Strikehouse Pro Shop
Scott Bourland, Pro Shop Owner & Bowler
Providing top quality bowling equipment, drilling and instruction for bowlers of all ages and skill levels.
If your are a beginning bowler, a custom fitted bowling ball, bowling bag and bowling shoes will help improve your scores and enhance your enjoyment of the game. I will determine the proper ball weight you, recommend a bowling ball appropriate for your age, skill level and budget, custom fit your new bowling ball and drill it while you wait. I will make minor adjustments to insure that your bowling ball is comfortable. I also provide lessons to help you get started.
For intermediate bowlers, the grip and bowling ball selection is even more important. I will evaluate your existing grip and discuss options for ball types based on the desired bowling ball reaction. Do you want more or less hook? Are you having trouble converting the 10 pin because the bowling ball is hooking too much? Are you thinking about advancing to a fingertip grip or using finger grips? I will recommend affordable equipment options that will help take your game to the next level.
Advanced players need advanced bowling balls and layouts to be competitive in high scoring environments, or to achieve success on more challenging PBA, Sport, and tournament conditions. If you are an advanced player, I will develop an equipment strategy suitable for your style and experience. I will determine the best cover and core combinations based on your positive axis point (PAP), ball speed and rev rate, and use advanced layout techniques and surface adjustments to achieve an optimal ball reaction.
About Scott Bourland
I have been in the bowling business for over 30 years, and have been drilling bowling balls professionally since 1990. I attend classes and seminars to stay on top of the latest equipment trends and drilling techniques.
- 300ís: 22
- 800ís: 12
- Composite Average: 226
- Qualified as one of two bowlers in the state of Maryland to bowl for a spot on Team USA
- Finished in the top four in the Maryland State doubles division four years in a row
- Bowled leadoff for the nationally ranked Maryland Terrapins
- Composite average of 204 in the USBC national tournament
- Multiple first place league titles
- Multiple triple crown awards for high game, series and average in the same league
- 2004-2005: 3rd highest average in Maryland (236)
- Five 7-10 split conversions in league competition