I bowled for the first time in long time the other day. I still tend to bowl and have my ball thrown to more straight up and down the lane. As in, i'll bowl in the middle of the lane and have it roll as straight as possible.
When you see experienced professionals competing on television they tend to use use the style to hook or spin spin the ball.
Is there any advantage to hooking or curving the ball as opposed to hitting the pins straight on?