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12-11-2018, 09:59 AM

Hal would be especially proud of the fact that Tyler Styer/Mosconi Cup Player was recently bragged on by Europeans and Americans for his superb fundamentals. I didn't realize that Tyler was a CTE aiming system advocate and that he had trained with Stan and Landon Shuffett.
Recently I read on Facebook where Tyler stated that he was very proud of his CTE experience and that even Johan Ruysink was especially impressed with Tyler's fundamentals and alignment.

After Stan Shuffett publishes his book on CTE, I suppose there will be a great thunder and lightning storm in the heavens as Hal bellow, "I told you so."

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Originally Posted by ShootingArts View Post
The first time I called Hal he had an unusual case of lockjaw about his systems. People on the net had aggravated him enough he decided he couldn't teach his methods over the phone. This decision didn't last long but I didn't really mind. With technical talk out of the way Hal started talking old times. He had the dirt on everyone from Ralph Greenleaf on. I think I spent a couple three hours on the phone that day and did the same one or two more times. I was more interested in his tales of bygone days than his aiming systems although with his passing we lost a lot of pool playing knowledge as well as more lore than could have fit in a shelf of books.

I hope Hal is back in his prime in heaven free of all of the sufferings of age. One of the more interesting men in pool and a loss for us all. He has been gone a long while now but he certainly isn't forgotten. I miss him and his flawless delivery of story after story. Aiming systems may come and go but there will never be another Hal Houle! I would say rest in peace but I suspect he is in some pool hall in heaven stirring the poop and enjoying every minute of it.

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