Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hard to believe

One of the bloggers on my list posted that bowling as we know it is a thing of the past. Now, I have never seen the 'bumpers' he spoke of, but I haven't been to the bowling alley for about 10 years.

Read Cranky old man's post here http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/

I used to bowl on two leagues, one was in the morning with the girls. I was given a trophy after my second year - "Most Consistent Bowler" yeah, my scores averaged 111. Try not to laugh too hard, Cranky. On Friday nights I bowled with mixed doubles and I did better then, I would get a Black Russian from the bar and relax. One year, the girls  went to the tournaments and I relaxed and then my handicap helped us win! We played the last game slightly hung over, but then, so were the other teams. Good Times! 

14 comments:

  1. The bumpers go on here during school holidays. To help the kids.
    After that they are taken away
    Don't know about the scores. I've only bowled twice
    And both times I apparently did well.
    Might have to have a bowling night again soon.

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    1. The bumpers may be good for the little kids, I am not sure though. I don't think it's such a good idea, kids are not having to learn what it's all about. (In anything)
      I really enjoyed bowling and the people I bowled with.
      We have a bowling game on the wii.

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  2. A good stiff drink helps a bowler relax, but the heavy drinking teams often don't do so well in the third game.

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    1. True enough, normally I only drank 1 Black Russian - they are pretty darn stout!

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  3. yup, simple bowling is no longer.

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    1. Think what so many miss and what other fun has been totally obliterated? Sigh ...

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  4. In another life many years ago The Golfer worked in the leisure industry. He managed bowling centres and was also State and Regional manager (for a US company with three letters as their brand and trading name) having several centres under his wing. I lived and loathed that industry. He put so much into it he was 'world manager' for that company - as in had the best returns of all their worldwide centres. Do not mention the words Ten Pin Bowling in our house unless you want a mouthful from me lol :). A very profit oriented business!

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    1. I understand what you're saying, Cathy. I paid plenty, lol.

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  5. I haven't bowl since my sons was at home. A few times I rent couple of lane and let my son celebrate there birthdays that way.
    Coffee is on

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  6. I've bowled just once in my life and had to use a ramp to roll the ball down because With my bung shoulder I couldn't bowl the regular way without doing some damage. I did get one strike though :)
    It was a night out with the girls, we had so much fun.

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    1. Hurray for the strike! Yep, the fellowship of bowlers is hard to beat!

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  7. i enjoy it with my kids sometime but now my shoulder do not go easy with it

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    1. Kids do like smashing things down, don't they?

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