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Top 5 Bowling Books

Top 5 Bowling Books

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  1. Bowling Beyond The Basics
  2. Bowling Psychology
  3. The Soulful Bowler
  4. Bowling: Steps To Success
  5. Bowling Fundamentals

1. Bowling Beyond The Basics

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Bowling Beyond The Basics is a fantastic book that helps bowlers make decisions on the endless questions that surface when they compete. From wondering what ball you should be using to what pocket you should try to hit, this book covers it all. It can be used by beginners and PBA professionals, and everyone in between. This will provide strategies to improve your play and quick decision making, and it is all backed up by facts and science. This is a great book choice for players looking to take their game to the next level.

2. Bowling Psychology

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Bowling Psychology is written by Dean Hinitz who has worked with many elite athletes, coaches, and teams in bowling. He has helped many bowlers along the way increase their scoring averages, avoid low points, and eliminate stressors that might impact a player's performance. In this book, he provides strategies for staying mentally strong and consistent across games, as well as advice on how to relax and stay positive to overcome your downfalls. He also provides tips and insights from over 20 big names in bowling, such as Kim Terrell-Kearney and Jason Belmonte. This book is great for bowlers looking to master the mental aspect of this game.

3. The Soulful Bowler

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The Soulful Bowler is a book written by Jim Dilyard that discusses all of the aspects of the game of bowling. The reader goes on a journey of the thought process and mental details of a player that is approaching a perfect score of 300 in bowling. We are shown what this player is thinking both in between and during each shot that he takes. With each release, the author comments on the adjustments that could be made with the changing lanes. This is a book for those experienced bowlers that know what approaching a perfect bowling score entails and for beginners that want to know about the proper thoughts and adjustments that should be made during a game.

4. Bowling: Steps To Success

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Bowling: Steps To Success is a novel that claims to help your scoring average increase and make more pins fall for bowlers. This book focuses on essential skills and strategies for competitive bowlers, including tips of grip, stance, footwork, arm swing, approach, timing, and release. It also teaches players and coaches how to target and get more spares when possible, and helps to correct common errors made when adjusting to different lanes. For visual learners, this edition of the book includes photos and diagrams as well. The author also has drills and self-scoring exercises included to help track your improvement as you go through the book.

5. Bowling Fundamentals

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Bowling Fundamentals is a book that helps athletes learn skills and tactics that are helpful for competitive bowling. The author, Michelle Mullen, has multiple collegiate championship titles, PWBA titles, and was the former coach of Team USA in the Olympics. In this book, she shares her secrets about what makes her one of the world's most prestigious bowling coaches for all ages and levels of skill. She dives into features of the sport such as equipment selection, footwork execution, arm swing, timing, finish, and release. She also provides tips about how to use different strategies when going for a strike, spare, split, or any other formation.



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