Set , Pause, Finish. A stroke mantra recommended by many BCA instructors. In the “set” position , the cue should be still, close to the desired contact point on the cue ball . At this point , you should confident and comfortable with the shot you are about to execute. You should “pause” during the transition between the final back swing and the final forward stroke . Finally,
you should follow through and freeze after the stroke is complete (i.e., “finish” the stroke ).