TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE YOU A BETTER BOWLER By Bryan O’Keefe
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Ball placement in your stance is a matter of style.
atch the PBA Tour (or even league night at your local bowling center) and you’re likely to see a diff erent stance from every bowler. One pro will hold the ball
close to his shoulder and down near his waist. Another will hold the ball right under his chin.
In bowling, where you hold the ball should be a matter of comfort. There is no perfectly correct ball placement. But there are basic parameters you should stay within. To start with, your stance should be
comfortable, relaxed and in a somewhat athletic position. By that, I mean your knees should be slightly bent, and your spine tilt should be slightly forward, with
your shoulders slightly ahead of your belt buckle. You’re going to be moving forward, so it doesn’t make sense to be back on your heels at the start. In terms of body position, your
ball-side foot should be slightly back, approximately half the distance of your opposite foot. This will help keep your hips and shoulders slightly open in the start-up position. Because no one is
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