The hook shot is an approach of scoring good average marks in bowling. For a beginner, it is a must to learn correctly throw a hook because this skill can help you to step up the next level in bowling.
Does it sound very critical? Don't worry; this is not a very tough task if you follow the technique correctly and try your best. Have patience and learn the proper grip and master the method which we have shared here.
So, start your new journey with us!
For a beginner in bowling, it could be a common question that is it necessary to learn to throw a hook shot. So, we will discuss the benefit side of it.
It will help you to better your shot and get more strikes. It also helps to get a better angle of your aiming position. You can increase your marks by grabbing the rules of a hook shot.
If you practice enough, you'll feel delighted in the hook ball that you'll not wish for straight bowling.
So why being so confused? Let's start to learn and be fabulous in bowling that everyone bowled by your skills.
Basic Rules to Mastering the Technique:
1. Buy Your Bowling Ball or Customize It
It is the most crucial part because if you don't buy your ball, then it has a chance not to fit your finger in the hole. So, it may hamper to manipulate the ball correctly.
If you customize your ball that they will be useful, whereas the housing bowling balls could be the use of law plastics. For that, they won't hook much. You can use these, but they won't give you a better performance.
2. Keep your hand under the bowling ball:
The majority part of the work depends on the releasing styles and the rotation of the fingers. At the time of the shot, keep your hand under the ball and arm straight. On the releasing point, use your ring finger to be leading your onward swing.
Use your middle finger to rotate it clockwise. For example, your thumb should be at the position at 6 o'clock before releasing it. And assorts you release it; it should be at the position at 3 o'clock.
Five Steps to Throw a Hook in Bowling:
Here we discuss the whole process simply and easily. So read this carefully and try to catch the same technique for a better result.
1. Do some exercise first:
Before every game, your body should be ready for this. So, some basic exercise is a must to warm up your body. This will make your muscle ready for the shot and will save you from any minor injury.
2. Take your position:
Take the same stance as the normal delivery and stand several inches from the foul line to determine your starting position.
Stand with your left leg and give it the utmost weight of the body. Use your left hand to support the maximum weight of the ball and hold it at the chest equal height.
3.Focus on the target zone:
The target zone means where you decide to aim at a swing as the pins are far from the starting position, so it is difficult to point at them directly. So, you can aim between the second or third arrows and be focused on your target from the very beginning.
Start with the middle lane and make the second arrows as the aiming position are the perfect target zone for a good shot.
4.Keep your arm straight:
If your arm is not straight, then it can make a wrong angle for your shot. So, it is a wise thought to keep in mind that keep your arm straight to adjust your push away.
Everyone follows their style so that it may differ in many cases. Like some fell easier to twisting their waist while swing and some do their swing by opening the shoulders. You can follow any style which is easy to adjust and comfortable for you.
5.Make the swing and Release your thumb at the correct time:
Begin your swing and keep your arm straight like a pendulum. During the swing, release your thumb first out of the ball. Grab the ball with your finger, but keep your thumb relaxed and sloppy. Because the timing of the release is so fast that you should maintain the time, if you release your thumb fast or slow, both will cause you to miss the target because the ball may cross the lane.
The motion of the ball and the finger tense are two tough parts to maintain, so you need proper practice to make a good shot. You can practice with football or tennis ball. They will also go straight to the lane.
If you want to throw a decent hook shot and get a better score, then follow every step which I have mentioned there.
But if you are a beginner and fell very tough to catch the technique, then you can also hire a professional. They will make you easy to understand the tricks. But I can assure you that if you give the best effort and follow every tricks and step, you'll be a master in bowling!
Any confusion let us know. We will give our best to help you out.