Montana is home to 54 bowling centers, ranging from two lanes to the largest (Missoula’s one and only, Westside Lanes) at 36 lanes. But the number of centers are dwindling and what used to be a vibrant family activity draws less people as the industry reconciles new technology and competition from other recreational –or not so recreational–activities.
There is hope. There is one stronghold in bowling and they are fierce.
They come in all shapes, sizes and ages. But it’s the Senior League bowlers you need to look out for. Their generation made bowling what it is. And here in Montana, it’s not just fun and games. It’s serious competition. Don’t forget your Bud.
Player #1: Lois, age 83.