coach whitey....i like the ring to that......I had a former student come over the other day, he wanted me to work with him on 8-ball strategy. But I was unable to for my daughter and family came over, so he hit by himself. But I stepped in on him when he was ready to stop practicing, and he had about 8 balls on the table, and I gave him a strategy lesson on that layout concerning shooting stripes or solids. He then asked me if shooting on a 5 x10 would screw him up for the bar table 4 x 8 tournament tonight. I said; "no". He thought he was really practicing well. He won the tournament, his first one ever, and he went undefeated straight through.
I think practicing by himself without me there allowed him to focus more, and I gave him just enough input to give him what he thought was a mental edge. I mean he is the type that has a million things going through his head on each shot. If I would of coached him up for an hour then the tournament would of been a disaster for him, to much going on in his head.
For you and everyone our age, I believe it is going to be a roller coaster ride, it is not like when we were young and had instant recall. Once we got a shot, we had it. Go a week or two without shooting and still got it. Heck I can not remember short term worth a heck and I believe this effects pool. Whitey
look at you hankWhitey & lll, Howdy;
Well, thought I was getting things back in order. Tony was a no show today so
I went and did my normal stuff, check stroke, some Corner 5 and +2's then
went into Rotation for 3 racks and some 14.1, 4 racks. Everything was doing
fine. The Banks I attempted went in the hole, not all but the misses weren't to
far off so I felt good about that. Then the tourney started, you'd be wrong to
think I did well. Felt like I got steamrolled by a heard of midget Hippos. Up-n-
down then up-n-down and out ... I did get the "Shiney new Quarter" for being
the first one out. Hung around and watched the rest play. Why not it was 99*
and they had the swamp coolers working ... .
Now I need to get the solo working stuff to meld with the other folks too stuff.
As always, all thoughts and suggestions welcomed.
You are like us, we measure miles by hours. We can not tell you far it is to some place but we can tell you how long it takes to get there.Whitey, Howdy;
Gotta do this with the help I'm getting here and my knowledge of me.
I've gone through this kind of rough time before, it's like watching paint dry.
Takes awhile but gets there when it does. Also going through some medical
stuff and having to deal with the VA.
As far as a coach goes I'd need to travel to either El Paso, Tx. (125 miles), or
Albuquerque, N.M. (175 miles), the other direction. and I don't know if there is
a coach in either location. From where I live ya gotta to somewhere else in
order to get directions to anywhere else.
Out here we do Coyote Karaoke for sing alongs. I made a funny :lol