Originally posted by gene brady: I was standing with my right foot 5 boards to the left of the center dot and my target was around the 13th 14th board I was hitting it pretty good with my new free no muscle swing. I am right handed,I throw a hook ball.
You should reference your stance with your left foot (not with your right foot); this is illustrated in various bowling books, advice from bowling coaches and this is the method that I use.
With that said, if your right foot is 5 boards to the left of the center dot, then your right foot is at board number 25 - which means that the inside edge of your LEFT foot would be at (approximately) board number 27.
As Dan has pointed out in an earlier post, your logical move is to move right 1 board (using the inside edge of your left foot) and use the same target (around the 13th or 14th board) on the lane; and then if that move still leaves you the 7 pin, throw the ball a bit slower than your normal speed.
Just one quick note though, "DO NOT" make multiple changes to your delivery all at once; "change one thing at a time", for example:
1. Moving left or right/up or down on the approach.
2. Changing ball speed.
3. Change your focus on your target (either look closer or farther down the lane).
4. Changing your hand position at the point of release.
5. Changing your ball with an agressive coverstock (to make it hook more).
My point is, do number 1 first; if that doesn't work, do number 2 next; and then go to number 3 next; and then go to number 4 next; or as a last resort do number 5.
I hope this helps...