Bowl your best with the help of John Jowdy, one of the world's top bowling coaches. In Bowling Execution, Jowdy teaches how to perform and refine techniques to achieve consistency and higher scores. Learn how to: improve each phase of your shot, from stance to follow-through; use the free armswing for smoother mechanics; develop better control when hooking the ball; select the best shot-making strategy for each situation; adjust effectively to changing lane conditions; and practice more productively for winning results in competition. Take advantage of these and many more lessons from the master and reap the benefits in every frame, every game. Book jacket.
Diners, bowling alleys and trailer parks : chasing the American dream in the postwar consumer culture
New York : Basic Books, c2001.
The years immediately following the Second World War witnessed a dramatic transformation of America's working-class suburbs, driven by an unprecedented post-war prosperity and a burgeoning consumer culture. Chrome and neon were the new currency in this newly vital consumer culture, and no post-war consumer products trafficked more heavily in this currency than diners, bowling alleys, and trailer parks. Through these three distinctively American institutions, Andrew Hurley examines the struggle of Americans with modest means to attain the good life after two long decades of depression and war. He tells this story of the humble origins, explosive growth, and gradual, sad decline of the diner, bowling alley, and trailer park in expert fashion. This is cultural and social history that knows how to entertain.
by Parker Bohn III with the Brunswick pro staff ; written with Dan Herbst ; foreword by Johnny Petraglia ; introduction by Drew Carey ; principal photography by Simon Bruty and John Mutrux.
New York : Brunswick : Universe Pub. : Distributed to the U.S. trade by St. Martin's Press, c2000.
The most definitive guide to the sport of bowling, this book is sure to take your game and your average to the next level. Parker Bohn III, the 1999 Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year, clearly explains everything you need to know in order to shoot your maximum potential--from equipment, mental preparation, and practice regimens to stroke lines, spare conversions, and strategies for different lane conditions. Written for the beginner as well as the advanced bowler, the book features more than thirty detailed computer-generated lane diagrams that show the best paths to the pocket for both left and right-handers. Plus, a preface richly illustrated with vintage photos takes a fascinating look back at how the game came to be one of America's most-loved pastimes and how it is fast gaining popularity around the world. Parker Bohn III reveals the secrets to success including: how to exploit the technology of ball composition and drilling the basic skid-roll-hook strike shot's trajectory and pin carry recommended foot positions and targets for splits and spares how lane conditioner (oil) and its breakdown affect your shots pro-proven strike line strategies for conquering difficult land conditions how to pinpoint problems and develop customized practice sessions pointers for building a rock-solid mental approach plans for reaching the college, amateur, and pro levels You'll learn how to achieve perfect form in a skills section with photos showing how to position yourself at each step in the delivery: starting stance pushaway armswing release wrist positions timing balance Brunswick pro contributers include all-time favorites and new stars: Mike Aulby Chris Barnes Cindy Coburn-Carroll Johnny Petraglia Mark Roth Kim Terrell Tammy Turner
From gutterballs to strikes : correcting 101 common bowling errors
Mike Durbin with Dan Herbst.
Lincolnwood, IL : Contemporary Books, 1998.
Although there are countless instructional books on how to bowl, there aren't any that tell you something much more important #8212;how to correct what you're doing wrong. Through the expertise of former Professional Bowlers Association superstar Mike Durbin, From Gutterballs to Strikes provides bowlers of all levels with quick tips and solutions for correcting 101 of the most common bowling errors. Knowing how to correct mistakes is a vital part of any athletic endeavor; that's why coaches serve such a crucial role. But with the exception of top-level players, few bowlers have the benefit of personal coaching. This book lets Mike Durbin serve as your very own bowling coach. Your game will improve quickly and dramatically with his easy-to-follow corrections to bowling's 101 most common errors #8212;from bad foot position to poor timing to improper arm swing. Mike Durbin is the only bowler to have won the sport's crown jewel, the Tournament of Champions, on three occasions. A 14-time PBA Tour champion, he was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1984. Durbin now serves as a commentator for ESPN's coverage of the PGA Tour. Dan Herbst is the author of eight sports-instruction books, including Bowling 200+, Bowl Like a Pro, and Bowling 300. He has written articles for Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and Bowlers Journal, among other publications.
Throw strikes, not gutter balls. Bowling: Steps to Success provides expert instruction and 66 drills to help you learn and master all the basic skills. By following the book's sequential lessons and studying the 145 illustrations, you'll learn how to perform each skill and analyze and correct errors. The drills come with performance goals and a list of key points to remember, and they often include instructions for increasing or decreasing the drill's level of difficulty. Part of the highly popular Steps to Success Activity Series, this book will help you enrich your skills and confidence.