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November 15, 2013

Fetty gets area's 3rd perfecto

After not being able to report any 300 games for the first few months of the year, we have had three rolled in a very short period of time.

Congratulations to John Fetty this week for bowling the area’s third reported perfect game of the season. Fetty rolled a 300 game on Wednesday night in the Industrial/Teachers League at Cooper’s Sport Bowl.

I have heard and participated in many discussions over the last few weeks on the art of bowling. Adapting to a lanes condition and being able to “read” the lanes have been a hot topic.

Some bowlers know how to adjust their shot by reading how their ball and another’s ball travel to the pins. They ask themselves many questions throughout the process, starting on the approach. How much hand does a particular person put into the ball? How much oil is on the lanes? Where is the dry area on the lanes? When does the ball break? How hard is the ball rolled? What type of bowling ball is being used? Where should I stand on the approach? Should I move my feet left or right from my usual starting spot? How many boards do I move with my feet?

What mark am I trying to hit? Should I move my mark left or right? How many boards should I move my mark? Where did that last shot hit the pins? Was it a light hit or did it go high? Did I keep it on the right side of the head pin?

Seriously, I could not make this up. All of these questions come into play in a very small period of time. Competitive bowling is not only a sport, it is a science. Any avid bowler will tell you that. There is so much that goes into bowling that I could never understand it all. I am constantly learning. And I do find it fascinating that everyone seems to have an opinion on the subject.

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