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|Comment Date: 4/18/2010 Name: ryno|
|Fort Polk has over 16000 troops.Anonymous I don't know what you are talking about? I bowl there every week. The services is great and the lanes are usually dress for serious bowler. This house is great. It's good place for having and the troop to spend time with their family. Oh and the specials are great. |
|Comment Date: 1/7/2010 Name: Anonymous|
|Not a bad alley. Yes, I still call them alleys.
Being a military MWR facility, you can imagine how understaffed it is. In fact, you'll see many open bowlers running down the gutters to clear a stray pin out instead of staff. That's because they have the front desk staff also performing duties in the adjoining bar. This also leads to long waits at the counter for lane assignments and paying when finished. House rules or "bowling etiquette" is rarely practiced there, being they aren't posted anywhere they can be seen. I guess being a government affiliated facility, "hurt feelings" may be a concern.
Lanes are dressed only for leagues it seems, even though maintenance people are there daily. Sometimes the bowler's pits are full of dirt and sand (but that's from being a training post with alot of troops coming in for some down time from the field)that gets left there and tracked on the approach.
There's a few lanes there that have pin setting problems that never get fixed. A few lanes with ball return problems that never get fixed either. In fact, I have a coating of black, burned on rubber or some kind of goo on my balls from leagues the other night. This never gets repaired. Perhaps it's a management problem or the typical MWR funding ala-socialism problem. Don't know.
The driller is a good, really smart guy, but only appears twice a week, sometimes once. Despite his best intentions, he can't give adequate time to one person as stuff kind of "piles up."
Practice sessions for serious bowlers are limited as they cater so much to the birthday party thing. I've seen the whole place filled for one B-Day party and Girl Scout get togethers, as well as other obscure little functions unique to military posts.
Overall, this bowling alley has huge potential. Well, it surpasses its potential, as it's only one of two in a 15 mile area, and is much better than the one in Leesville. However, if there was a fully staffed 24 lane alley, properly staffed with equipment being repaired and maintained within a 15 mile radius, this place would go under like a submarine.
Oh, the food there is great! Some of the best bowling alley food around!|
|Comment Date: 3/4/2009 Name: Ryne Navarro|
|This is a great bowling center. Lanes rarely break and the snack bar great. 24 lanes of fun|
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