If you have been following along, we have already worked on getting a proper billiards stance, proper pool cue grip, and creating a good hand bridge. In this article, we will focus on developing a consistent, repeatable, smooth billiards stroke.
The key to being a good pool player is being able to consistently reproduce a smooth and straight shot under any condition. This is incredibly similar to the sport of golf. Professional golf players spend years of practice, driving home a mechanical swing that they can consistently reproduce. The best pros have been able to build this stroke into their muscle memory and repeat it flawlessly even under the highest pressure. It doesn't come by accident. It takes skill, effort and persistence to get to the top level of the game. Continue reading