I was skimming through Facebook the other day (something I don't do that often anymore), and something caught me eye.
It was this post from Joey Gray:
interviewed Joey (and his best friend Chip) in Dec 2018. In that interview he mentioned he gives lessons.
But what caught my eye was these two kids in the photo and what Joey said about them (click the image above if you need to enlarge it). He said, they are both "checking their elbow alignment" (as both kids are looking behind themselves while in stance).
Checking their elbow alignment?
This is a perfect example to let you know how valuable lessons are.
You see, I don't know anything about 'elbow alignment.' I mean, I kinda remember a few people throughout the 25 years of me playing pool saying something about it, but it was never something I worked on, really knew about, or learned about.
These kids are learning this important part of their stance and stroke at such a young age! And as person who never took lessons, can you imagine how much sooner my game would have improved and also how it would have helped me throughout my entire pool journey if I had?!
It kinda reminds me of golf. MANY people take golf lessons. How come we don't have the same attitude and respect toward our pool game?
Obviously, players can get well and have success without knowing about this thing called 'elbow alignment.' But, imagine how great it would have been if I already knew about this and had incorpated it in my game.
Just another blog post expressing how important lessons are.
P.S. If you want to know more about Joey and his lessons, where he will be, or contact him, check him out on Facebook at "Joey Gray Coaching."