Hit It Straighter Off The Tee
By Rob Sedorcek, PGA Professional
Sometimes the golf course architects feel especially wicked, a favorite bit of torture is to align tee boxes toward the rough or a hazard and other visual tricks to get you to hit your drives into trouble. Here is a few ways to help you hit it down the middle when the hole looks really narrow from the tee.
1. Stand behind your ball on the tee and pick out a 10 to 15 yard landing area, then picture an imaginary line from that spot to your golf ball.
2. As you address the ball, focus on an intermediate target a few feet in front of you that is on the imaginary line. Align your ball square to that point, don’t worry about hazards or anything.
3. Right before you pull the trigger, take one last look at the landing area. Take a cue from tour players, who by this point are only thinking about the target.
4. Make a confident swing, knowing that you’ve done what it takes to line up the shot. Practice this on the range, and you’ll be ready to conquer any intimidating visual tricks.
Try these tricks to hit more fairways.