I think that once a bowler has been squeezing for long enough, it becomes a mental issue. A little pad under the thumb will not convince the bowler that they no longer need to squeeze. If you really want to stop squeezing, you need to make your thumb hole so small that the ball will come up and hit you in the face if you hold on to it. Then, go up to the foul line, get in your finish position, take a quarter swing and just let the ball fall off. If it falls off early, great! You weren't squeezing. Put more tape
in the hole. If it doesn't fall off early, you're probably still squeezing. Cut it out - have someone stand behind you to catch the ball if it falls off your hand, and *try* to let it fall off. Work your way up to a full swing at the foul line, then try a 1 step drill. The point is to take your muscle memory out of the picture - if you do your full approach with your full swing, muscle memory will kick in, and you will squeeze.
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