Bowling Forums, Bowling Discussion and Bowling Talk
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 2      Prev   1   2
avabob

Registered:
Posts: 493
Reply with quote  #16 
Learn and Firpo were both really tough on AMF HPL lanes. I crossed with Joe in that 96 Masters, and got to know him a little. He told me he liked the HPL because of the way they opened up. In those days they were only oiling once a day for match play. The shot started out pretty good for straighter players, but after about 3 rounds, the leftys and power players started to have a big advantage. Ernie Schlegel won the tournament, but he told me he wouldnt have made the show if he had caught a good lefty in the round of 8.

There has always been a lot of "luck of the draw" in the Masters match play.
hailmaizeandblue

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,784
Reply with quote  #17 
Ernie didn't hook the ball in inch on that show, I imagine that's exactly how he liked it! Worked out for him! Synergy Pearl...that ball was money in 1996!

Soper won the PBA National with it...Schlegel the Masters, D'Entremont hooking the lane at the ToC...
avabob

Registered:
Posts: 493
Reply with quote  #18 
Ernie told me he drilled out several synergies during the course of the week. Track and Columbia made some good stuff during that period. I had a great look with a Danger Zone , but by the 3rd round on Friday the shot was toast for me. Grabbed a Gold Quake, and got one more decent round.
hailmaizeandblue

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,784
Reply with quote  #19 
I may sound naive, but it seemed simple back in the mid-90's with ball choices.

Lose your look, look at who's scoring and with what ball, and throw that. Now it's a litany of RG's, covers, cores, drills, etc.

I can still score with a purple Nitro R/2 on a house shot, the tons of games it has on it really smooths out the reaction!
avabob

Registered:
Posts: 493
Reply with quote  #20 
Not so much simple back then, rather over complicated now.
themrfreeze

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 3,863
Reply with quote  #21 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hailmaizeandblue

Lose your look, look at who's scoring and with what ball, and throw that. Now it's a litany of RG's, covers, cores, drills, etc.


It's like many things in today's society...we make things more complicated than they need to be, and often it's to our own detriment.  Embrace the beauty in simplicity.  [smile]
bowler723

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,672
Reply with quote  #22 
What happened to Jeff Carter? 
__________________
Birthday - January 9th.

High Game (ABC Sanctioned League, April 11, 2006) - 276
High Series (ABC Sanctioned League, April 16, 2018) - 725 (256, 236, 233)
High Average (ABC Sanctioned League) - 192
Bowled 226 in front of Dave Ferraro at his place in Kingston

"He needs three" - Billy Welu
"Trust is a must, or your game is a bust" - Billy Welu / Nelson Burton Jr.
"I wonder if he wants some butter to go with that sweet role" - Randy Pederson "That's back to back jacks" - Rob Stone
hailmaizeandblue

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,784
Reply with quote  #23 
Which is exactly why my bag is full of Angles :-)

Quote:
Originally Posted by themrfreeze


It's like many things in today's society...we make things more complicated than they need to be, and often it's to our own detriment.  Embrace the beauty in simplicity.  [smile]
Pullmyfinger

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,662
Reply with quote  #24 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowler723
What happened to Jeff Carter? 


Retired from the tour. Work's for Carter Brothers lumber. Not if it's a family business or just a coincidence. I believe he had a pro shop at one time and coached a small college bowling program. Not sure if he has the shop or coaches anymore. He had a daughter that was middle school/early high school age and a son that was in elementary/middle school age. Kinda think he wanted to spend more time with them as well. 
hailmaizeandblue

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,784
Reply with quote  #25 
I believe I remember hearing that its a family business.
jpkaina

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 366
Reply with quote  #26 

Quote:
Originally Posted by hailmaizeandblue
Gary, agreed. Also, back in 1988 - he had to bowl Marshall Holman at the Bowlers Journal down in Florida, a house that Holman dominated at.
.


A guy I know made his first show at that 1988 Bowlers Journal Florida Open. He lost to Holman in the first match.


__________________

"Tomorrow's just your future yesterday" Craig Ferguson

High Game: 300 x5 (3/20/2014, 5/29/2017, 4/15/2018, SPORT 300 11/13/2018, 12/19/2019)
High Series: 811

In the Bag:
Storm IQ Tour Pearl, Hyroad
Track MX10, 300A, Alias, Ultra Heat, 706A, Paradox Red
Hammer Black Widow Pink
Columbia 300 Scout Urethane, Slate U-Dot
Brunswick Speed Demon, Radical CA$H
Ebonite Maxim, Magnum Seven, Omega LM, Thunderbolt Dual Block, OMNI, Destiny Magenta Solid

#harmnone

Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.