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The 11th Frame: USBC, Bowlmor AMF take historical step in bringing high level of topographical integrity to U.S. Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:00 pm

Technicians working to level lanes. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
It was just last year that the folks at Kegel and Lane Analytics spent hours explaining lane topography and its importance to me so I could attempt to explain it in plain English via this story: Biggest source of inequity in bowling is relatively unknown factor: lane topography. Prior to that, I think I was like most serious bowlers in understanding that there was this thing called topography and that it was important, but not really understanding how important. A big problem with topography...

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