Ivey Sarvis, president of the Fort Stewart United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association and vice president of the Savannah Senate of The National Bowling Association, bowled his first perfect 300 game Tuesday during Trio Scratch League games at Marne Lanes.
Sarvis, who said he has been bowling since the early 1980s, said he came close to a perfect game once before. It was 10 years earlier and he finished with a 299.
After his accomplishment, Sarvis said he felt like he was in the midst of a surreal dream.
“The pins appeared to have a view as if I was looking through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars,” he said. “My feet felt as if I were wearing Herman Munster shoes. And the bowling ball felt as heavy as a building wrecking ball.”
Sarvis said a bit of luck and some cheering from his fellow bowlers helped him clear the hurdle.
“Only after I had struck the first nine in a row, is when I began to realize I had a chance with only the 10th frame remaining,” he said. “I was successful with 12 in a row for a perfect 300 game.”