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When I first went out on tour, I took note of the demeanor of a veteran player, Jeanne Maiden (Naccarato), during qualifying. After each game, we had to move to the next pair of lanes, and I followed Jeanne.
One of the world’s most highly sought-after bowling instructors provides bowlers with comprehensive coverage on the essential equipment, techniques, lane play and spare-shooting strategies, and mental training necessary for success on the lanes. With specific information for both right-handed and left-handed bowlers, this is a one-of-kind book to help you bowl better!
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Hit the lanes and enjoy every frame! With Bowling Fundamentals, Second Edition, you’ll learn the skills, and tactics so you can play and compete.
With almost three decades of experience that includes multiple PWBA titles and collegiate championships, former Team USA Coach, Michelle Mullen shares the secrets that have made her one of the world’s most highly sought-after instructors for bowlers of all ages and skill levels. Covering the latest equipment and the essentials of execution—footwork, arm swing, timing, finish position, and release—Mullen leaves no skill uncovered, including insight on making changes and specific instruction for left-handed bowlers. You’ll find tactical tips for picking up the game’s most common spares (in both a traditional and advanced spare-shooting system), advice for keeping emotions and focus in check, and basic and advanced lane-play strategies that will make a significant impact on the score sheet.
Before you take to the lanes for your next league night or match or just for fun, add a copy of Bowling Fundamentals, Second Edition, to your bowling bag and turn those open frames into solid strikes and spares!
Chapter 1 Bowling Ball and Grip Chapter 2 Stance Chapter 3 Approach and Timing Chapter 4 Footwork Chapter 5 Arm Swing Chapter 6 Finish Position and Delivery Chapter 7 Release Chapter 8 Basic Lane Play Chapter 9 Advanced Lane Play Chapter 10 Spare Shooting Chapter 11 Advanced Spare Shooting Chapter 12 Mental Game Chapter 13 Open Bowling and League Play
About the Author
Michelle Mullen, a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Gold coach, has coached bowlers of all skill levels for almost three decades. She is co-owner of Your Bowling Coach with renowned pro bowler Aleta Sill and they operate Aleta Sill’s Bowling World, a premier pro shop in Metro Detroit.
Mullen has competed and won championships at every level, including high school and collegiate bowling and Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) regional and national bowling. She holds four national titles and a record nine regional titles in the PWBA. She was also the 1990-1999 PWBA Regional Player of the Decade. In 1985 she represented the United States in the World Cup in Seoul, Korea, and is a former coach for the U.S. team.
Mullen is also an established international writer and author. She has been published in Bowler’s Journal, Bowling Magazine, Bowling This Month, Asian Bowling Digest, and various other publications. The first edition of Bowling Fundamentals was translated in Russian and Simplified Chinese. She is a member of the International Bowling Media Association.
Mullen enjoys working out, gardening and cooking, but her greatest passion is to help homeless animals in need. She and Sill run an annual fundraising event, called “Bowl-4-Animal Rescue” (bowl4animalrescue.org), with 100% of the proceeds benefitting local animal charities. Mullen is from Chicago and lives in Livonia, Michigan, along with her 3 dogs and four cats, who insist that “rescued is her favorite breed”.
“In the second edition of Bowling Fundamentals, Michelle combines her vast knowledge of the game and almost three decades of experience as a world-class player and premier coach to help bowlers of all ages and levels advance their skills and techniques.”
Rod Ross-- U.S. Head Coach Director of International Training Center
“Michelle Mullen’s passion for bowling shines in the second edition of Bowling Fundamentals! Regardless of your skill level, this great book provides the technique instruction and motivational tips so you can learn and enjoy the game.”
Liz Johnson-- Team USA member, Three-Time U.S. Open Champion (1996, 2013, 2007), PBA Men’s Tour Member