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===> Higher Scores are achieved more often when your Bowling Ball's Grip Fits!
It's important to go to a Pro Shop like D & L for hand measuring and ball drilling!
Proper Bowling Ball fit and using the right ball for you helps you ENJOY Bowling!

Consider D & L Pro Shop Gift Certificates!

Pay *12% less than total Gift Certificate Value! Starts at $300 
pay $264 to infinity example: get $500 for $440 -> Plus a free:
 Ebonite Towel or Master Buff-a-Ball or 8 oz Ball Cleaner or a
pack of 15 NBA Trading Cards (Skybox Inaugural 1990-1991)
value: $12 with tax each. Limit is one gift. If you decide to buy
another special of 12% off for your money starting at $300.00
for $264 to infinity you will not get another free giveaway. You
can purchase for yourself and get the 12% off. -----> It will be a
virtual gift cert. Like paper certs is deducted each time it's used.

 *12% more off with a paper or virtual gift certificate in Pro Shop
 can't also be applied to already discounted items & services: The
higher % off amount will be used for each already discounted items
& services. ----------> The *12% more off cannot be combined.

David C. Oakes Specials

F.Y.I. (for your info) Dave did bowling ball services for D & L Pro Shop this means: 
Plug Work and Drilling the bowling balls, Plus worked in the Pro Shop selling etc.

He loved bowling putting in many hours of practice: Was a huge part of his life 
along with his job at Elwyn.  Worked at Elwyn 30 years/+. Dave had a 298 game 
on October 14, 1987 and a 300 perfect game that was a long time goal for him! :-) 
The 300 game was on april 15, 1994 the 2 honor scores were done in 2 different 
Sanctioned Bowling Leagues at Wynnewood Lanes. The 298 was on lanes 23 & 24 
and the 300 game on lanes 11 & 12 - Prior to the 298 he bowled a 290 game with 
a spare in the 1st frame and 11 strikes in a row. His ABC award for the 290 was 
a 11 strikes in a row belt buckle that he wore proudly!! Dave also bowled in the
nationals yearly for 26 or 27 straight years since the late 1980's until his health
prevented him from doing so. David C. Oakes and I became lifetime members in
the former ABC (American Bowling Congress) and later transfered to the U S B C.

Dave was my D & L Pro Shop biz Partner (D in D & L) a very long time!!! The story behind the 
Dave Oakes is Back Specials was all my (Louis, Jr.) idea! It was partly to promote the pro shop 
and to have the specials in advance of Dave's return to celebrate!!! Dave did return but he was
not in the best of health. A day in aug 2015 was the last time Dave Oakes was at D & L Pro Shop. :-(  

I am keeping the DAVE OAKES IS BACK SPECIALS! link that is above on all pages (he's not back
at the pro shop in perfect health, even though I wanted that miracle to happen, the lord had different 
plans for Angel Dave, but he will never be forgotten) and is the same as the SPECIALS link on the bottom
of all pages on this website: In fact you're on the SPECIALS Page Now! Louis, Jr. Website Administrator.
David C. Oakes had over 1/4 of a century of experience in bowling ball services and in that
time there has been some bowlers roll perfect 300 games with balls that Dave drilled. 4 of them:
One -----------> Alex Dimarzio - Two -----------> Andrew Hodnicki both were teens at the time. Both
in a Saturday Wynnewood Lanes Junior League. The David C. Oakes drilling was one of the reasons 
for both perfect 300 games. Wynnewood Lanes coaches like my brother Chuck Gentile and rest of the
other Coaches that Donate their time to Coach on Saturdays at Wynnewood Lanes is the other reason.
3. Steve Thornton in Havertown Royals League at Wynnewood! Were more 300's with Dave's drilling! :-)
4. In Royals Paul Meyers (1/14/21) a 300 at Wynnewood on 21 & 22 with Roto Grip Cell that Dave drilled!

I drilled a ball for a bowler: 1st game in league with ball he bowled 100 pins over his average! - Louis Jr

Joe Dubrow has rolled a 3 game 842 series with a 299 game and
Matt Martinelli has a 3 game high series of almost 800 and 300 game too!
The scores were in Wynnewood Lanes Adult Leagues. Both are former 
sat Wynnewood Lanes Junior League bowlers! When kids bowl in junior 
bowling leagues that includes coaching it really helps them become 
better bowlers and also teaches them more than just bowling better!!!

David C. Oakes Specials!

Tues 8/26/2014 to Sun 4/26/2015
Great News: Decision has been made 
to extend specials to further notice. :-)

Updated Pricing Effective: 11/5/2018 for
each new/blank bowling ball brought in for
drilling 3 holes (includes hand measuring) from the
4/4/2016 pricing update of regular price of $45 with 
the special of $37 increases with the 11/5/2018 
pricing update to the regular price of $55 and
the special is $47 (prices with 6% pa sales tax).
Updated Pricing Effective: 4/3/2023 for 
each new/blank bowling ball brought in for
drilling 3 holes (includes hand measuring) from the
11/5/2018 pricing update of regular price of $55 with
the special of $47 increases with the 4/3/2023 
pricing update to the regular price of $60 and 
the special is $54 (prices with 6% pa sales tax).
As of 10/18/18 bowling ball plugging
and resurfacing is discontinued.
New/blank bowling ball (purchased
elsewhere) brought in for drilling:

Save/# holes: $4/2 $6/3 $8/4
☆Reg $56.60 tax $3.40 --> $60
if ball is received back same day
& reg $ for f grips - t slug - t insert.
Special $50.94 tax $3.06 --> $54
No limit it's $54 each new ball purchased 
elsewhere you can get drilled in the special!
Note: $54 Special is when the new/blank ball is 
picked up on a future date after it was brought in.
Updated Pricing Effective 4/3/2023
Includes hand measuring as needed.
Reg $ ball is received back same day
& reg price for f grips - t slug - t insert.
&:New Ball Brought In For Drilling 2 or 4 Grip Holes
2 finger holes (no thumb) ☆reg/special ☆40*/$36*
 4 grip holes (3 f h & thumb) ☆reg/special ☆$80*/$72*
*With the 6 Percent Pennsylvania Sales Tax included...

Drilling 2, 3 or 4 grip holes included for new ball 
purchased at D & L Pro Shop and also includes 
hand measure. If the bowling ball is drilled on the 
same day purchased and is received by customer 
the same day drilled who also purchased finger grips
and or thumb slug or thumb insert pays ☆reg prices...

Finger Grip/s: New Bowling Bal!
☆Pair $11.32 tax .68 --> $12.00
Each $4.71 tax .29 --> $5.00
Pair $9.43 tax .57 --> $10.00

Finger Grip/s: Used Bowling Ball
The Special Prices Seen Above...


+Thumb Slug or Insert: New Ball
☆$11.32 tax .68 -------> $12.00
Special $9.43 tax .57 --> $10.00
Updated Pricing Effective: 4/3/2023
does include thumb sizing as needed.
Thumb Slug (solid) Used Ball
installed in existing thumb hole
is the same pricing for a new ball
 with the detailed totals listed here:
Drill Slug Reg ☆$20.00* Special $18.00*
 Enlarge Thumb Hole ($5*) included in either:
 same price & included to drill out thumb slug.
In the case thumb hole does not need to be
Enlarged Reg ☆$15.00* Special is $13.50*
*With 6 Percent Pennsylvania Sales Tax......
+Thumb Insert Used Bowling Ball: 
Hole is already in the insert and 
comes in different sizes and does
not have to be drilled into with a drill 
bit unlike the thumb slug (solid) that 
always must be drilled into. Therefore
pricing differs to install a thumb insert.
Enlarging Thumb Hole For Thumb Insert 
must be done or if hole has a thumb slug
or a thumb insert: that must be drilled out
and the price is the same as enlarging the 
thumb hole. Prices to install are here:
Enlarge thumb hole for thumb insert: $5*
☆$11.32 tax .68 ------------------> $12.00
Special $9.43 tax .57 -------------> $10.00
+In some cases part of the job installing a
thumb slug or insert in a new or used ball 
sanding & polishing entire ball is involved 
and $5 each is due when ball is picked up.
If only sanding is involved $5 will be due...


Resurfacing is discontinued: this is
pricing that was effective on 4/4/2016
Sanding entire ball is included: Save $5 
Added to the $5 off Special you sav$10
Regular $28.30 tax $1.70 ------> $30. 00 <------
Special Price $23.58 tax $1.42 ---> $25.00 <---
Polyester: Sanding & polishing only suggested.

For sanding the entire ball and polishing is 
the same price of $4.71 tax .29 $5.00 for each. 
Sanding entire ball $4.71 & 6% pa tax 0.29: $5.00
Polishing entire ball $4.71 & 6% pa tax 0.29: $5.00


If you're getting your hand measured at my Pro Shop and it is your very 1st time at a bowling Pro Shop it is helpful 
that you have not been using a ball or balls already long term that is/are too heavy for you and the holes too big for your 
hand and you have been forced to squeeze to hold on to it/them mainly with the thumb the most important hole of the 3 holes. 
If you been using different house balls then this could be your current situation if you trained yourself to squeeze the bowling 
ball. After your hand is sized and the holes are drilled in the ball you may think that the holes are too tight (mainly the thumb hole) 
on a ball that does fit you properly. Iyou have your hand measured at D & L Pro Shop along with a ball drilled your grip is guaranteed 
100% to fit your bowling hand. If you're a bowler and above is your situation but you will not take the time to learn how to bowl without 
the heavy squeeze the holes can be slightly bigger than your hand calls for even when the fingers (mainly the thumb) is at their swollen 
largest sizes. This will help you not to squeeze as much. A loose bowling arm swing is easier to create consistency to repeat shots. It is 
normal that your hand (mainly your thumb) will go up and down in size. This don't mean that your ball don't fit your hand when your fingers 
are down in size (mainly your thumb.) During the hand measuring process you in most cases will be asked questions. Like when visiting your 
doctor he or she will ask you questions. If you are thinking of having me do your next ball (or your 1st ball) I will ask questions also. If you do wear 
a ring I suggest that you wear it when I measure your bowling hand. It is good for me to know if it's loose or tight at time your hand is being measured.
If your hand does go up and down in size it is important that you learn to use bowling tape. The plan is to have the 3 holes (if a conventional grip) drilled 
the sizes your three fingers that go in the holes swell to then you will use tape when your fingers are down. With a finger tip grip with or without finger grips
(with a thumb slug or not) the main hole is the thumb hole. If you're an experienced bowler and very pleased with your grip then that grip can be matched so 
bring that ball in to my Pro Shop with the ball you want drilled. If that is not the case and your grip needs to be changed: that can be done for your next ball....

 Louis J Gentile Jr. Proprietor of D & L Pro Shop