Bowling For Dummies

Bowling For Dummies

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By (author) A. J. Forrest, By (author) Lisa Iannucci

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 340 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 18mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470601590
  • ISBN 13: 9780470601594
  • Sales rank: 492,439

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The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling game Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport. While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!" Packed with photos and line drawings Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques Covers beginner through more advanced techniques Whether you're a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.

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A.J. Forrest is a former ranked amateur bowler and was a bowling coach at the high school and college levels for more than a decade. As a professional writer, Lisa Iannucci has had articles published in USA Weekend , Shape , Parenting , the Los Angeles Times Travel Section , and many more.

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The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling gameWhile not every player can bowl a perfect game, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for bettering your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!"Bowling 101 -- get an overview of the sport of bowling, from its many health and social benefits to the nuts and bolts of how it's scored, equipped, and playedGet in the game -- discover how the secret to bowling lies in your form, and follow along with step-by-step instructions to master the movesTake your best shot -- learn to perfect a hook shot and how to achieve high scores with strikes and sparesKeep your head in the game -- understand how keeping a positive attitude and minimizing outside distractions will improve your gamePlay with others -- find out how people of all ages can get their game on, from throwing a bowling birthday party for kids to joining an adult leagueOpen the book and find: The basic rules of playThe equipment you'll need to get startedHow to throw the most common bowling shotsTips for correcting common errorsInstructions for holding and throwing the ball and approaching the laneGuidance on picking up spares and converting splitsPointers on working with a bowling coachAdvice on staying injury-freeLearn to: Understand the rules of the gameBowl like a pro with expert tips, tricks, and techniquesImprove your average and impress your league teammatesBecome a better bowler by using step-by-step instructions, photos, and illustrations

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: The Opening Frame. Chapter 1: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Bowling. Chapter 2: Getting Down to the Basics of the Game. Chapter 3: Heading to the Center. Chapter 4: Buying Your Own Ball, Shoes, and Accessories. Part II: Body Basics: Throwing Yourself into the Game. Chapter 5: Finding Your Form and Style. Chapter 6: Positioning Yourself for a Smooth Approach. Chapter 7: Throwing the Ball. Chapter 8: Correcting Common Approach Problems. Part III: Time to Get Rolling: Making Your Shot. Chapter 9: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Hook Shots. Chapter 10: Knocking 'Em All Down: The Secrets to Bowling Strikes. Chapter 11: Picking Up Spares. Chapter 12: Conquering Classic Splits. Part IV: Staying on Your Game. Chapter 13: Understanding the Ins and Outs of Oil on the Lanes. Chapter 14: Staying in the Game, Physically and Mentally. Chapter 15: Improving Your Game on Your Own or with a Coach's Help. Chapter 16: Bowling When You Have Special Health Conditions. Part V: Joining Others at the Center. Chapter 17: Taking the Kids Bowling. Chapter 18: Playing in Leagues and Tournaments. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Add 10 Points (Or More) to Your Score. Chapter 20: Ten Tricks to Throwing a Great Hook. Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make Bowling More Fun. Glossary. Index.