Four Reasons Why Bowling is the World’s #1 Participatory Sport
A Beautifully Simple Game
From the beginning of our recorded history, people have always enjoyed some form of bowling. The first proto-bowling games are traced all the way to the ancient Egyptians, then on through the Roman Empire and later eras. Why have so many different cultures felt the need to roll an object at a group of different objects? Part of the appeal is the elegant simplicity of the game. Rolling a ball is a natural, fundamental motion. Bowling is easily grasped, and the game translates effortlessly between cultures.
Low Barriers to Entry
Sports such as golf, hockey, and softball are certainly fun to play, but each comes with significant barriers to entry. Greens fees and equipment costs make golf too expensive for many. Hockey requires expensive equipment, plus an ice rink and available ice time. Softball requires a large enough group of people to field a team. Bowling is inexpensive, widely available, and fun to play no matter the group size.