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Early Bowling Swing Timing Sequence
Fewer bowlers with late timing excel in the game compared to bowlers using an early timing swing sequence.
It is important for all skill levels of bowlers to develop good physical game fundamentals.
Timing is an important key to a good swing because it helps you coordinate your steps with your arm swing. Simply stated, timing is best described as the relationship between your footwork and arm swing.
Using the common four step approach as a reference model, a right handed bowler would begin with the right foot as a 1st step and the opposite for a left handed player.
The beginning of your swing, commonly known as the pushaway, in an early timing swing sequence begins before the 1st step begins.
Some bowlers will merely drop the bowling ball from the stance positions straight down toward the floor and begin walking to the foul line.
This type of timing motion gets the ball well into the swing early but risks slow swing momentum and insufficient ball speed unless the footwork is quick and lively.
Using the pushaway motion and allowing the ball to fall freely into the backswing creating a 180 - 200 degree backswing radius will generate sufficient swing momentum and speed while maintaining an early timing swing sequence.
The key to the early timing sequence is to have the bowling ball moving into the swing arc as you take the 1st step.
In both examples of early timing, once the first step is complete, the bowling ball will be near the lowest point of the backswing cycle nearest the floor on its way to the top of the backswing as the bowler begins the 2nd step.
Most coaches prefer teaching an early timing swing cycle as opposed to a late-timing sequence.
An early timing swing motion controls the timing sequence and allows plenty of time from the top of the backswing to the completion of the follow through where you will not have to force your forward swing and release.
It is also easy to establish a proper swing path aligned to your sighting target.