Shot Visualization

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Shot Visualization
Category: Psychology
Sub-Category: Short Game, High Shots

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Shot Visualization

Here we find a shot that’s found on a lot of golf courses. It requires an uphill carry to a flag that’s in the back of the green. It’s been my experience that most amateurs and even good players tend to leave this shot considerably short of what they would like to. One of the ways that we can get around this is by using our visualization abilities. I found it very helpful to ask players to visualize the flagstick as being the back of a basketball goal, the top of the backboard if you will. Flagsticks are about eight or nine feet on most golf courses except in the British Isles where they are much shorter. I would like for you to visualize the flagstick being at least as high as the back of a basketball goal. Your shots would come up and reach at least that height and then come straight down into the flagstick. If this doesn’t work you might even visualize a flagstick as high as a grain elevator or a silo, for those of us who have lived in the mid-west. Make the shot start at the top or the apex of the grain elevator and let it fall right into the flagstick. Now using your visualization skills you’ll be able to help the ball get up to the flagstick. Kim is going to demonstrate this as she gets behind the ball, visualizes the flagstick as being much higher than it is and she’s going to let the ball come right down the flagstick. By visualizing the ball coming down the top of the grain elevator or a silo you will get many more of your shots up to the hole. You’ll have a lot more birdie shots and you’ll be a happier golfer.

About the Instructor
Dr. Richard Coop
Dr. Richard Coop
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Education
CB 3500 Peabody Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500

Dr. Richard Coop is a mental instructor to countless PGA Tour professionals, including Payne Stewart, Ben Crenshaw, Mark O'Meara, and Nick Faldo. He is also the author of The New Golf Mind and Mind Over Golf.


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