Have you ever found yourself driving to bowl league and coming up with a bowling idea to try in competition? Sometimes good ideas can pop into your mind when you least expect and they can work out well once you implement them.
Caution must be taken, however, to avoid trying any major changes to your game until you have a chance to work on them in practice and not introduce them in competition first.
Wholesale changes to your game can include examples like getting your bowling ball
into your swing a step sooner than normal. Another example is trying to crank the ball, add revs and play a big hook when playing a big hook is not your usual delivery style.
Trying to deliver your ball with much increased ball speed without practice can also be a detriment.
Attempting big changes to your game without working on them away from competition first can cause poor performances and confusion if you introduce your ideas the first game in your league.
Once you get a couple of early open frames attempting a big change in your bowling style and then panic and feel that you must go back to your usual style, you may encounter prolonged poor performances.
Play it smart. Work on big change to your game in practice sessions and under the supervision of an experienced bowling instructor to help you implement good techniques before jumping into competition.
Big changes require big feel differences from what you are accustomed to feeling when bowling. Use the services of a bowling instructor to help you build the changes into your game without sacrificing accuracy and confidence.
There are, of course, ideas you may think of which can be easily and quickly implemented in competition and these ideas should be tried if you feel strongly it will produce a desired result if done properly.
Staying behind the ball longer than usual and reducing turn is one example of a quick fix you can try immediately when you get to the bowling center. Another quick fix idea example would be to make sure you are not decelerating your forward swing and are following through to a full finish position.
Another idea example which you can try right away is an alignment change. You might try reducing your delivery angle by moving your feet positioning on the approach a couple of boards toward your bowling shoulder while keeping the same sighting target on the lane.
These easy examples of changes you can make which do not require major changes to your entire bowling style can be effective and produce good results.
Learn to trust your judgement and your instincts when deciding on changes to your game and avoid exaggerated and prolonged poor performances by overdoing changes.
Know your game and stay within yourself in competition unless you are in a do or die bowling situation and you must make a change to have any chance at winning.
Practice sessions are the time and places to work on your game so you develop confidence and trust in making physical adjustments in competition.