The intention is that you will work on this particular element of your game, for this week, and that it will become a natural part of your bowling experience.
We reviewed THE FINISH and connected it to the set-up before and why it can be a tell tale that something is amiss.
THE RELEASE is the point at which you let go of the bowl. The ideal place to have your bowl leave your hand and contact the green is right by your left foot toe (right handers). There is only about 4 inches, at the bottom of the pendulum swing, where this sweet spot is. If you release too early, you drive the bowl into the green and loose distance and accuracy. Similarly, if you deliver too late (the lob), you give up accuracy and distance control.
THE RELEASE has a lot to do with how you hold the bowl. If you hold the bowl, with your wrist vertical to the green, you have to grip the bowl, in order that it doesn’t fall out of your hand. When you do this, you desensitize your finger tip pads. If you rotate your wrist, such that your palm is parallel to the green, you can gently cradle the bowl. If you can maintain this cradling and keep your wrist rotated up, the bowl, at delivery, will roll out and you will have much more sensation of it leaving, toward it’s target.
Now this does take practice, as it’s counterintuitive, however, if stubborn old me can do it, so can you. Give it a good try and as always, this is not the only way to bowl but works for me, after lots of research.