Correct Your Common Bowling Blunders As simple as it may seem, to simply knock down the pins by throwing a ball at them, bowling is not all that easy. Different people meet with different kinds of problems, while bowling. Crossing foul line, losing balance, incoherent throw of ball are some of the common problems that bowlers face. In this article, we will learn how to avoid these common problems by applying simple solutions to them. A Common Mistake ‘Fast feet’ is the mother of all problems in bowling. This is a condition, when the feet of the bowler fall before he sways the ball. This one action is so fast that it gives rise to a complete series of wrong actions. Individually correcting those mistakes will automatically rid the bowler of this problem also. Positioning The Ball It is very important to discharge the ball properly. If it is not placed properly, it usually leads to fast feet. Always lean sufficiently low to launch the ball and never throw it from the height of your waist. The best way to do it is by discharging it between that time during your last step, when your heel touches the ground and before your toes touch the ground. The Position Of Shoulders The most common mistake that novices do while bowling is bringing their shoulders excessively frontward. This leads the waist to bend much more than the knees, thus causing imbalance. This results in a throw, which lacks power. To avoid this, you should keep your shoulders in a straight position and bend your knees a little. As you bend down to deliver the ball, bring yourself slightly forward, simultaneously bending your waist and knees a little more. Take Small Steps When heading towards the bowling lane, to throw the ball, take small and uniform steps. Large steps tend to take away the leverage from your swing and thus the ball. Your steps should just be just as big as your walking step. The first step may be slightly smaller than the second one, but the rest will follow the league and you will see that the ball will fall in place. Walking on toes can also cause similar problems. Always put your heel first on the ground and follow with toes. Relax Your Muscles When getting ready for a move, we all tend to stiffen our muscles. This results in a throw, which is loose and aimless. On the contrary, a ball thrown with relaxed muscles or minimum muscle contraction is the best ball. It hits the aim with full force, rather than your grip taking away the most of its force. Tense muscles can also cause injuries to your arm or shoulder.
Now you must have understood the reason, why you could never get your ball right. Correcting these simple errors will improve your game a great deal and you will enjoy it all the more. The basic aim and style of playing remains the same in all different types of bowling. No matter, which form of bowling you are playing; its charm remains the same and the ultimate purpose is to have fun.