5 STAR RATING
Matt Guirguis via Email: 5 stars
“My name is Matt and I have been bowling for approximately 17 years. During that time, my highest average was at 164 and declining. Like most bowlers, I wanted my average to hover around 190-200, however; I found that task to be virtually impossible. Of course I tried several things, such as a new ball every three months or a new wrist glove ever six months, but nothing worked. I even tried a couple of coaches and advise from friends, but the more I tried, the more I failed. Well, just as I was about to give up the sport, a friend of mine recommended that I try John Struckman. I had no idea who this guy John is, and as one may imagine, I was pretty skeptical, but I thought that I might give him a try. After all, what have I got to lose? If he’s good, then I improve my game, and if he’s not, then I quit.I have taken four lessons from John, and during that time, I bowled my first 650 series (last week), my average has improved to 176 and bowling is fun again. In fact, my wife and I have been entering in tournaments that I didn’t dare enter a few months ago. I am very happy with the results, and I can only get better.If you’re like me and you think that by changing your equipment you will get better, I highly recommend that you give John a try. He is caring, professional and he will definitely improve your game. Take it from me: You can only get better!”
Kim Howes via Email: 5 stars
“Hi! My name is Kim, and I’ve been bowling for about 16 years. The area where I struggle the most when it comes to bowling is consistency and adjusting. My average is around 195, and that’s because I will bowl a 230 my first game and then follow it up with a 160. I can’t begin to tell you how completely frustrating that is, and how I would give anything to change it. Well, I have finally found a way to change it, and it is all due to John Struckman.I have only had two lessons with John so far, and by tweaking the position I hold the ball, changing my timing a bit, and by suggesting to get my equipment looked at as the drilling looked a little off, my average is now at a 218! I feel so much more confident about my game, and John has given me the tools I need to continue to improve. One of the things I love the most about John is that he truly cares about you, and he really wants to see you succeed. He has an option for a lesson with video, and I would definitely recommend that option. It’s amazing how quickly you can change something when you can see what you are doing wrong. I look back at the videos often to remind myself of what I was doing wrong and to focus on what I’m doing right.Another thing I enjoy about John is that he gives a Coaches Review at the end of each lesson. He will go over your strengths, and the areas that need improving. I have taken several lessons from other coaches, and I have never received the same amount of attention, professionalism, care, and all around awesome attitude as I have with John. I was never given a review, and at the end of the lessons I just felt more confused and lost than I did before I took the lesson.All I can say is that if you are someone who is looking to improve your game, you need to see John! He is an amazing coach, he is genuine, he is knowledgable, and he will never steer you wrong! Thank you for everything you do, John! I look forward to many more lessons and all the future 300s I’m going to bowl, thanks to you!”
Dean Heckert via Email: 5 stars
“Great Lesson, Great Results! I met with John and I think he is great. I have been really struggling with my game after a few bouts with age related injuries. My average had dropped from 194 three years ago to 163. I didn’t think he could help me but after just one lesson I bowled a 191 and 234 on my first league night after that. My first game was a 135 but I kept on trying to use the techniques he gave me to try and focus on and by the 2nd game it seemed to come together. The coaching review I received after my lesson is very helpful and it was packed with lots of motivational advice specific to me. I have scheduled another lesson.”
Allen Eppens via Facebook: 5 stars
“Very knowledgeable! And would take another lesson!”
Joe Watkins via Facebook & Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“I took a lesson from John on Saturday May 6 and had a fantastic experience. Being an inexperienced bowler I scheduled a two hour lesson with John so that I would be able to get as much out of John that my arm would allow while being able to retain enough information to be able properly practice the new techniques during the week.The first hour was the basics of the setup and the approach, which I learned a ton, with the second hour focusing on the balance of the stance with a balanced release. Needless to say I felt like I was taking a golf lesson. There was so much information to absorb and remember.I look forward to my next set of lessons with John in the coming weeks.”
Estelita Mangrobangvia Facebook: 5 stars
“Excellent coaching! My games keeps improving
since I’ve started taking lessons. God bless & more success to you “
Susan Alvarado via Email: 5 stars
“I just had a one-hour lesson with John Struckman. I’ll have to say I was very skeptical because I was not familiar with him. He completely surprised me with his knowledge of the game and his quick ability to evaluate mine. At once, I felt very comfortable with him. He was very patient, professional and answered all of my questions. He reviewed my equipment that will only help me in my next ball selection. By the end of the session, I loved the way my ball was rolling–it was skidding down the lane before. He also summarized the things I needed to improve on before I left and emailed me a review of our lesson which I will keep for future reference. If you are looking to improve your game, I would definitely recommend him.”
Dean Briscoe via Facebook: 5 stars
“I had a great first lesson with John. He is very good about instructing your movements to correct bad habbits that do not utilise your maximum ability. He continually asks if you have any questions about what he instructs you to try as to make sure you completely have your head around it. After my first lesson I bowled 80 pins over my average in Vegas to cash in Sweeps. I am looking forward to more advanced instruction, Thank you John”
Don Luepnitz via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Don Luepnitz via Bowling Guys Facebook Page: 5 stars
“Had my first lesson with John, looking forward to upcoming lessons to further my game”
Carole & Richard Chung via Email: 5 stars
“John is an excellent, patient teacher with good tips for improved bowling. We will be taking more lessons.”
BJ Donovan via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“Great 1st Lesson. I recently took my first bowling lesson with John. John is a phenomenal teacher who has a wealth of knowledge. The lesson was 1 hour in length and began with setup and approach with the emphasis on a balanced finish position. John took me through 2 specific drills to help with balance and consistency. We also took a look at my equipment to make sure it fit my game. I really enjoyed the lesson and I’ve already booked a second lesson. I’m looking forward to improving and developing a more consistent game.”
Nelson Murphy via Email: 5 stars
“John is a wonderful teacher who knows his business and shows excellent people skills.”
Lorraine Murphy via Facebook: 5 stars
“John was great, my husband and I enjoyed his way of teaching us very much. He was very patient and great at answering questions. I recommend him to everyone who wants to improve their game.”
David Romero via Email: 5 stars
“Hello to all. I wanted to share my experience on my first bowling lesson with coach Struckman. After struggling so long with the efficiency and effectiveness of my game I decided to seek help. Coach Struckman’s information was very easy to find and contacting him was also very easy to do. I then booked my lesson with him and waited anxiously for it. He sent me a reminder the day before my appointment and everything was ready for me to meet with him at the bowling center. Once I met with him at the bowling center I felt very comfortable around him, he is very approachable and very professional. He explained to me what and how the first coaching session would be. He said he would assess all aspect of my game to see where to start in order to improve. We first had a small routine to warm up and be ready to bowl. I then started by taking five shots in which he observed my form, approach, deliver, follow through and technique throughout every shot. He immediately noticed some deficiencies in my game and addressed them, I then corrected some of them and had an immediate effect on the way I felt and threw the ball. He was very thorough and detailed in the way I needed to make adjustments during the entire session. I felt he is very knowledgeable in every aspect of the game. He showed me how to better read the lane and with some displays and graphs that increased my understanding of what I needed to improve. He also gave me some tips to improve my mental and physical game that I am eager to try on the league I play in. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who would like to take their game to the next step and I am looking forward to our next session in which I can keep on improving. After the session was over he emailed me asking if I had any extra questions and also included the notes in a lesson review so I can always look at them.”
Ashley Brown via Email: 5 stars
“My 2nd Bowling Lesson With John Struckman. I like John because he taught me that my left foot goes in front, and that my right foot goes in back. He taught me how to hold my shoulders. Then he held his badge up and let it hang over the third arrow on bowling lane, and told me to try to hit his badge with my ball, he said that will make my ball go straight so I can get a strike. I was scared that I wouldn’t get a strike but I did. I am turning 9 years old, and I want to be on a kids bowling league. John said if I focus, I can bowl well. This is why John is the best bowling coach ever.”
Brandon Bermoy via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“My brother and I did our first group lesson with John today. It was a great experience and we learned a lot with our first lesson and are looking forward to future lessons. John was organized and full of great information. A pleasure to work with. Thanks again, John!”
Judy Pojar via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“Great lesson today working on approach and ball delivery Also got my ball cleaned which made a big difference. John is very knowledgeable so I’m feeling more comfortable with my approach. I think I will do good at sweeps.”
Clinton Meche via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Dean via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Phillip via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“So far my 1st lesson has been an improvement on my game, John is a knowledgeable instructor and helps you out in the areas needed. thanks John, I’m looking forward to our next session.”
Tanya Mendoza via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Tanya Mendoza via Bowling Guys Facebook Page: 5 stars
“Hi everyone! Tonight I had my 1st bowling lesson with John Struckman. It was great!! I learned a lot and came out with a slight improvement in my game. I learned everything tonight from ball placement to reading the lanes…. I’m very excited for next lesson and it’s already booked!! Thank you John, you were awesome!!”
Brandon Wanders via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“Haven’t had many coaches but John proved that even guys with a 210+ average can always learn knew things and can use an extra pair of eyes. Looking forward to lesson number 2.”
Ramon Tago II via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
April Simkins via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“Very helpful. I have bowled regularly for two years and have not had much improvement on my own. My 1st lesson yesterday was an eye opener. Learned so much and started making improvements during the lesson. He is super nice and knowledgeable, of course. I will be booking my next lesson.”
Gregorio Joel Chin via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“My two sons had their first lesson with John. As parents, John explained to us some of the concepts that he was teaching to them, and that helped us understand and appreciate the game more. As a coach, he really analyzes your game, and helps you improve on that, instead of turning you into a whole new bowler. My two sons learned a lot from the lesson he provided and he even taught them to do some stretching exercises (which my kids don’t do routinely). Looking forward to Lesson 2!”
Micah Bermoy via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Erik Blyar via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Elliot Light via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Rick Ebel via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Becky Smith via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Barbara Scarpine via Email: 5 stars
“My first lesson was a positive experience. Your observations, suggestions, guidance made on my bowling style allowed me to understand the following:
1. My 3-step approach.
2. The angle and position of holding my bowling ball.
3. Analyzing the positions of the pins by the markings on floor and the alley.
4. Recognizing where to stand in relationship to the pin positions.
5. Using my left arm for balance while following through with my bowling ball.
6. Stretching prior to any bowling.
7. Mentally focusing to deter distractions.
8. Relax and enjoy the game.”
Matt Hall via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
Dana De Long via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“Two lessons with John. After trying to make improvements on my own (unsuccessfully), I sought out John for some lessons. We started with fundamentals and he quickly corrected my form and approach. My score is up by over 20 and I’m motivated more than ever to improve and compete. John is patient and very easy to understand.”
Bob Yee via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“Our First Lesson with John. John is an exceptional coach and a great teacher. I had never really bowled 10-Pin before and Mary hadn’t in many years. We decided to try it out and joined our first 10-10 league at Forest Lanes in Lake Forest. During our bowling sessions, we both received pointers from other good bowlers, but we still were not very consistent. We decided to try a group lesson with John after our last league game. Though pointers can help, we learned that they may be too specific to another bowler’s style and not good for us. John’s first observations were great. Both of us were too far back and our ball preparation was wrong. Our steps were not smooth and consistent and our delivery was forced. John stressed to us to try to bowl a more relaxed and consistent game. John has been taking us through the basics, step by step, in a manner we can understand and repeat. With just one session, our delivery was much better. We are looking forward to our next lessons after we practice what we have been taught so far. We may never be 250 bowlers, but it feels great to feel more relaxed and natural while bowling.”
Dave Safley via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“We wrote a glowing review 5 stars after our 1st lesson but it never posted, I think because – I did not Login (first) then write the review. / This time clicked the option to login and now posted out our 2nd lesson review. Yes, 5 stars, we have been bowling for fun for years all the wrong way, not know what we were doing. Just after 2 lessons, John is teaching us the right way. Building on a solid foundation. Since I am a Technology Engineer, I understand learning the theory will ease the way to understanding the fundamentals of bowling. John fired on all points over these past two sessions. Very personable and able to adapt to a fresh new bowler like us, all the way to working with pro bowlers of 30+ year to gain and fine tune their bowling style. John is “in-tune” with making every min of the hour session to be as productive as possible. John will not disappoint and such a blessing to have his unique services in our area. Looking forward to learning more!”
Don Luepnitz via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
“Learn something new each lesson, onward and upwards”
Sangkee Woo via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
2nd lesson. We are so lucky to see him for my son’s coach. He is clearly understand why to need to know for beginner bowler as well as others. Thanks and look forward to seeing you more.
Doo Shin via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
One day, youtube bowling video clips triggered me and then I started to the bowl since the beginning of this year. I went to Cal Bowl about 3-4 days per week and tried to practice what I learned from the youtube, then I seriously realized that I need a certified coach who can correct me from wrongdoing. Before I met John, I took any bits of advice from a person who seemed to be better than me, but then again, I found myself that my score wasn’t improving. Now I am at the stage where correcting myself from the bad bowling habit and thinking that I should seek for a certified coach, like John, in the beginning. However, its always never too late to learn, right? Currently, I am super happy with his professional teaching skills, and I hope I get better at it by practice what I learned from him; not from the Internet and/or Youtube. I hope you guys not taking the same step like I did, and let’s have a fun bowling!
Louann Weltman via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
I just finished my 5th lesson with John @ Forest Lanes. John is amazing! He has me stand on the right side of the lane, he moved me up so I start even with the ball return. Since I can’t walk a straight line, John had me turn my body a little, which causes me to walk straight. Who knew? He doesn’t just watch me from behind, he gets out on the lane to watch you from the front. John also sends reviews to me after each lesson so I can refer back when I’m bowling. If you are looking for help with your bowling, or just starting out, I highly recommend John Struckman!
Donna Siemann via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
John is very knowledgeable about bowling . I like his coaching style with our grandson , David. We all enjoyed the lesson and look forward to David’s next lesson.
Donna Siemann via Bowling Guys Booking Site: 5 stars
David, our grandson, likes his bowling lessons and is looking forward to next week. He is getting some good information from John.