Thom’s Thum Releases a New Shape For Bowling Ball Thumb Hole Inserts

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Thom’s Thum announced today that it has recently added oval shaped inserts to its bowling ball thumb hole insert systems. Initially launched less than a year ago, Thom’s Thum round two-part patented customized thumb grip device has enhanced the sport of bowling around the globe and contributed a performance element to bowling that is beneficial to bowlers at every skill level, from touring professionals to beginners.

Designed by a bowler for bowlers, the most compelling thing about Thom’s Thum is its novel two-part design: an outer sleeve that is permanently glued into the bowling ball and a removable, customized insert thumb grip that can be moved from ball to ball easily with a flathead screwdriver. The inserts are currently manufactured in 20 different sizes and two shapes, round and oval, which give a bowler the opportunity to choose a size that best fits his or her thumb and add sizes slightly smaller or larger to follow the tendency of their thumb to shrink or swell.

“After a successful exhibition at the International Bowler’s Expo in Las Vegas this summer, orders for distribution began pouring in, some from as far away as Japan” says Jan Cates, President of J. T. Bowling, Inc., which distributes Thom’s Thum. “The enthusiasm we have received from pro shop owners and the recreational and avid bowler alike has been overwhelming. This revolutionary device enables the bowler to easily swap out the grips to accommodate changes in the size of the bowler’s thumb during the course of play due to injury or changing temperature conditions and allows them to keep on bowling.”

Product purchase of Thom’s Thum can be made via the company’s web site at and in bowling center pro shops around the country. Sales are currently in full swing in Japan and are planned to hit the European market in the last quarter of 2004.

Thom’s Thum is owned and distributed by J. T. Bowling, Inc., a publicly traded Company on the OTC, Stock Symbol JTBL. For more information regarding Thom’s Thum check out the web site at


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