Bowling Basics : How to Aim a Bowling Ball

Bowling Basics : How to Aim a Bowling Ball


Hi, my name is Jim DeYoung. I’m here in Salt
Lake City, Utah with Fat Cats Family Bowling Center. You can see us on the web at fatcatsfun.com.
I’m also here on behalf of Expertvillage.com. Right now we’re going to talk about how to
aim for your shot and to play your shot. Basically out here on the lanes, you can see some dots
up front here and some arrows. The arrows, for every arrow there is, it’s five boards
so every arrow, five boards. For right hander?s, it goes five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five,
thirty, thirty-five, and forty is the other pin. For a lefty, it’s the same thing, just
opposite. Basically for this shot I have lined up right now. I’m going to line up towards
the ten boards, which would be the second arrow from the right, and I’m basically just
pulling my shot from there. I’m going to grab my bowling ball of course. Line up to the
shot like the step before. I’m going to take a practice slide and make sure I can slide.
Line up. I’m square. So a good thing to do is when you’re going to line up to your shot
is, you want to put your bowling ball towards your mark. So, when you take your first step,
you want to put your bowling ball towards your mark, so that gets your shoulder coherent
with your mark. So I’m going to do that really quick. I wound up missing my mark because
of one thing, and it was because of my grip. I gripped the ball too hard, which ended up
making me tug the ball.