Meet Mo Pinel
Mo is the owner of MoRich Bowling Ball Company, LLC., in Yorktown, VA, one of the fast growing ball companies in the US. He is also the developer of one of the most revolutionary ball layout systems since Bill Taylor’s T-grip system. Not only that, he is the lead instructor for International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA) which means he’s taught the best pro shop operators in the country AND he is one of a handful of gold certified coaches in the country, making him one of the best coaches in the business.
Now, I met Mo on a bowling forum called Bowling Ball Exchange. I happened to stumble on the site one day and noticed that Mo was involved in an open “Q&A” session on those boards. After reading just a small handful of the posts, I joined the board because I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to absorb all this new information about bowling balls, ball motion, layouts and fitting. The list goes on and on. Soon after, he did another Q&A session which had even MORE information about all this stuff. Soon after that, Mo began posting the same kind of information on another board, which I promptly joined. Based on the absolute WEALTH of knowledge I’ve accumulated in the last three months, I can say with absolute confidence that Mo is one of the most knowledgeable men in the business of bowling. Period.
As it turns out, I created a topic outlining my observations of the differences between all my gear. More specifically, where each one was tracking. Mo promptly responded and said that I had a few problems with either my release, my fit or both, but he couldn’t say which without seeing me actually bowl. My heart sank, as there are NO readily available pro shop operators or coaches in my area, meaning I would have to drive some 60 miles (about an hour) to the nearest one to have my fit re-evaluated. Mo, however, happened to be doing some extensive travelling through the months of February and March. He told me he would be in Newport, KY on the 12th, to call the pro shop at the center he was going to and they would make an appointment for me to see him. So, I did just that and I’ve been counting down the days ever since! LOL! I’m looking forward to meeting this guy and hopefully coming away with a better knowledge of my mechanics and hopefully, the specs for a better fit. All very good things, when it comes to the game, nay, sport of bowling.
Tournament at Fugate’s
Believe it or not, that doesn’t round off the month! LOL! Fugate’s Bowl-a-rama , the center I bowl in and work at part time, is holding a tournament over three consecutive Wednesdays: March 10, March 17 and March 22. The tournament will have three events: singles, doubles and teams. If you enter all three events, you could also enter yourself in the all events pool as well. As I am the man responsible for oiling the lanes I will have to be down there all three Wednesdays, as well as the usual Thursdays and Sunday’s for league bowling. Personally, I’m looking forward to it. I don’t expect to do THAT well, but I am looking forward to getting a little experience bowling tournaments. Even though the shot will be our league shot, it still something different you know. It will give me the opportunity to compete head to head with some of the guys in the house and while I don’t expect to win, its still a step in the right direction. All going well, I might even have a new piece equipment to throw, but I doubt it.
I’ll definitely be posting again in the near future about both my session with Mo and the upcoming tournament. Watch this space…