Matthew "Quick Draw" Sherman, who was born in New York City, directs the University of Florida's Pool League,which has produced five national collegiate champions. Matt is the "Guide to Pool & Billiards" at About.com, a top five website with over 53 million visitors a month. Matt has appeared internationally on television as a host and emcee, on the radio, and in print. Matt and Janine Sherman reside in Gainesville, Florida, with their children, Alexandria and Benjamin. Matt is editor of a number of books in print and a regular contributor to several publications. "Picture Yourself Shooting Pool" is his first book.
Picture Yourself Shooting Poolby Matt Sherman
Picture yourself dazzling your friends with your new and improved pool skills as you master the cue ball's movements and hone your aiming and shooting techniques. PICTURE YOURSELF SHOOTING POOL: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION FOR SUCCESSFUL POCKET BILLIARDS provides practical and accessible pool theory and instruction to everyone from beginners up to skilled players
Picture yourself dazzling your friends with your new and improved pool skills as you master the cue ball's movements and hone your aiming and shooting techniques. PICTURE YOURSELF SHOOTING POOL: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION FOR SUCCESSFUL POCKET BILLIARDS provides practical and accessible pool theory and instruction to everyone from beginners up to skilled players. Filled with full-color images and step-by-step instruction on each new skill and strategy, the book also features an accompanying DVD that walks you through each step of the tactics presented and also includes bonus tricks and special pool shots. Beginning with the basics, you'll learn how to select your equipment, including the proper cue stick for you. You'll then cover how to grip and guide the cue and how to best align the body with the pool table. The book moves on to specific cue strokes for various shots and even offers instruction on pro stick moves to incorporate into your game. Master how to guide the cue ball and get an understanding of various ball impacts as you learn the key shots of the game. Strategy and tips on how to read the table, as well as basic rules for different pool games, table etiquette, and even information on how to purchase and maintain a personal cue stick and table are also covered.
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I have always wanted to get back to playing pool for over 20 years. I was sure that most of what I had once learned was full of others bad habits or advise on the game. So if I was to get back into the sport of pool that I wanted a better understanding or teaching starting from scratch. This book has that. I learned that a lot of what I was doing was wrong. This book shows you the proper grip, stance and stroke. It gets in to "english", combination shots, and banking.It is detailed and the DVD that comes with this even further clarifies what is being taught. This book has been added to my arsenal.
This is a really fascinating book on pool. I haven't played as much as I want to, because I stink, but now I see a sure way to become good and surprise a lot of prople. My girl-friend is very good, so I'll start with her. Thanks for turning something irritating into something enjoyable.