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10094 Investment Way, Florence

Bowling, Pizza, and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Sports of All Sorts (Up to 47% Off)

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Highlights

Munch on pizza and sip soft drinks as you and your friends go all out for strikes during your games of bowling

Customer Reviews

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JoTOP REVIEWER
17 ratings11 reviews1 photos
March 12, 2020
Fun evening of bowling with the kids. Staff was friendly & helpful. Small bowling alley in a large sports complex.
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MichaelTOP REVIEWER
6 ratings6 reviews
February 11, 2020
Took my daughters and grandson and had a blast! Very friendly staff
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JENNY
2 ratings2 reviews
January 11, 2020
Great little place! Clean, friendly, modern
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Donnie
2 ratings2 reviews
November 14, 2019
Great clean place
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Lisa
8 ratings4 reviews
September 1, 2019
Always good family fun!
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AmberTOP REVIEWER
16 ratings8 reviews
August 31, 2019
Clean and friendly. The bowling lanes were fun. Kids liked pizza and we will go back.
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kc
5 ratings4 reviews
May 20, 2019
It was great! Friendly staff yummy pizza!
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Angela
2 ratings2 reviews
May 19, 2019
Wonderful family fun
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What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

$25 for a party package for two ($44 total value)

  • Two games of bowling per person ($20 value)
  • One 12-inch pizza ($12 value)
  • One medium soft drink per person ($7 value)

$45 for a party package for four ($85 total value)

  • Two games of bowling per person ($40 value)
  • One 12-inch pizza ($12 value)
  • One large soft drink per person ($17 value)

Automatic Pinsetters: What’s Going on Back There?

When you’re focused on getting a strike, it’s easy to ignore the action at the end of the lane. Read on to learn how automatic pinsetters make that second roll possible.

Though automatic pinsetters were being developed by bowling companies as early as the 1910s, it was an alley owner who provided the push for their mass production. In the 1930s, George Beckerle reportedly complained to inventor and regular bowler Gottfried Schmidt about his pinboys—they just wouldn’t stick around. At the time, pins were almost universally set by human hands, often those of low-paid teenage boys. They perched on a ledge behind the pins, waiting to jump down into the ball pit, slide the ball back to the bowler, and then reset the pins for the next roll. Though the work was dull, pinboys still had to keep an eye on the game and watch out for angry bowlers who might take their frustration out on their shins. Serious injuries were not uncommon.

Just like their human predecessors, automatic pinsetters clear away fallen pins and create a new rack before the start of a frame. They can do this very quickly—the AMF 8800 Gold Edition pinsetter holds the world speed record, with a strike cycle time of 8.5 seconds. At the start of a frame, a sensor located a few feet from the pins detects a roll. After the ball falls into the ball pit, a rectangular sheet of metal called the sweep lowers to guard the pins from illegal rolls and lost shuffleboard players. Next, the pin table, outfitted with 10 holes, lowers on top of the standing pins and grasps them with its tongs. Then, the sweep pulls back, knocking the downed pins into the ball pit just before the pin table replaces the remaining pins.

As the spent pins are pushed toward the pin elevator by a conveyor, the ball veers off through a door, where it will travel under the lane and back up to the bowler. Meanwhile, the pins continue on into the pin elevator, which feeds the pin distributor that lets the pin table emerge with a fresh rack of 10 when the second roll is finished—any lane has a total of 20 pins moving through its guts at all times. Today, pinboys are mostly as extinct as dodos or goblins, but a few bowling alleys still hew to the nostalgic, if somewhat perilous, old system.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must call ahead for lane availability. Limit 1 per lane. Limit 1 per person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sports of All Sorts

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