JERRY ENDERLE

Bowling - 1999

Jerry Enderle just recently retired from bowling after having competed in the Corning Bowling Association for the past 30 years beginning in the late 1960s following his discharge from military service. For the past five years Jerry has finished the season with an average above the 200 mark with a high average of 204 in 1997. He has been over the 190 mark for at least the past 12 seasons. Jerry has topped the 700 series plateau over 75 times with a high series of 787 in 1994. It was during that same season when he rolled a perfect game. He also has a 298, 297 and 296 to go along with his 300. Jerry has been a league champion at least a half-dozen times and has been on a city championship team once. He was named to the Corning Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1990. While Jerry has all the numbers to earn his place in the C-PP Sports Hall of Fame, it is perhaps his inspiration to all who know him that best describes Jerry. He has accomplished all of the above and more with a disability that would shelve most people. While serving in Vietnam, Jerry lost both legs at the knee. He has made a remarkable impact on a number of people who have gotten to know him. Jerry sometimes gives the word courage a whole new meaning. A few months after his perfect game, Jerry made a hole-in-one at Indian Hills Golf Club, making him one of the few people in the area who have a perfect game in bowling and a hole-in-one in golf.