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Cut Shots

Hereís a drill you can use to help reinforce your feel for cut shots. For the sake of aiming, you can try the ghost-ball system. Imagine where the cue ball would have to be positioned to line up with the object ball and pocket (signified here with the dotted-line ball), and then aim for that spot. Start from the center of the table, and go right down the line of balls positioned on the foot string. To increase the difficulty, pull the cue ball back uptable one diamond at a time. If you really want this drill to pay off, go through each line at least five times and note whether you consistently undercut or overcut when you miss. There might be a difference between when you shoot from the left or right.