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Date: 03 Feb 2007 16:09:53
From: Shawn Robertson
Subject: erratic bowling
talk about inconsistent. today I bowled a 227, 141, 120, 178. it
averaged out to be about 166, which is about my average, but man I
desperately need some consistency in my game.





 
Date: 03 Feb 2007 17:45:55
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: erratic bowling
On Feb 3, 4:36 pm, newsreader <w...@127.0.0.1 > wrote:
> Shawn Robertson wrote:
> > talk about inconsistent. today I bowled a 227, 141, 120, 178. it
> > averaged out to be about 166, which is about my average, but man I
> > desperately need some consistency in my game.
>
> A qualified instructor is what you need - it could be anything. Needs
> experienced first hand observation. best not from 'mates on the lane'.
> could be simple, could be complicated.
> hard to tell from a ng posting.
> trouble is instructor may have to watch you bowl a set so best bet is if
> you have one at your alley who happens to turn up on your league nights.
> You in that position ?

Another thing to consider is MENTAL STATE at the time. IOW, do you
"lose your focus" easily? are you easily distracted? can't seem to
"clear the head"?

Next thing to consider is PHYSICAL STATE while bowling. When that 227
was bowled, what was Shawn's physical state: was he "full of energy"?
relaxed? Afterwards, what was his body trying to tell him (i.e. "I'm
hungry!", "Slow down!", "Let me drain the adrenalin a little.")?

A coach CAN probably help Shawn with mental techniques, in addition to
tweaking, etc. his physical skills, and that's probably where he needs
to start examining himself.

FWIW, I'm having similar experiences myself, and I've narrowed it down
to MENTAL "LAXITY". IOW, I'm not fully able to mentally "get it
together" because of lots of external cares/worries/etc. that retard
my ability to get fully relaxed. The result: loss of whatever focus I
do manage to get, with difficulty regaining it. My PHYSICAL game,
etc. is pretty good, but if the "mind, etc." isn't there I can't "put
it all together", much less "keep it together" once I manage to do so.

That's my few bytes here. :)



  
Date: 04 Feb 2007 02:16:16
From: newsreader
Subject: Re: erratic bowling
An experienced instructor will factor that in - but first he/she will
break the OPs game down and fix first what needs to be fixed first.
Inconsistency can be have multiple causes - mostly it does IMV. if it
has a single causing factor then its not a big 'hit list' to fix.
It may be the the OP rarely comes out the ball twice the same way - not
all that unusual and mostly needs fundamental technique work to be done.
mental physical state stuff comes some way down the line after this..
sometimes it is simple as /poor/no aiming technique.. or poor
decisions..lack of a routine..missing vital setup steps/actions.
or wrong equipment or right equipment badly drilled. or bowler temperament..
or combinations of all these things.. and some others...

PromptJock wrote:
>
> Another thing to consider is MENTAL STATE at the time. IOW, do you
> "lose your focus" easily? are you easily distracted? can't seem to
> "clear the head"?
>
> Next thing to consider is PHYSICAL STATE while bowling. When that 227
> was bowled, what was Shawn's physical state: was he "full of energy"?
> relaxed? Afterwards, what was his body trying to tell him (i.e. "I'm
> hungry!", "Slow down!", "Let me drain the adrenalin a little.")?
>
> A coach CAN probably help Shawn with mental techniques, in addition to
> tweaking, etc. his physical skills, and that's probably where he needs
> to start examining himself.
>
> FWIW, I'm having similar experiences myself, and I've narrowed it down
> to MENTAL "LAXITY". IOW, I'm not fully able to mentally "get it
> together" because of lots of external cares/worries/etc. that retard
> my ability to get fully relaxed. The result: loss of whatever focus I
> do manage to get, with difficulty regaining it. My PHYSICAL game,
> etc. is pretty good, but if the "mind, etc." isn't there I can't "put
> it all together", much less "keep it together" once I manage to do so.
>
> That's my few bytes here. :)
>


 
Date: 03 Feb 2007 20:16:23
From: 6ballman
Subject: Re: erratic bowling
Careful what you wish for...120-120-120-120 = v-e-r-r-r-y consistent. LoL

Shawn Robertson wrote:
> talk about inconsistent. today I bowled a 227, 141, 120, 178. it
> averaged out to be about 166, which is about my average, but man I
> desperately need some consistency in my game.
>
>

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-- unknown


 
Date: 04 Feb 2007 00:36:56
From: newsreader
Subject: Re: erratic bowling
Shawn Robertson wrote:
> talk about inconsistent. today I bowled a 227, 141, 120, 178. it
> averaged out to be about 166, which is about my average, but man I
> desperately need some consistency in my game.
>
A qualified instructor is what you need - it could be anything. Needs
experienced first hand observation. best not from 'mates on the lane'.
could be simple, could be complicated.
hard to tell from a ng posting.
trouble is instructor may have to watch you bowl a set so best bet is if
you have one at your alley who happens to turn up on your league nights.
You in that position ?


  
Date: 03 Feb 2007 21:44:30
From: Shawn Robertson
Subject: Re: erratic bowling
I am not a league bowler and I bowl by my self. so I have no one to tell
me what I am doing wrong. I don't join a league because none of my
friends bowl. I don't know how it works when you are not part of a
group. I may try a instructor.



   
Date: 05 Feb 2007 12:25:14
From: moncho
Subject: Re: erratic bowling
Shawn Robertson wrote:
> I am not a league bowler and I bowl by my self. so I have no one to tell
> me what I am doing wrong. I don't join a league because none of my
> friends bowl. I don't know how it works when you are not part of a
> group. I may try a instructor.
>

Go down to your local bowling center and ask the person at the front
desk if there are any teams (on whatever night you would like to bowl)
that needs substitutes. Leave your name, phone number and what you
think your average may be. You can also see if there are lists on the
bowling alley websites. Some sites post openings.

If that does not work, try finding people that bowl. Ask around at work
(I do not know how old you are).

moncho



   
Date: 04 Feb 2007 11:57:55
From: Beezlebub
Subject: Re: erratic bowling
In article <14836-45C572BE-17@storefull-3314.bay.webtv.net >,
spr27@webtv.net (Shawn Robertson) wrote:

> I am not a league bowler and I bowl by my self. so I have no one to tell
> me what I am doing wrong. I don't join a league because none of my
> friends bowl. I don't know how it works when you are not part of a
> group. I may try a instructor.

Same here....was a very avid bowler many years ago, just started bowling
again this past summer, and found myself with all sorts of problems and
inconsistency.

An instructor would be best, but I find that videotaping myself bowling
can be very revealing. It's shown me various physical aspects of my
game that aren't right, and talking with my pro shop's owner about them
has really helped me get back into the swing of things (no pun
intended).