name is Susie Minshew. I am a bowlist. I am nuts about this sport.
I started bowling when I was 38 (because someone asked me) and when
I saw I wasn't going to get any better without some help, found
a coach. His name is Bill Harris and, as Bob Summerville said, Mr.
Harris has single-handedly populated the Halls of Fame of Texas
with his students. I was having a great time learning and started
helping him with his classes. I had been a public school teacher
and although I was making a fortune at $7400 a year, had left the
profession for management in the corporate world. And now here I
was, teaching again, only this time it was a passion instead of
I had been working in Logistics Management in hospitals during the
day and taking lessons and bowling in the evenings and on weekends.
The day job was a way to afford what I had found I really loved,
bowling. Understanding that I was hooked and wanting to teach others
about this wonderful sport, I attended the Bronze coaching class
offered by USA Bowling in Hartford, Connecticut in March of 1992,
the Silver Coaching Certification in April of 1994 in Reno, and
achieved Gold Status in April of 2000.
My clientele began to build and on March 18, 1995, I took the plunge
quitting the day job. I was worried that everyone worked during
the day and I couldn't make a living teaching bowling but understood
it was my 'sweet spot' and I had to try. To my surprise, there are
all kinds of people who are available during the day: pilots, nurses,
shift workers, self-employed people, etc. Some go to work late,
come for lessons at lunch, or take off early. I have been teaching
bowling for a living since that time. Although I live in Texas,
I travel all over the globe trying to stamp out bad timing!
I have been a coach with our national team, Team USA as well as
the coach for the Republic of Panama for the 1995 World Championships.
I was privileged to be on the Selection Committee for Team USA in
2001 and was selected again in 2002. I've given thousands of private
lessons and clinics all over the country. I teach both the Bronze
and Silver classes for USA Bowling.
The more you know about this intriguing sport, the more you want
to know. I hope you enjoy these articles and thanks for stopping
Minshew's web site.