I bowled in a Pro Am last night. Let me just say I had a blast. I bowled with 6 different Pros. First, I bowled with Jeff Carter. One of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Then I bowled with Derek Sapp. He bowled for Western Illinois and just won a Regional last month. The next 2 I can't remember their names. I have them in the car. Nice guys though. A lefty and a righty. Then I bowled with Dave Traber. Great guy. Lastly I bowled with Brad Snell. Again, really nice guy. After talking with a few of the guys who bowled, the only person who they said wasn't nice was Eungene McCune. Most of the pros took off right after bowling. They are bowling the 8am squad today. I went to the bar and Dave Traber was sitting there. We talked for about another 15 minutes or so until he finished his beer and then he went back to his hotel. I wish that I had time today to go and watch the tourney itself.
Now, to the bowling. We were bowling on the Scorpion. Let me just say that the Pros made it look so easy. Jeff Carter was almost the entire lane with a Rapid Fire (and striking). It was really cool to watch. I shot a 257 the first game. I had 2 non-strikes. I picked my 10 pin but I missed a 2 pin. I had a lot of problems with my thumb hole. I need to get all of them zapped a time or 2. Next game, I lost my line a little and left a 2-8-10 and a washout. The washout I put the head pin around the 10 pin (I hate when that happens). Last game, I shot 237. My only open was a 3-10. I don't think that you could have put a hair in between my ball and the 3 pin. Oh well. 701. Finished 2nd scratch but it is a handicap tourney so I didn't finish in the top 15. There were a lot of point and shoot bowlers. One of the guys on my pair shot a 660something with 160+ pins handicap. He won the tourney with an 829. The best part is that his daughter entered him into the tourney for Father's Day because he wouldn't do it himself.
I got an entry into the tourney for nothing because I am bowling in the sport league in this house. It would have been worth the $80. I paid the $100 and got a Cell. I am going to the Pro Shop
on Tuesday before league to talk with my guy about how to drill it. I should have it just in time for the Shark.