Celebrate National Bowling Day with Custom Bowling Balls

If you aren’t heading down to your local bowling alley and playing a few games, then you are missing out. August 8 is National Bowling Day, and there is no better way to celebrate than to look at some custom bowling balls you wish you could take to the alley. But first, consider the origins of this exciting day.

The Origins of Bowling

The sport of bowling is perhaps one of the oldest still around today, with archeologists finding evidence tracing back to ancient Egypt in 3,200 BC. Though it is hard to tell how it was actually played then, there was also evidence of the sport in 300 AD Germany, where historian William Pehle pointed to evidence of its prevelance. Interestingly enough, bowling went through a tough time in England in 1366 when King Edward III forbid the sport and it did not return until King Henry VIII brought it back many years later. Now, there are bowling alleys all around offering automatic 10-pin games for people to enjoy.

To celebrate the growth and history of the sport, National Bowling Day is celebrated every second Saturday of August. Why this day? Who knows. Before you head down to the alley though, here are some bowling balls to be jealous of.

This Alcohol Inspired Masterpiece

You may not know who this guy is, but his inspired design makes it clear he knows how to enjoy his time the right way. Presumably, he doesn’t bowl perfect 300 games, but at least he has fun while he rolls that beautiful ball down the lane.

This Terrifying Zombie Piece

Few things are more universally appreciated than zombies, so if you are going to get a custom ball it would make sense you would select something like this. Not only are you bowling with a zombie-inspired ball, but you also get to feel like you are carrying the severed head of a dead zombie. Ok…that is a little gross maybe.

This Hidden Custom Ball

While this might not be a custom ball on its own, it was broken to reveal a hidden ball inside with the name “Sara.” Who is this mysterious Sara? Is she some sort of bowling goddess or is the truth much more sinister? Either way, this is probably not a bowling ball you want.

All Hail Cthulhu

Some might pass this off as a design anomaly, but it’s probably safer to just accept this was Cthulhu inspired and get on with bowling. If you pick it up, don’t act strange. Just continue as usual. Who knows? Maybe you’ll bowl your best game ever!

Making Your Own Custom Bowling Balls

Of course, none of these would be as cool as making your own custom design. Perhaps pull from a childhood favorite and slap this guy on there:

Or, if you are a younger generation, maybe you could go with one of these instead:

Just Enjoy National Bowling Day

Regardless of whether you have a custom ball or not, gather up some friends this Saturday and head down to the local bowling alley. It’s not like you have anything better to do.


Do you own a custom bowling ball you plan to take the alley on National Bowling Day? If not, are there any custom bowling balls you would like to see made?




Joseph Macolino
Joseph Macolino
When Joseph is not writing for his Evorath fantasy series, he tries to spend time honing his physical prowess to one day become the Punisher. Most of the time, he just ends up perfecting the art of procrastination by watching Netflix, reading other good fantasy books, or playing some mindless game. Follow him at Evorath