Starting to make more shots

Starting to make more shots

Post by Ivan Vegvar » Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:15:34


A few sessions back I started to make some long shots that I usually miss.  I (almost 70 years old) was always convinced that my aiming was great, but bad delivery.  Thinking about why shots went in I realized that I shot softly and used elbow only, NO SHOULDER WHATSOEVER!  During the next three sessions I concentrated real hard about leaving my shoulder out of the shot.  It works?  Now I wish I had taken lessons 40 years ago and saved some aggravation.  Anyway, I used to make 1 out of 5 long shots, and now it is more like 4 out of 5.  Progress in my old age.

Ivan Vegvary

 
 
 

Starting to make more shots

Post by Ivan Vegvar » Sat, 05 Jan 2013 23:47:13

Quote:


> > A few sessions back I started to make some long shots that I usually

> > miss.  I (almost 70 years old) was always convinced that my aiming was

> > great, but bad delivery.  Thinking about why shots went in I realized

> > that I shot softly and used elbow only, NO SHOULDER WHATSOEVER!  During

> > the next three sessions I concentrated real hard about leaving my

> > shoulder out of the shot.  It works?  Now I wish I had taken lessons 40

> > years ago and saved some aggravation.  Anyway, I used to make 1 out of 5

> > long shots, and now it is more like 4 out of 5.  Progress in my old age.

> Your grip can also be a big help for longer shots. Try cradling the cue

> mostly in your back fingers. This can help straighten out your stroke.

> --

> "It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled"

> ~Mark Twain

Thanks, sittingduck
I will change my grip and check the results.
Ivan Vegvary

 
 
 

Starting to make more shots

Post by Erni » Mon, 07 Jan 2013 02:46:29

I haven't missed a single shot all year (2013). :)