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#16 Weetbix

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

Back of the ball

When I watch it too closely I hit more bad shots

When I’m sort of lazy eyed looking in its general direction without focus I hit better shots - or big push slices

Go figure!
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:08 PM

I don't think about it.
The ball is there.... I hit it.
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:30 PM

Depends on the shot at hand for me.

 

With driver its a generally a spot a couple of inches behind the ball where I want the club to bottom out, so it catches it on the up.

 

For irons, hitting a fade, and I'll generally look at the back of the ball, for a draw its the front of the ball. Like others though, I'm not focussing intently on it when playing, just more of a relaxed look at that area during the swing.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:56 PM

Back of the ball

When I watch it too closely I hit more bad shots

When I’m sort of lazy eyed looking in its general direction without focus I hit better shots - or big push slices

Go figure!

reference my post on the zone. IMO You are too technical in your game at times.
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#20 Weetbix

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:18 PM

reference my post on the zone. IMO You are too technical in your game at times.


You’re being generous with your at times there Mads

I’m as natural a golfer as a concrete block though so there’s a reason
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:30 PM

You’re being generous with your at times there Mads

I’m as natural a golfer as a concrete block though so there’s a reason

your comment about lazy eye approach is what I mean and you say you hit it better. That is using a different non tech side of the brain. It’s same for me and why I don’t try to think too much when playin and just go into the zone space when I can.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:50 PM

Being a total chopper I had to actually think about the question.  The result is, I don't believe I consciously look at anything, maybe the back of the ball because that is where I intend to hit the ball.  My concentration is on the swing. Back, down, through and the tempo for the shot I am playing.   Don't do that very well either. 


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:51 PM

I look to god.


In all seriousness, I can't even tell you what I look at.

 

I had a response to this but thought better of posting it..


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:12 PM

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#25 Weetbix

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:55 AM

your comment about lazy eye approach is what I mean and you say you hit it better. That is using a different non tech side of the brain. It’s same for me and why I don’t try to think too much when playin and just go into the zone space when I can.

Yeah I recall from the first Nationals and the headset on bump

I do hit it better without focus - I think - will try at the range next week

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:34 AM

When I asked this question I thought everyone looked, concentrated on the front, back or on the ball itself. I'm amazed at the number of you who don't even think about the ball during your swing. If I didn't concentrate on something around or on the ball I'm afraid I would top it, blade it, or go way under it.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

I do hit it better without focus - I think -

ha ha  you answered your own question;)

 

Weetie you have some pretty good mechanics already and really should be a lower capper, just do less "thinking" during your swing and get more fluidity happening when hitting.

 

The Focus band you tried at 2012 Nationals has improved a lot since then https://focusband.com/event Golfer Girl uses well at let in the web picture they have of her.

 

Its the whole get into the "zone" approach using different sides of brain.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:58 AM

I prefer to have only the white of the ball when I tee up or when putting. I blur out everything and not look at anything specific. If look at anything is the back section of the ball.

 

Exactly this for me. When i tee up i orient the ball so nothing but white is pointing up.

 

Regarding what i look at. I just look at the whole ball but I wouldn't say i'm focusing much on it. Looking a specific point seems rather pointless to me and is putting too much focus on something that shouldn't need to be focused on.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

Yeah I recall from the first Nationals and the headset on bump

I do hit it better without focus - I think - will try at the range next week

from memory, the two that smashed the Focus Band and got the quietest in thought were Little Natnkyls and myself. 

The two youngest and most absent minded of the group. 

 

 

 

And to answer the question and a follow on is that I am sure that 'golfers' of our skill level aren't disciplined enough to do it for all the shots during the round because they are thinking of other things during their shots.

 

and I always tee my ball my ball with the manufacture's name aligned with where I am aiming, same with my putts. I don't have a lot of white space left after I have written my name on my ball the size and way I do.  


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:07 AM

from memory, the two that smashed the Focus Band and got the quietest in thought were Little Natnkyls and myself. 

The two youngest and most absent minded of the group. 

 

 

 

And to answer the question and a follow on is that I am sure that 'golfers' of our skill level aren't disciplined enough to do it for all the shots during the round because they are thinking of other things during their shots.

 

and I always tee my ball my ball with the manufacture's name aligned with where I am aiming, same with my putts. I don't have a lot of white space left after I have written my name on my ball the size and way I do.  

How many cans had you smashed by then?


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