James Loughnane gives some pointers on having a consistent and solid preshot routine.
A SOLID PRE-SHOT ROUTINE
• Gives you a clear idea of the
shot that you want to hit • Organizes your thoughts - eliminating lots of technical information in your head • Helps you react to the target • Keeps you in the present - stops us thinking about shots that have gone by or challenges that are coming up • Speeds up play
Improving your pre-shot routine allows you to play golf - not swing! Give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised how your ball striking improves and your scores start coming down.
↓ 01: Stand behind looking down the target line at your intended target. Choose the shot that you would like to hit and 'see' it in your mind.
↑ 02: Walk up to the ball and line yourself up. I like players to choose an intermediate target that is approximately 6 feet in front of the ball. ↑ 03-04: As soon as you are settled its time to act. Look at the target, look back at the ball and swing! ↑ 01: Once the shot has been hit - its all over! We start the process all over again with the next shot.