Greetings and salutations and welcome back to the 2016 New Year’s edition of Striking Spotlight, I hope that everyone received everything that they wanted from Santa Bowls, but if not there is always next year.
With the coming of a new year, comes new changes and I wanted to start this year’s blog off with A quote that is near and dear to me.
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” – Neil Gaiman
With this month’s blog focusing on change, I want to talk about the “changing of the guard” in the PBA. We all saw this change happening in late October during the PBA / South Point Fall Classic. That tournament held a baker team event that was open to members and non-members to make up a 5-man baker team. This change that I speak of is the young guns. Haven’t heard that term used on or about the PBA since the days that Sean Rash and Bill O’Neil started. Since October we have witnessed many new and young names on top of the leader board, Guys like Kyle Troup, Connor Pickford, Anthony Simonsen and how can we not mention our very own Jakob Butturff. This is the new PBA with more 2 handers and guys with their own style of throwing the ball and their own style of what to wear on the lanes. As excited as I was when all the tour guys I grew up watching in the 90’s were able to bowl on the PBA50. I am even more excited to see where these new young guys take the PBA Tour.
Simple Definition of change is to become different, to make (someone or something) different or to become something else, so this new year go out there and be the CHANGE you want to and can be.
Until next time get out there and go BOWLING!