Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Support

Life:

 

In life my mother always supported me. She is always understanding and respects everything I do and have done.
She tought me to see the positive things in life and showed me that forgiving is the best way to go. Mama thank you for that, because of you I am who I am.

 

my mother

 

A lot of other people supported my way of life. Like Michaela, she was not interested in Pool, but she did not bother me one single time when I spent my time with practicing, tournaments or photo shootings.
Also people you do not know well or you really do not know help you sometimes.
Often just a smile or some right words are more helpful than they may think.
Thank you guys for that.

 

 

Pool:

 

A lot of people helped me to improve my game. For sure there were players who tought me the wrong things….but they just tried to help me in their way. Later I found the PAT system and bought the DVD’s. It improved my game for sure, but a DVD doesn’t tell you when you do something wrong.
By accident I got to know a certified instructor. And after the first lessons he opened my eyes about pool. I was very occupied with the tools (different high tech cues and so on) and did not focus on my technique…..but he showed me that I have to work on that. And it was really tough at the beginning.
He was all the time very honest to me and I learned that I can only improve when I am honest to myself.
We had some tough training sessions and I often wanted to crack my cue apart during the lessons
But after all the hard work I see that I improved to another level. I finished some tournaments very well and won my first tournament where I had to play against some tough players. He also showed me that it is not all about practicing but that you also need stamina, so I started jogging, swimming and other sports.
Holger, I want to say thank you this way. I am really glad that I have met you and I am happy to have you as a friend.

 

 

Photography:

 

With my pictures I try to support pool and bring my impressions to all the players and fans who are not able to see the events live. Most traveling I pay by myself and the costs of my equipment is equal to a compact car. I tried to earn money with it, but that’s really a tough thing and I got upset about a lot of things (like some companies are still owing me money). So I decided to go back to the beginning and just shoot pictures of pool because I love to do it. Here I will say thank you to my sponsor Eurowest Cues who was able to help me a bit…..thank you guys.
I am still looking for sponsors.
I can offer you banners on my homepage and photo galleries.
During my next tournament stops (China Open and Mosconi Cup) I am also able to wear badges.

 

 

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Posted by Markus on August 15th, 2010 | Filed in PoolSynergy | 6 Comments »


6 Responses to “Support”

  1. August 15th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Pool Synergy Volume 10 “Support” « Forumghost516's Blog said:

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  2. August 15th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    p00lriah said:

    We had some tough training sessions and I often wanted to crack my cue apart during the lessons.

    i know what that feels like. 🙂

  3. August 15th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Markus said:

    @ the end it’s a good feeling…makes you stronger in a tournament..

  4. August 15th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Samm said:

    Love it! Your mom looks adorable! Thanks, Markus.

  5. August 15th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Markus said:

    Thanks Samm…..she is 😉

  6. August 16th, 2010 at 4:00 am

    John Biddle said:

    The photo of your mom is priceless. Seems she put you on a solid footing, and your great friend Holger is indeed a treasure. Forcing you to see the world as it is, rather than as you want it to be is no small task, and usually a thankless one. Looks like you’ve grown substantially because of him, and not just in pool. Treat him to something he’ll love, he’s worth it.



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