Gospel Trick Shot #1 Obstacles ~ by Steve Lillis

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History of the Trick Shot:

This is a spin-off of the “Butterfly
Shot” made famous by Willie Mosconi on the Ed Sullivan Show
in the 1960’s. I saw Jim Rempe add two balls in the front of the
cue ball creating an obstacle. I concluded that this shot would
now represent the obstacles in my life. My good friend, Pastor
Scott Packard in Albany, NY, used a video tape of me doing this
shot and 10 others as part of his weekly APA church league’s 15-
minute devotional. At the time, Scott owned that APA Mohawk
Valley franchise.

GTS Name and Why:

Obstacles – My personal life was full of
obstacles. Having been separated from my wife for 19
1/2 years
taught me to go on and go through the obstacles of my life!

Scripture References in NIV Translation:

Romans 5:3-5; Il
Corinthians 4: 17; James 1:2-8; Proverbs 3:5-6; John 14:27; and
Psalm 31:24. Each one is worth reading in any translation.

Cue Ball Placement:

Place the cue ball as shown and shoot
directly through the center of the butterfly.

Object Ball(s) Placement:

Place the six object balls on the table
first as shown allowing for directional throw in each pocket. Lay
your stick-on table to make sure the center two balls of the
butterfly (6 balls) are centered and about 2/3 of a ball width apart.
Place the two remaining object balls frozen to the cue ball and
headed to the inside of the side pockets.

Objective:

Pocket all eight balls as shown thereby going through
the obstacles of life.

Special Notes:

Focused concentration on firm center cue ball hit,
straight stoke, and follow through.

Crowd Reactions Through the Years:

This shot has always been a crowd pleaser as people love to see many balls fall in the
pockets. More importantly they really begin to think about the
obstacles in their lives!

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