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Dave Davis (born April 28, 1942) was a professional ten-pin bowler and former member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). He grew up in Hackensack, New Jersey, and now resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Beginning his PBA career in 1964, the left-hander won 18 PBA Tour titles. He was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1978. Davis won multiple titles in a season four times, including an amazing six titles in the 1967 season alone. The 1967 season would see him win the PBA National Championship on his way to Player of the Year honors. He also won the PBA National Championship in 1965, plus two Tournament of Champions titles (1968 and 1975). As a PBA Senior Tour bowler, Davis won back-to-back titles in the USBC Senior Masters (1995 and 1996).

In addition, Davis served the PBA in various positions on the Executive Board and Tournament Committee.[1] He was ranked #19 on the PBA's 2008 list of "50 Greatest Players of the Last 50 Years."

For a brief period, Davis spent time in the TV broadcast booth, alongside play-by-play announcer Chris Schenkel. After the death of Schenkel's long-time broadcast partner, Billy Welu, in 1974, Davis and Dick Weber shared analyst duties on ABC-TV's Professional Bowlers Tour until Nelson Burton Jr. was hired as a full-time replacement in 1975.


  1. ^ Hall of Fame bios at www.pba.com

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1995 American Bowling Congress Sr Masters: Match 3 Dave Davis vs Pete Couture-1

Pete Couture made his senior tour debut during this event. He and Dave Davis face each other in the semifinal match. The winner faces top seeded John Handegard for the title. Part 1 of 2.

1967 PBA Miller High Life Open: Championship Match: Bob Knipple vs Dave Davis

Here is the championship match in its entirety! Bob Knipple vs top seeded Dave Davis!

1995 American Bowling Congress Sr Masters: Championship: Davis vs Handegard part 1

Dave Davis vs John Handegard part 1.

1996 American Bowling Congress Sr Masters: Match 2 LeBlanc vs Davis part 1

The Raging Cajun Avery LeBlanc defeated Frank Bellinder in the opening match of the ABC Senior Masters event. Avery takes on the defending champion of this event Hall of Fame member Dave ...

PBA 17th Annual National Championship (1976) - title match

One of the most dramatic championship matches in PBA history. Dave Davis faces tournament leader Paul Colwell for the title in the 1976 PBA National Championship. Wait until you see how this...

1996 American Bowling Congress Sr Masters: Match 3: Davis vs Samardzija part 1

Dave Davis vs Mike Samardzija part 1.

1996 American Bowling Congress Sr Masters: Championship: Davis vs Hatz part 1

Here's part 1 of the championship match. Top seeded John Hatz was undefeated during matchplay. Dave Davis was undefeated in his matches during this telecast. Listen to Mike Durbin and Marshall...

1981 PBA National - Earl Anthony vs. Ernie Schlegel pt1

The date was March 7, 1981 at the Imperial Lanes in Toledo, Ohio when Earl Anthony qualified number 1 for the PBA National. He faced Ernie Schlegel, who was wearing one of his famous outfits....

1995 American Bowling Congress Sr Masters Match 3: Dave Davis vs Pete Couture-2

Pete Couture vs Dave Davis part 2.

1973 BPAA US Open - Mike McGrath vs. Dave Davis, Part 1

Here's match #3, Mike McGrath vs. Dave Davis. For more bowling clips go to: http://www.mrbowling300.com or great bowling talk at http://forums.mrbowling300.com.

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