2023 in Review

Proud of what the accomplished in 2023. Looking forward to what can be achieved in 2024. March PBA West Regional Title (Bowlers Academy Open, Clovis, CA). First ever professional title. May, Philippine International Open Women’s Champion June, Singapore International Open Men’s Champion (first male winner in this tournament) July, 21st Asian Youth (U20) Championship 2x …

Mental Game Triggers

From my perspective, the key to a great mental game is to become aware of the situations which impact you, alter your reactions to these triggers with intervention strategies that foster a more productive response and subsequent outcome. Begin by identifying the specific situations act as a catalyst for you to lose focus, take you …

How Important Is The Pre-Shot: One Case Study from Malaysia (Posted in 2007)

How Important Is The Pre-Shot: One Case Study from Malaysia, Joe Slowinski    Thursday, 14 June 2007 I recently prepared 6 Malaysian youth bowlers for the first annual Singapore Sports School U18 International tournament.  Bowlers from 9 countries were represented and bowled three days of qualifying on four different lane surfaces.  This is not four different …

How Good Are You?

(From my June 2003 article from Bowlers Journal) HOW GOOD ARE YOU?May 28, 2003 How do we measure performance quality in today’s game? First, we must factor in high-friction bowling balls and dynamic weight blocks. Then, add in a technology that allows anyone to “grow an extra hand” on a sanctioned  “adult bumper” shot. What have you …

Zonal Topography

Zonal Topography is the measure of influence topography would have on a lane based on where you need to play and the adjustment that would need to be made. Start by reflecting upon how different lane play zones will be more or less influenced by topography on a specific pair. I share two patterns below, …

Bowling Is Global

I have met so many amazing people in my travels around the world. What I have learned most is people love bowling around the globe. I have coached, bowled, or trained bowlers in the following countries: Austria, Brazil, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, …