Tenpin bowling is one of the easiest family activities to get organised. All you have to do is head over to the local alley and they'll sort you out with all the equipment you need.
But let's face it, sometimes the gear they provide isn't the flashest. The shoes are usually comprised of the worst colour combination possible, while it might be hard to find a ball with the perfect weight and hole sizes to suit you.
If you're serious about bowling - or just want to make a statement at your next work party at AMF - you might want to invest in your own kit.
Just imagine how cool you'd look when you pull your own customised ball out of your bag like the guys off The Big Lebowski!
If you go bowling on a regular basis or are thinking of joining a bowling league, why not show others you mean business by getting your own ball?
Not only will a ball that has been fitted for you specifically improve your game, it will also mean you won't have to hunt around the racks for the right ball every time you go to the alley.
You can usually get the holes on your ball custom drilled to fit your fingers perfectly, with different configurations to suit both left and right handed bowlers.
There's no need to wear the same drab footwear everyone else is forced to don. Instead, you can stand out from the crowd with your own pair of bowling shoes!
It's the same argument for purchasing your own ball. In addition to fitting your feet perfectly every time, having your own shoes and ball means you can head to the lane straight away instead of waiting in line for your shoes.
Bowling shoes are also specifically designed to protect both you and the lane surface, so make sure you get a pair that is as practical as it is stylish!
Ready to wow your team bowling mates? Grab your own ball and shoes and head down to an AMF today!