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Stop Turning Your Bowling Ball Too Early

If you are new to the sport or if you are taking your bowling seriously and wish to improve your release technique, stop turning your bowling ball too early.

There are focal points which can help reduce the likelihood of repeating an early turning motion. Here are a few recommendations to avoid turning your bowling ball too early:

1. Make certain you keep the inside bone of your bowling elbow tucked closely toward your torso during your forward swing and follow through motion. This will help you from turning your whole arm as well as rotating your fingers before the preferred release area, at the bottom of your forward swing near the laces of your sliding bowling shoe.

2. Focus on keeping your elbow and the palm of your bowling hand behind the ball on the forward swing and into the release area.

3. Prevent over-rotating your bowling fingers in an attempt to generate hook with your bowling ball. An overturning motion causes the elbow to rotate around and outside the bowling ball, typically causing errant deliveries.


4. Through practice and repetition, train yourself to remain in position behind the ball until your hand reaches the release zone, until your thumb exits the ball, and until your fingers rotate the ball slightly, perhaps the feeling of only one inch of rotation. Your swing should continue upward toward a full-finish follow through position, avoiding any deceleration of your forward swing whatsoever.

5. To regulate a consistent release motion, begin with the proper finger gripping pressure on the bowling ball. Avoid squeezing the ball so hard with your fingers and thumb as to prohibit the quick and consistent release of the ball. The majority of gripping pressure should be with the pads of your bowling fingers with very little pressure on the pad of your thumb.

These tips can help new bowlers and those of you working to develop your games avoid turning the ball early and making ineffective deliveries.