Richard WolfeRichard Wolfe started bowling at the age of 12 in the Saturday morning youth league as many other youth bowlers. I began bowling competitively at the age of 16 in adult leagues and competing against some of the most renowned players at that time. As he became more interested in the game he then began working at the local pro-shop Carmen Don’s which was the most popular bowling pro shop in the Metropolitan DC area. Still a member of the Sports Plus Carmen Don’s pro shop, with over 20 years of experience in the bowling business, he has been a main stay in the knowledge and integrity of the game. He has been employed by many of the major manufactures such as Columbia, Ebonite, Hammer and Storm and has been recognized as a vital member to their staff. Being a PBA (Professional Bowling Association) member since 1987 with credentials that include 4 Professional Bowlers Tour Regional Championships one of which was in Hawaii which has become one of his most memorable. It was most special because his Mom and Dad flew there to be a part of his dream. Then went on to be a part of the elite Professional Bowlers National Tour. It was then that he found to be one of the most respected bowlers and finished 2nd in the Indianapolis Open in 1995. He then followed that with 7 nationalized televised finals, qualified for the all exempt tour 2003-2004, 2005-2006 and was voted the recipient for the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award in 2005-2006 by his peers. Mr. Wolfe will be inducted into the Metropolitan Area Hall of Fame on October 20, 2007 for his accomplishments for both his achievements as well as his dedication to the sport of bowling.
Richie Wolf: Hi, my name is Richie Wolfe; I d like to welcome you to the Sports Plus-Carmen Don. We have two great locations to serve your bowling needs. Today we re inside AMF Annandale Lanes. We also have a shop in Alexandria. Virginia.
Today, what I am going to do is get you involved in the bowling world. We re going to start of by some introduction to the bowling and the basic bowling needs. One of those things will be bowler s adequate, bowling stands, and the general lane information.
So, I ll let you know a little bit of about myself. I have approximate 20 years of bowling experience in the Pro Shop and bowling as well. I was a bowler on tour for a number of years. But now I am going to get you involved in the bowling world. So, let s get started.