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Date: 08 Jul 2007 13:37:12
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Subject: scratch bowler
do you think any bowler with proper training can be a scratch bowler
or do you think it requires some form of athletic ability.





 
Date: 09 Jul 2007 00:56:20
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: scratch bowler
You don't have to be an athlete to be a scratch bowler (200+ average on
a typical house shot)... What you "do" need is to understand how to
repeat a shot, how to read a lane condition, how to adjust to changing
lane conditions (doesn't apply to cheating lefties), and how to convert
spares... sounds simple... because it is! Unless you are completely
uncoordinated, it is a completely reachable goal by "any" bowler who is
serious enough to devote practice time to it. Becoming an elite bowler
and having the ability to conquer a non-walled up condition while still
maintaining a 200+ average is another thing altogether. To get to the
level of a professional or top amateur bowler requires athletic ability,
lots of accuracy, even if you can rip the cover off the ball, and intuition.

In short... Training.

spr272000@netzero.net wrote:
> do you think any bowler with proper training can be a scratch bowler
> or do you think it requires some form of athletic ability.
>


 
Date: 08 Jul 2007 14:14:32
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: scratch bowler
> do you think any bowler with proper training can be a scratch bowler
> or do you think it requires some form of athletic ability.

ANY bowler can be a scratch bowler by visiting a mosquito house before
going to their center. ;]

Seriously: the answer is YES to BOTH questions! you need ATHLETICISM
(i.e., general physical fitness) to make it through the long sessions
of qualifying, etc. @ tournaments. You need the physical TRAINING to
make repeatable shots (i.e. consistently hit your target) and make
proper adjustments when needed to strike (i.e., reading the oil
breakdown to "stay ahead" of the lanes, changing hand release
positions, make the right ball changes). You need the MENTAL training
to "keep your cool" under pressure, maintain focus, ignore
distractions, etc., have the DISCIPLINE to regularly practice, and to
accept COACHING when required.

There are other aspects to both areas too numerous to mention, but
this will give you a general idea of what you need to do if you want
to Go Scratch.

Good luck. :)