SHOCKandAWE wrote: Madison wrote: SHOCKandAWE wrote:
Madison wrote:A professional amateur bowler. Meaning that I've qualified to be a professional for over the last decade, but have chosen to say in the amateur ranks. Up until the last year or so, the money in the amateur ranks has been better than the pros while having less expense to earn the money and easier competition. Injuries have also hindered my progress the last few years. Not sure if I'll be giving the tour a shot or not. Probably at least a year away from making a solid run at it if I choose to do so. We'll see.
As to other sports, high school baseball, basketball, track, and tennis. Didn't go any higher than high school with any of them. Was supposed to do tennis in college, but I didn't wind up going to college.
Good to see I am not the only bowler here!
Where you from Madison?
Ft. Worth, Texas.
Bowled up in your area for 6 months back around '96. Don't they know what oil is up north? Had to trash all my equipment and have new stuff drilled up since the lanes are so dry up there.
Most of the alleys around here didnt go to synthetic lanes until 1994 with some waiting until just 4-5 years ago.
My highlight was bowling with Bob Learn Jr in a Pro Am back in 1998.
Wood, synthetic, either are pretty irrelevant to me. Both have their own quirks. I shoot pretty regularly on synthetics in 3 centers and 3 wood centers down here. I don't really have a preferance either way on it.
Hmm....Highlight for me I guess would be winning the division 1 singles event of the 1994 Fort Worth American Bowling Congress City Tournament. I was a few months shy of turning 19 and with the victory (shot 782 scratch), I became the youngest Ft. Worth City Champion in history and the record still stands.
Down here I get to compete against quite a few pros on a regular basis. Chris Johnson and I grew up bowling against each other as kids. D. J. Archer was coached by my father when he was a teenager. Del Ballard and his wife Carolyn Dorin-Ballard live not far from me. Chris Barnes is in the area and bowls the tournaments. Paul Fleming is a local boy. We've also got a few ex-pros like Ron Williams around here too. In fact, Ron does all my drilling work and we discuss new equipment quite a bit. The Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex is a pretty good place to live in if you're a bowler.
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