Shhh! It's a Secret #7

Bowling Tip # 7 Shoelace Magic!

Sometimes we have a great deal of difficulty playing deep on the lane because we don't get to do it very often. We tend to try to help the ball so we pull it through the nose and to compensate for that we send it too wide to avoid pulling it and get it too far outside for it to recover, make the corner, and get back to the pocket.

As an alternative to Secret #6 you might try this. When playing deep try putting your target in the middle of your body. This does not mean to move your body left or right to get the target in the middle, but rather to merely rotate your upper body until the target is in the middle of you. Think sternum or nose and remember Secret #1 about body alignment. Now don't go crazy! I know that doesn't make a lot of sense. After all, the ball is not in the middle of your body. Wouldn't that make you walk away from your shot to get the ball lined up with the target? Thank goodness in this case logic can go right out the window. Come to think of it, in many things in bowling, logic is out the window..

I have no idea why this works, I just know that for many people it does. It can arrest drift or at least make it consistent. It gives an interesting view of the lane and in the stance you feel like there is no way possible to hit a target that far left of you. (The target does feel like it is to the left rather than in the middle of your body).