Watching last night's U.S. Open Championship in Women's Bowling outdoors in the dust and wind in downtown Reno, Nevada made me appreciate more than ever how tough it is to be a pro bowler. And because there hasn't been a dedicated women's tour (PWBA) since 2003, it's even tougher for females.
Kelly Kulick and Missy Parkin, the bowlers in the championship match, have proven that women can bowl with men.
In 2010, Kelly was the first woman to win the PBA Tournament of Champions. In 2011, Missy won the USBC Queens. In college, Missy bowled on the men's team for 2 seasons at Cal State-Fullerton.
It's extremely unlikely I'd ever reach the level of Kelly or Missy. But my love for the game is everything that's described in the above promotional video for last year's PBA shootout.