David 'Doc' L. McCarty

David 'Doc' started bowling at Joyner's in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota the age of 12. He was an alley rat from the age of 16 to 22 and was encouraged to bowl by his father who also bowled. His early role models included Ray Bluth and Dick Weber. His best tip came to him at the age of 14 when Steve Nagy helped him quit spinning the ball. He had his equipment drilled by two individuals over they years, Glen Olson (HOF 1971) and Bye Bylander (HOF 1990). He bowled with the University of Minnesota Men's Bowling team from 1963 to 1965. In 1964, Dave was the representative to the Association of College Unions Tournament at the American Bowling Congress site in Oakland, California. On April 18, 1965, he rolled the first ever 300 game in collegiate competition during match play at Iowa State University. Also in 1965, Dave was part of the University of Minnesota Bowling Team that won the NCAA Bowling Tournament held at the University of Kansas. In 1968, Dave started bowling in the Minneapolis Traveling League and Home Division with Joyner Plating. In 1971 Dave was selected to the All-Navy Bowling Team and he competed in the All-Services Tournament at the US Air Force Academy. From 1978 to 1984 Dave was Secretary/Treasurer of the Minneapolis Masters and the Home Division Leagues. From 1984-90, Dave was the owner and proprietor of Park Place Bowl and he hosted the 1990 Minneapolis City Tournament. Dave has compiled an impressive tournament accomplishment list over the years. He was part of the Brown's Clothing team that won the Minneapolis City Team Tournament at New Hope Lanes (1977) Southdale Bowl (1980) and at Biltmore Bowl. At the Bowler in Fargo, North Dakota he won the Singles crown in 1976 with a 752 series. In 1978, Dave won the Singles Event in Alexandria, Minnesota with a 742 series. He won the Minneapolis City Tournament Singles Title in 1979 with a 697. In 1981 he was part of the team that won the Greater St. Paul City Actual Team Tournament at Red Rock Lanes. His highest American Bowling Congress National Tournament finish came in 1976 at Dayton, Ohio when he placed 4th in the Classic Doubles Event. While he has many, his most memorable victory is the 1978 Singles Title in Alexandria, Minnesota. Dave has a high game of 300 and a high series of 783 with a high end of the year average of 216 at the time of his induction.

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Superior Performance - Active
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Mens' ABC Hall of Fame