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 them on the other spare conversions as well.
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.Watch Now >>
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Bryan O’Keefe show us some activities that we can do while practicing spare bowling and drills to help us become better spare shooters. Watch as O’Keefe demonstrates four different types of spare drills, doing each drill five times, that help the bowler become more comfortable with each activity.Watch Now >>
Too many players focus on the strike ball and do not spend enough time practicing how to pick up spares. This can prevent improvement in their score. Coaches Rod Ross and Michelle Mullen outline three components to picking up that pesky corner pin. Watch this video to learn how angle, swing and ball reaction can help you pickWatch Now >>