I started bowling in 1964 at the Savoy Bowl in Blackpool after watching bowling matches on ITV's World Of Sport and have been actively involved with bowling ever since. I quickly became competitive, playing for Lancashire, and have the distinction of being one of only 4 Lancastrians to represent England at full international level, I also competed on the US Pro Tour in the 1970's, where I first learned ball drilling skills and advanced bowling techniques. Over the years, I have travelled extensively, winning tournaments around the World, and bowling 33 perfect games en route.
I have owned Steve's Pro Shop at Lakeside Superbowl in Preston for 20 years and before that was a director of Premier Bowl in Blackpool, I think it is fair to say that I have extensive knowledge and experience of the game, being called on to commentate on televised tournaments from time to time. I have also been Chairman of Lancashire's bowling association and still enjoy competing and playing in The North West Fives travelling league, averaging over 200 with the Steve's Pro Shop Team. The most rewarding thing though is seeing the smile on the face of someone I have just drilled a ball for who has enjoyed bowling a high score!