How Many Bowling Balls Do I Need for Success?

Duration: 4:14

Bowlers often wonder if their arsenal is filled with the right stuff, and exactly how much stuff is needed. While there’s no magic number for the amount of bowling balls you choose to carry in your bag, there is a right way and a wrong way to build your arsenal.

The wrong way is buying the same ball from a variety of manufacturers, so there’s no distinct difference to each of the tools in your bag. The right way to build your best bowling ball arsenal is to gather as much information as possible about your game and the bowling conditions you face. A good pro shop manager or coach will be able to help you create the best bowling ball lineup according to your unique needs. In this lesson, we talk about some of the most important considerations you should keep in mind when building your best bowling ball arsenal.

How many bowling balls do I need for my best bowling ball arsenal?

To help you figure out what your best bowling ball arsenal should look like, bowling coaches Rod Ross and Kim Terrell-Kearney discuss a variety of things bowlers should think about before going to the pro shop for a new ball. They discuss the importance of knowing your game and finding the best bowling ball to suit your stroke and playing preferences, taking into account everything from coverstock to core type.

The coaches also introduce a couple tips for planning out your best bowling ball lineup based on the amount you play and the difficulty of the lanes. You’ll learn how to choose a bowling ball for a range of scenarios on the lane, and find out the importance of having a spare ball. Lastly, you’ll discover what makes certain types of bowling balls better for league or tournament play. With these expert tips for filling your arsenal, you’ll be able to pull out the best bowling ball for every situation.

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2 Responses to “How Many Bowling Balls Do I Need for Success?”
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Sue,

      To our knowledge there are currently only a few events that have a bowling ball limit.

      USA Bowling Nationals – 5

      USBC Junior Gold – 5

      USBC Collegiate – 5

      USBC Youth Open – 5 (inside the center)

      USBC Team USA Trials – 6 (in the bowlers area)

      USBC Open Championships – 8

      While this does not include every event it is an example of some that do limit the number of bowling balls. Remember, most bowling leagues do not limit the number of balls unless otherwise stated in their rules.

      Thanks for continuing with the Bowling Academy,

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