Stephanie Zagar

This is what Stephanie had to say about Bill:

I first met Bill three years ago and I've been working with him the past year and a half. What I really like about Bill is that he helps make what I already do well with my game better and at the same time minimize my liabilities. Bill has shown me a side of bowling that I really never knew, and I always leave my lessons with something to work on to improve my game to make me the best version of me. I feel comfortable and relaxed around him and he makes sure I understand clearly what he wants me to work on at home. Bill has led me to not only one Wisconsin High School State Singles Championship but back-to-back Wisconsin High School Singles Championships in 2020 and 2021. I'm looking forward to what we'll work on next, and I can't say thank you enough for helping me reach my goals Bill!

What Bill had to say about Stephanie:

Stephanie is a delight to work with – she has a great swing, rock solid finish, wonderful lane sense, touch and a great work ethic.

She came to see me right before the Wisconsin State High School Championships the past two years and those sessions brought her some great results. This year she was struggling – she couldn't get her ball to roll and hook which affected her carry and her visual line-ups got off. I had her move up about 12" on the approach and coupled with that I told her to think about her back swing going no higher than waist high. Even with her feeling her swing was very low, it still was a ball width over her head--which was fine--the goal was to slow everything down on her back swing. Then we worked on opening up her target line so it was in line with her arm swing.

The final piece this year was an equipment adjustment. I knew the Wisconsin High School Championships were being played on a challenge condition which would require accuracy and controlling the lane front to back so I wanted her equipment to basically hook very early so her ball didn't blow through the break point. I used a 180 grit abralon pad and hand-sanded her solid asymmetric and pearl symmetrical bowling balls until they were very dull which I knew would hook early enough so she could line-up normal and control the lane.

What we worked on paid off – she won her second straight Wisconsin High School Girls' Singles Championship--the first two-peat in it's history.