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PostSubject: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 9:23 am

Open this thread to learn from all e bros and sis here

Can share your pre shot routines?

Been impatient lately before every shot...

Hope to learn from everyone..

Haha

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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 11:24 am

just a beginner sharing my thoughts: stand behind the ball looking towards target, visualize distance and shot, take grip, walk towards ball and take up stance, waggle club (as per hogan) and rock left and right to make sure I'm balanced (centred and weight is well spread out), do a final waggle (but slower so not to rush my shot), focus on personal swing thought and be committed through the shot.


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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 12:01 pm

my namesake....

1) stand behind ball, make whatever decisions u need to make...

2) 1 or 2 practise swings knowing it will be the swing that send the ball to your target...

3) take a deep breath, maintain your focus

4) once address the ball, check alignment

5) focus on your target, dun think abt swing cos u trust your swing



practise your preshot routine on the driving range...

i go through 1-5 on the range.... rather than hammering 100 balls in 30mins

once u formed that habit on the range.... it becomes easier on the course





hope u break 80 soon...


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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Thanks Tim and slinger.

I'm off to e range later...


Been impatient lately.. Lost e momentum... Problem is my routine haha

Thanks a million
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 12:55 pm

Bro slinger does this work also for breaking 100?
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 2:05 pm

Just my style...

1. Stand behind a ball and take a practice swing, get the alignment right
2. Set up over the ball and take a few swings, visualizing the shot shape
3. Waggle, get comfortable
4. Let it rip
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 5:22 pm

My routine now

A. Say out what type of shoot I intend to make.
B. stand behind the ball and imagine the shoot happen
C. One practice swing
D. Get into position
E. commit and swing.
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Sun May 12, 2013 9:24 pm

I've got this tendency to rush my shots. Recently tried this routine that proved to be quite useful, at least for me. Very Happy

Instead of taking a couple of practice swings, with my focus in trying to replicate required shot, I now take only one practice swing. But at a much slower tempo. Focusing on (1) end of upswing position, (2) end of follow thru position and most importantly (3) smooth swing. At a much slower tempo. I try not to think of final shot.

This helped me to take a more relaxed swing, with a more balanced swing thru. Even for my final shot.

Something I learnt from my previous workplace: Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast. :p
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Mon May 13, 2013 8:21 am

just relax, mai kancheong Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Mon May 13, 2013 8:44 am

just to share, few of us responded to an invite thru this forum and attended few sessions with Sports Mental coach Han Ee with some sessions at BFG and driving range at keppel.....learning the ABC method (which include pre-shot routine) can help anyone to improve his/her level of game too....for more info check out www.emergeperformance.net
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Mon May 13, 2013 10:13 am

1. Pick target
2. Visualise the ball flight path
3. take 2 practise swing behind the ball - first on 1/3 swing, second on 1/2 swing
4. go alongside the ball, take one last practise swing - full swing
5. line up the clubface behind the ball
6. take one last look at target
7. open mouth - pull trigger

just sharing from a super high handicapper

cheers and have a great week ahead.
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Mon May 13, 2013 11:02 am

Each golfer has his/her own routine. My routine as follow:

1. Place ball on tee.
2. Walk behind the ball and adjust the ball to where I want it to land, using the big "F" I wrote
on the ball.
3. Address the ball and square ball to club face and give it a good whack.

No practice swing for me. Save a bit of energy on old body. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Mon May 13, 2013 12:24 pm

I wish I have a consistent pre-shot routine ... my game ends badly when i get too technical on the course and not able to swing freely.

Anyway, whenever I do my pre-shot routine*:

1: I stand behind the ball and swing to loosen up
2: Pick the target line and imagine my carry distance
3: Walk up to the ball and adress
4: Whack ... I mean swing Wink

* only when I play well, I tend to do the pre-shot consistently ... other times, I skip the part of swinging to loosen up nor do I imagine my carry distance ... Just pick my line and whack ...
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Mon May 13, 2013 10:00 pm

michaelcheah wrote:
I wish I have a consistent pre-shot routine ... my game ends badly when i get too technical on the course and not able to swing freely.

Anyway, whenever I do my pre-shot routine*:

1: I stand behind the ball and swing to loosen up
2: Pick the target line and imagine my carry distance
3: Walk up to the ball and adress
4: Whack ... I mean swing Wink

* only when I play well, I tend to do the pre-shot consistently ... other times, I skip the part of swinging to loosen up nor do I imagine my carry distance ... Just pick my line and whack ...

Sounds good. I cant bring myself to do all these.. Just want to hit the ball. I know it is wrong Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Mon May 13, 2013 11:53 pm

breathe. relax. aim. Whack! Swing
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Tue May 14, 2013 12:19 am

Patience is never my virtue. I never took practice swing at all. I always rush my swing. I think it is time for me to start practice swings if I want to lower my score Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Tue May 14, 2013 1:29 pm

the aim is just to relax and complete your swing
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Tue May 14, 2013 8:50 pm

It is all about taking your time. Swing a few times, make sure that you can get the feel on how you are going to hit the ball. Then go behind the ball, align with your target and think nothing else and take your shot.
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Tue May 14, 2013 9:46 pm

Not more than one practice swings please, the game is slow enough. Taking 5 practice swings is like playing 5 x 18 holes.
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Wed May 15, 2013 8:53 am

bkll wrote:
Not more than one practice swings please, the game is slow enough. Taking 5 practice swings is like playing 5 x 18 holes.

Agree, some took too long during pre-shot and rush it through.

Guess commitment and focus is most important. Thanks .
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:02 am

Here is a blog I wrote a little while back which covers a simple 4 step routine which can be used for any shot in any situation:

http://www.sggc.com.au/2011/03/23/the-opposite-of-routine-is-random/

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:02 pm

That's an informative blog post SGGolfCoaching. Thanks for that.
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:06 pm

Nice and useful info
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PostSubject: Re: The mental game : pre shot routine   Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:08 am

Thanks for sharing!
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