Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • The origins of bowling can be traced about 4,000 years back to Rome and Greece.
  • The first indoor bowling lanes were built in New York City in 1840.
  • The United States Bowling Congress has more than 2.5 million members.
  • A bowling lane is 60 feet long from the foul line to the headpin. (Which is coincidentally the same distance of the pitcher's mound to home plate in baseball!)

Which is more?
The height of a bowling pin or the circumference of a bowling pin?
They are the same! A Bowling Pin is 15 inches tall and 15 inches at the widest part of the pin.

Which athlete signed the first million-dollar promotional contract and what sport were they from?
Don Carter, a professional bowler, became the first athlete to sign a $1 million promotional contract in 1964.

Health Benifts of bowling:

Bowling burns roughly 240 calories per hour of activity.

It improves heart and respiratory fitness.

It increases endurance while maintaining bone density.

Three games of bowling is the equivalent to walking one mile.