eThis is great guys. What you put into something is what you get out of it, plain and simple. Bowling is just like any other sport. You have different levels like beginners, intermediate, advanced and pro levels. The most complaints is at the advanced stage. Why, because they are in a bracket that is 200 to 220 +. The group that constantly feel pressure to stay at these averages mentioned above. Most will flock to houses that they can score. If they do not score well there they will find a house where they can score.
Every level is a mindset. In most fall leagues across the board you will see a shot that makes most bowlers happy. Not as much complaining as usual and most are happy.Summer leagues cater to more open play because they cater to the groups and open play bowlers. From a proprietors standpoint , I would want to make all the money I can in the summer months while the kids are out of school but still preserve my lanes. This is a fact people. Our real game will show the fruit of labor and cream always rises to the top. Not every time but in most cases. Pros have no choice but to make the adjustments or go back to training camp and if we as advanced bowlers can't rap our minds around what do I do to get better concept, we will settle for less and be complainers as apposed to having a winners mentality and figure out the solutions to the so called houseshots. Lets compete and enjoy the game and if you can:t go and get a very big crying towel or maybe go and get so more training. I respect everyones' game but not the crying. Time to shoe and bowl and if the heat is too hot in the kitchen then get out. I hope this doesn't rub some of us the wrong way, but if I bowl anywhere and don't score, I point the finger right at me. I didn't make the adjustments, I should have switched balls, I should have tried this or that. The point is we are responsible to make the RIGHT ADJUSTMENTS.
Come on guys and girls. Put the blame where it belongs, Its on US, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. KGJ
The problem is the better bowlers are going to score high on the "easy" house shot, while the lower avg bowlers can still shoot 200's. If the shot is difficult the better bowlers will still win, but will do it by making shots and making spares, while the other bowlers struggle to shoot 180 and leave scratching their heads and disappointed. The "egos" get hurt when we don't bowl well no matter what the lane conditions are. The "easy" shots allow bowlers to score well and if they don't it is because they couldn't carry!! If the shot is hard and challenging we actually have to make good shots and perform and seems nobody wants to have to do that anymore. Most bowlers would rather lose $$$ but tell everyone how they bowled a few 230 games in the process than to avg 190 and leave with the $$$$.
Theo Do you still beleive in this concept?