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Check out vision54.com. Pre-shot routine consistency makes it easier to transition from shot planning to shot execution. Train your mind to go from analysis of location, wind, lie, club selection,planned ball flight, etc. to committing 100% to the chosen shot and target. Before you address the ball, the mind should be clear of all the analysis and solely focused on relaxation and hitting the target with the shot.

 

So. It's a good thing!

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1) practice shot 2) visualize shot 3) hit shot 4) get angry at the shot I just hit

Mine goes something like this Look at ball, look at target. Think "this doesn't look right". Look back at ball. Think "man I'm aimed way off". Shuffle feet. Look back at target. Shuffle feet. Look ba

I like the prep box and play box that has been discussed in the past.   Prep box is behind the ball ... practice swings/rhythm, etc.  2 of those.   Then choose the line, visualize the shot you wan

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Mine is mainly visualization of the shot as I approach the ball. Sometimes pausing for few seconds to calm my thoughts from behind the ball. Once I step up to hit, I usually waggle the club to get it just right in my hands. One last look at my target line that I want to follow and then pull the trigger.

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Pre shot is very helpful for me. Helps me focus on the shot at hand. Sometimes if I just go up and hit it I find I am mis aligned or just don't put a good swing on it.

 

I stand behind the ball. See where I want the ball to go and pick a spot about 1-2' in front of my ball for alignment. Take a deep breath, set up, and swing.

 

Pre shot is the same for every shot I hit from tee box to putting green

 

 

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Golf Channel Academy (Martin Hall/Sara Brown) talked about this exact topic last night and it's importance.

 

He used JDay drive on 18 at the PGA championship as an example of how he visualized the shot and executed.

 

This is something I really need to work on!

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I have a pretty simple routine. For a full shot, I stand behind the ball and let the club down. Rotate around and take my stance it then waggle a few times-- while I'm looking at the target.

 

I can't visualize the shot though. I've visualized enough shots and followed it up with a garbage swing to know that the big thing for me is just trusting my setup. I'll have an idea how I want a shot to go, high...low...etc, but really don't focus in on the exact shot I'm going to hit like a trackman would visualize it. More like an abstract painting.

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I use a PSR but I'd say it probably varies some during the round and depending on the shot I'm faced with. I think a PSR is important but it should be a relatively quick thing. Don't be one of those guys that goes-all-tour-pro on each shot.

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I use a PSR but I'd say it probably varies some during the round and depending on the shot I'm faced with. I think a PSR is important but it should be a relatively quick thing. Don't be one of those guys that goes-all-tour-pro on each shot.

But they do it because it helps them, probably saves them strokes... why can't I do it?  I need all the help I can get!!   :)

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For me the pre shot routine is crucial because it helps me to consistently get into a proper setup which helps a ton with confidence. Golf is hard enough without having to worry about if your address and alignment are off, for me at least [emoji51]

 

 

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Address the ball, 3-5 waggles (when the club feels right) and go. Nothing elaborate

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Address the ball, 3-5 waggles (when the club feels right) and go. Nothing elaborate

It doesn't need to be it just needs to be consistent.

 

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#1. Always always always pick a very specific target or a specific aiming point in the distance.

2. On the tee: align the line or logo on your ball along your aim line.

3. Tee to Green: use the Nicklaus method of picking a spot *close* to your ball on your aim line.

4. On the Green: same as #2.

Then...

Setup square to your aim line.

 

How you setup, whether you waggle or not, or rehearsal swing or not, or step in with your front foot first or your back foot first, put your lead hand on the club first or not, sole the club and then take your grip of the other way around, or whatever .... do it the SAME way EVERY time and ... at the same tempo!

 

As.others said, consistency here can help you get consistency in the results of your shots.

 

The worst things are to either rush and do nothing, or to stand there over the ball and freeze....

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I believe getting in a routine every shot plays a great role in how well you play. I have never had a routine, or if I do, it switches up every couple of rounds.. or sometimes even every couple of holes. I'm still trying to figure out how to go about stepping into my shot and following a routine, to keep other thoughts out.

 

It's always cool to see other's routines, so I figured I had to ask... what's yours?

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I don't plan the exact amount of waggles and taps and fidgets and adjustments...... But somehow it always comes out exactly the same. I noticed how uncanny it is when I was messing around with footage recently.

 

My routine is this:

-pick the target from behind the ball

-hold shaft straight up to get a line to that target

-pick a spot 3" in front of the ball on that line

-walk up and line up face to the spot

-step in with the right then left

-do a bunch of wiggles and jiggles

-look at the target in the distance

-look at ball

-more wiggles and jiggles

-slow inhale

-swing

 

 

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Just really got into a good pre shot routine this year.

 

Driver/3 wood: Pick a target beyond my distance, then find the spot in the fairway I'd like to be, then a spot 6' in front of me, then 2'... Set up for fade/draw.

 

Irons: very similar to above.

 

Wedges: if I'm close enough I will run up and check the green contour. I play a fade into the green, quite a big one so I pick a spot 6-8' left of the flagstick. Hit it out 10-15' left and let the spin take it close. Hopefully I've decided what shot to make, a high/mid/low and pull the trigger. Usually 3-4 practice swings for feel.

 

Chipping: I spend more time reading the green here than with the putter. I look to hole anything from the short grass in 53°/57° range. And from the rough a 5' circle is "good enough" I'll use this from 15' to 60 yards, my 60 yard pitch is a lengthened chip.

 

Putting: non existent right now, and it is probably the worst part of my game.

 

 

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Pretty much the same routine for every shot for me.

 

- Stand behind the ball and pick my line

- Visualize the shot I want to play

- Pick a spot 6" in front of my ball on my line

(while doing this I take my grip and continue visualizing my shot)

- walk up to the ball and waggle once on the way there

- set my club down behind the ball with the line that I want

- readjust grip based on lie (uphill/downhill) or if I need to choke down

- step in to the shot

- one last look at target then down at the ball and swing

 

Sounds more intricate than it really is.  It only takes me about 15 seconds or so.  It really boils down to lining up the behind the ball and picturing the shot.  Then step up, line up and swing.

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I don't plan the exact amount of waggles and taps and fidgets and adjustments...... But somehow it always comes out exactly the same. I noticed how uncanny it is when I was messing around with footage recently.

 

My routine is this:

-pick the target from behind the ball

-hold shaft straight up to get a line to that target

-pick a spot 3" in front of the ball on that line

-walk up and line up face to the spot

-step in with the right then left

-do a bunch of wiggles and jiggles

-look at the target in the distance

-look at ball

-more wiggles and jiggles

-slow inhale

-swing

 

 

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I think my pre-shot needs more waggles, taps, fidgets, wiggles, and jiggles. [emoji6]

 

Honestly, that actually sounds a lot like what my current routine is like. I've been mimicking Jason Day lately, how he holds up his club to his side and from what I'm assuming is lining up his shot.

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I recently changed my routine. I use to have a couple of practice swing which my wife said were perfect - then I'd go and lift up as I hit the ball (because I was trying to kill it). Now I have one practice swing and on the second 'practice swing' I'd hit the ball. I know it doesn't make sense - but I guess I'm trying to fool myself that it's only a practice swing. I end up hitting it smoothly and effortlessly. This change has eliminated my slice.

 

 

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- Stand behind the ball, pick my line, visualize ball flight, choose a spot 3-12" in front of the ball

- Walk up, set the club down making sure it's square to the line

- Take my stance and grip

- 2 waggles

- Look at the target

- Focus on the farthest back dimple

- Let er buck

 

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I've adjusted mine while working on my swing adjustments. It includes a one armed swing beside the ball to remind me to fold my right elbow and swing the club head left. Then I go behind the ball make a half swing to follow through. Pick my target, set up, think loose arms, deep breath and swing.

 

With the short game it's making enough practice swings to get a sense of the grass interacting with the club face and the length of swing that I need to land the ball on the spot that I've selected.

 

 

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One thing I have to be mindful is where my hands are.  If they drop too low I can pretty much guarantee a  snap hook. For some reason low hands cause me to pull the club face to far inside.  In my setup I focus on making sure my club head is flat on the ground with the butt of the club towards my navel.  This keeps my hands and the face of the club square and reminds me to take it back on a better plane. 

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