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I'M HAVING A PROBLEM FOLLOWING THROUGH IN MY DELIVERY. INSTEAD OF REACHING FOR THE SKY.
I'LL SHORT ARM MY DELIVERY OR COME ACROSS MY BODY.
WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX THIS. MY TEAM-MATES WILL TELL ME I'M NOT COMING UP AND I WILL DO IT THAT ONE TIME BUT WHEN I'MUP FOR MY NEXT DELIVERY I WILL SHORT ARM OR COME ACROSS MY BODY. IF I CAN CORRECT THIS I KNOW I'LL BE A BETTER BOWLER. WHY AM I NOT DOING THIS EVERY TIME. HAVING TROUBLE FOLLOWING THROUGH CONSISSTANTLY
THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM OF MINE FOR A LONG TIME. I NEED TO FIX THIS NOW. THANKS FOR ANSWERING MY ?.:)

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Charles, thanks for your question about following through. The top thing on my list as a professional coach is working from the bowling ball back through the bowler. To start, you have to ask yourself do you like your ball reaction? If that is a no, then you have to look at your release. If that is a no, then you have to look at your swing. If that is a no, then you have to look at your balance at the line. If that is a no then there is the 1st problem you have to solve. Your balance at the line can be so suspect that a bowler really can't be consistent because their brain and focus have to shift immediately from the delivery to catching themselves, less they end up over the line or falling off the shot. There are many things that cause loss of balance at the line. Improper ball fit, ball is too heavy, rushing the foul line, fear of the foul line, dry conditions, improper footing, tempo or cadence, figure 8 swings, even down to the shoe of a bowler being to slick, or even too sticky.
 I could take a stab at it and tell you to simply pick up a house ball and start retraining yourself to follow though. What I mean by that is for you to use a lighter weight ball to practice with so you can begin the process of releasing, or rolling the ball off your hand at the proper moment. You would probably have to go light, at first. Then start to check when and at what ball weight do you begin to loose your balance, or not be able to accomplish the follow through because of old muscle memory. Retraining is not an easy task for anyone. However it is always worth it, if you are focused and have a goal in mind you want to succeed at.
  Best advise always Charles is for you to seek out a USBC certified coach. Remember I wrote a lot of things that could go wrong. Didn't mention your back,your trail leg, your slide foot being crooked at the line, your big toe being down, leading with your heal, geese....I'll just stop there.  :-) I am sure you get my point. I love helping bowlers. Somehow I think I help mostly by pointing out so many ways its not that simple to change something a bowler has been doing for a long, long time. The most compelling evidence you can get to guide you in your effort to retrain your body to deliver the ball, is to do a video of yourself, so you can look at everything I mentioned. It can be overwhelming. However with a good coach, and your desire to succeed, I know you will make it work! Take care and God's Blessings to you Charles.- Coach

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I am the author of True Bowler Adjustments bowling book. I can answer bowling adjustments questions dealing with the body, the ball, the lanes and using your eyes to read the ball reaction. I can also answer "most" drilling questions about bowling balls. I will generally answer your questions within 2 days. I am truly a "software guy" who loves the human or people part of coaching. Any questions concerning ball drilling, we want to direct to the "hardware guy," the true expert regarding ball fitting! Ball fitting is what I consider to be your first priority in bowling! Thanks in advance Warren!!! It will always be about teamwork with me! A very special "thanks in advance" for any help with drilling questions I may receive! If your question is about "How to bowl better? physically and mentally," I am here for you. Anything else will most likely be sent to the question pool for consideration by other members. I recently began my first year of ball drilling(6/1/2010). Thank you. :-)

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20 years in bowling as a coach and player. Annually I coach over 250 bowlers. Author: True Bowler Adjustments Bowling Book www.TrueBowlerAdjustments.com Facebook Testimonies: Facebook contacts 5000+ http://www.facebook.com/#!/TrueBowler

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True Bowler Adjustments bowling book,Author - Copywrite 12/2008 Radio shows - "Let's Go Bowling" and "The 13th Frame Radio Show" / Jan 2010 feature article in The National Bowling Association (TNBA) Magazine pg.29, Above180.com writer Dustin Markowitz - March 25, 2012-What Happened to Bowling#16 Los Angeles Senate (TNBA Online Newsletter, "Ask Coach Oatis") 1500 members AllExpert.com Questions Answered - 300 Responses.

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Gary L. Oatis,MSgt,USAF(Ret.) Associates of Science in Radiological Technology (we x-ray the cores of bowling balls as practice phantoms sometimes!) PBA Coach and USBC Silver Certified Coach Journeyman, Pro Shop Staff Member, Nadeau-Haynes Bowling Supply, Las Vegas, NV.

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299's, 297's, 290's, 288, no 300's or 800's "yet!"

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Charles Nibert - USBC Senior Masters Champion and Alaskian State Champion Randy Stiedl also of Alaska recently shot 800! Numberous PBA Regional Bowlers who compete across the US. Zach Hattori $64,000 scholarship winner from Las Vegas, NV. Shawn Crossley, $10,000 Amateur Bowling Tour Winner 05/2011. Haley Rubin of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, won $7,500 in scholarship funds at the prestigious North Pointe Competition helded in Las Vegas, 2010. Lareece Chambers first female to bowl a perfect game in her bowling center, Victorville, California. Most enjoyable, are my local Las Vegas bowlers. Many have won their 1st ABT or JBT tournaments with my help. I am grateful to every bowler who puts their trust in me. Helping them apply bowling knowledge to reach their goals is truly the best fun I have ever experienced in my lifetime.

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