Take last night for example. I hate this house. Actually I like the league, people, etc....hate the conditions. Its really not an easy scoring house by any means. In 4 years, I've had my moments there but most have not been fun. Despite trying to go in with a good attitude, "just have fun" thinking, as the night and carry progresses its just not possible for me to keep it under control. In fact we left this house for that reason last fall. Went to another house, did fantastic, built up a lot of confidence, then went back to that house for the summer. And low and behold its all back again in just a few short weeks. Now you have to keep in mind that I am not the only one that struggles at this house. But I am the only woman the prior season (before we left) that booked over 200 in it. They have no scratch leagues except very low capped ones, due to lack of participation. This house is not well liked in the city because of the shot and lanes (they still have not passed USBC certification).
So last night again we slugged it out. I was throwing the ball terrible. I know I was. No matter what I did, I could not get into rhythm. My timing was bad, my balance gone, elbow flying out....basically a mess. Three games go by and there's only been a few balls I thought were worth the pin fall and I left 10 pins doing it. Very frustrating. You'd think you could figure out what the problem is. But I know I didn't execute well enough for any decent score. We bowled the blind team, so no direct competition. I practised well there on Thurs. Its just something about that house is in my head and I can't stand it. Now you could just chuck it up to being a bad night. But every night there is a bad night. I'd be OK if I could just get a cookie thrown my way there every once in a while.
Some people bowl well there. But very few. Mostly men with tons of hand (rev dominant) or older people with very little ball speed. Ladies state is there this summer. So far none of the big names have shot over 550 and they have the house shot out. We're going to go by today and watch Kim Terrell bowl (she's got slower ball speed then I do, more revs of course and heck lets face it a much better bowler). It'll be interesting to see how she deals
with the lanes. Hopefully we got the squad time right.
Thanks for listening to my rant.