Thursday, February 24, 2011

An Alternate Bowling Style Lesson (Writer's Workshop)

Sometimes bowling can be quite frustrating. I learned to use the 5-step approach and aim at a spot on the lane such as one of the arrows to give me a closer target.  Bend your knee to get down low, keep your shoulders parallel to the foul line, keep your wrist straight, follow-through, etc.  Yes, lots to remember.  The goal is to do it right often enough that it becomes natural and you don't have to think about it.  

Yesterday I read Two-Handed Bowler Wows Way To Title With Weird Technique on Yahoo news about a high schooler, Tim Wolchko, who uses a two-handed technique only using the finger holes with great success. He has bowled 8 perfect games! I have bowled zero perfect games. I am amazed that he can throw it like this with such good control and with such great results! Next time I bowl and get frustrated when my tried and true method is not working, I may just try it this way even though this is how little kids sometimes bowl.

Here's a short video of him teaching his strange technique:

Lesson learned: Bowling doesn't have to be complicated as long as you can be consistent!

This is in response to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt, "Lesson Learned."

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Betsy said...

I am so trying that the next time I bowl. Odd, but apparently affective!

paulakiger said...

Fascinating!! I was taught the same way you were (five steps, etc.) and have yet to bowl a perfect game or heck even over 200!

Sandee said...

Wow, that's different indeed. Whatever works. Awesome.

Have a terrific day. :)

Jessica said...

I love bowling but because I have a toddler we don't go right now, instead we bowl on the Wii. I wonder if the technique would work for Wii bowling.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

I thought I was the only one who loved Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. LOL> Nice to meet you! Great blog!!

Kimberly said...

I love to bowl, but am terrible! Maybe I should try his technique.

Stef said...

Hmmmm....this may change my world drastically. Well, actually bowling at all would be a change...but to actually show people up would be life changing!

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