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  • Highlight on Gay Bowling

    Highlight on Gay Bowling

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew October 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm 2 comments

    Greetings and salutations bowling friends, and welcome to another edition of Striking Spotlight. In this edition we are going to spotlight an organization that I have been a proud member of for more than 10 years. I am talking about the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO), an association of over […]

     
  • A Look Back

    A Look Back

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew October 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

    Greetings and salutations my bowling friends and welcome to another addition of Striking Spotlight. Now that summer is passed and were in full gear of the new season I wanted to reflect on a few stories from the past year. I hope this new season finds more Slashes and fewer […]

     
  • Tragedy and Loss

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

        Tragedy and Loss affects people and groups in many different ways. On that horrific day in September we watched the towers fall and we all came together; from individual people to a band of Americans. We saw each night on our local news channel, the patriotism of Americans […]

     
  • PBA50

    PBA50

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew July 5, 2013 at 1:08 am 0 comments

    Welcome bowling fans to the post Bowl Expo edition of Striking Spotlight. In my last article you may recall I had referenced the PBA50 Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters. As I was in Las Vegas for my league’s sweeper that was also hosted at the South Point the […]

     
  • What IF????

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew June 26, 2013 at 2:25 am 0 comments

    Greetings and Salutations my fellow bowlers. Welcome back to this edition of Striking Spotlight.  As many of you may or may not know, I have an enormous passion for the sport of bowling: YES you did read that correctly I did say SPORT.  On record, August is my favorite month […]

     
  • The ghost’s of Bowling History

    The ghost’s of Bowling History

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew December 4, 2012 at 12:12 am 2 comments

    Being that it is the holidays’ were going to be visited by three ghosts of Bowling.  The ghost of Bowling History……..Bowling has a long and rich history, and today it is one of the most popular sports in the world. A British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930’s […]

     
  • BVL performance group suffers devastating loss in theft, Bowlers Journal reports

    BVL performance group suffers devastating loss in theft, Bowlers Journal reports

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew November 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm 0 comments

    One of the highlights of the USBC convention each year is seeing the presentation on Re-Creation USA, the group that entertains hospitalized veterans and others on behalf of the Bowlers for Veterans charity. It’s something I was only dimly aware of before seeing the amazing presentation for the first time in […]

     
  • Can Jason Belmonte win again at the World Series of Bowling This year?

    Can Jason Belmonte win again at the World Series of Bowling This year?

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew November 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

                    Belmonte a 5 time PBA champion won his first 3 PBA titles at the 2011 PBA World Series of Bowling from Las Vegas and again he has a chance to tie last year’s run at 3 more titles. His 5th title came […]

     
  • Giving Back to the Sport of Bowling

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew October 30, 2012 at 1:07 am 0 comments

    Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to this week’s edition of Striking Spotlight! This edition we will look at giving back. How can one give back to the sport in our local area? I can think of a couple of ways… You can always go down to your local center and ask […]

     
  • Urethane is BACK!

    Urethane is BACK!

    To be one of the top bowlers in the world, you have to keep up with trends.  One of the latest trends in my local area has been seemingly drier lanes on typical house shots.  I say seemingly drier lanes due to the fact that my newer equipment that I […]

     
  • PBA Pros in the WTBA

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew October 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm 0 comments

    Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to this week’s edition of Striking Spotlight. Wow there has been a lot going on here at Striking Spotlight and hope you all are doing well. To start off I would like to announce the birth of our new son Masen Connor Hirsch Born 10/12/12 6.2lbs […]

     
  • Accuracy? What is that???

    Accuracy? What is that???

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors October 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

    Bowling is probably one of the toughest sports in the world, and yes, it IS a sport. You throw a 16lb ball (yes, I am one of the few that still throws “man weight”) down a lane that has an invisible oil pattern, and trying to hit a target that […]

     
  • PBA Experience – Earl Anthony Pattern

    PBA Experience – Earl Anthony Pattern

    Continuing on with the PBA Experience, this week I will discuss the Earl Anthony Oil Pattern.  The Earl Anthony Oil pattern, like most PBA patterns offers an extremely tough ratio of 2.3 to 1.  This pattern is not only difficult because of the ratio, but also because of how the […]

     
  • Bowling world mourns the loss of Tony Reyes

    Bowling world mourns the loss of Tony Reyes

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew September 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm 1 comment

    Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to this week’s edition of Striking Spotlight. This week we are going to celebrate the life of Tony Reyes. All of us in the bowling industry lost a great man today; According to preliminary reports, Reyes was involved in a single car incident and while inspecting the damage was […]

     
  • The State of Bowling

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew September 20, 2012 at 2:25 am 0 comments

    Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to this week’s edition of Striking Spotlight. This week we are going to talk about the state of Bowling. So over the past year we have seen “Save Bowling”, Pre-recorded Professional Bowling telecasts and now facebook is being flooded with the Stop House Shots page and […]

     
  • Should I Attend a Ball Demo?

    Should I Attend a Ball Demo?

    This past Sunday I attended a Ball Demo hosted by Ebonite International.  Ebonite International has taken in a lot of companies under their umbrella recently, and had all of their brands on display to try out.  The Ebonite International family consists of Ebonite, Hammer, Columbia 300, and Track.  Each brand […]

     
  • My Dream Team

    My Dream Team

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors September 15, 2012 at 11:36 am 1 comment

    With the stoppage of the World Team Challenge tournaments, team bowling tournaments have basically become extinct. Now I am not talking about the USBC Nationals, but there are very few scratch, team bowling tournaments now a days. Team Challenge was great and I always bowled them when they were in […]

     
  • Movers and Shakers

    Movers and Shakers

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew September 9, 2012 at 2:06 am 1 comment

    Greetings and Salutation Bowling Friends. Welcome back to this week’s Striking Spotlight blog. With the PBA season just under a month and a half away their looks like there will be a few bowlers representing different companies this coming year. This past week seemed like a trade deadline in MLB […]

     
  • My Favorite PBA Telecast EVER

    My Favorite PBA Telecast EVER

    The Crew, The Crew Contributors September 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm 1 comment

    In the almost 54 year history of the PBA Tour, there have been well over 1500 PBA national tournaments. Each telecast has a distinct memory that will stand out in everyone’s memories. So in the 54 years of the PBA and over 1500 telecasts I ask you, what was the […]

     
  • Practice!!!!! The What, When & Why

    Practice!!!!! The What, When & Why

    Striking Spotlight, The Crew September 1, 2012 at 1:47 am 0 comments

    Practice is much more than the 10-15 min that you get before the start of your league session. From the 120 to the 220 average bowler, we all can still learn something new; from understanding the technology of new bowling balls, ball motion to even getting that first ball and […]