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Right down Your Alley The Beginner's Book of Bowling

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ISBN-10: 0534560318

ISBN-13: 9780534560317

Edition: 2003

Authors: Vesma Grinfelds, Bonnie Hultstrand

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RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY: THE BEGINNER'S BOOK OF BOWLING, guides students through the basics of bowling preparation, movement, and adjustment and conversion systems. It includes everything a bowler, whether beginner or advanced, young or old, will need to know about the game of bowling to keep improving. Throughout the text, students will be introduced to all the newest proven techniques, equipment, and teaching and learning concepts that are currently and effectively used by bowlers, coaches, and teachers across the country.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Vesma Grinfelds earned her B.A. Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. While attending, she was a member of the bowling team and finished 2nd in the Intercollegiate Championships All-Events. Her professional bowling career started in July 1971 after winning her first title in Las Vegas. During the 20-year span of competitive bowling, she amassed 10 professional titles, 13 regional professional titles, 2 WIBC event titles, and 2 international titles (Japan and the Philippines). She has accomplished three 300 games and an 810 three game series. Vesma was a Master Clinician for the National Bowling Council for 12 years during which time she conducted seminars to bowling coaches and instructors concerning the teaching of bowling fundamentals and techniques. She was also a coach for the Philippines National Bowling Team for the Southeast Asian Games in 1981. During her bowling career, Vesma was a long time representative of the Brunswick Corporation. She was inducted into the U.S. Bowling Hall of Fame in 1991 for Superior Performance and the Professional Women's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1997. Currently, Vesma bowls occasional events and remains involved with the sport by supporting the budding bowling career of her son, Dzintars. She resides in San Francisco and is very active in philately.

Bonnie J. Hultstrand received her B.S. Degree in Physical Education from St. Cloud State College in 1960 and her M.S. Degree in Physical Education from Washington State University in 1966. After 39 years of teaching, she retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus from the University of Idaho where she spent her last 24 years of teaching and coordinating the Undergraduate Physical Education program. Prior to the University of Idaho, she taught at the University of Wyoming, Washington State University, and had a four-year stint in the public schools. Her areas of teaching ranged from a variety of professional preparation courses to sport activities. Bowling instruction was always a significant part of her teaching responsibilities. In addition, her 18-year coaching career included the collegiate bowling team at Washington State University. Among her professional leadership and teaching awards are: Northwest American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AHPERD) Outstanding College/University Physical Educator of the Year (1998); Idaho AHPERD Outstanding College Physical Educator of the Year (1997); Idaho AHPERD Distinguished Service Award (1989); Associated Students of UI Outstanding Teacher Award (1986); College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award (1990); Chair of Faculty Council (1992-93); and UI Alumni Excellence in Teaching Awards. Bonnie is currently retired and resides in her northern Idaho lake home. She enjoys an active lifestyle that includes traveling, reading, golfing, and volunteering.

Basic Bowling
Understanding the Basics
Features of the Ball, Pins, and Lanes
Etiquette and Safety
In a Nutshell
Preparing for Action
Selection of Proper Equipment
Holding the Ball
Aiming in Bowling
Pin Placement in Relation to Target Arrows
Starting Position
In Preparing for Action We Have Now Found
Hints for Success
Stance, Approach, and Delivery Concepts
Flexibility and Stance
Balance and the Stance
Timing and Pushaway
Flexibility and Balance in the Approach
Direction in the Approach and Delivery
The Release
The Follow-Through
Vertical Balance Line and the Delivery
Horizontal Balance Line and the Finish Position
Hand and Arm Position in the Follow-Through
Summary of Bowling Fundamentals for Right-handed Bowlers
Summary of Bowling Fundamentals for Left-handed Bowlers
Hints for Success
Principles of Movement Applied to Bowling
Weight of the Ball
Force Production
Hook Ball and Momentum
Straight Ball Principles
Correction Suggestions for Straight Ball
Backup Ball Principles
Correction Suggestions for the Backup Ball
Correction Suggestions for Changing Ball Speeds
Accuracy and Consistency Principles
References
Common Errors and Corrective Actions
3-1-2 Strike Adjustment System
For Right Handers
For Left Handers
Mathematical Formula
Words of Advice
In a Nutshell
3-6-9 Spare Conversion System
Key Pin Identification
Right Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Left of Center
Right Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Right of Center
Left Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Right of Center
Left Handers 3-6-9 Spare Conversion System for Converting Pins Left of Center
In a Nutshell
"If All Else Fails" Addendum
Bowling for Those with Special Needs
The Senior Bowler
Bowling for Those with Disabilities
Bowling and Pregnancy
The Modern Bowling Environment and Twenty-first Century Technology
Lanes and Lane Conditions
Newest Trends in Lanes Found in Twenty-first Century Bowling Establishments
Approaches
Bowling Balls
Automatic Scorers
Suggested Miscellaneous Bowling Supplies
Appendices
Scoring
How to Calculate an Average
League Bowling
Handicapping
Figuring Marks
Rules of Bowling
History of Bowling
Glossary of Terms
Bowler's Analysis Chart
Index