right..... ive had coaching on and off for several years with no improvement.... coaches have always said i have pretty good technique.... but i dont see any improvment.
after playing today i noticed that some of the shots i missed i felt like my eyes were unfocused and couldnt focus on an imaginary spot.... when i missed the shot it felt like my eyes were moving
after playing i played 8 shots off the blue spot with my eyes closed and potted them all ..... normall id miss at least 2....
so my questipn..... if my eyes are unconciously moving due to an inability to focus on imaginary spots and balls.... wats the next option that will allow me to see angle and stop my eyes moving during the final stroke
It sounds like the way you are aiming is causing you a bit of trouble. From what you say I can understand that on a fine cut you would try to focus on a point let say half an inch next to the ball. If that is the case I would suggest changing the way you aim. Type 'bob' -back of ball, have a read on thatas well as terry's posts about aiming in coaching section, this method will enable you to always focus on a point on the ball wich is easier that trying to focus on a point in the air. As I say I only think that is what thhe problem may be. The change itself is quiet easy done it myself. So if you want more iinfo just poist here or pm.
your sighting and timing not in sync, i would say, at time off delivery eyes focused elsewhere probably causing movement, if you can pot with eyes shut, what else can it be, i have had this prob i just slow backswing down give your eyes time to get where they need to be,
i have a slow backswing and a pause... so plenty of time to adjust my eyes..... but i find it hard to focus on an imaginary shot.... even when the spot should be on the ball, say 3/4 ball. its like my eyes are doubting my brain and thus causing me to move on my final stroke.
me thinks you are maybe thinking to much, recently i have been trying to change a few things at the one time, can't be done.this game will kick you in the snooker balls once you start to over analyze . if you are not confident of making the pot your eyes are going to come away from object ball,and you will miss, concentrate on keeping eye on ball and stay down on shot
ive been told not to walk into my shots from to far back by my coach as it will mean i will walk off line due to the distance i have to walk. he told me look at the line from behind and just get down on the shot.... but to me this often means i feel like im not online :s
ive tried BOB for last hour and its helped alot... but sometimes i think im not getting down on right line. cant understand why my coach hasnt noticed this. could it all be due to me put ever so slight side on the ball??