I am in a league that is laying down Kegel "Winding road" and "Highway to hell" patterns. Does anyone have any advice on playing either one?
Third year bowler
Bowling in a sport league 200+ bowlers (Yep, over my head again dang!)
quick bit of advice:
1. slow your shot down. I have the tendency (and most bowlers I know) to try to force the ball to work. The ball is going to work how it's going to work. Let it.
Work with it. The more you try to force it, the worse it's going to do its job.
2. Don't be afraid to go direct. With a sport shot, you may not be able to swing it at all. Down and in - "straighter is greater" - this may mean go down the outside and funnel in, or it may mean going down more inside.
3. Practice your straight spares. Especially going left.
Most of all - have FUN with it.
It'll be a huge challenge so enjoy it and don't get discouraged. Ask the guys around you who seem to be both closer to your style (don't ask the crankers when you're a stroker and vice versa) and who are successful.