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Keys To A Good Bowling Stance

You can learn a lot by watching the pro bowlers perform on TV. You can learn some things about the pro’s games and perhaps incorporate them into your own game. Watching bowling on TV is entertaining, but it can also increase your scores.

The key to success will be to understand why the pros do what they do and find the moves which are most suitable for your own game development.

The place to begin, is with your stance. The stance includes your alignment, your bowling ball grip, and your posture.

After all, the simplest bowling strategy of them all is to hit the pocket.

Proper alignment to the pocket begins in your stance position.

Once you develop an alignment strategy for playing various sections of the lane, then selecting the right place to stand on the approach and the right place to aim is the first important decision you must make.

Success in bowling starts before you ever make a shot.

Once you have made your alignment decision, then taking your stance is next.

Develop a good grip on your bowling ball before you ever take a step in your approach.

Holding the ball with an appropriate amount of gripping pressure and the placement of the ball in your stance relative to your body is your first priority once you have taken your stance and positioned your feet on the approach.

Gripping your bowling ball involves the right amount of gripping pressure and the position you place your hand while holding the ball.

You must also determine which elevation from the floor you wish to hold the ball and how close to the front of your bowling shoulder you wish hold the ball.

Once you have made these determinations in holding your ball, you must check your posture.


Proper posture leads to good balance as you walk and deliver your ball. Good posture also helps you use your legs in such a manner that you gain maximum leverage and corresponding power with little effort.

Learning to place your body in an athletic posture in your stance and then maintaining that posture throughout your approach is something the professionals do routinely.

Every pro you watch on TV uses their own delivery style but the common denominators with all the pros is consistent and precise alignment, gripping of the bowling ball, and the posture the player establishes before ever taking a step.

If you wish to follow the pros on TV, start with developing a good stance and the things that accompany a good stance position on the approach.