Use Your Eyes Correctly To Play Better Golf (Video)
Use Your Eyes Correctly To Play Better Golf (Video)

As a golfer, when we're walking around the golf course, lot of things that are going to distract away from the actual focus that we have or should have. Also as golfers, we're constantly telling ourselves, I've got to concentrate, I've got to focus, I've got to stay in the zone. All these other things, be it your playing partners or the actual construction of the golf course or even just wildlife flying around, they're all pulling you in the opposite direction. And I think the big thing that really helps us focus and concentrate is actually our eyes, and what our eyes are doing when we're playing golf. That sounds pretty obvious but, you know, what you look at, what you control with your eyes and what you actually see can make a big difference to your mental state and how you feel. So, in this next little miniseries of tips, we're going to explore the importance of controlling your eyes, what you look at, the information you take on board and how that can affect your golf.

Now, the very first and simplest thing we can talk about is actually looking at the golf ball. I know that sounds obvious and you might say, well, yeah I always look at the ball but there's looking at it and then there's really looking at it. And I think as a golfer, we sometimes get a bit distracted. Then actually when we look down at the golf ball and we take our setup, we're looking at the ball but yeah, which bit are you looking at? Because interestingly, you can't look at the bit you're going to hit, you're going to try and hit the bottom half of that golf or you're going to try and hit below the equator, you can only see the top half and often, a golfer will make a mistake because they will hit the bit they do see, they'll hit the top of the golf ball, that's why beginners so frequently topped the golf ball. So, actually as we're setting up to this, we need to tell ourselves to almost feel like we're looking at the ball but we're actually trying to look behind the golf ball, a little spot on the ground below the ball to get under it. Then, as we make our swing, and we swing the club back, it's important that we don't now watch this, that's the only thing we can see that's moving. So, a lot of golfers have a temptation to watch the club on the way back, particularly, if they've been learning a new swing drill where we might actually saw -- watch the club, get it into a good position, then carry the swing on, their head is instinctively turning towards that club, particularly when we putt. Do you want to focus on looking down at the golf ball, no distractions as we're looking back this way, keeping it focused on the ball and then actually hit the ball and still stay down until that golf ball is gone. We don't want to quickly look up and again, we're fighting instinct here, instinct would have us watching the club going back, watching the ball go into the air. That's actually not going to be beneficial in terms of making really good eye contact with the part of the golf ball or the ground that we want to actually stay down and strike. So, controlling your eyes and avoiding any distractions on the golf course is super important. These next few video should help you understand that even further.
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As a golfer, when we're walking around the golf course, lot of things that are going to distract away from the actual focus that we have or should have. Also as golfers, we're constantly telling ourselves, I've got to concentrate, I've got to focus, I've got to stay in the zone. All these other things, be it your playing partners or the actual construction of the golf course or even just wildlife flying around, they're all pulling you in the opposite direction. And I think the big thing that really helps us focus and concentrate is actually our eyes, and what our eyes are doing when we're playing golf. That sounds pretty obvious but, you know, what you look at, what you control with your eyes and what you actually see can make a big difference to your mental state and how you feel. So, in this next little miniseries of tips, we're going to explore the importance of controlling your eyes, what you look at, the information you take on board and how that can affect your golf.

Now, the very first and simplest thing we can talk about is actually looking at the golf ball. I know that sounds obvious and you might say, well, yeah I always look at the ball but there's looking at it and then there's really looking at it. And I think as a golfer, we sometimes get a bit distracted. Then actually when we look down at the golf ball and we take our setup, we're looking at the ball but yeah, which bit are you looking at? Because interestingly, you can't look at the bit you're going to hit, you're going to try and hit the bottom half of that golf or you're going to try and hit below the equator, you can only see the top half and often, a golfer will make a mistake because they will hit the bit they do see, they'll hit the top of the golf ball, that's why beginners so frequently topped the golf ball. So, actually as we're setting up to this, we need to tell ourselves to almost feel like we're looking at the ball but we're actually trying to look behind the golf ball, a little spot on the ground below the ball to get under it. Then, as we make our swing, and we swing the club back, it's important that we don't now watch this, that's the only thing we can see that's moving. So, a lot of golfers have a temptation to watch the club on the way back, particularly, if they've been learning a new swing drill where we might actually saw -- watch the club, get it into a good position, then carry the swing on, their head is instinctively turning towards that club, particularly when we putt. Do you want to focus on looking down at the golf ball, no distractions as we're looking back this way, keeping it focused on the ball and then actually hit the ball and still stay down until that golf ball is gone. We don't want to quickly look up and again, we're fighting instinct here, instinct would have us watching the club going back, watching the ball go into the air. That's actually not going to be beneficial in terms of making really good eye contact with the part of the golf ball or the ground that we want to actually stay down and strike. So, controlling your eyes and avoiding any distractions on the golf course is super important. These next few video should help you understand that even further.