Bowling Tips – How do I adjust for making spares and strikes?

Bowling Tips – How do I adjust for making spares and strikes?

 It is extremely important to find a consistent bowling strike mark. Now, if you are leaving a Head Pin or other bowling pins on the left side, it’s time to move your feet to the right of your bowling strike position on the lane approach. You can now roll your ball over your bowling strike mark and the bowling ball should go towards the left side. Your position on the approach will vary on which bowling pins are left.

The same will be true on the right side, you move to your left. This is the basics to bowling adjustments. Besides moving right or left, you can move forwards and backwards from your mark also. If you move up, your bowling ball is going to hit the bowling pins further down the bowling alley. The reverse is also true, if you back up your bowling ball will hit the bowling pins earlier. For example, you have just missed hitting the Head Pin to the right. To make your bowling ball hit earlier just back up on the approach, about an inch or so, and roll at your same mark again. Depending on your bowling style, you may be a big hook player or a straighter bowler; you now have the basics for future adjustments.

Remember, as bowling lane condition changes and get drier, your bowling strike mark will change too.

Last minute Bowling Tip – In the situation that you have to pick up a 10 or 7 pin, you will need to stand on the opposite side of the bowling approach, the last dot on the left or right for example. Then roll over a different mark, you only use this for the 10 or 7 pin spare conversion.