Carolyn Dorin-Ballard focuses on a spare leave called the washout and how often right-handed bowlers try to convert the washout from the right hand side of the lane using their strike target. However, the odds will increase if you shoot from the left hand side. Watch as several different bowlers demonstrate.
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According to Rod Ross and Michelle Mullen, a bowler’s arsenal often is missing a key component – a plastic ball to pick up spares. Plastic balls create less friction with the lane and makes them more predictable. Bowlers should start out using these on the corner pins, and as their spare system advances, they can use themWatch Now >>
You play like you practice and you practice how you play. If you find yourself practicing and not seeing the results during your league night or tournament, it’s time to approach practice differently. Gold Coach and Bowler Development Lead at Bowlersmart Richard Shockley and Silver Level Coach Dan Triske give their insight on bowling practiceWatch Now >>
Spare pickups are essential for a great score. Walking away with only 8 or 9 pins each frame won’t get you to the record scores you want; you simply must get them all if you want to shoot high. Good news is every bowler can always improve their spare game, whether they’re joining their firstWatch Now >>