So after some pretty nice scores in Oct. and early Nov. we hit Thanksgiving. And though I'm thankful, I'm not thankful for the chaos that the whole holiday season has wrought. My scores have plummeted. Its tough to hit 550. Travel league was a recent low at 513. Its a slump I keep saying. It'll get better. And when 580, 590 happens that's a good thing. I tell myself I have to practice, but that's been my mantra for a couple years now. LOL Life is hectic, times are tough. Three jobs makes it difficult to even want to practice. Pro Shop
sales are down over 50% from last year. Its depressing out there.
But there maybe is a light. 593 on Wed and 597 on Friday. Actually if I hadn't had a brain fade on Friday with a 172 game in the middle I'd be estatic. Again, I'm seeing not that many opens. Maybe 3 or 4 a set. But not a lot of carry. I'm in the pocket, just cannot carry. If I'm leaving 10 pins, I try to get the ball a bit higher in the pocket and leave 4 pins. I get frustrated and wiff a single pin spare. I get to the pocket and leave an 8-10. Tell myself to get more rotation and fingers and leave a 4-9. Move in so I'm not in the over/under area and leave a 5-4. What the heck!!!! There's three opens right there , wiff a 10 pin or two in 36 frames and no strings of strikes to back them up. And that's how 550-580 happens.
Now for the good stuff. I did bowl 2 200 games on Friday night(second shift). A big achievement for me recently. Started with a strong 228 game, though it was going to be a great night. And then the second games started. I moved, did this , did that trying to out think the end pair we were on. 172 resulted. Finally moving back to where I was in the first game and starting my moves over, I had to fight tooth and nail for a 203 game. But at least I did it. I fought back and didn't let the 170 game rule my night.