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Fix a miss

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January 25, 2017

It is very common with most golfers that when a shot is miss-hit, the reaction they have with their next shot is generally something that will make the shot worse.

It is very common with most golfers that when a shot is miss-hit, the reaction they have with their next shot is generally something that will make the shot worse.

For example when a golfer sees the ball go left, generally they aim further right. But this actually will make the problem worse.

What most of us need to understand and believe is that these bad shots can just be a one-off and we need to trust our ability to produce a good golf swing to hit a great shot.

If however your miss is becoming worse and worse then it is probably because you are trying to compensate for what is causing the miss.

What I would like you to do is try to hit the opposite shot to what the miss was.

Trying this on the range first is a good place to start, because it can take some getting used to.

So if you are hitting big slices/fades, try hitting draws/hooks to create a point of difference from what you feel to be normal.

By doing this your perception of what is normal will start to change as you will be able to feel more control over the golf club and ball.

What you will need to do finally is to go back to hitting shots that feel normal at a target and see if you have been able to improve what has been causing you some grief.

This does take a little bit of work but by learning to play a wider range of shots you will be able to get out of most situations you find yourself in during a round.

We always like to hit the ball straight but realistically this doesn’t happen very often, so learning to playing these shots will really help.

Until next week, good golfing.

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