Bowling is a national pastime that is celebrated in every city and suburb across the United States of America. On the surface learning to bowl may seem like the simplest thing that you could possibly do. Put very simply, the object of the game is to roll the ball down the lane and knock over ten pins that are placed in a pyramid formation.
I learned how to bowl in a physical education class that was part of my high school curriculum. When I first encountered Bowling as a sport, I really did not believe that it was a sport at all. My first impression was that all you needed to learn how to bowl was a pair of bowling shoes and the ability to blame the lanes whenever your ball ended up rolling down the gutter.
Falling for Bowling
Although my opinion of the sport of bowling was rather low when I started out, I quickly learned that there was more to the game. After a few months of learning how to bowl, I even decided to join a league so that I could continue with my training. I continue to be part of a league and bowl to this very day and if I have my way, I will not be stuffing anytime soon.
When I started out, I did not even know that there were different kinds of bowling balls. I assumed that all balls that you used to bowl were the same. In my estimation one ball’s exactly like another; they were round, they rolled, and they came back to you through the ball return. I soon found out that the type of ball you use can enhance your experience on the lanes.
Learning the Ropes
After a lot of work, I became very adept as a bowler. Honing my skill improved my game and choosing the correct bowling equipment complimented the skills that I had gained through practice. Currently, I perform near the top of my league and I hope one day to be able to compete at the professional level. With enough practice, I believe that I could eventually be one of the better bowlers in the world.
I used to laugh at the people that I saw going into the lanes with their own bowling bag and shoes. Today, when I walk into the lanes with my own bag and shoes I feel proud. I enjoy going to the lanes so that I can bowl a few games with my friends were even throwing a few frames on my own. I imagine that there are some people who laugh at me when I walk into the lanes.
Being a Real Bowler
There are many people who bowl simply as a form of leisure. I have to admit that one of my favorite parts about knocking down a few frames of pins is having a beer, a snack, and a conversation with my friends. I like to bowl for fun and for sport. When I bowl for sport, I want to make sure that I am supported by the best equipment possible.
On the pages that follow, you will find plenty of information that will make your experience while you bowl as much fun as it can possibly be. When I started out, I would go somewhere to bowl at least once a week. I bowl several times a week now because I am trying to train for competition. If you want more information you will be able to find it through one of the links and that I have provided.