Master These Bowling Techniques For Striking Success

Keep these moves in mind for a consistently good bowling game.

By Sean Yee        15 May 2023

One of the most popular indoor recreational sports, bowling is beloved for its ability to elevate social gatherings with a healthy dose of athletic competition.

Yet, how often do you actually consider your lane conditions when aiming for the pins? Or the angle of your throw? If anything, bowling is kind of like chess – easy to learn, hard to master. SuperBowl at SAFRA welcomes casual and professional bowlers alike, so you can kickstart your foray into the world of bowling at one of their world-class bowling alleys! 

Impress your friends at your next bowling event

Watch our video below where we have veteran bowling coach Jayden from SAFRA Tampines share some tricks on how you can hone your bowling accuracy for a consistent game.

1. Set-Up Position

Engage the proper posture even before you aim for the pins.

  • Keep your feet pointed towards the direction of your aim
  • Square your hips and your shoulders
  • Your arm should be angled 90 degrees from your body, with your hips and shoulders facing straight towards the pins

2. Two-Point Targeting System with Arrows and Pins

A two-point targeting system requires the bowler to carefully consider both his starting position and the focal point – which are largely determined by visual markers painted on the lane. Professional bowlers typically draw a pattern between these points so as to achieve their desired angle.

  • Observe the position of the arrow markers relative to the pins
  • Once you have visualised your approach, you can begin your advance towards the foul line
  • Keep an eye on your target as you do so
  • Release the ball at the bottom of the swing

3. Finishing Position

“Just throw the ball.”

It is time to move past the above haphazard bowling practice and instead consider taking this four-step footwork approach which will refine your finishing position.

  • Upon reaching the foul line, bend your knees and lean forward
  • Raise the empty hand so that it is positioned 90 degrees from the body
  • Shift one leg behind the other leg, so as to help your body build momentum for the ultimate throw
  • Amplify your starting momentum by swinging your ball backwards, releasing it at the same time

SuperBowl has outlets at SAFRA Mount Faber, Tampines and Toa Payoh, all of which host their own corporate tournaments and in-house leagues for bowlers to test their skills. As for the cherry on the cake, SAFRA members enjoy exclusive rates that are especially affordable! For more info, go to safra.sg/amenities-offerings/superbowl

Superbowl @ SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #02-06, Singapore 098803
Superbowl @ SAFRA Tampines: 1A Tampines Street 92, #03-01, Singapore 528882
Superbowl @ SAFRA Toa Payoh: 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #03-02, Singapore 319387
Operating hours for all outlets: 12pm to 12am from Mondays to Thursdays, 12pm to 1am on Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays, 10am to 1am on Saturdays and 10am to 12am on Sundays and Public Holidays

NSmen, sign up for your complimentary 1-year SAFRA membership and enjoy discounts on dining and shopping purchases at over 2,000 merchant outlets islandwide, as well as members’ rates at more than 45 sports facilities at SAFRA clubs! What’s more, your family can enjoy the privileges too – your 1st dependent pays $10/year, and it’s free for your 2nd dependent onwards. Click here for more details.

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