, realize that an average visit to the lanes is no less than two hours. (Of course, it is another matter if it was spent practicing or spending time at the snack bar.)

At the lanes, practice with a schedule. Start with some warm up exercises to avoid injury. Then while you're still fresh, work on the problem areas of your game. The areas you have less problems with can be worked on after the problems have been addressed.

Even when you're not in the lanes, you can still practice your approach and swing. Try this in an area where the flooring most resembles the alley to get a consistent feel.

All it takes is a positive attitude coupled with disciplined practice to improve. The fun doesn't only come from averaging above 180, but also from the fact your hard work is paying off.

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