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The 11th Frame: Eagle winners says hidden lane patterns don’t mean much change in their Open Championships preparation

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 am

A primary reason cited by the United States Bowling Congress in its decision to hide the lane pattern information for the 2017 Open Championships is the perception that those who have been able to practice on the patterns at home in recent years have an unfair advantage. When the 2017 changes were announced in October 2015, USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said in this news release that “The task force unanimously agreed that having access to the lane pattern provides an...

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