I'm happy to see this forum is still alive and kicking, first of all. I was an avid reader and reasonably steady poster on here around 6 years ago or so. Around that time, I hung up my bowling shoes temporarily as a cost-saving measure, as I had young children and needed to cut some costs to support my family. (I'm the only breadwinner, so sacrifices must be made!)
Anyhow, that isn't the point of my post here. I think I'm about ready to get back at it and start rolling again. I've of course held onto all my old equipment, and it all appears to be in fine working order. So here's the real question:
I had some bad habits back when I was bowling regularly. I try to muscle the ball too much, I don't get down enough, and I can't hook the ball effectively without a wrist support. So do I take the plunge by way of totally breaking it down and trying to fix those issues? I don't need to be a GREAT bowler, but part of me does wish I had better mechanics. I wonder if I can, even after the long layoff, fix some of those things that are so ingrained.
So do I just get back into the game, and have fun? Or take my return more seriously, and perhaps start with some lessons? How would you play it?