Picking a Target on Every Shot

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?

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Being Engaged in Golf

Scoring in golf is sometimes very challenging. A player can play well and score poorly. Conversely, a player can play poorly, but score well. Regardless of where you fit into this spectrum, being engaged in each shot is very important.

To explain what I mean, golf pro Darren Everett, from National Club Golfer, explains the importance of engaging with your target during all phases of your swing. Everett’s point of being engaged and focused on your target during your pre-swing routine, during contact, and after contact is a simple, yet extremely important lesson for all amateur and professional golfers alike.

Next time I am on the range or the course, I will engage the my target with intent. This important point will help me stay focused and should result in lower scores! We shall see tomorrow.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!