I am league bowler and have always bowled with my right hand as I am very right hand dominate. Many years ago I severely injured my right hand but with physical therapy plus continuing to use my right hand thankfully, until now, there were no lasting effects.
Starting several years ago I started to have some pain/swelling/gripping issues with my right hand, especially while bowling. My doctor said that due to the injury and I am getting older (late 50s) in simple terms my hand is “worn out”.
I have dropped from a 16 lb. ball to a 14 lb. ball and in order to get any sort of “performance” ball probably can’t go below 13 lbs. and that might even be too heavy.
So thinking about league bowling next year and switching to my left hand. Have any people out there on this forum done this successfully? I have tried left handed with a house ball and looked like a drunken 1st time bowler. There would be some cost involved, at minimum drilling one of my old bowling balls for left handed. For those uniformed, in league bowling you need to declare which hand you are bowling with and can’t just switch back and forth willy-nilly.
I am also (sadly) open to just not bowling any more in a competitive league if my chance of being a decent bowler after switching would be non-existent.