How Alex Higgins inspired me to play snooker

Written by Stephen Hill

One of my great passions in life, if you could call it that is playing snooker. I became interested in snooker from watching players like Alex Higgins and Jimmy White inrepparttar 1980s.

Atrepparttar 148853 age of around ten, I was bought a small five foot snooker table for Christmas. It was probably one ofrepparttar 148854 best Christmas presents I was ever bought. I would seemingly be never off this little snooker table and would invite some of my friends round to also play.

When I was twelve, I joined a snooker club with a close friend of mine and we started to play onrepparttar 148855 full size snooker tables. The tables looked so massive and suddenlyrepparttar 148856 art of playing snooker became that much harder.

My first aim was to get a break of ten, which was then followed with a break of twenty.

I became quite obsessed and some would say quite sad, as whenever I had any spare time or spare cash I would go down torepparttar 148857 snooker club to practice. I would even practice their on my own. My ultimate goal was not to become a professional like my idols, Higgins and White but to achieve a break of one hundred.

Fell Of Good Golf

Written by Jose L. Gonzalez

Youve heard it said dozens of times. Golf is a game of “feel”. You just know instinctively when somethings right or wrong for you.

It sounds a little confusing, doesnt it? Lets try to take that vague feeling and put it into words and action.

First off, lets addressrepparttar technique of swinging with all your might. If you swing really hard, then you cant getrepparttar 148772 feel of a correctly hit ball and your muscles dont learnrepparttar 148773 feel of correct balance. When players haverepparttar 148774 feel ofrepparttar 148775 shot, their muscles and sense of touch are tuned in torepparttar 148776 correct gauge and balance and they just know they can hitrepparttar 148777 ball.

When you want to lunge atrepparttar 148778 ball, your power should be developed by twisting your body. If you learn this, it wont take 3 or 4 years before youre hittingrepparttar 148779 ball a good distance. When you keep failing with a certain shot, just stop and think what youre doing, what youre trying to accomplish. Dont try any certain method unless you have a definite purpose for using it.

Always rememberrepparttar 148780 basics. Think in your mind how it feels to prepare properly for a shot.

One important point is that its not necessary to feelrepparttar 148781 power duringrepparttar 148782 stroke. You want to swing easily. Itsrepparttar 148783 energy thats transferred torepparttar 148784 ball that counts. Get rid of every little detail that destroys your balance and youll get onrepparttar 148785 right track. Cut out everything thats not comfortable. Your ability to keep your balance and be comfortable isrepparttar 148786 measure ofrepparttar 148787 amount of power you can use successfully. Many players lift their heads atrepparttar 148788 last instant. This doesnt add power torepparttar 148789 stroke. It actually takes power away from it.

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