Bowling

Sparing Your Mentality

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By Staff Writer Tim Gagne   Have you ever had one of those days where you can’t seem to focus? Where each shot is just a frustrating addition to a bad day? Have you ever just gotten so angry that you kick or slap the ball return on the way back from the line? Let’s have a moment of silence for the ball returns we have lost to angry bowlers.   Blaming Yourself First If you play sports besides bowling, at some point, you likely have reached a point where you get very frustrated with the game. When you reach...

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It's Not How Much You Make, It's How Much You Spend

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At Creating the Difference we like educating people. Most of the time, we educate about bowling.  However, we decided to create a blog which focuses on creating a difference in your life -- not just your bowling game. In this blog I want to talk about money and why you should keep track of it. I recently had a conversation with my Bowling Store team about money. I explained to them that if you can learn to take a big picture approach to spending money, it can really save you money in the long term. One employee asked to purchase...

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Approaching the Advanced Mechanics

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By Staff Writer Tim Gagne   Last time I went over the basics of the approach and lining up your shot; today I will be going over the more advanced mechanics involved before you hit the line. As bowlers develop a hook on the lanes, they start requiring some much more important mechanics to keep a consistent shot. These can range from learning transitions, to matching up the pattern, to throwing the ball repeatedly in the pocket. When it comes to putting up the best score each game, the only things you can truly control exist behind the foul line....

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Starting Points: Lining Up Your Shot and Other Approach Basics

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By Staff Writer Tim Gagne When I watch bowlers at my local center, specifically the newer ones, I notice they all seem to stand in the same place and throw the ball up the lane. These bowlers usually all throw a straight ball and all start on the center dot. After that point, the differences become greatly noticeable. They all have different finish points, different targets, different swings, but they all seem to hit the headpin all the same. These shots can range from being wide left to wide right and everything in between. Besides the inconsistencies that all bowlers...

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Importance of Hand Positioning in New School Bowling

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By Tim Gagne - Staff Blogger My local center recently bought new pins for the entire house. There are some great perks that come with new pins that are not simply limited to their shiny appearance and that sound they make before they break in. There also are some nasty downsides for league bowlers in the form of corner pins. Corner pins are the bane of every bowler’s existence. The amount of corner pins left while breaking in new pins is a stark reminder to league bowlers to practice not only picking them up, but minimizing how many they leave....

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