Bowling instruction is one of the best ways to promote the sport. Quality coaching can help newcomers improve their skills and become lifelong bowlers. The United States Bowling Congress has been working on its coaching program the past few years to provide more quality coaches to help teach the game.
The USBC recently named Carolyn Dorin-Ballard as director of coaching. The 20-time pro champion will oversee the coaching program and the certification of coaches. The goal is to have regional clinics and training sessions so there will be quality coaches in all areas of the country.
Dorin-Ballard holds three major titles, five USBC women's titles and nine international medals. She is no stranger to Lexington, having competed in the Ebonite Kentucky Open at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland in 2000.
■ The Lexington Area Bowling Association's annual tournament concludes Sunday at Collins Bowling Centers-Southland. LABA Hall of Famer Mike Fairchild held the singles lead with an 806 series in singles this past weekend. The Lexington Women's Bowling Association tournament began Saturday at Capital Bowl in Frankfort and will conclude next weekend.