Derek’s Dialog

  • A Look Back At Team Trials

    A Look Back At Team Trials

    Derek's Dialog, Podcast February 3, 2014 at 7:23 pm 0 comments

    I sit down and chat with Above180.com contributor Derek Petty to discuss his Team USA Trials experience, and what he learned from bowling in Las Vegas.  Derek shares how he prepared, and what he would do different.  To listen to the interview referenced with Del Ballard click here.  

     
  • Our Story and our Success at the 2013 USBC Open Championships

    Our Story and our Success at the 2013 USBC Open Championships

    Derek's Dialog June 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm 2 comments

    Team Bowl4Money.com #1 – Our Story and our Success at the 2013 USBC Open Championships: By Derek Petty Our five bowlers, all recognized and respected bowlers in the Nation’s Capital Area Bowling Association (DC, MD, VA), have been competing together since 2004 and continue to improve as individuals and as […]

     
  • Succeeding at the USBC Open Championship

    Succeeding at the USBC Open Championship

    Derek's Dialog, News June 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

    Synopsis for Success at the 2013 USBC Open Championships: By. Derek Petty Having read and listened to multiple resources about the Open Championships, all have been reliable with regards to ball layouts, ball surfaces and the balls to use. Execution and following the transition are the keys to high scores. […]

     
  • Ball Layout: Pin up or Pin Down?

    Ball Layout: Pin up or Pin Down?

    Derek's Dialog, News April 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

    Ball Layout: Pin up or Pin Down? By Derek Petty There is an extensive amount of information on the internet that discusses pin positions with relation to your positive axis point (PAP); as well as skid flip layouts compared to arc layout or etc. In this article we are going to discuss the […]

     
  • Adding a New Ball to Your Arsenal

    Adding a New Ball to Your Arsenal

    Derek's Dialog, News February 19, 2012 at 6:18 am 0 comments

    Adding a New Ball to Your Arsenal By Derek Petty You are looking for a new ball. You’ve done your research, you’ve talked to your pro shop operator, you’ve discussed the lane conditions you typically bowl on, and finally you’ve described the type of reaction you are looking for. This […]

     
  • Are You Ready for Tournament Time?

    Are You Ready for Tournament Time?

    Derek's Dialog, The Crew January 8, 2012 at 6:58 am 0 comments

    Are You Ready for Tournament Time By Derek Petty Half of the 2011-2012 bowling season is over. For some a new season is about to start, for others it’s simply the halfway point. With winter upon us and tournaments around the corner, it’s time to rate your performance thus far. […]

     
  • Do you know your Benchmark Ball?

    Do you know your Benchmark Ball?

    Derek's Dialog, News June 14, 2011 at 6:39 am 3 comments

    Do you know your Benchmark Ball? By Derek Petty In this article, we will talk about the importance of knowing and having a benchmark ball. The next two articles will dive a bit deeper into understanding your arsenal as we discuss ball path and ball layouts. The information from these […]

     
  • The Mental Game – “The Zone”

    The Mental Game – “The Zone”

    Derek's Dialog March 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

    The Mental Game – “The Zone” By Derek Petty Do you have the mental game it takes to compete? Can you get yourself “In the Zone”? Bowling is a complete game and how you practice is how you compete. It’s okay to use league as practice, just remember that practice needs […]

     
  • Rhythm and Harmony?

    Rhythm and Harmony?

    Derek's Dialog March 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

    Rhythm and Harmony? By Derek Petty So, what is it that makes or breaks your game? Is it your shoes? Is it the lane condition? Is it the state? Is it the bowling center or maybe the hosting tournament? No matter what it is, you control your destiny every time […]