Bowling For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 10, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 340 pages
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The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling game

Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport.

While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!"

  • Packed with photos and line drawings
  • Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques
  • Covers beginner through more advanced techniques

Whether you're a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.

 

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Contents

The Opening Frame
7
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Bowling
9
Getting Down to the Basics of the Game
17
Heading to the Center
31
Buying Your Own Ball Shoes and Accessories
45
Body Basics Throwing Yourself into the Game
63
Finding Your Form and Style
65
Positioning Yourself for a Smooth Approach
81
Conquering Classic Splits
173
Staying on Your Game
189
Understanding the Ins and Outs of Oil on the Lanes
191
Staying in the Game Physically and Mentally
203
Improving Your Game on Your Own or with a Coachs Help
217
Bowling When You Have Special Health Conditions
227
Joining Others at the Center
237
Taking the Kids Bowling
239

Throwing the Ball
95
Correcting Common Approach Problems
107
Time to Get Rolling Making Your Shot
121
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Hook Shots
123
Knocking Em All Down The Secrets to Bowling Strikes
141
Picking Up Spares
157
Playing in Leagues and Tournaments
253
The Part of Tens
269
Ten Ways to Add 10 Points Or More to Your Score
271
Ten Tricks to Throwing a Great Hook
277
Ten Ways to Make Bowling More Fun
283
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About the author (2010)

A.J. Forrest is a former ranked amateur bowler and was a bowling coach at the high school and college levels for more than a decade.

As a professional writer, Lisa Iannucci has had articles published in USA Weekend, Shape, Parenting, the Los Angeles Times Travel Section, and many more.

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