From the second my bowling alley fries were placed on the table, I knew I was in for a not so good night. The thundering of the alley crashed into my head. My bowling ball was getting heavier as I head toward my team. We were playing against Lou’s Diamond Girls, otherwise known as the Bombshell Ballers. These girls were terrible, and I had a lousy day seemingly about to get worse.
The lady of my dreams was on the opposing team in the tournament
While my day was stressed with work, my shoulders and body were tensing at the alley as the anticipation was building. Our team and I were at the tournament to beat. That is if you wanted to move into the pros. While becoming anxious to beat the opposing team, I dropped my ball pulling it out of my bag. I bent over embarrassed and frustrated to pick up my ball when I looked down to see the smallest women’s shoes along with bright laces.
Pink Flames Decorated the Woman’s Bowling Shoes
As the shoes were intriguing enough, I yearned for more. I glanced up and concentrated on Gail’s eyes. There she was with that red hair, and a bowling ball spray painted with pink flames. I was apparently in her way as she gazed deeply into my eyes and exclaimed: “Move out of the way slick!”
I Knew I wanted to Win her heart
After each one of Lou’s Diamond Girls scored one strike after another, I knew we wouldn’t win. But, I felt like a champ in her eyes. And just as I saw her walking away, knowing I’d never see her again, she asked me to hold her bowling ball with a smile. She started anxiously reaching for her keys in her bowling bag until she pulled them out with a sigh. When she arrived with her bag, she stared into my eyes once more and asked if wanted to join her league. It was then I knew we were destined to be together.
Throughout the years, bowling has been a favorite activity and now each one of my kids enjoys it just as much as we do. Well, I should say “our kids” and our grandkids” to be more correct. Even thirty years later we’re still destined to be in the alley of love.
Yep, she was and still is the love of my life and bowling was the vehicle that put us together. We re-visit often and again play in the same league. Even 30-years later, the game is fun and so is our favorite past time, with each other.
You should start a memory of your own too.
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We wanted to clear a few things up for everyone in Coconut Creek. There seems to be a lot of rumors passing around that the Wow Alley is fun. While we do agree, and you should too, take a few facts to clear things up a bit. First, the Wow Alley provides a safe environment with lots of entertainment such as laser lighting, music and a café full of gourmet style food. Not sure who might be spreading this rumor around be we guess it’s EVERYONE!
Next, the other gossip that we’re hearing is that the Wow Alley is for families of all ages. While this fact might be very welcoming, we do want to say so is our staff. Children and adults alike frequent the bowling alley looking for fun and excitement. While this information is adequate, it’s mostly hearsay by our favorite visitors.
If you leave hungry after being at the Wow Alley, then something is wrong! The babble should never stop talking when it comes to bragging about our hand-stretched pizza and craft beer. We don’t want people to get a false impression; they might fall in love with our toasted ravioli or sinking their teeth into one of our delicious burgers. Who would want that?
While the food and fun are two of the most critical chitchat, another comment is that the Wow Alley is handicap accessible. While our facilities are ADA compliant, many people feel their children and the guests around them are yakking about how everyone is catered to at the bowling alley.
Lastly, we do hear a lot of buzzes the Wow Alley is excellent for hosting events such as birthday and corporate parties. In fact, the Wow Alley has many of the community members creating annual events because the facility suits the needs of their members and costs. Event planners like to hold a lot of idle talk about how much our staff is friendly and helpful.
While these may all be rumors, they’re 100% true, and we don’t mind if you spread the word around!
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The Wow Factory is the Perfect Way to Close out Halloween 2017
Forget about putting the kids down early, on Halloween. Leave their costumes on and head to the bowling alley. This year the nation’s bowling alleys are reporting an upswing with people heading over to their favorite place to celebrate the holiday. Who can blame them? Bowling is one of the best places to applaud tricks and treats along with a plethora of other fun party favors!
The Daunting Tasks to Halloween Madness
In most cases, Halloween means a mad rush to get the kids ready, head out the doors, hitting up every house in the neighborhood. After your children dash door to door, it’s time to head home and rummage through the mounds of candy only to throw away a vast majority because it looks suspicious. Then it’s time to tuck the lads and lassies in bed. Just when you think the house is finally quiet, you hear a little voice from the other room “I can’t sleep.” While you may be thinking, of course, you can’t sleep, you’re full of sugar, preservatives, and junk.
A Solution to Getting Kids to Sleep Sooner After Trick or Treating
We have a solution for you before you spend the night taking care of tummy aches, pack the kids in the car and head over to the Wow Alley for a grand finale to a spooky day. Not only will the kids be having a great time, but they’ll also be burning off steam and calories. Rather than giving them a ton of sweets just before bed, you can enjoy the rest of the evening doing something fun and enjoyable for the whole family.
Make Bowling a Tradition and an Escape
Now some may argue this is a ridiculous idea, but we know it to be a tradition for many people. Even if you do decide to escape from the kidlets, you can enjoy some social time where you don’t have to clean up after everyone. How is fun that?
Not only is the Wow Alley the perfect solution to ending your 2017 Halloween Holiday, but it’s also a fantastic solution to keeping your kids from getting sugar-high overload and keeps them in shape. We’re sure you’ll have such a great experience, you’ll want to make it an annual event yourself.
Contact us today to reserve your lanes. Especially for Halloween!
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Why You Should Plan a Date to the Local Bowling Alley
In the movie “Grease 2” starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield, the show the bowling alley as a place for groups of teens as a meeting place. While that holds true in today’s day, it seems more kids are making their plans to hit the local venues as a way of having a fun date. This Wow Alley blog helps remind us of the many reasons why planning a date for the local bowling alley sparks more than just young romance.
Bowling is an Affordable Date
First, we should point out that bowling is an affordable way to enjoy yourself and have fun. Besides the sport being a popular vintage way of entertaining, it won’t cost you a month’s salary to have a night out. Don’t forget to look for specials and save your funds for some delicious food from the café to make it a full night affair.
Bowling is Social
Other than cost efficiency, bowling is known as a social event. People of all ages gather round to compete or challenge the pins and each other. When you are looking for a fun way of getting to know someone, there’s no better alternative. Think about it; you can’t talk at a movie theater. Dinner out can be nice, but it’s better if there are some activity and bowling can be just plain fun! The fun factor should make it another reason why you should plan a date and getting to know one another.
You’ll Build Lots of Memories at the Wow Alley
Next, some of the fondest memories are made at bowling alleys. Also, today’s Wow Alley features cool effects and lighting as well as giant tv screens making the ambiance a part of the nostalgia. Just picture ten years from now, you’ll find reminiscence about the time you spent picking out shoes to laughing at a gutter ball!
Also, planning a date to the bowling alley shows some ingenuity and creativity. Don’t choose the boring dates that are standard such as meeting for drinks or coffee. Pick up your date and head over to an environment that shows your innovative and not just another bore. Who knows, you might even make it a tradition! From the neon laser lights to the state-of-the-art facility the Wow Alley proves to be far more than a dull night out.
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Bowling has a rich history. Most people don’t know that bowling traces its origins way back to the ancient civilizations of Egyptians and Romans. The sport, as we now know it, was popularized in Britain during the Middle Ages. It subsequently gained popularity within the upper classes and the royalty. It was at the turn of the 20th century that the game became widely available to the masses. As with other sports, the technology boom of the 20th century has had a significant effect on the sport of Bowling. The modern bowling experience differs greatly to what our ancestors at the turn of the 20th century enjoyed. Here are some of the major changes that have shaped modern bowling.
The introduction of automated pinsetters
During the earlier years of the 20th century, bowling alleys employed young boys as manual pinsetters. These pinsetters had to reset the bowling pins, clear out the fallen pins from the lanes and return the bowling ball to a player. In 1936, the first mechanized pinsetter was invented. And over the years it has been improved to automate the entire pin setting process. This has increased the average speed of a bowling match, making it a more enjoyable hobby to participate in.
The improvement of bowling balls
During most of its existence, wooden bowling balls made from hardwood trees were used for bowling. This finally changed in the 1930s when rubber balls were introduced to the sport. In the 1970s, plastics such as polyester became the most popular material in the manufacture of bowling balls as they led to higher scoring matches. The modern bowling ball, which is made from urethane resin, was introduced in the 1990s. Urethane resin balls can be customized for different bowling lane surfaces and players. Professional bowlers regularly have their bowling balls custom made to fit their bowling style.
One of the simple, yet profound, development in bowling has been the introduction of automatic scoring. Prior to this, bowlers had to individually keep their scores through notebooks and pencils. Professional bowling tournaments had to hire dedicated scoring staff. With the invention of the mechanical pinsetter, and technological advances in the computing industry, modern bowling now has automatic scoring. While this does not seem to be a major development, it has actually increased the widespread appeal of the game as bowlers do not need to understand how the scoring works before taking up the sport.
The bowling lane evolution
Bowling lanes have traditionally been made from wood. This made them expensive to set up and maintain as wooden lanes were not durable. In the 1970s, synthetic lanes were introduced which were cheaper to install and more durable than their wooden predecessors. Modern day bowling lanes can be made from a wide variety of customizable synthetic materials. With the different oiling techniques employed, each bowling alley has its own unique character which makes modern bowling very interesting. The reduced cost of setting up and maintaining a bowling alley has been attributed as the main driving force behind the popularity of bowling. Most major cities have at least one bowling alley in every neighborhood.
By embracing changing technologies, bowling has become a more enjoyable and accessible sport. The Wow Alley best demonstrates this with its elegant space design, craft beer and wine bar, food menu, comfy seating, music, and much more!
While bowling may seem like a sport with less physical contact, it’s still an activity that requires proper stretching. You can avoid injuries providing you take a few minutes to prepare before every game you bowl. In this blog, we’ll point out five great stretches that will enable you to play your best without having complications.
Neck and Shoulders
Arms and Wrists
Calves and Ankles
A great stretch before bowling that will loosen your neck and shoulders is a yoga pose that helps to relieve any tension in these areas. Stand with feet shoulder length apart and bring hands behind your back. Lock your hands together by weaving the fingers into one another. Then bend forward at the waist bringing your bonded hands up toward your shoulder blades and pushing your clapped hands toward the back wall. This is an excellent stretch when you hold it for up to 5-seconds. Do this 5-times to maximize the movement.
Next, work on your arms and wrists by holding your arms out to the sides and at shoulder length. With fists closed, and arms out, make little circles with your wrists only do this for up to 30-seconds then switch to bigger circles for 30-seconds. Change these two repeatedly for up to two minutes to strengthen the arms and loosen the muscles in your wrists. These are two methods of stretching necessary for you to bowl a good game.
After you work the arms, neck, etc., it’s time to move to the inner thighs. Stand with feet slightly apart, holding your bowling ball in front of you, then alternating legs, raise one leg behind you and lowering your arms with the ball toward the floor. Without touching the floor with the ball raise yourself back up and switch legs. Do ten reps on each leg. This movement helps with balance while keeping your inner thighs super healthy.
Besides your thighs, the calf and ankles need to have some particular attention if you’re going to bowl a good game. Find a stair to step on and use your toes and the front part of your feet to adhere to the level while allowing you heels to drop down below the step just a bit. Raise yourself back up till you’re standing on the top part of the foot and feeling the stretch in the arch of your feet. Not only will this stretch keep you ‘on your toes’ it’s also great to relieve shin splints and plantar fasciitis.
After you’ve warmed up the calves and ankles, it’s time to spend a few extra minutes on the toes and feet alone. Sit on the floor with legs in front of you. Grab the top part of your feet and pull up on your legs. Lift your legs off the ground while hanging onto your feet. Do this stretch a total of 10 times.
These are some perfect stretches that will help improve your game while preventing any injuries from occurring. Be sure to check with your doctor, anytime you start a regular physical activity.
Bowling is not only a favored American pastime, but it’s also one some people take very seriously. When it comes to tools for either professional or recreational bowlers, the first tool that comes to mind is your bowling ball. In this week’s blog, we help you discover our ‘Best Choice’ selections for bowling balls. Ready, set, throw!
What Ball Should You Buy and Why?
When it comes to selecting the right bowling ball for you, there are many things to consider. First, you want to buy one that won’t crack or peel when throwing it down the lane. These sportsman’s tools need to be durable and withstand a lot of abuse. One of the best materials to buy is a urethane material with the proper weight. Determining the weight before buying your ball is vital to pick what will work best for you. Balls come in a variety of colors and weight. Pricing can vary greatly so we encourage you to try before you buy. Go to the bowling alley and spend a little time throwing every size ball you find on the shelves to see what feels the most comfortable.
Weight Matters When It Comes to Buying the Right Ball
The balls range in weight from 6-lbs to 16. Women and children will select a ball between 8 and 14 pounds whereas a man is more comfortable between 14-16 lbs. Heavier isn’t always better as many people feel more comfortable throwing a lighter ball. People seeking to do tricks, or throw with a spin, tend to go for lighter balls. Whatever suits you best is what you should choose.
Don’t Go for Looks Alone
One of the nicest balls on the market today is called the Moxy Exothermic Burst Bowling Ball. Not only does it look cool with swirls of color, but it’s also ideal for backend motion. This bowling ball is manufactured with a high resin finish making the ball careening down the lane with the utmost precision. If you want to learn more about very cool choice, then visit this link:
Next, Motiv’s Tribal collection is another top-notch ball that includes a halogen core. This ball is crazy cool and can help you throw a mean hook. The 70×40 @3.75” No Hole is one dynamite tool that will get you the results you want. We highly recommend this ball to be added to your bowling bag.
As with any sport, you need to have the tools necessary for such high performance. If you’re someone who is into the sport and not just an enthusiast, we suggest you visit a pro-shop that specializes in the sport of bowling. However, our staff may help you with more ideas.
Next time you want to throw your son or daughter a birthday party that they’ll never forget, take it to the bowling alley. Bowling parties can be a hit without having to spend much time and money on planning. We’ll take a look at a few cool food suggestions, games and decorating ideas for bowling parties:
Get the right supplies
First things first, figure out where you are going to get all the supplies you’ll need for your party. This includes items like cups, napkins and decorations for your party. You may also want to rent a bowling game, some small trophies for the kids and a bowling balloon.
Make your invitations cool and creative to increase the party attendance. You can do your own personalized invitations. Simple things like adding a bowling sticker on the invitations or a fun message will excite your guests and make them look forward to the party.
Bowling party decorations
When choosing your decorations, one thing you have to consider is the location of your party. Generally, you won’t have lots of places to decorate at the bowling alley. But if you are doing the party at home then you’ve got unlimited opportunities to decorate.
Bowling t-shirts for your guests
One thing you can do to get the guests excited is to give them matching bowling t-shirts. They will feel like they are part of a team. Look for inexpensive bowling tees and add a bowling pin on each. You can even write the child’s name on the bowling pin. If you will be celebrating the part at a bowling alley, giving guests matching t-shirts will make it easy for you to spot them especially if the event is on a day when the alley is crowded.
Best food and snacks for bowling parties
If the party is in a bowling alley, you may be required to buy food at their concession stand. Some bowling alleys allow you to come with snacks during your event. You can narrow down your food choices to only healthy snacks such as grapes, slices of apples and wheat crackers. If you will be throwing the bowling party at home or in a private garden, then you have lots of options on what to serve. You can serve hotdogs, popcorns, French fries and so much more. One good idea would be to serve your guests drinks inside a bowling pin sipper cup.
Choosing party favors
You obviously want to send your guests home with some cool favors that complement the theme of the party. There are so many bowling party favors that you can find online at a good price. A few ideas include: bowling pin sipper cups, candy and lollipops with cool shapes, trophies for the winning team and mini bowling games.
Start planning the bowling party early enough so that you don’t miss out on any aspect we’ve mentioned above. Remember that you don’t have to spend a lot on making this party work for you. Handmade decorations and homemade food can really help you to cut down on costs.
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