Bowling

Press Release - Creating the Difference Opens Bowling Store at Brunswick Zone River Grove

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Creating the Difference Opens Bowling Store at Brunswick Zone River Grove December 22, 2016 Ronald Hickland’s company, Creating the Difference, is continuing to create a movement in the bowling industry by opening a third location in the Chicagoland area.  This new location spreads the Creating the Difference brand into the northwest suburbs.  This is the third bowling store Creating the Difference has opened in the past 10 months.  In an industry which is seeming to shrink, Hickland and team have found a way to thrive and grow. The company’s core values are the acronym GROW and that is just what...

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Breakdowns: EJ Tackett

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Fresh off his win at the WSOB, EJ Tackett has made quite the name for himself in recent years. I actually think EJ is the current best player in the world. He has an impressive delivery that hits home for a bowler like myself. He may not really match up to the physique of most bowlers, but I at least feel some connection when I see my info compared to his. Name Tim Gagne EJ Tackett Age 24 24 Height 5’8 5’7 Ball Speed 18* 18.593** RPM 550* 572** *Approximate through C.A.T.S. system **These are found in the video and...

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Does Bowling Ball Size Matter?

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I have recently been asked this question.  I wrote this article back in 2004 regarding this topic.  Please let me know if you have any other questions in the comments below. Recently, I was in a discussion about bowling balls and the topic of ball size came up. Not knowing if size really mattered, I decided to set up a test to hopefully provide some insight into the very heated topic. So, in this issue of Tech Tips, we will explore bowling ball size from a subjective standpoint. For years, professional bowlers and amateurs alike have said smaller balls hook more, or can go deeper into the pocket, and as a result, will...

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Riding the Wave

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One of the best feelings, or worst, is when you hit that wave of good - or bad - scores. I know I can tend to get lazy on practice when everything is going right; and tend to aimlessly practice when everything is going wrong. Today I want to focus on the top of the wave, the big scores, the times you can’t seem to do wrong. Have you ever had a point where you were throwing the lights out night after night in league? Do you tend to practice more or less? If that answer is not more, I...

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Words to Live By

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How we communicate with people can often determine their perception of us.  Do you want to be perceived as confident and positive or insecure and negative?  Here are a few words to avoid in your day to day to communicate in a more positive light. There is No Try This is something we train our staff on from the beginning.  When you “try” to do something, you are giving yourself an out before you even begin.  When I first learned this, here is how it was explained to me by my boss: If I tell you I’m going to try...

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