John Jowdy

Meritorious Service

John Jowdy
City: El Cajon
State: CA
Inducted: 2001

Long-time bowling instructor, author and speaker, Jowdy has been associated with the sport since 1940 including a long stint as PBA Tour consultant for bowling ball manufacturer Columbia 300. While with Columbia he worked in sales and public relations for 23 years. He began his coaching career in the mid-1950s working with youth but later would become one of the most respected coaches for top professionals. He has received many honors, which include the BWAA Mort Luby Hall of Fame Award, BWAA Flowers for the Living Award, DBA Humanitarian Award and he is a member of the PBA Hall of Fame.