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Tom Hess on how he went from rock bottom to 25 years sober and the top of the bowling world

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 8:00 am
Tom Hess screams with joy after winning the 2011 USBC Masters. Photo by USBC.
I am a journalist unavoidably full of bias when it comes to the story of Tom Hess. Tommy is a great friend and one of the nicest guys I know. He is awesome with fans, especially young fans. But he’s also known for a volcanic temper that has made me turn my head more than once. It also prompted me to coin the nickname “Tommyfry,” which although it fits, I have regretted at times because I think it unfairly pigeonholes him. Simply put, Tom Hess is both teddy bear and grizzly...