- Home Town: Clermont, Florida
- Birth Date: 5/28/1962
- Throws: Right
- Ball Weight: 16 lbs.
- Career National Titles: 13
- Career Earnings: $1,148,766
- Positive Axis Point: 4 1/2 x 1/2 up
- Favorite Layout: PAP: 5-1/2" x 1/2" up - I always drill first ball with a 5" x 3" layout and then drill next ones accordingly.
I’m a pretty easy going guy who cares about people. My friends and family are very important to me. I am the kind of guy who would give you my last dollar if I thought you needed it more than I did. My life has taken me on a number of different journeys – first as a professional bowler and then as a television commentator.
I’ve traveled the world and have made many friends. I will always cherish the memories of competing at the highest level in a professional sport. Being inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame is my greatest accomplishment to date. I am now in the history books forever. But foremost, I would like to be remembered as a guy who took care of his friends and family.
Randy owns 13 career PBA national titles including one major title. Randy has one PBA50 title, winning the first event (PBA50 Dayton Classic) he bowled in. He was a touring player for 25 years where he booked 65 PBA 300 games. In 2011 he was voted into the PBA Hall of Fame. Randy is 35th among the 50 Greatest Players in PBA History. He is currently the color analyst on PBA’s live telecast finals for ESPN and the CBS Sports Network.
I work out three to five days a week. This is something I should have started a lot earlier in life as I probably wouldn’t have had to have two knee surgeries.
1. You have bowled all over the world. What is the best country you have ever bowled in excluding the US? Japan by far. I love the people and the food.
2. Do you have any interesting superstitions or routines you go through before, during, or after bowling? What is the most interesting superstition or routine you have seen from another bowler on tour? My only superstition was having my last name spelled wrong, but the player with the most interesting superstitions is Ryan Shafer, hands down. He has too many to list.
3. What is the best advice you have for a teenage bowler looking to make a career out of bowling? It’s probably tough to do, but bowl on as many tough oil patterns as possible; anyone can average 230 on a house shot, try doing it on a tour shot. Remember, we don’t bowl on house shots on tour.
4. When do you know when you need to change bowling balls? When you are having trouble getting to the pocket on a consistent basis or when you are getting to the pocket and your pin carry is awful.
5. If you had one piece of advice for bowlers trying to elevate their game to a higher level, what would it be? Get a good coach, bowl on hard oil patterns, and practice your butt off!
6. How do you block out distractions around you during tournament play? All great players never worry about who’s around them, because they know everyone else is worried about them.
7. What is one valuable life lesson that you learned while on the PBA Tour that you believe would benefit most people? I learned the value of TRUE friendships.
8. Are there any particular songs or bands that you listen to before you bowl to help you get pumped up? I like Boston, but any rock and roll will do.
9. If you got to choose a superhero ability, what would it be? Invisibility
10. What or who got you started in the sport of bowling? My Dad, but my grandfather made sure I got to all of my events growing up.
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