You have two options while over a shot…
Focus on the target.
Focus on the trouble.
Target awareness is a crucial aspect of lowering golf scores. Golf researchers have learned something interesting: Perfect swing or not, strengthened target awareness improves the result of the golf shot. That’s right, the flight or path of the shot may not turn out exactly as planned, but strong target awareness will get the ball closer to the target!
Let’s remember, the flag (target) programs the game of golf. Every shot is planned and created based upon where the target is relative to the fairway or green. Good golfers have learned that locking their target firmly in mind helps get the ball to the intended location. It’s that simple: When we lose target awareness, the body loses the ability to send the ball in the desired direction. Whether it’s conscious, subconscious or both (the best!), acute target awareness increases the probability that the ball will get there one way or another!