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This thread is a great reminder for me. This year has been a semi well documented struggle for me. There are a lot of things that I used to do that I have to remind myself of now. I used to stand behind the ball and see the flight I wanted to hit (not that it always worked out). But, I had an idea in my head and without overthinking things, I had some success. This year, I feel like I have been playing to miss one way. Hitting a fade, so I am lining up left expecting it. Subconsciously, adjusting even further left anticipating the worst. And finally, once the trigger is pulled, the ball is going, you guessed it, way right.
I remember reading a Rotella book where he suggested that you don't step up to the ball until you envisioned exactly how the shot would look and where it would land. It's something I am trying to remember to do. When I do, things have been much much better.
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For me I visualize whatever shot maybe behind the ball (draw, fade, high, low,) and gather my swing thought and feel. I will then pick a spot out 3-5 feet in front of where the ball is on the line I want the shot to start on. I will align club and body to that spot, take one look and try to hit the shot.
For me it helps my alignment feel more accurate being so close to where I am hitting, not overthinking the shot and just play.
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This is a great topic McLovin! I struggle off the tee with aiming so i have been trying to work on that. I usually pick an object out where i think the ball with land. In my last lesson this week we were working on my aiming and i was always left of where i wanted to be. When my instructor had me adjust i felt right of the target line. As long as i make a good swing the results were good with the way he wanted me to set up. It will be a continuing process for me i am sure. There are some great tips in here so thanks guys!
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I pick a start line (usually a tree or stake) and where I want the ball to finish. I visualize the shot starting on line and finishing at my desired location. I rarely use the pin as a target from outside of about 140 yards.
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Putter Newport 2
Don't visualize a target but a landing zone. The target is usually off to the right of the zone and have to finish to get it there.
If that happens, good things and lower scores follow.
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Try to pick one specific target and know understand where my typical miss is at.
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I don't pick out a specific target. Instead I visualize a shot on a precise ball flight and direction.
I guess picking a target might be similar but I prefer to envision starting line and ball flight.
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I usually pick a bunker, tree, tower, or other spot in the distance for a reference point. After I ID that, I find an intermediate spot a few feet in front of my ball to aim toward at address.
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M1 440 9.5° w/ HZRDUS Black 6.0 @ 44.75"
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M4 5wd w/ HZRDUS Black 6.0 @ 42"
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VS Proto 70X @ 44.25"
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woods: F7 3/4, 5/7, V series Heavenwood
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wedges: CBX 48*, 54*, 60* (graphite)
putter: Mini Giant Deep Flange Stealth
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My aimpoint is pretty much general. I try to aim driver down the right side of the fairway since my shot shape with a good swing is a draw. The problem is that execution often times does not match the intentions. That aimpoint typically causes me the least distress from bad swings or mishits.
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Visualization is different depending on your skill level and this is reflected in the different responses.
At the tour level, players are assessing the hole or the landscape between where they are and the green and first trying to determine the type of shot they want to hit. High draw, low cut, low knockdown and so on. There are 9 shot shapes and a few basic types: full, 3/4, 1/2, knockdown. They have the arsenal we typically do not. Then they visualize in their mind the actual shot--like running a video. Seeing it in their mind and knowing from extended practice and play the body movements that produce that shot allows them to 'rehearse' the shot before actually executing it. They might even make a couple of practice swings while visualizing the shot. Setup and start line are part of this, but only a small part.
For us it is typically a different process...or should be.
At the other end of the spectrum is the beginning golfer. Typically has 2 shot shapes: high banana ball and a low worm burner, which are not hit 'on command'. When we are at this stage of development visualizing a high draw is worthless. We have to start with the arrow or arrows in our quiver. At this level, 'visualization' involves seeing the banana ball we usually hit and determining the starting line by visualizing how you stand and aim to produce a ball that ends up in the fairway. If trees or other obstacles prevent that shot from fitting into the fairway, you might have to go with a shorter club. That's the state we are at as a beginner.
Of course, most of us when beginners don't so that. We want to straighten out that banana ball on the next shot. At least, cut it in half. So, we make adjustments we *think* will straighten it out, aim accordingly, and then hit one that bends even further.
Oh, the lessons we learn along the way.
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