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tomchat87

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I'm to the point where I really want to give up bowling. I'm going on 3rd year now and I have 1st year teammates that are bowling better than me. I try very very hard at this game every single week. I dedicate myself to it and get no results at all. Last night, I bowled 158 for a first game and still ended up with the lowest series of the night. I constantly miss shots even though I try to correct everything wrong. Yet, I do even worse. I am the type that can kick the ball return or punch a chair because I can get that mad. Even when I do try to remain positive, nothing results from it. It seems like everyone around me gets better and better, yet i get worse and worse. This is even when I have dedicated myself to this game and give it my absolute best every week. What do I do?
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Look for a good coach.  Not a friend or someone like that a real certified usbc silver or gold coach. 
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I'm to the point where I really want to give up bowling. I'm going on 3rd year now and I have 1st year teammates that are bowling better than me. I try very very hard at this game every single week. I dedicate myself to it and get no results at all. Last night, I bowled 158 for a first game and still ended up with the lowest series of the night. I constantly miss shots even though I try to correct everything wrong. Yet, I do even worse. I am the type that can kick the ball return or punch a chair because I can get that mad. Even when I do try to remain positive, nothing results from it. It seems like everyone around me gets better and better, yet i get worse and worse. This is even when I have dedicated myself to this game and give it my absolute best every week. What do I do?


Sign up for the National Bowling Academy (formerly USBC Bowling Academy) and watch their instructional videos.  The videos cover all aspects of the game.  I personal opinion is to relax a little and enjoy bowling.  Few people get better at something they don't like doing.

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I agree with Fordman about seeking out a professional coach and taking a lesson or two.  Your problems could easily be attributed to a single thing you're doing wrong that you don't realize is happening.  A good coach will see this and help you correct it.

Even very proficient bowlers can get into bad habits that adversely affect them without even realizing they're doing something wrong, and most pros work with coaches sometimes, so don't think that seeking out some help is a bad thing.

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