Strike Me Down!

6 01 2010

I’m not long home from my first night of bowling for the year, and I’m surprised and shocked.

Just prior to Christmas I had a bowling lesson with a friend and my bowling technique,  namely my approach was changed.  From 3 steps to 4.   That may sound easy, but in practice, it’s quite confusing and takes a little getting used to.  During the “getting used to” phase it’s not uncommon for your bowling to worsen.  Mine did.

Tonight though I managed to bowl 11 strikes out of a possible 12.  You could have knocked me down with a feather.  That’s a first for me, and I’m still slightly in shock.

The only problem.  The one strike I missed, was in the 7th frame, which kept my score to a very acceptable 242, but it does beg wondering, what if that miss (I only got a single pin – ugh!) had happened in the last frame…

Oh well.  A great night overall!  Let’s see if tomorrow is a good night, or whether it proves tonight was a once off.