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The 11th Frame: PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark talks PBA lane pattern policies and answers the critics

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 am

A PBA lane pattern using visible oil. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
If you think controversy over lane conditions on the PBA Tour just started in this era of 2-handers, you need a history lesson. There always has been such controversy, going back to before there was a PBA lane maintenance program, which started after the infamous 1971 tournament where every match play finalist was left-handed. Many of the historical issues were covered in the Phantom Radio history of PBA lane maintenance series I did with Len Nicholson where we flipped roles and he...

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