Pro Shop Services



PROFESSIONAL DRILLING: offers professional drilling service on all bowling balls, a convenient service that can save you time and money. We use the most accurate milling machine available today, the Precision Ovalmatic. This is the same milling machine that has been used on the PBA Tour since 1976. We guarantee an accurate fit every time! Our professional service is recommended for advanced bowlers who currently own their own custom fit bowling ball. Custom drilling services can cost anywhere from $50 to $70 at your local pro shop. Installation of finger inserts, thumb slugs, switch grips, and thumb molds are also available for custom drilled bowling balls.Choose your drilling options and we will professionally drill your new bowling ball. Please include any personal specifications or additional information that we may need. If you prefer to send us one of your current bowling balls, we will copy your existing measurements and make a custom thumb mold. This only needs to be done once and we can then perfectly match your grip in any other ball that you purchase. We will then pay for shipping costs to ship your ball back to you!

STANDARD DRILLING: Our standard drilling service is recommended for the recreational bowler who would like to own their own bowling ball. This is a standard conventional layout using an average for the span and hole sizes. Standard drilling services at your local pro shop can cost anywhere from $30 to $50. Below is a table of the right handed (Reverse Ring/Middle for left handers) measurements used to drill your bowling ball. They are given for informational purposes only and are not guaranteed.

Drilled bowling balls may not be returned for any reason other than manufacturer's defects. Ball fit and reaction are not guanranteed by Drilling charges cannot be reimbursed. With drilling services please allow 7-10 business days before your ball to is shipped.




At Bowler X we take our craft seriously. All drilling is done using the Precision OvalMatic mill. The same milling machine and jig used on the PBA Tour since 1976. The OvalMatic is accurate to 1/1000 of an inch on all measurements including spans, pitches and depths.

The absolute best results will be achieved if and ONLY if your Pro Shop operator has observed the bowlers style and acquired his/her bowling specs. These specs include Positive Axis Point (PAP), revolution (rev) rate, axis tilt, axis rotation and ball speed. It is also very important for the Shop technician to know what type of lane surface the bowler is bowling on and the volume and distance of conditioner (oil) applied to the lane. If we do not have this information we will gather it first before making a professional suggestion as to what bowling ball and drilling layout will maximize your scoring potential. A short session on the lanes may be required to obtain these specs. One of our trained staff members will gather these specs and share them with you to discuss your equipment needs.

We also offer the latest in accessories for your bowling ball grip including a complete line of Turbo products. Turbo Grips  (insert hyperlink here) has been a leader in finger and thumb insert technology since 1990. The Turbo Switch Grip (insert hyperlink here) is one of our fastest growing products we offer and our customers quickly realize the value and convenience of the removable thumb system.

Custom Fitting:

The bowling ball grip and choice of bowling ball are two of the most important aspects of scoring potential. At Bowler X we understand this fact. Our staff is trained to bring these two aspects together to maximize your scores and enjoyment of the game.

The fit of the bowling ball is extremely important because the game of bowling is based on repetition. Being able to repeat the release on a consistent basis first depends on a precision fit. If the grip is not optimal it will be impossible to repeat crucial elements such as ball speed, loft distance, launch angle and revolution rate.

We have the most accurate measuring tools available for measuring the bowlers hand span, finger/thumb pitches and flexibility. Once these measurements are acquired we then drill the bowling ball using the Precision Ovalmatic mill. This is the same mill that has been used on the PBA Tour since 1976. It is the most reliable and accurate mill for drilling a ball (accurate to 1/1000 of an inch).

The final step to achieving the proper fit is the customization of the finger and thumb holes. Proper beveling and shaping of the thumb hole is crucial to the final fit of the bowling ball. We will analyze this area and work with you making small adjustments until the feel is just right and will allow for proper release frame after frame.


New Ball Fitting and Drilling: $35

Finger Inserts (pair): $10

Thumb Slug (installed): $15

Complete Plugging of Existing Ball & Re-Drill: $45

Plug Fingers or Thumb Only & Re-Drill: $25

Haus Professional Resurfacing: $30

Revivor Oil Extraction Service: $20 (2 balls for $30)

Haus Resurfacing/Revivor Oil Extraction/Finger Grip Replacement Special: $45

Polishing/Sanding & Surface Adjustments: $5

Bowling Ball Cleaning Only: $3

Bowling Ball Name Engraving: $10

Custom Thumb Mold Creation: $20

Bowling Ball Repairs: (nicks, gouges): Varies depending on extent of damage. We can fix most ball damage. Let us inspect your ball before giving up on it. 



If you are not completely satisfied with the grip of your custom fit bowling ball return it within 30 days and we will re-drill for you at NO COST.