- The Target
As you plan your upcoming pitch shot you
must learn to narrow your focus. Yes, you must still
take into account the lie, wind, type of ball you use,
firmness of the greens, etc. However, it is important
to narrow your focus when actually making the shot.
This means once all of the other factors have been considered
a golfer should settle one two things.
- The setup. This will, most importantly, determine
the ball position and the target line. Once the setup
has been taken the golfer can then forget about it
and focus on the second and last factor.
- Where the ball will land. This is the spot you
are targeting. Remember, once the ball contacts the
ground it will use the forward momentum you have given
it and go where the ground, on which it lands, directs
it. Therefore, you must decide prior to the shot where
you would want the ball to land in order to achieve
the desired result (in or close to the hole).
By narrowing your focus to a specific
area of ground which can be considerably larger than
the actual hole, you will gain confidence as your target
seems to be much easier to hit. Second you will have
fewer pitch shots that go way past the hole, which is
often the result when players focus on the hole as there