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The BTM Book Report: ‘One Frame at a Time’

One Frame at a Time

About the Book
Title: One Frame at a Time
Authors: Tyrel Rose and Bill Sempsrott
Length: 166 pages (paperback)
Publisher: BTM Digital Media, LLC
Copyright Year: 2023

Tyrel Rose and Bill Sempsrott have teamed up to publish Bowling This Month’s first book, One Frame at a Time, which is a collection of tips and advice for bowlers at any skill level. While we typically focus this article series on books from outside of the bowling industry, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with our readers some information about One Frame at a Time and how it can be used to improve your bowling.

The book, which is organized into five categories, presents bowling advice in bite-sized chunks, with each page containing a single tip. Many of the book’s tips were originally shared in our popular Quick Tip Tuesday email and social media campaign over the past several years, but it also contains new tips written exclusively for the book.

The “Physical Game” chapter provides technical corrections, such as how to fix timing or change ball speeds. It also includes instructions on how to perform certain drills, such as the crossover step drill and the slide drill.

In the section about “Equipment, Layouts, and Fitting,” bowlers can learn more about bowling balls, their cores, coverstocks, and surfaces, as well as the importance of a good fit. There’s also advice on what to look for in selecting a pro shop professional, how to know when it’s time to check your fit, and tips for improving your thumb exit.

The “Lane Play” chapter is a robust collection of tips to take away the mystery of bowling tactical strategies. Covering everything from oil pattern variables and strategies for playing different patterns to the importance of topography, this section has everything bowlers need to improve their lane play skills.

The “Mental Game” section provides actionable tips and instructions on how to practice different mental skills that bowlers can apply almost right away.

Finally, the “Practice and Spare Shooting” chapter offers advice to improve the effectiveness of training sessions, as well as some sample practice plans and advice on how to best warm up for competition. Spare shooting strategy is also included in this section to help bowlers improve their spare conversion percentage.

Not every page will apply to every bowler, but there’s enough actionable content that bowlers of any level can improve their practice habits and their…

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