PRE-SHOT ROU­TINE

James Lough­nane gives some point­ers on hav­ing a con­sis­tent and solid preshot rou­tine.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - CONTENTS -

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.

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