Bill White says he never took bowling seriously until he was 27 years old, when he joined Ace Mitchell's Shur-Hook team as the alternate in 1955. A year later, White was named to the Beacon Journal All-Star team for the first time. He would be named to the team eight more times. He was named the Beacon's Bowler-of-the-Year five times, the last in 1967. In 1961, he was the V.F.W. Ohio singles and all-even winner. He and Bill Beach won the state doubles title in 1964. That same year, he and Hall of Famer Dick Hoover finished fourth nationally in doubles. An early member of the Professional Bowlers Association, White has bowled three sanctioned 300 games and a high series of 796.