What makes for a good day
continues with the same standards that I used in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Those standards are
still difficult to achieve and certainly if I could achieve the 250 game,
700 series and 220 average on a very regular basis I would certainly achieve
a standard that is truly competitive with the better bowlers of today.
My achievements for 2008 were
100 games of 250 or better of which 25 were better than 275. I had 36
series of 700 or better of which 10 were 750 or better and there were 35
session in which I averaged 220 or better of which 2 were 235 or better.
There is certainly room for improvement in 2010. It was a good sign
that things seemed on the improve when I bowled a Sanctioned 300 game on March
5, 2009. I bowled 300 again on July 10, 2009 and still remain hopeful that I
will bowl 300 again and have an 800 series to add to my modern day resume. I have highlighted the special
achievements of games over 275, series over 750 and sessions with an average
of 235 or higher. I am also keeping running track of achievements
numerically as the year progresses by putting the number of the 250
game or 700 series or 220 average day in parenthesis. Injuries have
create physical issues that have given 2010 a very slow start.
Although I look forward to improving on
my bowling with the benefits of some weight loss and increased physical
fitness providing benefits to my game, I have come down with knee & elbow
problems. My game has suffered terribly as 2010 began. I am hopeful that
things will straighten out some as the year progresses. I might have a day where I
average 250 or better for five or more games and bowl an 800 series and yet
300 game. On such days I would feel that I am in another world like "Xanadu" as
Olivia Newton-John points out.
March 5, 2009 was such a day and so was July 10, 2009.
As 2010 wore on my legs began to bother me and by a
little later in the year I stopped bowling. I am planning to return to the
lanes in February and see if my legs are pain free enough for me to resume