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Well what a shocker to have a PBA Bowler join our local team. We are honored to have him and what an inspiration to our youth bowlers to have him bowl. His name is TREY FORD III , he is the youngest PBA Bowler on tour@ 17yrs old. I have talked with him and submitted BBE to him to post some ball reviews for Global 900 his Sponsor. His shoes are through 3D . He and his Dad run the RedApple Sports Center in Bartlesville Oklahoma. His Dad Chuck runs the Pro shop there and General Manager. So when he registers I know everyone will welcome him aboard. Thanks All.

PS you can Google him and see alot of his YouTube videos!
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That's going to be fun. Thanks for mentioning BBE
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That's going to be fun. Thanks for mentioning BBE
He has been bowling really well with the Honey Badger from global 900. After 3 weeks teams are really warming up to him and his Dad.
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Last week Trey used the New Honey Badger ball from global 900. He has been doing real well with it shooting some sweet 800 searies with it. But last monday he used a BOOST rolled a nice290 first game 211 second and 268 third. It sure is nice to have him show us how much class someone can have at such a young age! Again Trey Ford III
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Last week Trey used the New Honey Badger ball from global 900. He has been doing real well with it shooting some sweet 800 searies with it. But last monday he used a BOOST rolled a nice290 first game 211 second and 268 third. It sure is nice to have him show us how much class someone can have at such a young age! Again Trey Ford III
I've watched a few of his videos since you mentioned him, and he's a very very mature and skilled player for his age. I can see him going very far in the sport
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:42 AM
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Monday he started with the BOOST rolled a 213 then switched to HONEY BADGER rolled 278, 258. This week he was in Wichita ( North Rock lanes) PBA tour. cannot wait till tonight to see how he performed.
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Seems like a nice kid. I watched a few of his videos. I saw he finished 11th in a PBA event in July and pocketed $3500.

He is certainly better than me, but honestly; I wish this kid would go to college. $3500 is nice, but the young software engineers in my company (maybe 4 years older than him) make that every week and pull down $150K-$200K a year.

In a sport where you have to "win" money is pretty risky. Professional sports that carry a weekly salary make more sense. I am not saying he should not do this, but while he is putting bowling balls in the trunk of his car, and driving across country to "win" money, a lot of his friends are going to be in college getting Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees, and even Ph.D's while he is struggling to make $35K a year bowling.

This is not 1950-1970 when the golden age of bowling made professional bowlers wealthy to an extent. He is in a sport which has a paid, yes they are paid, audience of maybe 50. Golfers play in front of 30,000 plus on the golf course, and 2 million or more on television.

Most college football teams play in front of 75,000 to 110,000 people every week. Those football players are getting college educations that are worth at least $100K.

This kid is a great bowler, but financially this is a huge mistake. If he were my kid, I would want him to get the degree first because $3500 does not get you anywhere after taxes, and expenses.

This story sounds like he is living out his fathers dream, and not his. Just because you are good at something, it does not mean you should make a living at it.

I have a friend who was a child prodigy like that. He chose to get into software instead. Now he is a millionaire CEO. He still averages 230 plus.

Just my .02. Take to for what it's worth.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:13 PM
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All I can say he is doing what he loves not his dad. Doing what you enjoy in life should be best. I have a lot of friends with degrees that cannot find work! We enjoy bowling with him regardless.
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Just an update on Trey. He is currently in RENO at the Geico PBA tour. He has qualified currently in 9th place out of 16 that bowls next week. BTW Belmonte is in 11th. Next week he will do match playoffs. Go TREY FORD III
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Here's the TREY FORDs results of the PBA World Championship cashers round.

*Round 1 was 5 games on Chameleon-248, 227, 201, 217, and 210 for a total of 1,103- average 220.60.
*Round 2 was on Shark-143, 208, 192, 246, and 212 for a total of 1,001 average- 200.20.
*Round 3 was on Cheetah-198, 235, 178, 211, and 225 for a total of 1,047-average 209.40
*Round 4 was on Scorpion-277, 258, 202, 205, and 181 for a total of 1,123-average 224.60
*Total for the 60 games was 13,352 Plus 1,352-average 222.53.

Trey finished the World Championship in 43rd place. All though the casher rounds didn't go the way he wanted, overall he was very pleased with his performance against the best in the world. After 60 games in four days, Trey gets the day off today to prepare for the Cheetah round of 16 match play tomorrow morning. #900Global #Vise #PBA

I saw a video and 5th place was average 230 for 60 games. first place was a 241 avg. by The Svenson second was Belmonte and third was Simonelli. ,
6th - 10TH PLACE WERE 229 avg.
Trey ended up in 43rd place with 222.53, WOW !
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Seems like a nice kid. I watched a few of his videos. I saw he finished 11th in a PBA event in July and pocketed $3500.

He is certainly better than me, but honestly; I wish this kid would go to college. $3500 is nice, but the young software engineers in my company (maybe 4 years older than him) make that every week and pull down $150K-$200K a year.
FYI You are working under a vast misapprehension.

It is as rare a shen's teeth to have some one fresh out of college pulling down your acclaimed $150-200K per year. I'd suspect maybe 1 out of 10,000 graduates do that. I am a retired computer engineer/analyst, so I have some knowledge of this situation. PhD's with 10 years or more of experience may pull this down, but not BS degrees, fresh out of college.

Besides that, I'd agree it is MUCH, MUCH better for Trey to complete his education, if he is capable of college and graduate level work. Bowling is a dead end job, even if he "likes" it and is capable of competing. It is a weekend hobby at best, to earn supplementary money.

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It has been stated that "Bowling is a dead end job. A weekend hobby to only earn supplementary income at best".
Maybe so for most on Tour, but that statement does not include the likes of Tackett $198,008, Belmo $146,412, Kent $90,88.to name a few with earnings as of 11/19/17 and prior to any WSOB earnings.
Tackett & Kent are what 24/25 years old. Trey Ford III is 17. When he is 22/23 and is not at the top in earnings, it won't be to late for him to return to school and get a education i.e. Mike Fagan.
Trey Ford III, at 17 time is on your side. I say go for it and live your dream!

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FYI You are working under a vast misapprehension.

It is as rare a shen's teeth to have some one fresh out of college pulling down your acclaimed $150-200K per year. I'd suspect maybe 1 out of 10,000 graduates do that. I am a retired computer engineer/analyst, so I have some knowledge of this situation. PhD's with 10 years or more of experience may pull this down, but not BS degrees, fresh out of college.

Besides that, I'd agree it is MUCH, MUCH better for Trey to complete his education, if he is capable of college and graduate level work. Bowling is a dead end job, even if he "likes" it and is capable of competing. It is a weekend hobby at best, to earn supplementary money.
I agree, I hear those figures often and just laugh. A kid fresh out of college, even with a Masters degree in Computer Science will be lucky to make $100K. And that's here in No. Cal where salaries are off the chart. Most college grads will make somewhere between $60K to $80K to start, and if they are good, can make around $100K within a few years. I have programmers with a BS who only make $27 to $30 per hour.

I would prefer my kid go to school and get an education instead of chasing a dream in a failing sport. Bowl during college and do tournaments on the weekends while taking care of a real career.

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Please keep in mind he is just 17 and alot can develop in a few years. Priorities could change or remain by any means , He is enjoying life beyond his expectations.
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