Bowling Execution

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Human Kinetics, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 210 pages
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Improve your execution and add points to your game with one of the world's top bowling coaches. John Jowdy has coached more than 100 pros, including Mike Aulby, Parker Bohn, Lisa Wagner, and Robin Romeo. In Bowling eXecution, he covers every technique crucial to advanced execution.

By focusing on bowling execution in the modern age, this book will help you overcome the difficult lane conditions that are set up for major tournaments and capitalize on the power and unique qualities of today's reactive balls.

Using the top pros as examples, Jowdy demonstrates the pros and cons of various bowling styles. He presents the teaching methods he has used to help some of the best pro players improve their scores, and he shows you how to apply these methods to your own game. In Bowling eXecution you will learn how legendary bowlers address the same issues you face on the lanes.

Bowling eXecution covers every aspect of the game. Jowdy breaks the shot into its components and teaches how to identify and correct common technical flaws. He also provides instruction on how to

- choose the right ball and adjust effectively to changing lane conditions;
- improve execution, from stance to follow-through, to help you raise your scoring average; and
- master the mental game to help you break out of slumps, practice more effectively, and prepare for critical situations.

You will also find everything there is to know about hooking the ball, plus shot-making strategies to help solve problems on the lanes. You'll learn to troubleshoot problem areas, take care of weaknesses, and hone your bowling potential.

Bowling eXecution gives you the edge you need to execute shots better and consistently increase scores.

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John Jowdy is a legend in bowling. He is recognized nationally and internationally as an author, speaker, and top coach of the pros. He has coached more than 100 pros, and many of the bowlers he's worked with--including David Ozio, Del Warren, Randy Peterson, Steve Hoskins, and Kent Wagner--won their first titles after working with him.

In honor of his coaching expertise, Jowdy has been inducted into the Professional Bowling Association (PBA) Hall of Fame and the American Bowling Congress (ABC) Hall of Fame as well as the Texas Bowling Hall of Fame and the San Antonio Bowling Hall of Fame. He has worked with virtually every world-class bowler, including Donna Adamek, Mike Aulby, Parker Bohn III, Nikki Gianulias, Marshall Holman, Dave Husted, Tish Johnson, John Mazza, Amleto Monacelli, Betty Morris, Robin Romeo, Mark Roth, Rick Steelsmith, Brian Voss, Lisa Wagner, Chris Warren, Pete Weber, and Danny Wiseman.

Jowdy is known for teaching the execution and skill of the game, and he has been called the master of teaching the free arm swing. He teaches privately and conducts a seminar series, Bowling at the Highest Level. He's also a skilled and prolific writer. He has received numerous writing awards, including the most prestigious awards a bowling writer can receive: the Flowers for the Living Award, the Mort Luby Meritorious Award, and the DBA Humanitarian Award. A former president of the Bowling Writers Association, he continues to write a syndicated monthly column that is carried in more than 20 national publications, as well as instructional columns for Bowling Digest and Bowling This Month. Columbia Industries, for whom Jowdy serves as pro tour consultant, has established an annual college scholarship in his honor.

Jowdy lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, Brenda.

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