The 1st Key To Consistency: Pre-Shot Routine
The first key to playing consistent golf is developing a consistent approach to each shot, or pre-shot routine.
You know consistency is a critical component of playing great golf. If you’re like most golfers you probably think of consistency as something that just happens. Either you’re consistent or you’re not.
But I’d like to challenge you to think about consistency differently.
I’d like you to think of consistency as a skill. Because the beautiful thing about skills is that they can be learned and improved. This means you can learn the skill of playing with consistency, and you can improve your skill level of playing more consistently over time. As you do, your game will become more rewarding and you’ll have a lot more fun.
I’ve put together a series of videos for you that address specific components of consistency. We’ll take a look at each of these components and develop skills there, because mastering a smaller series of steps, over time, will result in enormous changes to your game.
The first consistency video covers a skill no PGA Tour player would dream of trying to play without: a Pre-Shot Routine. I’ll show you what a good Pre-Shot Routine does, what steps YOU should include and why, and how to use it to your advantage on the course. Remember this: The first step in learning to play consistently is learning to BE consistent.
Nearly every pre-shot routine starts with these three components:
Then, most routines also include the following additional steps:
4. Relaxation breathing
5. Practice Swing
6. Aiming Process
7. Set-up check
8. Target Connection
9. Trust and Commitment
How you incorporate these steps into your routine is entirely up to you. The goal is to make your routine natural and comfortable.
Post a comment below and let me know what elements YOU incorporate into your routine.