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Stretch
01-14-2003, 06:39 PM
An interesting piece of behaviour is often seen when you watch great players warming up, or practicing. When they do miss a shot (not often) they will promptly set it up as close to it's original position and shoot it again. Often it will split the pocket and drift over for perfect shape.

I believe this is simply because he wants to get rid of the terrible feeling of haveing blown a shot. With remarkable frequency this practice succeeds, and the second shot will be perfect. This has given rise to a very good teaching koan that i believe the Japanese coined first.

"HIT YOUR SECOND BALL FIRST"

This saying may come in handy one day. Think about it.

All the best. St

jbullerjr
01-15-2003, 03:15 AM
check out my quote

SPetty
01-15-2003, 08:36 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote jbullerjr:</font><hr>"An amatuer will practice until he CAN make it, a Pro will practice until he CAN'T miss it." <hr /></blockquote>I've actually copied that out and printed it up by itself on a piece of paper to hang on the pool room wall. I like that quote. It hit a little too close to home!