Originally Posted by Philpug
I ALWAYS pick a specific target. When I go to the range, I try to pick a stall that has a "virtual" fairway along with pins that I can shoot at. Sometimes I will play an imaginary round too. I visualize specific holes (whole course) and play tee to green.
Good work. One of the most prevalent errors made at practices facilities is just hitting the ball. There are no consequences for that as there are on the course-thats why may folks can't take it from the range to the course.
Beyond picking targets it is always a good idea to seek very specific outcomes. Far too often we become so engrossed in particular biomechanical movements in the swing we fail to remember the sole purpose of a golf swing is to produce a very specific outcome with the ball. In addition to the target that means, high/low, draw/fade etc, etc.
For example, because of the very windy conditions in Florida before I headed back here I spent a lot of time practicing bump and run shots at the target greens from 40 to 100 yards in distance. The flag was still the target but the outcome was a shot that would have minimal impact by the wind.