Changing Body Angle To Help Open Up Your Shot In Bowling
Here is a tip for bowlers that need help with playing the inside line or
opening up their shot. In addition, it could help you if you are pulling
your shot across your body.
This tip goes in combination with a couple others that I have sent out. One
is squaring up for a direct line and the other is playing the inside line.
There is an illustration below to show you what I mean. If you move left to
play an inside line or to open up your shot, it may not be enough.
Especially if you move left and still try to roll the ball directly at the
You not only have to move left, but you also need to change the angle of
your body and feet. I know many older bowlers that have trouble after their
direct line dries up. They just try to play the same line and roll the ball
Sometimes they will move left, but still try their direct line. My point
and bowling tip is some times moving left may not be enough - you will need
to change your hip, shoulder, feet and line toward your target. (Example -
the 6 pin area.)
You may even need to walk your approach in that direction or fade toward
your target. This will help you get the ball out and down the lane. You
will have to trust that the ball will come back. You do not want to get it
out too wide or the ball will not recover. This technique would normally be
used if the shot dries up or there is a more inside line with mainly drier
or short lane conditions.
This is for a right-hander - everything is reversed for the left-hander.
Illustration Of Using Your Body Angle To Help Get The Ball Out And Down The Lane.
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