I stopped by California Billiards last night to hit a few balls and start the process of re-immersing myself into the pool world.  My four month sabbatical has not been kind to me…I could definitely see the difference in my playing ability.  My pre-shot routine was inconsistent, my distance control was lax (hitting too hard, of course), some of my cut shots were not dropping, and my mental focus was intermittent at best.  All that bad news aside, I STILL HAD A GREAT TIME!  Now that my personal life and work life are beginning to take on some semblance of normality, it’s time to shake off the rust, dust off the ole stick, and hit the table with a vengeance.  Starting next week I plan to conduct four lunch break practice sessions during the work week and also three or four evening sessions to work on specific parts of my game that need improvement.  Yeah, I’ve got that hunger again.


5 responses to “Rusty

  1. It wont take long to get back in stroke, the mental side however seems to be a little more tricky to predict. At least for me. Good luck to you.

  2. Thanks for the comment and the well wishes! I practiced during lunch today and was more consistent, so hopefully I’ll be back on track soon. I enjoyed visiting your website. Nice work!

  3. Welcome back! I will see you in Mountain View in September for US Amateurs.

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