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    Hey TSF, Anyone on here ever get sight right coaching done by Steve Feeney? He holds group coaching sessions at the Southwest Snooker Academy, Ive heard a lot of good stuff about him from other pros and wanted to know if anyone has any experience with him? Thanks

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    Some people need a placebo because it helps focus the mind. If practice gets stale there are other methods to try like this - focusing on finding the line or making minor adjustments to your technique might help invigorate some players Bingham had a few results and Gould. Mark Williams is giving it a do. Be interesting to note what happens to him this season.

    Why not give it a do - whats the worst that could happen?

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    • #3
      I've had some coaching with the sight right technique, although the sight right cue wasn't used. The idea was find how and where I see the line of the shot. I ultimately found that what I precieved as centre ball was actually a touch of right hand spin so I've made the necessary adjustments since then. I also noticed that after years of playing on auto pilot I sometimes approach from nowhere near the line of the shot and then adjust onto the line. I make it work fine in practice, but it falls apart in pressure situations.

      So it's worth a look. You may not have issues seeing the correct line but it doesn't hurt to make sure.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Byrom View Post
        Some people need a placebo because it helps focus the mind. If practice gets stale there are other methods to try like this - focusing on finding the line or making minor adjustments to your technique might help invigorate some players Bingham had a few results and Gould. Mark Williams is giving it a do. Be interesting to note what happens to him this season.

        Why not give it a do - whats the worst that could happen?
        Yea I think so too. I like that his coaching methods seem to be more advanced and he emphasizes focus on sighting and alignment....something I havent seen from many other coaches, I think I'm going to book a session with him.

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        • #5
          In my opinion it's a big load of rubbish.

          Just another way of making money from people that don't want to put the work in that want quick fixes.

          There are no quick fixes. Hours at the table I'm afraid.
          WPBSA Level 2 - 1st4Sport Coach
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          • #6
            Originally posted by tedisbill View Post
            In my opinion it's a big load of rubbish.

            Just another way of making money from people that don't want to put the work in that want quick fixes.

            There are no quick fixes. Hours at the table I'm afraid.
            A lot of people want quick fixes - you are right but others it could benefit - if my steering is buggered in the car or my tracking needs doing - then take it somewhere they specialise in doing that - they hook it up to this computer thing and adjust certain points around each wheel ever so slightly so when I leave it drives in a straight line again.

            Focusing on alignment and technique is an important aspect. There are other coaches and players that do this using the baulk line for example - this is something I have seen a lot of players do in practice before they start doing routines and stuff.

            This particular coach Stephen focuses a lot on this in the same way you might go and see another coach who is say great on the mental aspect. Or a former pro who has been there and done that. Some coaches specialise in areas of the game more than others. I used to take my car to the local garage because it was convenient - one day I tried this other guy and he was cheaper and better. If you never look you never find.

            Someone once asked SMurphy. I have played snooker 10 more years than you - why are you so good and me so bad Smurphy replied: "for those ten years you practised playing snooker to improve your snooker for my 10 years I practised playing with my technique to improve my snooker."

            Of course you are right it is a way of making money - gadgets and stuff aside though and ignoring that stuff for a second - behind it you have the principle/technique of aligning and correctly finding the line. you therefore have some area / an important one to help focus on in practice. I think this would benefit players - especially the ones who perhaps get stale and need a little re-boot after putting all those hours in you speak quite rightly about.
            Last edited by Byrom; 24th May 2017, 08:36 AM.

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            • #7
              My advice would be to book some time with Nic Barrow, if you can get some time with him.
              Terry Davidson
              IBSF Master Coach & Examiner

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Byrom View Post
                A lot of people want quick fixes - you are right but others it could benefit - if my steering is buggered in the car or my tracking needs doing - then take it somewhere they specialise in doing that - they hook it up to this computer thing and adjust certain points around each wheel ever so slightly so when I leave it drives in a straight line again.

                Focusing on alignment and technique is an important aspect. There are other coaches and players that do this using the baulk line for example - this is something I have seen a lot of players do in practice before they start doing routines and stuff.

                This particular coach Stephen focuses a lot on this in the same way you might go and see another coach who is say great on the mental aspect. Or a former pro who has been there and done that. Some coaches specialise in areas of the game more than others. I used to take my car to the local garage because it was convenient - one day I tried this other guy and he was cheaper and better. If you never look you never find.

                Someone once asked SMurphy. I have played snooker 10 more years than you - why are you so good and me so bad Smurphy replied: "for those ten years you practised playing snooker to improve your snooker for my 10 years I practised playing with my technique to improve my snooker."

                Of course you are right it is a way of making money - gadgets and stuff aside though and ignoring that stuff for a second - behind it you have the principle/technique of aligning and correctly finding the line. you therefore have some area / an important one to help focus on in practice. I think this would benefit players - especially the ones who perhaps get stale and need a little re-boot after putting all those hours in you speak quite rightly about.
                Great response and I agree 100 percent. Ive definitely put in the time and I have some good results occasionally...But my biggest issue is finding consistency and wether thats due to minor technical errors is what I want to discover and fix.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Csmith View Post
                  I've had some coaching with the sight right technique, although the sight right cue wasn't used. The idea was find how and where I see the line of the shot. I ultimately found that what I precieved as centre ball was actually a touch of right hand spin so I've made the necessary adjustments since then. I also noticed that after years of playing on auto pilot I sometimes approach from nowhere near the line of the shot and then adjust onto the line. I make it work fine in practice, but it falls apart in pressure situations.

                  So it's worth a look. You may not have issues seeing the correct line but it doesn't hurt to make sure.
                  Yea I think thats exactly the problem that I have, not being on the correct line all the time..usually just use my judgement and guess while getting down and it works alot but I want to find a sure way of getting it every time.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OmaMiesta View Post
                    Yea I think thats exactly the problem that I have, not being on the correct line all the time..usually just use my judgement and guess while getting down and it works alot but I want to find a sure way of getting it every time.
                    If you're not able to get some coaching over there remember I'm a master coach and I have all the training aides including video analysis at my facility north of Guelph.
                    Terry Davidson
                    IBSF Master Coach & Examiner

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Terry Davidson View Post
                      If you're not able to get some coaching over there remember I'm a master coach and I have all the training aides including video analysis at my facility north of Guelph.
                      You know what, Ill definitely pay you a visit one of these days Terry. Always good to hear a second or in my case ( millionth) opinion

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                      • #12
                        I would try this first
                        https://youtu.be/Du9lpGwiA48
                        This is how you play darts ,MVG two nines in the same match!
                        https://youtu.be/yqTGtwOpHu8

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                        • #13
                          He is talking to himself again
                          Last edited by Byrom; 25th May 2017, 10:48 PM.

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