Most pool players lose way too many games because of poor mental decisions. They do not know how to systematically approach each shot and control their emotions to maintain confidence. This article will address three common mental mistakes that pool players make and will also show you how to eliminate them. 1. Don’t Analyze Your Stroke:
Any thoughts about your stroke during match play are counterproductive to performing well. Whether it is in between shots or during play, t
I don’t know what to think about this, but it seems that the big tournaments are held on a bar box more and more. There was a time when the pros would not compete on a small table with big pockets. Today, you see big money added and players coming from all over the world. The US Open Bar Box Tournament has attracted a group from the Philippines and New Zealand along with other countries. My concern is that the game is not the same when played on a bar box. There are a lot of
This is a drill from The Monk, designed to hone your stroke with the purpose of running as many balls as possible. Look for 100% success with this, lesson thirteen. The shot on the five ball calls for a strong determined stroke. You cannot be shy about slamming this ball into the corner pocket and coming across between the seven and eight, so you have a nice shot on the six. On the six ball, you will go two rails for a shot on the seven into the corner pocket. Some players wi
The Stroke After we have discussed three out of four basic fundamentals, we come to the most important thing of all, The Stroke! If you have a good stance and know many bridges, that will never overcome your bad grip that leads to a poor stroke. But when you see and hear a sound of a good stroke you “forgive” many flaws and you know that you have a good player in front of you. What distinguish players is the stroke! In order to understand the importance and real place of the
Have you ever wondered how the professional players have such pinpoint control of where the cue ball goes? They make it look effortless. There are a few basic principles but one main concept which is stroke. Think back to the last pool match you watched where the player had really good cue ball control. Now think about the stroke speed on the majority of their shots. I’m willing to bet it looked like the same stroke and same speed. This is the key to controlling the cue ball.