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The 11th Frame: To keep doing what he loves, retired PBA star Robert Smith turns to 2-handed bowling, and finds 'a brand new struggle' he is enjoying

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:00 am

Robert Smith in action at the Japan Cup. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Robert Smith loves to bowl. So much that he would do almost anything to keep bowling, even switching to 2-handed, which is blasphemy to some of his former PBA Tour competitors and champions such as Brian Voss and Mike Machuga. Stressed by years of his extreme, ultra-powerful style, the 7-time PBA Tour champion’s body simply gave out: The pain in his hip and back became so bad that he was withdrawing from more tournaments than he finished, most recently the 2019 USBC Masters at the...

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