View Full Version : The Lesson (The Monk)

10-03-2003, 10:56 AM
Has anyone read this book-I'm thinking of getting it. Due to some of the descriptions, it seems like a shot with key shots. Any opinions please?

phil in sofla
10-07-2003, 07:36 PM
The book is maybe 200 or so shots to work on, with some themes connecting several in a row, with, say, the use of a given stroke. The Monk is very keen on punch strokes, and a group of the shots he puts in rely on that stroke to get the action he diagrams. However, all normal strokes are given emphasis (by normal, what I mean is I don't recall any jumping or masse exercises).

If you are prepared to put in the time on the table, I think this book of his would substantially add to your tools of the game. Included are a couple of his favorite drills, not single shots in that case, but setting up a pattern of balls to run out, which would emphasize another particular stroke or position concept.