Theres a lot to be thankful for this year. We have an amazing team working to make Drakeshire Lanes fun, with top-notch service and plenty of entertainment. We get to share the smiles of people who love our favorite activity, whether they’re professional bowlers or just stopping by for a birthday party. And we have opportunities on the horizon that are sure to make our Farmington Hills bowling center better than ever.
We want to give you one more thing to be thankful for this year: bowling! Whether you want a night of laughter with visiting relatives, time to relax after a long day of cooking, or just a fun place to hang out with friends, Drakeshire Lanes has bowling to spare this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Hours at Drakeshire Lanes
Things can get a little hectic around the holidays. Need a few hours of fun (or just to get out-of-town relatives out of the kitchen for five minutes)? Drakeshire Lanes is your stop for holiday play. Not only do we have bowling and billiards, but we also have a full menu of restaurant-quality meals in The Grille. You’ve done enough cooking already!
- Thanksgiving week: We’re keeping our normal schedule this week. Bowl 11am-11pm on Wednesday, 11am-1am on Friday, and 10am-1am on Saturday. Whenever you need a break from the mayhem, well be here (with projectiles to throw down the lanes).
- Thanksgiving Day: You spend all day cooking, stuff yourself, and cleaning up, and then . . . what? Come bowl! We’re opening our doors for bowling from 4-10pm on Thanksgiving Day. Watch the game on our big screen TVs, laugh with the people you love, andpretend you’re not just lounging around in a turkey coma.
Happy Thanksgiving from Drakeshire Lanes! For more information on holiday bowling, give us a call.
Want to awe your friends and family with your bowling skills? Whether you’re a longtime casual bowler or you’re picking up a bowling ball for the first time, you can improve your game by avoiding these common bowling mistakes.
How to Screw Up a Bowling Shot
- Stance. We get it. The bowling ball is heavy, and the pressure is on. But holding the ball to your chest before the release throws off your center of gravity. Instead, hold the ball to the side so that when you swing, your arm continues along a straight path. Line up your shot down the middle of the lane, and align your body in the direction you want the ball to take.
- Approach. If you falter in your approach, the ball will miss its mark. Practice your approach without the ball a few times, checking your feet to make sure they don’t drift to one side of the lane or the other. You should also check your approach speed. Rushing toward the line wont make your shot any better–in fact, it will probably give you a sloppy swing. Take your time. The pins aren’t going anywhere.
- Release. If you’ve ever seen the gifs of bad bowlers smashing the ceiling tiles, you know the dangers of throwing the ball. Even if you loft it down the lanes (and not into the ceiling), tossing the ball will make it spin out of control, negating your practiced stance and approach. Release the ball just above the foul line. If your release is too early you’ll drop the ball; too late and you’ll get too much lift.