Basic Bowling Problems
There are a number of basic bowling problems people experience, causing their game to suffer. The first thing to do is to figure out what those problems are. After they have been diagnosed, the best thing to do is to understand the solution and apply it. These are the most common and basic bowling problems, and an idea of how to fix them.
- Ball Placement - Bowlers can experience problems with their game if the ball is not placed in the right section of the lane. This can happen for a few different reasons, such as foot placement being off on the approach to the lane and releasing the ball too high. This can be a major problem to any bowler since if the ball is not placed right, it will not make it to the pins in the right spot, causing less pins to be knocked down. The solution for this is to time your ball placement with the time when your heel touches the floor during the step.
- Shoulders Forward - If a bowler has their shoulders too far forward, it can cause a major problem. When this happens, the bowler bends far too much at the waist, and not enough in the knees. This type of body positioning will case the ball to reach the lane too early and loosing the momentum it needs for a good ride down the lane. The solution for this problem is to concentrate on keeping the shoulders erect, and practice bending more at the knees which will lessen the need to bend at the waist. In a good formation, the bowler will feel their knees bending gradually through the swing and slide, ending with a slight bend in the waist.
- Steps Too Long - While approaching the lane, there is an art to how the steps should be done, where they should be placed, and how big each step should be. A problem for bowlers occurs when their steps up to the lane are too long. This causes the swing to not have enough power behind it, giving the ball half of the power it needs to be productive. A solution to this is to concentrate on the steps, taking a normal sized step first and allowing the rest of the steps to follow instead of increase on the way to the lane.
- Walking On The Toes - Bowlers will find that when they put too much pressure on their toes during each step instead of on the heel, they have too much momentum in the swing. A solution for this problem is to concentrate on placing the heel first and following through to the toes in each step. This will correct the approach to the lane, allowing for a more even follow through in the swing.