Matt O’Grady to Lead Dexter Footwork of the Pros Clinics

by Bob Johnson 0

Dexter has announced that 2018 PBA Tournament of Champions winner Matt O’Grady will be the lead instructor for the upcoming Dexter Footwork of the Pros Clinics.

Launching in 2019 at bowling centers throughout the country, the Dexter Footwear of the Pros Clinics will help bowlers fine-tune a key part of the game — their footwork.

O’Grady, known for his charismatic personality, love of the game and passion for helping to promote the sport of bowling, will focus on improving slide, traction and leverage points for each participant at these specialized clinics.

Special appearances at some of these events also will be made by Team Dexter members Jason Belmonte, E.J. Tackett, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Wes Malott, Anthony Simonsen, Tom Daugherty, Dom Barrett, Jason Couch, Josh Blanchard and Marshall Kent — just a few of the Team Dexter bowlers competing on this year’s PBA Tour.

Dexter also announced that Product Specialists Elysia Current and Ronnie Russell will be expanding their territories as they focus on supporting pro shops at the grassroots level. Current will now cover the Northeast and East Coast, excluding Georgia and Florida, which Russell will cover Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. Both will continue bowling on their respective pro tour.


Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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