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By Jeanette Lee
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September: Attributes
Sept 2015

Q: If you could build your game by taking on the attributes of other top players, who would those players be? And what attribute(s) from each player would you want?

Cheryl Schneider, Waukesha, Wis.

A: Wow! That's a tough one. I tend not to compare myself to other pros, so it is difficult to say. I guess I would start with what I feel is the weakest part of my game and try to figure what player does that best. I usually tend to know how to correct my weaknesses through practice. Finding the time to do that is the tricky part! So, let's see. I like so many players' games. They all have different strengths. But, if I had to pick particular players, I'd say I like Ralf Souquet's discipline and Karen Corr's stroke. Shane Van Boening has a great break. For cue ball control, I actually like Torbjorn Blomdahl, the three-cushion billiard player. For banking, you can't beat John Brumback from Kentucky. Obviously, I'd love to be able to kick like Efren Reyes. And for overall consistency, you can't beat Allison Fisher. Lots of Hall of Famers on that list, which shouldn't be too surprising!