Rocket, just thinking back ?? years. Too many to print. I was one of the 13 year olds who hung out at my local lanes. I got to know the better bowlers, as they were the ones who would practice all the time. I would bowl with them, or next to them and get tips. There were no certified Coaches then. The older guys taught the younger ones. Eventually, I was old enough to work at the lanes, cleaning up, picking up glasses, and mopping the lanes before leagues. We didn't use oil back then.
I see many younger teens at our local lanes today doing the same thing.
The advantage is that these teens, as I did, got a chance to bowl quite a bit and for little to no cost. I loved that time, and my parents always knew where I was. I was a bowling rat. In later teens, I got so bad, that I couldn't wait to drop a date off so I could get to the lanes, just to see who was there.
Edited by Dennis Michael (04/28/09 08:49 AM)
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