Pro bowlers in their leagues will often average between 230 and 250 points each game. In contrast to golf, where spectators may witness five-inch rough at the US Open, a pro miss a 40-foot putt, or a pro hit a five-iron 210 yards, it can be difficult for a spectator to grasp the challenging lane conditions that the pro is bowling on. Some lanes are smoother than others, but all have bumps, holes, and other variations in their surfaces.
In conclusion, the average score of a professional bowler is 240 points.
The majority of Pro Bowlers will throw the ball at 20-22 mph at the release point and contact the pins at 17 or 18 mph. If the pro bowler delivers the ball quicker than this speed range, the pin carry will be less than optimal. A Pro Bowler who can throw the ball faster than this is known as a "fastball" bowler.
The average bowling career lasts about 10 years. In that time, professionals will average more than 200 games per year. That's almost 1 game every 2 days!
During a bowling season, professionals will usually take about 100-120 balls before they are done for the day. This means they will spend about 6 hours in the alley without stopping. For these athletes, stamina is an important factor for success.
When you watch a bowling match on television, you see the bowler's name below their score. This is called "scoring." When a bowler releases all of their balls in one frame, they score themselves. When they don't get any strikes (10s) in a frame, they lose heartiness points which reduce their score for the next frame they roll.
There are several different types of shots in bowling. There is the straight shot, the hook shot, the spares (or second shots), and the split shot. Each type of shot requires a different level of skill to execute properly.
There are a lot of serious bowlers here, as well as a number of pro shop operators with a lot of expertise and knowledge, as well as a few PBA players. The national average is in the upper 170s. If you polled people here, the average would be in the 190s, if not higher.
The PBA has two tours, the International and the Masters. A player needs to finish in the top 5 on either tour to earn enough points to qualify for the World Championship. The last three champions have required only 10, 9, and 8 years, respectively, to win the title.
The main difference between the two tours is the quality of the balls used. The Masters uses a hard ball, while the International uses a medium-heavy one. This makes a big difference in how players attack the pins. With the hard ball, players can go harder into their shots, while with the medium-heavy one, they need to keep some balance between speed and accuracy.
Both tours run from mid-April through late March, with the season usually ending with the PBA League Finals. The top 8 players on the Masters Tour after the conclusion of the league finals will qualify for the world championship, which this year will be in Australia. The top 4 players on the International Tour will also qualify. These tournaments typically have larger fields, with up to 20 players competing per match.
Most professional bowlers on men's tours across the world, according to most accounts, use a 15-pound bowling ball. A few professional bowlers utilize 14-pound balls, although the vast bulk of the field still uses the maximum weighted 16-pound bowling balls.
The reason for this is simple: More mass equates to more momentum, which means more damage done to the pins when you release your ball. The heavier the ball, the farther it can be thrown and the greater the force that can be applied to the pins.
Some people may wonder why professionals don't use 20 or even 25-pound balls if they are going for so many strikes every game. The short answer is that these larger balls are harder to handle in practice and competitions and are therefore used less often. Professionals also tend to have better arms than average joes like me!
There are some lighter balls used by amateurs and professionals in certain other countries where players are not restricted by weight limits. In fact, one Indian male bowler uses a 35-pound ball! But these are extremely rare occurrences.
In conclusion, professionals use 15-pound balls because they want to maximize their performance on the tour. Amateurs use 16-pound balls because that's all they can carry. There are very few individuals who use 20 or 25-pound balls but these balls are available in the international market.
The same is true if the ball speed upon collision with the pins is less than 16 mph.
Overall, most pros will throw between 160-180 miles per hour (260-320 km/hr). That's faster than any human can run! And a few of them can even throw harder than that.
Throwing velocity is only part of the equation though. You also need to know where you are throwing the ball. Some pitchers have more command of their craft and can spot their targets better, which allows them to make more accurate throws. Others struggle with this aspect of the game and often leave things up to chance when they go into a match. Whether a pitcher can control where they send the ball depends on many factors such as how much time they spend working on their craft and how much experience they have playing pro bowling.
In conclusion, bowling speeds don't tell the whole story about what happens after the ball is released. While some bowls at an average speed of 30 feet per second (100 mps), others can travel much further depending on how hard they are thrown. Professionals can predict how far a particular pitch will go based on how it was released, who is throwing it, and what type of oil is on the lane.