Who here bowls? Do you have a ball and shoes or other equipment? I am looking to get into it. I am going to need a hobby for the winter months in KC. Where did you start?
GC, tell me where to get started. I hate rentals and the house ball.I LOVE to bowl!! Have my own shoes (ewwwie wearing rentals) my own ball (8 pounds and pink/purple and has my name on it) and my own bag My average is about a 120.
Its a lot of fun, but unfortunately, in southern California, it can get expensive. Gosh, we haven't bowled since we started to golf. Going on over a year now!!
That's a pretty good score GC. My wife also has a 8# bowling ball - my boys and I tease her that she'd get more strikes if her ball weighed more than the pins.LOL, I'm much better at bowling than I am at golf!! But with bowling, 3 games is my max at a time before my score seems to take a nosedive! Best all time ever score was 178, had a few turkeys, was AWESOME!!! Its not about how heavy your ball is, mine is only 8 pounds and is a little heavy for me, but I sure can knock them down
yeah, and you can hit the ball 300 yards too huh?I used to love bowling. I ended up doing it so much that I got bored of it. 5 leagues a week, sometimes twice a night and practicing when I wasn't bowling and then doing tournaments in between. I got burned out.
I walked away from the game accomplishing everything I wanted but shooting an 800 series. I had 8 300's, huge league averages, won tons of money locally and even cashed in a professional tournament. It was a lot of fun, I just got bored of it and started playing more golf and diving more.
Crucker300 was a touring pro and still owns a pro shop. I sent him the link to this thread to point you in the right direction. In fact I met him 15 years ago through bowling.
In the group I play with, we have an unofficial agreement that if someone doesn't break 100 they shave an eyebrow. So far only 1 guy has shaved an eyebrow, but there are a couple of others that didn't follow the agreement.sounds good GC, although with an avg of 120 you'd be beating me all night long. i'm happy to break 100
that's awesome!! we do something like that to the first guy who passes out. i once woke up with the letter "L" shaved in my chest.In the group I play with, we have an unofficial agreement that if someone doesn't break 100 they shave an eyebrow. So far only 1 guy has shaved an eyebrow, but there are a couple of others that didn't follow the agreement.
First off do not buy any bowling equipment from a department store or sporting goods store as neither of these have a trained professional to fit your hand and the shoes will have very little slide. Most reputable pro shops will have a "ball,bag, and shoe" package for around $110 including the fit and drilling of the ball. Just keep in mind that in a few months you will probably want to upgrade the ball. Anyway ask around the kc area and find a good pro shop and develop a relationship with that person and they will give you all the help you need. Welcome to another great sport and hope you enjoy it and I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.Who here bowls? Do you have a ball and shoes or other equipment? I am looking to get into it. I am going to need a hobby for the winter months in KC. Where did you start?