New England Horseshoes

Tip of the Month May 2000
{short description of image} by Brian Simmons,
Vernon, Connecticut
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NHPA Hi 3 / 82.34
To me, one of the most important points of pitching is the Release Point.

Unlike the follow thru you should concentrate on your Release Point. I find that when I release the shoe chest high that I am on the stake. This allows for the alignment of the shoe toward the stake. The reason for this is because releasing the shoe chest high you are going more direct at the stake. While doing this if you look down at your hand after the release your eyes and hand both will be in alignment with the stake.

This is what I call hand and eye coordination. This is why the release point in front of your chest is very important.

Thanks Brian