One of the best golf lessons is not to change your normal routine when playing a round of golf.
Better than that, one of the best golf lessons is to experiment with different routines only on your practice range, if at all.
A standard and consistent pre-shot routine can significantly improve your golf game. It can help you hit your golf ball straighter and farther.
The challenge, however, is not to experiment with changing your routine during your play but during your pre-play practice, if at all.
If you are hitting straight golf shots and getting good distance with your irons and woods, why would you want to change your routine at all?
Sticking to a regular routine instills confidence in the swing. It promotes consistency so that you can hit your best golf shots.
A recent article spoke about the importance of sticking to a regular routine. here is a part of it:
“Do you normally head off to the range before starting your round? Well, whatever your routine, it cannot be underestimated how important it is to your golf game. Changing your ‘normal’ routine, no matter what that may involve, will almost certainly have a negative effect on how you play.”
There is no question about the importance of an overall routine, as alluded to in the article, such as practicing at the range prior to play just as do the pros.
However, when I speak of a consistent routine, it relates to the pre-swing routine while in play.
My pre-shot routine is simple and easy.
I first view the overall shot, including the precise distance from my ball to the target.
I check for any wind conditions, especially for cross winds and wind velocity.
I view my lie to determine whether my ball is sitting up or not. I also check to see if it is a slice, hook or an even lie.
In addition, I try to determine the slope of my target and the safest place to hit in relation to my target.
Once I have analyzed these conditions, I use one of my Locked-In Golf™ Techniques to lock-in either a draw, fade or straight golf ball flight alignment depending on whether I want to curve my ball or hit it dead straight to my target.
Many of my Locked-In Golf™ Techniques are available in books, DVDs and Special Reports at http://lockedingolf.com.
Once locked-in to the ball flight alignment of my choice, I then complete my pre-shot proceedings.
My pre-shot proceedings consist of assuming a comfortable stance and posture to the ball, centering the sweet spot of the club face as near to the back of the ball as possible and aligning my shoulders parallel with my target line.
Then it just becomes a matter of keeping my left heel planted, maintaining a steady head and executing a simple golf swing without any manipulation of the club to rotate my established alignment and swing path off course.
You too can hit your ball straighter and farther by establishing a consistent routine.
This may be one of the best golf lessons you will ever receive.
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