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DeadCrab
07-27-2008, 09:56 AM
I found this recent analysis on golf games, in particular what separates bad from good ones, to be interesting because of the parallels to pool. Research conducted by a Columbia Univ professor, discussed by Bill Pennington:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/sports/golf/21pennington.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

In particular, the comments on "awful shots per round", seemed to have great relevance to billiards. My game, anyway.

JJFSTAR
07-27-2008, 10:22 AM
Very interesting I donít play golf but I do miss long shots and that is what kills me in tournaments. When I am on that is what wins me $.

Fran Crimi
07-27-2008, 01:13 PM
Good article. Yes, I think golf is very similar to pool. The faster you move your arm (or arms), the greater the effect of the flaws in your mechanics.

Fran