The MOST Extensive Bowling Glossary EVER!


ALMOST everything you ever wanted to know about bowling in one book!


  • 478 pages, 2,400 entries, 700+ illustrations!
  • Historical information
  • International references
  • Bowling ball drilling terms
  • Illustrations of oil patterns and more

International? Need an Electronic Version?

Shipping costs restrict our sale of the Printed version of Striking Words to the continental U.S., but our Electronic Flipbook version is available in all locations.

Visually Appealing, Searchable and Portable ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

  • Like reading a physical book on your computer
  • Complete with all graphics and page-turning features
  • Fully keyword searchable
  • Allows for magnification

A NEW tool for coaches, pro shops, lane care pros and anyone else with an interest or investment in bowling!

Test your bowling knowledge:

  • How many countries are members of the World Tenpin Bowling Association? Find it in Striking Words!
  • What does ‘shleifer’ mean, and where in the world did that originate? Find it in Striking Words!
  • What were Earl Anthony’s seven fundamentals to an effective delivery? Find it in Striking Words!

Meet the Glossarist, Walt

Click here to learn more about Walt, and view a video of him speaking about his book!