I have been coming to see Tom for a couple of years. He has helped me raise my average and have a more stable, consistent release. Tom makes it fun while teaching. After each time I leave I look forward to coming back!-Jacob Esch
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Cincinnati Christian Cougars
Freshman 147.7 average
Sophomore 168.9 average
Junior 192.9 average
276 High Game
511 High 2 Game Series
622 High 3 Game Series
I met Tom the night before state 2019 at WWCB. I had equipment issues. He was very accommodating to help me resolve. I decided to start seeing him for coaching in Aug 2019 before my Junior year season commenced.
After working with him for a couple of months I decided to see him through my whole season. He words things in a way that is easy to understand especially for a high school bowler! I ended my Sophomore year with a 168.9 average and after Tom's coaching, halfway through my season, I was rolling a 202.9 average.
I injured my hand halfway through the season and it affected my game but I still ended the season with a 192.2 average.
Tom Carter's coaching has been instrumental in my bowling success and I look forward to next season's accomplishments. If you are looking for a coach that cares and will advance you to the next level, Tom is hands down the way to go (and makes it more gooder, you will understand if he coaches you).
Reading the Lane by USBC Bowler's Source
In league, tournament or professional play, knowing how to play the lanes is crucial. A 300 game is achieved by knowing how to make the right moves at the right time, not just repeating shots. Staying “ahead” of the lanes as they go through transition is key to perfection. Most bowlers know about the arrows, but finding the breakpoint and adjusting to that part of the lane is vital to giving you more area to play with. A quick method to determine where the ball should be leaving the end of the oil pattern is to simply apply the rule of 31. How do we do this? Subtract the number 31 from the distance of the oil pattern; this will give you the board number where your ball should exit the pattern. Nothing is definite, but this is a good guideline to finding the correct area to start and then make adjustments based off your ball reaction.
Example: Pattern length 40 ft. - 31 = 9 board