Per USBC equipment specifications, a ball can have just 2 holes:http://usbcongress.http.internapcdn.net/...pecs-manual.pdf
Some general suggestions:
- One of the most important things is to make sure your ball fits properly. Find a good Pro Shop
that will work with you. It is an essential first step.
- Become familiar with the Dual Angle drilling technique, and select at least one strong, medium, and weak layout to help match up to different conditions.http://www.morichbowling.com/Education/Drilling.aspx
- Consider subscribing to Bowling This Month
magazine for detailed information about various bowling balls. Each month's magazine is also available online. Ball Talk is available for previous years via download.http://www.bowlingthismonth.com/
- If you can find a local coach that is familiar with two-handed technique, that would be great. Or, if you can post a video here, that would be helpful. There are lots of folks willing to help with identifying areas of improvement for your form.
- Understand that the lanes will tell you where to play them. Sometimes it is outside. Other times it is inside. Pattern length and other characteristics will usually determine the best angle of attack. It is up to the bowler to read their ball reaction and adjust.
Welcome to the forum and happy bowling.