Bowling Spares And Good Scoring
If you are averaging at or near 160, then it is important to know one vital key to achieving good bowling scores is becoming a marksman in spare shooting The better you can get shooting spares, the higher average you will maintain.
Bowlers typically pay greater attention to getting strikes than to converting spares. It is the best spare shooter who typically are very good pocket shooters. There is every reason why working to excel in spare shooting will also help your accuracy in hitting the pocket and attaining a high strike percentage.
Learning to to make effective spare adjustments on both sides of the lane aides your knowledge of the given lane oil conditions and how your bowling ball will react crossing a variety of portions on the bowling lane.
If you understand spare alignment and adjustments on given lane conditions, then your strike alignment and adjustment process also improves correspondingly.
Make an real effort to dedicate sufficient practice time to learn a spare shooting system which works best for you on the conditions where you bowl most often.
Challenge yourself to make the type of adjustments you can be confident in making for any spare combination you might leave standing when bowling in competition.
Avoid missing routine spares through carelessness or out of frustration because you did not strike.
A calm frame of mind and a workman like attitude are the best keys to becoming a proficient spare shooter. Avoid over-reacting to getting “tapped” when you deliver a perfect shot into the pocket and leave a solid corner pin standing. Emotion can work against you if you cannot focus on making sure you convert the spare.
Miss a one pin spare and you lose a mark (maybe 10 or 11 pins) in scoring and will have to recover by getting a double to make up for carelessness in missing the one pin spare.
Develop any spare conversion system you choose based on your game, your delivery style, and practice shooting the spares using your system until it becomes second nature.
Challenge yourself to become a quality spare shooter.
When practicing, avoid the temptation to merely press the reset button if you do not strike.
Make sure you have a reliable ball which you can easily control on challenging lane conditions for spares.
Spare shooting is never as much fun as going for strikes but we all understand it is an integral part of the game. If you wish to increase your scores, then improve your spare shooting.