Name Birthday Maurice Daly April 25, 1849 Buddy Hall “Rifleman” May 29, 1945 Mike Sigel “Captain Hook” July 11, 1953 Johnny Archer “Scorpion” November 12, 1968 Earl Strickland “The Pearl” June 8, 1961 Nick Varner “Kentucky Colonel” May 15, 1948 Jim Rempe “King James” November 4, 1947 Steve Mizerak “Miz” October 12, 1944 Kim Davenport … Read moreFamous Pool Player Birthdays – Just For Fun
Many people know that I love baseball and pool which seems to go together and especially when regarding the pace of the game. Neither one was designed to be played against a time clock as is basketball and football. Certain game situations just require study and sometimes a lengthy defensive struggle to avoid allowing your … Read moreThe Wild Thing or Not
This is not something that you just possess but rather something that is acquired from experience and cannot be artificially manufactured or conjured up just because you think you need to possess some. Confidence is developed from experience with both success and failures along with serious analysis as to what created each. Then this complete … Read moreWhat is confidence? How can I get confidence?
Luther Lassiter was considered by most pool players to be the best “money” player ever and by the time I was involved in the sport he was a legend. Finally I had the opportunity to watch him play in the late 70’s at the U.S. Open. He was old beyond his years at this time … Read moreLuther “Wimpy” Lassiter
When beginning my pool skills I never understood the exact science of what happens when the cue tip strikes the cue ball. It always seemed that once the tip touched the cue ball that sent the ball on it’s way, never knowing whether the stroke contained a follow-through or stopped at the moment of impact. … Read moreWhy should we make sure our pool stroke contains a proper follow-through on contact with the cue ball?
Pool players commonly believe a missed shot is caused by faulty aiming; However, most missed shots are caused by a stroke that inconsistently strikes the cue ball with varied deliveries. The single biggest swing problem is a swift back-swing when we accelerate the cue on the back-swing away from the cue ball, it often results … Read morePOOL TIP FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS
The push out after the break rule in 9-ball is a dinosaur of a rule that needs to be eliminated as the intention is no longer justified. Originally it was a means to help eliminate luck from the unfortunate player that does not have a good shot after the break. When two skilled players are … Read morePUSH OUT THE PUSH OUT RULE