Executive summary about Bowling alley by Wally E Voelker
When learning how to bowl, the right equipment can make bowling a lot easier. Buying your own ball, shoes and bag is essential.
My Strike Ball:
Most fun bowlers will use a house ball to bowl both their first and second shots.
My Spare Ball:
I recommend a plastic ball. This will hook minimal and be truer when thrown. If you are right handed, move left to where you left foot is almost in the gutter. Now walk a straight line to the foul line and throw it over the center arrow. If the ball falls into the gutter before it reaches the "10″ pin, then move a little right and visa versa if you miss inside the pin. Reverse this if you are left handed. Actually I use this ball to pick up all my spares.
Rented shoes are typically a universal shoe. They favor the beginning bowlers or bowlers who only bowl once and a while. If your interested in improving your game then I would recommend purchasing your own pair.
Practice and lessons:
Go to your local bowling establishment and ask if they offer bowling lessons.