Focus on the Target
While you are swinging the club what percentage of your focus is fully committed to the target?
The lower the percentage... the lower chance you have of hitting the target consistently.
Your brain needs to know exactly where you want the ball to go... if you expect it to go there with any kind of regularity.
If you're telling your brain to focus on your swing... you are in "improving your skills" mode not "hitting targets mode".
Think about this for a minute.
The more focus you put on the target the better chance you have of hitting the target.
When you throw a baseball.
When you shoot a basketball.
When you kick a soccer ball.
You focus solely on where you want the ball to go.
You trust your body to take care of the details.
The same is true in golf.
The more focus you put on your swing... the more you're telling yourself you don't trust that you can hit the target with the swing that you have.
Two of the biggest keys to hitting consistently good golf shots that go to your target.
If you're focusing on your swing... you are not committed to Optimum Target Focus.
If you're focusing on your swing... you our subconsciously telling yourself you don't trust it.
If you're having challenges with your swing that you need to keep in mind while you're on the course... you can do some rehearsals in between shots.
You have plenty of time to do rehearsals in between shots on the course.
BUT... during the shot you need to commit your focus to the target.
It's also important to remember to take small progressive steps.
If you're used to only putting 25% of your focus on the target... Switching to 100% is going to be a big struggle.
Big changes are tough to trust.
Small positive changes are the best way to build trust and move towards your goals.