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By Jeanette Lee
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December: Young at Heart
December 2009
Q. Do you think we lose our ability to shoot excellent pool when we get to be older (as in 65 years old)? And do you think it is harder to learn to play pool at that age?
Bill Grif; Louisville, Ky.

A. I think it depends on the person. Some things happen with age that can affect your game - your stamina, your eyesight, your nerves and strength. But in spite of that, these days, I've met so many seniors that are in great shape. So, it's really hard to say. My personal opinion is that you're focus on the wrong thing. You're basically asking someone else if you can or cannot do something. It's more important to do it! Enjoy the journey - just play pool, love the game, love learning new things and sharing your passion with others. I have really struggled to play my best pool over the years, with business, motherhood and physical ailments. I often come to the WPBA tournaments unprepared. While it hurts to see my game in such a condition, I still love the sport and I always will. Remember, this is supposed to be fun. Don't worry about whether you can or can't play excellent pool. Simply have fun playing pool... today!