THE STANCE POSTURE – Alignment with the lane and target

jonathan Hello again. We are back! Have been busy relocating,etc,but finally I’ve found time to resume communications.

Today,I would like to share tips on your Stance Posture.

The bowler’s stance is basically common sense. You are preparing yourself to perform a series of events.

The Stance Posture

Where are you going from the stance?

You are headed forward to the foul line. Obviously,inclining the body slightly forward at the knees and spine will encourage forward momentum. Centering your weight on both feet will enable you to spring forward with ease.

What angle are you playing?

Whether you bowl a straight or a hook game,your body must be aligned with the target in the stance.

What will your first movements be when you begin to bowl?

You must take a step forward while placing the ball in the pushaway position. You must preset the body to initiate these movements.

Tip: The goal of the stance is to place the body in a natural position to bowl. In any sport,the following is true:

NATURAL = SMOOTH AND LOOSE

Smooth and loose means fluid,coordinated balanced movements in the approach. This should be your goal.

I hope this knowledge will be beneficial in your strive to be a better bowler. You can check out a Special Offer in the spirit of Christmas at my website http://www.abc2bowlingstrikes-spares.com. Till the next post… MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jonathan

 

 

 

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Bowling Tips From ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Gold Medalist ADRIAN ANG

 Today we feature Adrian Ang, a member of the Malaysian squad that won the10th World Youth Championships Team Gold in Orlando, USA. As a prelude to the World Youth, Adrian was also part of the Men’s Team that won the Team Gold at the 20th Asian Championships held in Hong Kong. Adrian capped it off by winning the Masters Gold medal as well.

Here are excerpts of Ivy’s interview with Adrian when we caught up with him and Team mate Aaron Kong recently.

Ivy: Congratulations on your recent impressive achievements, Adrian.

Adrian: Thank you.

Ivy: Can you tell me what made you choose Tenpin Bowling instead of some other sport?

Adrian: Like Aaron, my father, Steven Ang, was also a bowler. He used to bring me to the bowling alley. I loved the sport.

Ivy: How old were you when you started bowling?

Adrian: I was 9 years old.

Ivy: What was your most memorable moment as a young bowler?

Adrian: When I first started bowling. I really fell in love with the sport. I became addicted to it…just couldn’t go through one day without bowling!

Ivy: I know it was a long time ago, but can you recall any memorable occasion with Jonathan as your Coach?

Adrian: Yes, of course! It was at one Circuit in Malacca. I was the Top Seed, but had just lost the first match. However, Coach was able to guide me to a second high game of 279 which helped me to eventually clinch the Masters Gold. I will never forget that!

Ivy: What would you say is the most important aspect or stage of bowling that aspiring bowlers should focus on?

Adrian: Definitely their Basics. That is very important.

Ivy: What additional bowling tips would you give to those who wish to emulate your success?

Adrian: You must be willing to make lots of sacrifices. Follow your heart. But most important, you must listen to your Coach…be willing to work with him. To improve, focus on your progress stage by stage.

Ivy: Thank you so much, Adrian, for willing to share your success secrets with the bowling community. Jonathan and I wish you every success in your future endeavours. We know you have a very bright future ahead of you.

Adrian: It has been my pleasure. You are most welcome.

There you have it folks. Golden tips from a young World Youth and Asian Champion. You too can be one if you follow these invaluable tips. You can also have access to the very same Basic Fundamentals at my website: http://www.abc2bowlingstrikes-spares.com. Feel free to check it out.

Till the next post, have fun bowling!

Jonathan

 

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Bowling Tips From WORLD YOUTH 2-Gold Medalist AARON KONG

    My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting up with two of my former youth bowlers recently. They had been invited as part of the Team that won the 10th World Youth Championship Team Gold Medal in Orlando,USA, to give away prizes and sign autographs for the Under 12 Category of the Sportexcel Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Junior Circuit.

As their former Coach, I was of course thrilled with their progress and success. And they were gracious enough to accept Ivy’s request to share their success story with the bowling community. Here are excerpts of the interview with Aaron Kong.

Ivy: Aaron, congratulations on your 2-Gold Medal haul. (Aaron also won the World Youth Masters Gold Medal)

Aaron: Thank you.

Ivy: Can you tell me what made you choose Tenpin Bowling instead of some other sport?

Aaron: My dad, Roland Kong, was an ex-National Bowler. He was part of the Team to the 1977 SEA GAMES. He would bring me to the Bowling Alley when I was young and I guess that’s how I developed a love for the sport.

Ivy: How old were you when you started bowling?

Aaron: I think I was about 8-9 years old.

Ivy: What was your most memorable moment as a young bowler?

Aaron: When I was selected into the Single A Youth Development Program!

Ivy: I know it was a long time ago, but can you recall any memorable occasion with Jonathan as your Coach?

Aaron: Of course! I remember one Circuit in Johore. I was really fumbling and struggling with my game. Coach saw me and immediately told me what to do. He helped me to qualify for the Finals. I will always remember and appreciate that.

Ivy: What would you say is the most important aspect or stage of bowling that aspiring bowlers should focus on?

Aaron: Their Basic Fundamentals. That is very very important.

Ivy: What additional bowling tips would you give to those who wish to emulate your success?

Aaron: I would tell them to never give up. They have to be confident they can do well, and they must never be afraid to make changes.

Ivy: Thank you so much, Aaron, for willing to share some of your success secrets. Jonathan and I wish you every success in your bowling career. We know you have an outstanding future ahead of you.

Aaron: My pleasure. You are most welcome.

Well folks, those are golden tips from a World Champion. Stay tuned for another revealing moment with Team mate Adrian Ang in next week’s post.

Enjoy your bowling.

Jonathan

 

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