Practice makes perfect, but first you need to know what to work on. Check out these common bowling mistakes and bowling tips to fix them.
Common Bowling Mistakes
One of the biggest mistakes novice bowlers make is the chicken wing. This is a bad bowling posture where the bowler’s arm and hand curve inward at release. This causes the arm to take on a V-shape at the backswing (like a chicken wing). This is sometimes caused by trying to put too much force behind the ball.
This brings us to another common mistake: throwing the ball too hard (and straight). Ideally, you want a slower ball with more action (i.e. rotation), and you want that ball to hit the pocket (the area between the 1-3 or 1-2 pins).
The Perfect Throw