(born March 25, 1964) is an American professional bowler
currently on the Professional Bowlers Association
(PBA) Tour. He has bowled 58 perfect 300 games
in PBA competition, including the 15th televised 300 game in PBA Tour history on January 5, 2003.
A native of Mount Pleasant, Texas
, Duke resides in Clermont, Florida
, with his wife Karen, and their son, Branden.
In 1983, less than a year after turning pro, Duke won a title in Cleveland, OH
to become the youngest player ever to win a PBA Tour event (age 18 years, 345 days). On that day, Duke started from the #5 position and defeated four bowlers to take the championship, including a victory over the legendary Earl Anthony
in Duke's first-ever televised match.Grossman, Hillard. "Duke gives fans on Merritt Island a glimpse of pro bowling royalty." Article in Florida Today
on August 9, 2010.
Duke became a member of the USBC
Hall of Fame in 2002, and was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in January 2009. He has won over $2.8 million in PBA Tour prize money during his career, placing him third all-time behind only Walter Ray Williams Jr.
and Pete Weber
. Norm was also the winner of the PBA Player of the Year award in 1994 and 2000.
Duke currently owns 34 PBA Tour titles, including seven majors: one ABC Masters
, one Tournament of Champions
, two United States Open
, and three PBA World Championships
. The 34 titles place him in a tie with Mark Roth
for 4th on the PBA's all-time list. He has... Read More