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4 Step Approach
The Stance  
The Stance
  • Hold the ball in line with the right shoulder.
  • The shoulder is in line with your imaginary line with the shoulder, target spot and pins.
  • The bowling elbow should be held close to the hip.
  • The body weight should be kept on the foot away from the ball.
The Push Away (1)
The Push Away
  • Push the ball forward a moderate distance.
  • Then move the right foot forward. (Left foot if left handed.)
  • Ball speed can be changed by varying the height of the push away and the backswing.
  • Decrease speed by using a lower push away and shortening or reducing the height of the backswing.
  • This will help bowlers control the ball and hit the "spot"/target area.
The Downswing (2)
The Downswing
  • The weight of the ball will cause the elbow to straighten as the left arm is extended for balance.
  • During the pendulum like swing move your left foot forward. (Right foot if left handed.)
  • Keep your shoulders level.
The Backswing (3)
The Backswing
  • Allow the ball's weight and momentum to determine the height of the back swing.
  • Allow the ball to swing naturally without any extra effort.
  • Forcing the ball back or higher, or bringing it back farther may cause inconsistency.
  • Keep your arm straight and in line with your imaginary line with the shoulder, target spot and pins.
The Release (4)
The Release
  • Allow the ball to swing naturally without any extra effort.
  • Forcing the ball back or higher, or bringing it back farther may cause inconsistency.
  • Keep your arm straight and in line with your imaginary line with the shoulder, target spot and pins.
The Follow Through
The Follow Through
  • The follow through should be in line with your target.
  • The bowling arm should come up higher than your shoulder, from the waist.
  • This motion should be consistent in speed and height so every ball is the same.
NOTE: These instructions are for a Right handed bowler, if you are left handed please reverse the instructions.
 
 
 
 
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