3 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Bowling Score

Rolling a strike feels good, but knocking down every pin in one roll isn’t the only way you’ll walk off the lanes feeling like a champ. When you earn a high score game after game, you’re going to feel ready for a tournament. But it takes practice and a few tips. Try these three to improve your bowling score next time you play.

1) Know your stance.

You want to release the ball right at the foul line. So, start there and take five steps back; that’s where you should stand. Set your feet apart with your non-dominant foot slightly ahead of the other. Keep your knees bent and your stance balanced.

Hold the ball with your bowling grip and keep it out to the same side as your dominant hand. When ready, use your arm like a pendulum for a smooth stroke and a controlled delivery.

2) Pick the right ball.

Don’t grab the heaviest ball off the rack if it’s too much. On average, 14- to 15-pound balls work for men, and 11- to 12-pound balls work for women. But look for more than the right weight. Find a ball that offers a snug finger fit. The right ball has finger holes a bit larger than your ring size.

How you hold the ball depends on your delivery. If you approach the foul line like a cheetah, keep it waist level. If you’re slower like a turtle, you can keep the ball chest level to get a full swing.

3) Spares and strikes!

Quickly rack up your score with more spares and strikes. When rolling for spares, shoot straight. Every spare you nail is ten more points onto your game. But throwing a hook can be better for knocking down all ten pins in a single stroke. Aim for the head pin and give it a gentle hook.

Reading tips can improve your score but will only take your game so far. Come out to Lang’s to play a few games on our lanes and give your score a boost!

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It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning Your Summer Party!

Because Spring has been flirting with us these last weeks (in between Nor’easters!), New Englanders are eager to get outside and enjoy nice weather. Perhaps, you’ve already thought about beach trips or a stint on Block Island.

But while Spring is still trying to fully appear, now is your chance to plan something for the summer that gets your loved ones together all under one roof. Start planning now and you’ll make it a time to remember.

Set the date now!

A party is only as good as the people who come. In the summertime, people get booked up fast. They may already have planned and paid for a vacation. Pick a date for your summer bash, write it on the calendar, and then make sure the people you want to attend can make it.

Book your party venue early!

Party venues book up quickly in the summer. After all, it is wedding season in Rhode Island. If you act now, you can seize the golden opportunity to get both your desired location and your party date of choice. Procrastinate, and you might be forced to compromise, or even worse, settle.

Leave time to be creative!

With time on your side, you can let your creativity shine (Pinterest is a great jumping off point for party theme ideas!)  The longer you wait to plan, the less flexibility you’ll have. When you start now, you could choose a party theme or decorate the venue like a pro.

Snag deals while you can!

When you plan early, you’ll find fantastic deals. Whether you need to rent Chiavari chairs or book a catered meal, time is on your side. Start browsing for your party now and you’ll save like a last-minute planner never could. And don’t forget, The Nelson Event Center at Lang’s Bowlarama offers a great space and the opportunity to theme your party however you want, bowling included or not!

Line up all the details!

Planning a stellar party takes time – ask any professional event planner! So, if you want to throw the summer bash of 2018, get all the details in order early. And if bowling is your thing, Dayna, our in-house event expert, can make your summer party dreams come true. Just call 401-944-0500 x1002 today!

Breakfast, Brunch and Bowl!

You work hard during the week, so when the weekend arrives, it’s time to have a blast doing something fun.  Until now, you were forced to choose between two popular weekend activities—either you could indulge in a delectable brunch or you could lace up your bowling shoes and roll some strikes. But now, you don’t have to choose between brunch and bowling! With our full breakfast menu on the weekends, we’ve got you and your friends covered.

The Best of ‘Brunch’ Worlds

Brunch gives you a chance to relax and reconnect with friends and family. Life is busy, but you want to stay in touch with the ones you love; why not have fun doing it? Uniting around food is an eons old solution. Add bowling and it’s perfect.

Every Saturday and Sunday from open until 1 p.m., enjoy delicious breakfast items at Lang’s Bowlarama. From breakfast sandwiches, pancakes and eggs, to our celebrated and soul-satisfying specials, there’s something for everyone to love. And since no brunch is complete without a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, we’ve got those flowing, too.

After you enjoy brunch, burn off some calories with a couple hours of bowling. It’s a perfect partnership, especially when shared with friends and family.

Come to Lang’s for Brunch & Bowling

There’s never been a better time to come to Lang’s. We’re always looking for ways to make your experience even more fun—and weekend brunch is something we’re pretty excited about.

With our breakfast menu available every weekend, you and your friends can enjoy delicious food, superb service, and quality time on the lanes. Talk about some Instagram-worthy moments!

If brunch is up your alley, roll on down to Lang’s this weekend and enjoy the premier brunch and bowl experience in Rhode Island.

Questions? Just give us a call at (401) 944-0500. We’d love to hear from you!

Why “More Bowling” Should Be Your 2018 New Year’s Resolution!

As the year ends, we take time to stop and reflect on the last 365 days of our lives. We applaud our accomplishments, but we also see where we have room for improvement. Each New Year gives us an opportunity to start fresh.

Although many people set New Year’s resolutions, most have trouble following through with them. Perhaps, because most resolutions are hard work and not much fun.

BUT … if you want one that can have a positive impact on your life and be fun to complete, make “more bowling” your New Year’s resolution! Here are four reasons why:

Make new friends!

As you start to hit the bowling lanes more often, you’ll meet other like minded individuals. You’ll share the common interest of bowling, so it’ll be easier to connect. You’ll also feel good as you watch your social network grow. Join a league to meet even more bowlers and make more friends!

Get out more!

If you do the same thing and expect different results, you’ll wait a long time for change. When you get out of your house, you’re opening up space in your life for positive change. A commitment to go bowling more will keep you off your couch and on the lanes. You never know what good could come into your life.

Exercise more!

Many people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or get healthier. But few reach their goals because many don’t have a system to achieve their desired results.

Bowling is an enjoyable way to exercise. It’s certainly better than hitting the gym. When you have fun getting a workout, you’ll be more likely to do it. Start bowling more, and you’ll reach more of your health goals faster.

Have more fun!

If you’re looking to have more fun in your life, you need to go after it. It’s not going to come to you while you’re staring at your TV!

Bowling is an affordable way to have fun every week. Go on the weekends or hit up some of Lang’s late-night specials to seize our great rates and fun activities.

Make 2018 the year when you bowl more! Trust us, you’ll thank yourself.