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Technique By Bryan O’Keefe


//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// O Pulling The Ball Is Easy to Recognize, Hard to Fix

ne of the most common problems bowlers experience is the tendency to pull the ball, or miss inside their target. For example, if you’re trying to hit the second arrow and your ball hits the 12 board, you’re pulling the shot.

There are several possible reasons

for this. Because bowling is a sport that requires synchronization between the swing and the feet, it’s not hard to believe that your timing would be off from time to time. I’m sure if you spoke to the top professionals they would tell you that there are days when their approach and delivery just aren’t in perfect synch. Timing is critical, so if your body is ahead of your swing, you have to pull

down harder to catch up. Other times you may not get the ball all the way to the top of your backswing, and you start pulling the ball down early. Both will throw off your timing and cause you to pull the ball. But in the majority of cases, missing

inside your target is a byproduct of pulling the ball from the top. It’s an easy mistake to make, and one that you might not recognize right away. It’s a fi ne line. The number one culprit


YOUR TARGET? Relax from the top of the

swing. Let your backswing fi nish, then relax and let gravity take over. Don’t muscle the ball from the top of your backswing.

Change the ball height in

your stance to alter length of your swing, allowing you to get your timing back in synch.

If all else fails, play for it.

Again, this option rarely works out.

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