Billiards Instruction – Getting In Line with the Shot

by Greg on March 31, 2012

Tony Crosby drilled into me the importance of getting in line with the shot. Getting in line means walking into the shot down the line that you sight to pocket the ball or play safe. Tony watched me for just a few minutes and summarized my old approach as table hugging. That is I walked across the line for the next shot.

Stand back and sight the line to pocket the ball or play safe. Once you have sighted the line to pocket the ball or play safe walk into the line to get set on the table to pocket the ball or play safe.

My shot making percentages go up when I walk into the line to pocket the ball. Oftem times when I miss I reflect that I did not get in line to make the shot but rather I walked across the line to get set like a table hugger.

When you stand back from the shot and follow the path to the line of the shot you are more likely to set correctly into the shot.

Quit the table hugging and get in line with the shot. Simple. Yes. But difficult if you have spent a life time as a table hugger.

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