Golf Driving Range Tips for Play and Practice
Driving Range Mentality, Fairway Focus
Steve Atherton, PGA Member
In order to begin hitting it on the course like you do on the range, you
need to start convincing yourself that each shot you hit on the golf
course is exactly the same as the shots you hit on the driving range. This
is easier said than done, but it is really the only way to create that
good mindset that you have on the range.
You need to focus entirely on where you want the ball to go, not on where
you don't want the ball to go. It is very easy to step up on a hole that
has OB right and water left and say, "Don't go right, there's Out of
Bounds!" The way your brain works, it typically thinks in images. If you
are thinking about not hitting it right, your brain is focused on RIGHT,
and it will actually manipulate your body to help the ball go in that
direction. So you need to focus intently on the fairway (an extremely
small piece of the fairway, like a small mower cut or a distant tree
branch) to help your body perform the way you want it to.
Next time you go out to play, pretend that each shot you hit is being hit
on the driving range. And when you come to a hole that has trouble, focus
only on where you want the ball to go without any thoughts of where it
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