In the 1940s, Don Carter (second from left) and Billy Welu (second from right) made lasting contributions to the world of bowling. Carter, also known as “Mr. Bowling,” was a six-time Bowler of the Year and 10-time All-American. Welu was known for his consistency and precision on the lanes. He won four Professional Bowling Association (PBA) titles and was only the second bowler in history to defend a United States Bowling Congress Masters title, winning the event in 1964 and 1965. Beyond their remarkable statistics, Carter and Welu were wonderful ambassadors for bowling and were instrumental in popularizing the sport in the 1940s and beyond.
From the IBMHOF collection