Storm Staffer Tommy Gollick records 47 strikes in a row
Congrats to Tommy Gollick for recording 47 consecutive strikes at Red Crown Tuesday evening. Tommy started with a split in frame one and finishing with 11 strikes in a row for 279. He then went 300, 300, 300 for a total of 1179 for his 4 game set. Truly an amazing accomplishment.
Yes it was in a four game league and this his answer to someones question.
Well to be honest, Halfway through game three, I kinda felt like I had the ball reaction, and the carry to post a big number. I asked Don (the owner of the center, who bowls our league also) what the house record was (878) that set my goal on making the best shots I could to get a house record, something that I have never accomplished before. That became my goal. I would say the second shot of the tenth was the hardest, just because that is the foundation for shooting the record. The fill ball, I knew 9 would tie, 10 broke it, and after I struck, I deffinatly let loose!!! Hands pump, and some yelling, I reached my goal!!
After getting through that tenth frame, I kind of relaxed a bit, as I was prepared for a single pin, or a really bad shot, something, I figured, because no way could I keep striking. The pins just kept falling. Every time the lanes changed a bit, I got a reader shot to tell me to make an adjustment. The first game, the seven pin started to go late, so I squared up a bit. As the backends tightened up towards the end of the third game, I adjusted my release to get the ball to kick a little more. Then in the last game, as the fronts started to hook a little (a few shots didn't push out as far, but held pocket), I went with a little more speed to hold pocket. The fill ball of the last game took a awhile, I balked twice, as I couldn't get my ball into the swing at the right time to feel fluid. After I left it go, I just watched and prayed that the shot would carry just like the rest of them did.
To be honest, last night still doesn't seem like it happened. It just seems totally impossible, and I am just waiting to wake up, or someone tell me it was a hoax. I just can't even belief it. The thing is, you can set goals to win a tournament, to break previous best sets, but I don't care who you are, no one has a goal to shoot 47 in a row. It is one of those things that I am so blessed to have happened to me, and I will never forget. It is like you said, I don't care how easy the lanes are, 47 in a row, is just unreal.