The Proper Way To Follow Through In Bowling By MDM Bowling Coaching

Pro Tip Friday: Follow Through

Pro Tip Friday: Follow ThroughToday’s bowling equipment does not need any help from the player to make it hook. For many years, we were taught to follow-through upwards towards the ceiling to get lift on the bowling ball. However, newer equipment makes that follow through less than ideal. When you lift upwards while releasing, you are making the ball hook earlier, which causes ball reaction inconsistencies. Today, we teach that you should continue forward softly with the ball towards the pins. If you reach upwards after the ball is off your hand, you are not applying upward lift, you applying outward roll.I have observed that about 75% of adult bowlers in my leagues lift towards the ceiling during their follow through. They end up grabbing the ball or seeing it hook too early on the lane. As a result, they leave many flat 10s because the ball rolls out before hitting the pins. One way to practice optimal follow-through is doing no-step drills. In the top video, I’m following through upwards (old technique) and the bottom shows me demonstrating a modern follow-through. #protipfriday #mdmcoaching

Posted by MDM Coaching on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

How To Follow Through Correctly When Bowling To Increase Scores

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Today’s bowling equipment does not need any help from the player to make it hook. For many years, we were taught to follow-through upwards towards the ceiling to get lift on the bowling ball. However, newer equipment makes that follow through less than ideal. When you lift upwards while releasing, you are making the ball hook earlier, which causes ball reaction inconsistencies. Today, we teach that you should continue forward softly with the ball towards the pins. If you reach upwards after the ball is off your hand, you are not applying upward lift, you applying outward roll.

Improve Your Follow Through By Doing Bowling Drills

I have observed that about 75% of adult bowlers in my leagues lift towards the ceiling during their follow through. They end up grabbing the ball or seeing it hook too early on the lane. As a result, they leave many flat 10s because the ball rolls out before hitting the pins. One way to practice optimal follow-through is doing no-step drills. In the top video, I’m following through upwards (old technique) and the bottom shows me demonstrating a modern follow-through. #protipfriday #mdmcoaching

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