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If bowling strikes you as an American past time, you may be surprised to learn that more than 100 million people in over 90 countries practice the sport. And did you know that bowling is ancient? Children’s graves of Egypt, dating back to 3200 BC, contain primitive bowling equipment. Before visiting a bowling center, brush up on these terms.

  • Approach – The approach is the stretch of lane from ball return area to foul line, usually 16 feet long. “Approach” can also mean the bowler’s beginning motion before the ball is swung forward.
  • Bowling Attire – Though mainly worn during professional tournaments, serious bowlers also like to wear bowling attire during open play. Satin jackets, striped short-sleeved collar shirts, grip gloves, nylon or leather ball bags, and of course bowling shoes fall into this category.
  • Cosmic Bowling – With cosmic bowling, the alley dims the lights, turns on smoke machines and black lights, and plays dance club music or rock ‘n’ roll classics. Sometimes, the alley will even hire a DJ. Cosmic bowling is a classic place to have a kid’s birthday party or a fun date.
  • Gutter – The gutter is the channel at either side of the lane that the ball falls into if it goes off course. A gutter ball yields no points.
  • Open Bowling – Non-tournament, non-league play is referred to as open bowling.
  • Perfect Game – A perfect game means that the bowler hit twelve strikes in a row, and the bowler receives a score of 300.
  • Spare – The next best thing to a strike, a spare is achieved when the bowler strikes down all ten pins with two balls.
  • Strike – A strike occurs when a bowler knocks down all ten pins with the first ball, often by angling the ball to hit at the center of the pins.
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    Funtime Bowl
    3285 Buford Hwy Ne, Brookhaven, GA 30329
    Enjoy family time with the kids and adults at our Brookhaven, GA, bowling center. We offer cosmic bowling, bumper bowling, and other entertainment.
    (678) 503-4166
    Brunswick Woodmere Lanes
    5665 Carmichael Rd, Montgomery, AL 36117
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    (334) 270-1139
    User Review: "Good place to bowl will be back great place lot of room"
    Valley Bowl
    3212 20th Ave, Valley, AL 36854
    (334) 768-2729
    AMF Bowling Centers
    1636 Bradley Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904
    (706) 324-4431
    Junction Lanes Bowling Center
    141 Newnan Station Dr, Newnan, GA 30265
    (770) 683-2695
    Amf Bowling Centers
    719 Opelika Rd, Auburn, AL 36830
    (334) 887-6573
    Lanes Creative Images
    1017 Virginia St, Columbus, GA 31901
    (706) 327-3248
    Idle Time Family Center
    693 Airport Dr, Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 329-8366
    Fayetteville Fun Bowl
    124 N 85 Pkwy, Fayetteville, GA 30214
    (770) 461-8822
    Your Bowling Center
    3931 Longview Dr, Douglasville, GA 30135
    (770) 947-2795
    Citizen's Lanes
    5100 Goodson Connector Rd, Union City, GA 30291
    (770) 969-8111
    Magnolia Lanes
    1400 Bowling Ln, Griffin, GA 30223
    (770) 229-2695
    AMF Supply Service Inc
    2406 Leeward Ct, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
    (678) 213-2342
    Talladega Bowling Center
    65230 Al Highway 77, Talladega, AL 35160
    (256) 761-0044
    AMF Bowling Centers
    5885 Old Dixie Hwy, Forest Park, GA 30297
    (404) 363-6110

    Bowling is a favorite past time for adults and children alike. Forms of the game date back centuries. Historically, the game of bowling was very popular, so much so that the game was outlawed to keep troops focused on archery practice. Today, the object of bowling in modern times is to roll a ball down a wooden alley or lane with the goal of knocking down a triangular group of ten pins. A ten pin knock down is referred to as a strike. Strikes and spares contribute to an excellent score. The bowling alley or center is host to a variety of events. For example families can take their children for a weekly game. Many bowling centers offer free bowling games for the kids. Cosmic bowling is also fun for a kid’s birthday party. Parents may want their children to use lighter weight balls so they don't get a gutter ball. Professional bowlers and bowling leagues frequent this establishment to participate in tournaments. Equipment associated with bowling includes bowling bags and shirts, shoes and jackets that can be monogrammed with a team name. Individuals can join bowling leagues with colleagues from social groups. The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) gives information on locations and dates and times of invitationals. They also offer information for playoff and championship games all over the country. If you’re bowling just for fun, visit your local bowling center, choose a lane and get rolling. However you choose to enjoy the game of knocking down ten pins, there are hours of fun and competition for all to enjoy.
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