Today we’re going to learn to control your draw. This is a complementary technique to the original tip I gave you about drawing the ball. The trick is in your hand position, specifically your back hand and where it lands on the wrap of your pool cue. Now, this technique is great for beginners and inexperienced players but more seasoned players might not benefit from this because you already have a feel for your draw and your own abilities.
Let’s start with shooting with your back hand toward the front of the wrap. Take your shot. You should notice a fairly soft draw with a ball that comes back just 6 or 8 inches.
Move your back hand toward the middle of the wrap and take your same shot again. This time the ball should draw further back maybe a few feet.
Now move your back hand all the way to the back of the wrap. This should result in a draw that comes much farther, almost to the other side of the table.
So, how does this all work? It’s actually prettty simple. When your hand is toward the begining of the wrap, you’re not using as much weight in front of it. When you move it to the middle, you’re using a little bit more. When you move it to the back, you’re using even more power and weight. It just happens naturally and it automatically applies to your shots.
Best of all, these same principles apply to your bridge as well. Give it some experiments and see how it affects your draw.