An Australian bowler is literally putting a new spin on the sport this week in a tournament in Los Angeles. Competing in the Denny's Dick Weber Open
(so named after the pride of Florissant, Missouri, and Hall-of-Fame bowler Dick Weber
) is Jason Belmonte
, a young hurler from Down Under who is lighting up professional bowling with his novel, two-hand approach to the game.
The Wall Street Journal
has the full-story on Belmonte
, whose parents own a bowling alley in Australia. Belmonte developed his two-handed approach as a youngster when his parents would tell him to "rack off" by himself as a way to keep him occupied and out of their hair.
Below is a video of Belmonte that shows how his balls generate much more spin than a conventional, one-handed approach. I'm thinking the technique could only improve my 123 average on the RFT