Pro bowler Bill Stempke doesn’t mince words when he talks about the equipment that will be available at Saturday’s “first and only Barry Gurney Bowling Garage Sale.”
Stempke cites up to 74 high-tech balls that will be up for sale at prices ranging from $10 to $25.
“They’re fantastic bargains at those prices. Some of them are like $220 bowling balls,” he said.
The garage sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 23840 Mobile St. in West Hills.
Gurney, one of the top bowlers to come out of the San Fernando Valley, died July 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 71. He was a four-time Professional Bowlers Assn. PBA50 Tour champion who joined the PBA Senior Tour in 1991.
Gurney, a West Hills resident, was one of the most affable and passionate athletes in the Los Angeles area. He also was a highly respected bowling coach.
Stempke said that the bowling balls would be particularly appealing to right-handed bowlers because Gurney was left-handed, leaving a clean surface for righties. “It’s like a brand-new ball [for righties],” Stempke said. “Barry always took great care of his stuff.”
Stempke added that it makes no difference if bowlers are amateurs or pros; the bowling balls would be a plus for “anyone who can handle a 15-pound ball.”
There will also be “lots of shoes” available, said Stempke, who bowled a 300 against Dick Weber in match play of a Las Vegas tournament about five years ago.
The shoes are for left-handers.
For more information, call Stempke at 818-531-8785.