This bowling tip is probably one of the least noticed problems to new bowlers. Every bowler has their own bowling style and rhythm that they approach the foul line with, however we all start out at the same place getting there is with that first step. After that first step we are off to go. It may be good or bad , fast or slow but we will all stop before crossing the line or our attempt was all for nothing.
Now why should we waste an attempt or continue to rush to get the ball passed the line? This is bowling it’s not a race, you don’t get extra points for being the fastest to the line. The first step to fixing our rushing to the line is exactly at that “The first step”. I said we weren’t in a race to get to the line, So start out by taking your first step slowly and then gradually increase your rhythm or tempo on your way towards the line. If you are doing this correctly you should have a feeling that you are behind the bowling ball and have control of it, not the other way around. You should not feel the bowling ball forcing you to deliver it because of the heaviness and its momentum.
If you need an example think of driving a car. Let’s say you are driving on wet pavement on your way to the bowling center. You see a stop sign so what should you do? The proper way to approach this sign is slow and smooth stopping steady and strong so you don’t slide past. If you’re rushing to the line incorrectly, you would feel like a car trying to stop 2 feet before the stop sign and sliding violently through the stop sign out of control. This is something you have to practice but in time you will get it right. Now the next time you go bowling think of this bowling tip and it should be a lot easier to fix it.
Always remember to take your time. It’s always easier to speed up your delivery than it will be to slow it down in a split second.