3 Common Bowling Mistakes
Mistake Number One: What am I doing wrong?
Never let the facts get in the way of a bad decision.
Ok, so you always
play second arrow in this house! But it’s not working
tonight, is it? Like in real life, bowling puts
us in the position to make a choice between playing the
odds and creating new odds, it’s a risk
vs. reward situation. You may even try a different line
or a different ball that you’d normally
wouldn’t use. You might obtain higher scores than
before! Don’t be afraid of changes.
Mistake Number Two:
The number of rational hypotheses that can explain any
phenomenon is infinite. If you find yourself standing at
the foul line with your hands on your hips
and a disgusted look on your face, you may indeed be
thinking too much. The best thing to do is
examine the last few moves you made and/or the ball
choices you have tried. Select the one
that was the closest to getting you into the pocket. Try
it again with a clear head and an relaxed
mind. Analyze the results after executing the shot
carefully. Always accept the results you get
and keep in mind that not every night is going to be
Mistake Number Three:
Have you ever considered you might be a part of the
you are bowling badly? You can repeatedly miss the
pocket or blow a 10-pin spare if your plan
of attack is flawed or your mechanics don’t work so
well. So be honest with yourself and make a
good assessment of how you are bowling. Always ask
yourself these questions:
Is my hand position correct?
Are my knees bent?
Am I staying focused on my targets?
Is my armswing staying in plane?
Is it my pushaway that is messing up my timing?
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