I asked permission before I shared these, and my friend said yes. Lucky us! This is from a fellow pool player/friend who has great knowledge of the game:
Was just reading your blog and enjoying your writings there...
Been a little while and just wanted to say hello and say thanks for sharing all your thoughts and heart felt feelings..
As I have stated before, I do enjoy reading about all you have to say
and feel. You are such a giver and caretaker.
Hey, I also wanted to share some pool things with you as well...
I know you really love pool and the pursuit of perfection with the game..
Rafael Martinez----Most amateur players have a crooked stroke and that
is why they do not play like a pro...they do not hit the ball where they
really want to and therefore they miss the ball or miss position too...
He says to hold the cue very lightly on most all shots...I mean very
LIGHTLY...."like when your mother played that little game with you when
you were a child and you had to drop those cloths pins from high above into the jar that
was on the floor and you were standing on a chair....very light like
Jim Rempe-- The game is best played in regards to position of the cue
ball...Always try to be at least within a shafts length of your next
ball....you can be a farther away if the object ball is mostly hanging in the hole or very close to the
pocket...However, if the object ball is say 1 diamond or farther from
the pocket, then you really need to be within a shafts length for position on the ball...
Dan Louie--- World Champ..
Determination...."When I was playing my best and was beating all the
best in the world, I had the mindset that I just had to win...second
place was just not good enough...I HAD TO WIN AND WIN ONLY....Be
DETERMINED and always give it your best effort in all areas of the
Buddy Hall---DEAD STROKE.... When a player is in dead stroke, he is only
thinking about one thing....SPEED...all other things are already on
automatic and already taken care of ....SPEED IS ALL YOU WILL BE
THINKING ABOUT....(basically how hard you will hit the cue ball..)
Ok...hope you like these and you probably already know but who knows and
just wanted to share with you cuz your are worthy of it for sure...
Your friend in pool .. Jeffrey