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Date: 01 Sep 2007 21:50:39
From:
Subject: bowling costs
I was just wondering how people become good at bowling when it costs
so much per game.





 
Date: 28 Sep 2007 16:09:19
From:
Subject: Re: bowling costs
On Sep 1, 9:50 pm, b...@coolgroups.com wrote:
> I was just wondering how people become good at bowling when it costs
> so much per game.


I have been able to practice nearly everyday the past five years
because our house has a couple of practice leagues. These are non
sanctioned no prize fund leagues where I pay $11 each week for the
three practice games plus I get a practice card each month good for
three free open play games every single day. By using on average 20
days on the card each month I would guess a cost of $44 per month has
given me around 70 games each month on top of another league or two
besides the practice league.

If you house doesn't have one of these tell them about ours. Ours is
a Brunswick owned house and I am pretty sure they have these leagues
at all of there houses. It doesn't cost them much really and in the
long run they benefit, too. Good luck!



 
Date: 27 Sep 2007 01:55:11
From:
Subject: Re: bowling costs
On Sep 1, 11:50 pm, b...@coolgroups.com wrote:
> I was just wondering how people become good at bowling when it costs
> so much per game.

I take advantage of reward coupons that my center hands out for high
league scores. Also Brunswick (www.bonuszone.com) has a e-mail
program that I registered for. I get coupons every month for .99
games or whatever they are offering.



  
Date: 27 Sep 2007 03:43:55
From: Darby
Subject: Re: bowling costs
I get my practice free because I coach the kids. Volunteer for something and
see if you can make a deal with them.
Dar

<geopublic@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1190858111.502806.301760@57g2000hsv.googlegroups.com...
> On Sep 1, 11:50 pm, b...@coolgroups.com wrote:
>> I was just wondering how people become good at bowling when it costs
>> so much per game.
>
> I take advantage of reward coupons that my center hands out for high
> league scores. Also Brunswick (www.bonuszone.com) has a e-mail
> program that I registered for. I get coupons every month for .99
> games or whatever they are offering.
>




 
Date: 26 Sep 2007 03:28:31
From: starganz
Subject: Re: bowling costs

> FInally, consider that one can bowl YEAR-ROUND! what other sport
> offers that kind of "non-seasonality"? :)

That is true. As an avid cyclist I can attest to the seasonality of my
sport - even in the South we're limited to a six-month period
corresponding to daylight savings time. Bowling might be a good cross-
training exercise in the off season!



 
Date: 02 Sep 2007 12:45:04
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: bowling costs
> I was just wondering how people become good at bowling when it costs
> so much per game.

"Cost" is a relative term when it comes to wanting to improve
oneself. IOW, consider ANY ACTIVITY/PURUIT ** YOU PERSONALLY **
ENJOY? do you find ways of financing it (i.e., budgeting, planning) or
do you sort of "try and fit it in when I can" (i.e., "after paying the
bills, I guess I can't afford it")?

For me, PERSONALLY, bowling is something I really enjoy doing AND I'm
"always trying" to improve my skills. It's also a means of exercise
(have you ever calculated how far you WALK in a typical 3-game league?
you'd be amazed!) and social interaction. It's a means of developing
focus, concentration, coordination, rapid "problem solving" skills
(i.e., what adjustment do I make now?), and above all, learning how to
BE A GOOD LOSER!

As for "the cost": I've developed a number of good business and
personal relationships with center proprietors and Pro Shops that
result in my receiving DISCOUNT RATES on lineage and supplies. My
only "hitch" is making the time for more practice (i.e., "carving out"
from other priorities - work, family, etc.). Otherwise, I don't
consider bowling any more expensive than any other sport in terms of
equipment and participation.

FInally, consider that one can bowl YEAR-ROUND! what other sport
offers that kind of "non-seasonality"? :)