That's cool that your dad was there to see you do it. My dad bowls in the same league as I do so hopefully he'll be there to see mine, if I ever get one heh. He has two, but hes has about 25 more years of bowling on me.
Carrying a 204 average right now, which is the highest its ever been.
A 204 average is awesome man. I haven't got there yet. My next goals are to throw a 700+ series and raise my average up over 200.
I see that you're from Ohio. Have you ever bowled at the Super Bowl in Erlanger, Kentucky, or at Shawnee Lanes in Chillicothe? I've bowled at both of those places and really enjoyed my time there.
I bowled for quite a few years and my best game was a 288. 10 strikes followed by a 6-7-10 split where I only picked up the 6 and 10. After the 10th strike, they announced over the loudspeaker that I was about to bowl a 300 and everyone stopped and came to watch. I knew the 11th one was a mistake before I finished my approach...I was less nervous the first time I jumped from an airplane.
The part that bothered me most was I struck out from the 8th frame on in the game before, so I threw 15 in a row but didn't get a 300.
Again Congrats! Maybe someday you can make some money at it.
"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra
That 300 game should score you some groupies now.
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On the 299 I left the 5 pin, got a nice "wussy" yelled out from my teammates. Gotta love teammates. Its was a light hit tho, and frankly i was lucky to leave only one pin.
I like yours goals, its good to have goals in bowling. Keeps you motivated. My long term goal was get over a 200 average and now that I've done that my goal is to keep it there. I've only thrown two 700's, maybe 3. A couple years ago I watched a guy bowl an 843, that was just insane.
Congrats on the 300 game. That's amazing.
I used to bowl a lot and recently joined a league for the first time in about 5 years. We are in week 6 now and I started off really well (for me), but have struggled a lot the last few weeks. I haven't been able to find the pocket consistently at all and keep missing easy spares which I think is just a lack of focus on my part. But I'm really happy to be back bowling every week.
I've bowled in winter office leagues for the last few years.
I can't seem to figure out how people get the ball to hook -- whenever I've thrown a hook, I use two fingers and palm the ball, but I know that's not how you're supposed to do it, and most of the time it leaves me with a ball side-spinning in a straight line down the lane.
It's the one sport / activity that I'm actually worse at than golf.
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Just saw this - congrats on the 300, OBM!
I bowled a 206 once, back in the dark ages. Good on ya.
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Congrats on the 300. I'm not sure if I could get that in 3 games.
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300 is awesome man congrats!
I witnessed 3 300s last year in our league and it is quite a spectacle to see one, can't imagine throwing one myself.
I bowled in my first sanctioned league last year and finished the year with a 179 average. I am bowling in another league this year at Super Bowl in Erlanger and just bowled my high series of 670 (234, 192, 244) tonight. The 244 is my high game ever. Average is sitting at 183 after 9 weeks and my goal was to get up to 185 for the year, so hopefully I can get there.