Get to Know Cliff Barnes of BowlersMart

We’re back for another Get to know your Pro Shop Operator, but this week we’ll be getting to know a little more about the owner and founder of BowlersMart, Cliff Barnes! Cliff is an avid bowler, an expert pro shop technician, and a very successful entrepreneur.

What age did you start bowling: 8 years old

Who or what got you into bowling: My mother

Biggest bowling mentor/coach: John Gaines and Rich Esposito

High Game: 300

High Series: 837

How many 300s: 20

How old were you when you bowled your first 300? 19 years old

What Ball: Columbia 300 Messenger TI Black Gold

How old were you when you bowled your first 800: Also 19 years old

What Ball: Columbia 300 Messenger TI Black Gold

Collegiate experience: None, as far as bowling goes

Degree: Associates of Arts

Favorite balls of all-time: Columbia 300 Messenger TI, Ebonite Apex Adrenaline, and the StormTrauma ER

Best bowling related memory: My first 300 / 800 were pretty special, but watching my kids win the doubles title for their age group has to be way, way up there!

Biggest accomplishment in bowling to date: Putting together the best team of Pro Shop operators in the business to help grow bowling through the stores.

Future goals in bowling: To share what we do throughout more stores in more locations and reach even more people through online avenues.

Pro shop experience: 21 Years

Hobbies and interests outside of bowling: My family and classic cars

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