ITRC Pro Shop Clinic

The ITRC offers a four-day pro shop training course covering all aspects of pro shop operations, including IBPSIA certification. Space is limited at each clinic to five participants per instructor. For more information, please contact Lou Marquez by phone at 817-385-8279 or email at

The next ITRC Pro Shop Clinic is scheduled for April 17-20. CLICK HERE to register and get more information. If you have additional questions, please direct inquiries to Lou Marquez. 

The course overview includes:

  • Pro Shop Terminology
  • Fitting and Drilling
    • Bowler Physical Properties
    • Measuring Devices
    • Tool Operation
  • Product Knowledge
    • Balls
      • Coverstock
      • Core Design
      • Weight Systems and Balance Properties
      • Layouts
      • Ball Motion
      • Arsenal Building
    • Bags
    • Shoes
    • Accessories
  • Work Bench Activities
    • Drilling
    • Machining Oval Thumbs
    • Ball Layout Design
    • Plugging
    • Resurfacing
    • Repairs
    • Insert Replacement
  • Lane Work
    • Customer Needs Analysis
    • Product Delivery
    • Lessons
    • Use of Video Equipment
  • Customer Service
  • Business Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Exam/IBPSIA Certification

Instructor: Lou Marquez - USBC Gold Coach and IBPSIA Master Certified