Saturday, October 31, 2009

Upcoming Clinics by Missy

Hello Everyone!

I will be holding two clinics coming up at Saddleback Lanes in Mission Viejo, CA. Both clinics are Saturday, November 7th AND Sunday, November 8th.

The first clinic is a beginning-intermediate clinic for bowlers averaging 175 and below. The cost of this clinic is $125 total for both days. The clinic will be held from 9am to noon both days and will be broken up into a classroom portion and then on-the-lanes practice. Some of the topics discussed include: timing, ball fit, finish position, alignment and spares. This clinic is limited to the first 20 bowlers, so be sure to sign up today!

The second clinic is an advanced clinic for bowlers averaging 175 and above. This clinic will be held from 1pm-4pm both days. The cost for this clinic is $150 total for both days. Saturday will feature one-on-one time with Missy working on individual's game. Personalized assessment, along with practice time will be given. Then Sunday features a special tournament utilizing new skills. Prizes will be awarded. Bowlers will practice on different oil patterns both days. This clinic is limited to the first 10 bowlers, so be sure to sign up today!

To sign up or if you have any questions, please email Missy at Payment for the clinics can be paid by cash or check the first day of the clinic.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

PBA Fresno Regional

This past weekend, I bowled a PBA West Region event in Fresno, CA. My leg had been feeling better and I was certain, that even though I would be bowling a lot of games, that my leg would hold up OK.

Since being home from tour, I have only bowled one tournament and just been bowling 3 games a week in league and no practice. So I've been staying off of it and letting it heal.

Well, I started the tournament very well, shooting 279 (with the front 7) and then 233 to start the day. I was leading after 2 games at +112. We were bowling on the Scorpion PBA pattern and I was able to use my 900 Global Bounty Hunter all day. I ended up hitting some trouble in the middle games and ended the 8 games of qualifying with +196 and was in 5th place.

We bowled our semifinals that afternoon (so 5 more games). During the 7th game of qualifying, my leg was starting to bother me a little bit. Then during the semifinals, I could barely bowl the final game. I ended up +203 and in 11th place. So i had qualified for the top 16 Sunday matchplay finals, despite being in a lot of pain.

I got matched up against PJ Haggerty the first match, in the best 3 of 5 single elimination format. Starting off the day, I seriously thought I was going to have to withdraw. My leg was really bothering me (and I can withstand a lot of pain) and I shot 128 the first game (obviously losing).

However, during the second game I figured out a way to still have some timing and not have my leg hurt so bad. I came back with a 234, but lost to PJ who threw the front 9 at me. I then came back and won 222-186. The next game the lanes changed just enough for me to start out with opens for the first 3 out of 4 frames (a pocket 7-10, a 2-8-10 and a 2-4-8-10). I ended up rallying back that game, shooting 201, but lost to PJ who shot 214.

So although I bowled well, it was a very disappointing tournament because my leg isn't quite healing as well as I had hoped. So I am definitely taking some time off of bowling for at least two weeks and then starting back up again with just 3 games a week. The goal is to be fully healed by tour in January.

I also wanted to thank all of you for the support and well wishes! I really appreciate it!!!! =)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In the Off-Season

First off, I'd like to thank all of you that tuned in to watching the U.S. Women's Open TV Shows. I really appreciate all of the support and love hearing from all of you.

Now that I am in the off-season and am not bowling a whole lot (as you can see from my calendar), I thought I'd mention what I've been doing in my spare time. =)

Due to my leg injury, which I must say is healing well, I haven't been bowling as much or practicing a lot. Unfortunately, the only way for a pulled groin muscle to heal is by resting it. So...I have been doing just that. I am happy to say that I can bowl 3-4 games without wrapping it and it doesn't hurt. So little by little it is getting back to where it should be, and I should be 100% when the tour starts up again in January.

So, besides giving a lot of lessons, I have been keeping busy with two main things - ONE - the wedding (since I got engaged in July) and TWO - buying a house. Both of those things are VERY time consuming and can be fun and a little nerve-racking at the same time.

The very first thing I did after returning home from being on tour was to set a wedding date and secure a location for the big day. We set the date - I am getting married in September of 2010. And the venue is rather unique.

My fiancee, Drew and I only went to one wedding venue and immedately knew that was the place. We decided to get married on a yacht in Newport Beach Harbor. This was definitely not what I had pictured, but upon visiting the site and knowing my love for the beach, it was all but perfect!

As for the housing situation, we are still working on it.

Stay tuned for more updates...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Watch Missy in the Final Four of the Women's U.S. Open this Sunday, Oct. 18th at 2pm EST on ESPN

Missy Bellinder defeated Liz Johnson 212-202 and then went on to face tournament leader Shannon O'Keefe in the quarter finals TV Show of the Women's U.S. Open. Bellinder threw 11 out of 12 strikes to defeat O'Keefe 279-213 and just missed out on the $25,000 bonus for shooting a 300 on TV.

Watch Missy face Tammy Boomershine in the final four of the Women's U.S. Open this Sunday, Oct. 18th at 2pm EST on ESPN.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Watch Missy on ESPN this Sunday, Oct. 11th at 2pm EST

Catch all of the action as Missy Bellinder takes on Liz Johnson in the U.S. Women's Open this Sunday, October 11th at 2pm EST (11am west coast time).

The winner will face top seed Shannon O'Keefe, with the winner then advancing to the top 4 finals to be aired on Sunday, October 18th.

Check it out!!!