I have played many sports over the years and no matter what the circumstance, when it was time to make a shot, I always picked a specific target at which to aim. This is a fundamental action and if you asked any athlete, I think they would look at you with shock at such a bizarre thought! So, I wonder why when I talk to my playing partners, they pick something like ‘the fairway’ as the target; in my view this not very precise nor effective. So, why are many amateurs not narrowing their focus before making any shot?
I talked about finding my centre and focusing on a specific target before hitting my first ball at Osprey Links. It is something I should do every shot, but I have to admit that my mind wanders from time to time. I understand that this is a challenge and continue to stay in the moment and focused on each shot.
It is interesting that as I get closer to every hole, my focus narrows. Can you imagine if while putting, I just it my ball somewhere in the vicinity. That is just crazy talk and would never happen. So, why oh why, do I not always pick a specific target; well that is some thing I will fix this year.
Do you select a speicific target when hitting longer shots or is close good enough?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!