McDermott Billiards Blog

Dr. Cue Lesson 8: Controlling the Cue Ball

Dr. Cue teaches you how to control the cue ball to set-up your next shot.

Dr. Cue Lesson 7: Aiming (Cue Ball Travel Line)

The 7th Dr. Cue lesson explains another important aiming principle: The Ghostball Principle.

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McDermott Ghostball Trainer

Dr. Cue Lesson 6: Aiming

Dr. Cue discusses the simple, but important concept of aiming your shots.

Dr. Cue Lesson 5: The Grip

Dr. Cue lesson 5 is all about the grip. The last couple videos were about the bridge, which uses your forward hand. Now Dr. Cue addresses the rear hand to help get the perfect harmony between the two.

Dr. Cue Lesson 4: The Closed Bridge

In the next installment of our instructional video series Dr. Cue explains how to use the Closed Bridge, a more advanced hand formation for specific types of shots.

Dr. Cue Lesson 3: The Open, Tower or V Bridge

Dr. Cue (Tom Rossman) goes over the three types of bridges: Open, Tower or V.

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Dr. Cue Lesson 2: The Stance!

In the second installment of the Dr. Cue lessons on our McDermott blog, Tom Rossman goes over the key elements to obtaining a proper stance.

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Dr. Cue Lesson 1: Chalking Up!!!

Hello everyone!

We’re adding something new to our blog for your viewing pleasure. Tom Rossman (or as he’s more commonly known, Dr. Cue) has a created a series of instructional videos to help you become a better player.

The first lesson is about one of the most important aspects of your billiards game… Chalking Up!!!

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Holiday Gift Guide

It’s almost Thanksgiving which means it’s time to start your Christmas shopping (if you haven’t already). I want to use this post to give you a few gift suggestions.

Below are our McDermott Cue Kits. They range from $49 to $89 and give you everything you need to get started. Our kits are the perfect gift for any pool player.

McDermott Billiards Starter Kit 4

McDermott Cue Kit 4

McDermott Billiard Starter Kit 3

McDermott Cue Kit 3

McDermott Billiards Starter Kit 2

McDermott Cue Kit 2

The next gift is the Elephant EZ Shot Cueball. This training ball is for enhancing your game where it is most important… the fundamentals. For only $20, any beginning to intermediate player can benefit by learning how to strike the ball more consistently for the perfect shot every time. We also offer other training items to enhance every aspect of your game.

Elephant EZ Shot Cueball

Elephant EZ Shot Cueball

Another special gift idea is our Prodigy cue. Our prodigy line is designed to give the same great McDermott quality cue in a size more appropriate for children. They’re perfect for getting your young pool prodigy started out right. The Prodigy cues are available in a range of sizes for all ages.

Keith O'Dell Jr - McDermott Pool Prodigy

Keith O'Dell Jr - McDermott Pool Prodigy


Hey everyone.

Just wanted to let you know a little bit about cue customization. McDermott offers you the ability to completely customize a cue to your specifications. You can choose a paint color or stain; a linen or leather wrap; the shaft of your choice; cue weight; custom engraving, and other options! Check out the Custom Cue page on our site.

In honor of customization, we’ve started the Custom Clover Competition for the month of November. You can read about the details on how to participate here and you can see the entries on our facebook page wall. We look forward to seeing your entries! Oh, did I mention that the winner gets a G303 cue with a G-Core shaft?

Here are a few of our entries so far: