Bowling: Cases of sore fingers and how to fix them (part 1)

Sore fingers, calluses, swelling and even bleeding are what most bowlers have experienced. Sadly, many bowlers don’t know what’s going on and don’t know how to fix them. You must read the following article if you want to get rid of this pain.

1: Tip of fingertips near nail with calluses and burning

Reason:

The distance between the 2 finger holes and the thumb hole is so far that the right finger reaches and sticks to the edge of the hole. This prevents the two fingers from reaching the finger hole deep enough (only licking the edge of the hole a bit). Every time you play the ball, try to stick your fingertips to the edge of the finger and cause irritation and calluses.
The finger hole is drilled with a diameter too small, so the finger cannot fit deep into the hole. The drill angle of the finger facing out or facing too much makes the bowler cling to the finger hole inconsistently and uncomfortably.

How to fix:

Cover the ball, measure the distance between 2 finger holes and thumb to fit the hand. The distance is just when inserting 3 fingers into the hole, you feel comfortable, the ball falls completely in the palm of the hand, and we can fit a pencil through the distance between the palm and the ball surface. Note, the pencil fits rather than inserted, but loosely. If loose means the distance between the palm and the surface of the ball is too wide, in other words the thumb finger distance is too short. Another point to note is that the distance between thumb and finger fit will make the bowler insert the thumb into the hole straightly, without having to shrink the thumb. If the gap of 3 holes has fit and the finger hole is too tight, we will drill the finger hole wide enough to fit the finger in.

2: Bruised nail

Reason:

The finger hole is drilled with a diameter too small, so the finger cannot fit deep into the hole. Or the finger hole is not small, but the bowler sticks to his finger too little.

How to fix:

Drill the finger hole wide. If the finger hole is not tight, the bowler must proactively insert the finger deeper, until the 1st knuckle of the finger. In this case, there is no need to drill the finger hole wide.