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Not sure the age of article but it gives a look at how big bowling
was in the 60's

https://priceonomics.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-professional-bowling/
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Well written article, and quite accurate according to other reading I have done.  I know that bowling in the 90's was still popular enough that many houses had two shifts of leagues.  Now leagues might take up half a house and have 24-26 teams in this area.
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Well written article, and quite accurate according to other reading I have done.  I know that bowling in the 90's was still popular enough that many houses had two shifts of leagues.  Now leagues might take up half a house and have 24-26 teams in this area.


Did you know their having a Ladies PBA Tourney at Fern Valley Strike and Spares
in I think June? Hope the lanes stop bouncing by then
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Interesting but not really accurate. Most of the money made in the 60s was endorsement money by a handful of top players. The PBA really dropped the ball during the 60s and early 70s. Golf was able to lineup big money sponsors and affiliate with charities that further helped the game of golf raise purses astronomically. During this period bowling stagnated financially despite drawing better tv ratings than golf or the NBA.
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