Throwing a house ball straight down the lane and knocking over a few pins has been great but if you want to really improve, you will need to change the ball you use and how you hold it if you want to see the big pin action. Changing from a straight ball to a hook ball isn’t as easy as it sounds, but once you’ve done it you’ll never go back.
Changing the ball means stepping away from the house ball – those are the balls at the centers, which are made of plastic – and getting your own reactive ball. You’ll want to stop into a pro shop for this. Mention that you’re interested in learning to hook the ball and you’re ready to step up to something that will help. When throwing a great hook, the ball will make a difference.