The chances are that if you are interested in bowling you have, at one point or another, seen a bowling alley. As weird as it may sound, have you taken in the shine and sheen that seems to radiate off the wooden boards, glowing with a well-polished sparkle? But the next time you do happen across a bowling alley, maybe stop and actually take in the well-oiled floor, because believe it or not, a lot of work goes into that gorgeous shine! Believe it or not, there are a variety of reasons bowling alley owners slather their maple and pine boards with the oiled slick. Without the oil, many balls would not roll as far, create skid or burn marks on the woodwork and bowlers would be at a greater chance of injury. When you are bowling the aim of the game is usually to get as many strikes as possible, thus earning more points and bragging rights.
DICK WEBER OPEN – PBA Experience Challenge #9 – Prepay Events
For anyone who watched him bowl, interviewed him or got him to sign an autograph, Dick Weber was more than a great bowler. He was bowling itself. He was easily one of the sport's best. After finishing school, Weber took a job as a postal clerk in Indianapolis but bowled whenever he could. Of that first tournament, Weber years later told the St. I had never been there before, and walking out to the lanes was a thrill. In the mids, Weber left his postal job and Indianapolis behind when he received an offer to join the famed Budweiser bowling team of St.
Weber got his start in the sport at an after-school job in a bowling alley, where the proprietor allowed him and other pinsetters to bowl without charge during off-hours. It was the beginning of one of the most successful bowling careers in history. After years of bowling for small sums in after-midnight matches, while holding jobs ranging from street photographer to postal clerk, Weber was invited in to join one of the first professional bowling teams in the United States, the Budweisers, located in St. Louis, Mo.
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