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Issue 650 - March 3rd, 2021
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USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
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If you REALLY want to get better, DO THE WORK.


Tom's Featured Tip: "Aim" To Get Better

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"Aim" To Get Better

For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective.


Today's tip is one of those quick tip gems that has the potential to really help your game.

I love researching the golf swing and finding little tidbits of information that can actually transform a player's scoring.

I recently discovered this information on where to focus my pre-swing aimpoint that may well change my own aiming method, as well as the way I teach it.

Most golfers see where they want their ball to end and aim straight for it. That's pretty straightforward. Others incorporate an intermediary target - a spot two feet in front of the ball in line with their distant target - and focus on both the near target and the distant target before they swing.

It turns out that neither of these methods is the best way to aim.

The article I read was about a recent study conducted by Dr. Bob Christina, Emeritus Professor of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with Eric Alpenfels, a Top 100 golf teacher.

They took 29 golfers of varying skill levels and instructed them to hit six shots each aiming three different ways:
  • Looking only at a distant target.
  • Looking only at an intermediate target.
  • Then the traditional method of looking at both the distant and intermediary target.
They measured the results, and observed some rather interesting results when the golfers forgot about their distant target, and looked only at their intermediary target.

They found that on average, golfers actually hit the ball straighter and just as far when they don't look at where they want to hit it, and only focus on a spot about two feet in front of their ball. Their overall accuracy increased, as did their Smash Factor - a metric (ball speed divided by club speed) that is used to measure the overall quality of strike.

Why?

Because when a golfer looks at where they want to hit their ball, they don't just see the green. They see the water, the bunkers, the trees - all the places they donít want to hit their ball. Their study found that subconscious fear forces your mind into making last-minute overcompensations, which hurts golfers' distance and accuracy.

Practice on the range by locating an intermediate target on the ground about 2 feet in front of your ball that is on a direct line to your target. Set up to your ball by using the target 2 feet in front of your ball and then swing. Don't look at your final target until the ball is well off the clubface.

Practice until that setup method feels comfortable, then use it when you play if it yields better results than your old method of aiming. .

It could well be one of those little things that makes a big difference in your game.

Although the sample size for the study was relatively small, it still holds enough promise for me to say try it - I think you'll like it!

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Tom




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Buying a sponsored product through any of my affiliate links helps support this free newsletter, and I only affiliate with excellent products that I use myself.  Thanks, Tom




Click here to buy your
Divot Board to drastically improve your ball-striking. Combine your Divot Board practice and putting practice with the included putting lesson drills, and watch your scoring improve!.


Use your club or hand to re-set the board after your strike
Click here to buy now for outstanding Ball-Striking practice feedback

BONUS: when you buy through the newsletter link above, you'll also receive free access to my Putting Lesson Videos ($50 value) which cover: The Elevated Aimline Drill, The Squareness Awareness Drill, The Aimline Accuracy Drill, The Stock Putting Stroke Drill, The Barrier Drill, The Short Putt Channel Drill, and more.




Click here
SuperSpeedGolf.com to buy this swing speed training aid and increase your distance off the tee.


I picked up significant distance off the tee after working with this training aid, and now it's a permanent part of my winter and spring training. SuperSpeedGolf.com Try 'em, you'll love 'em. SuperSpeedGolf.com Buy now and get to work on increasing your swing speed now.




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All the best,

Tom Tucker
Teaching Pro, Plum Creek Driving Range & Practice Facility
WGTF ' "Top 100 Golf Teacher"
USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach
Cell: (716) 474-3005
Email: TomTuckerGolf@gmail.com
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