Monday, January 12, 2015

Don't Label Shots

I try not to think of shots as tough or easy.

"Easy shots" lead to laziness (you shoot too fast or take the shot for granted).  "Tough shots" lead too many thoughts in your head that cause you to miss.

How about just look at it as "another shot."

I mean, you DO need to recognize when you need to take your time more or stroke more strokes before shooting the ball.  But, if you "label" your shots, it can be disruptive to yourself.

  • "Oh damn, I hate this shot."
  • "Oh, this is easy."
  • "Oh, I don't need to worry about shape with this shot."

Instead, just look at it as "another shot" that you do not label.  Instead, focus on your pre-shot routine and your pattern, not about what type of "shot" it is that may affect the outcome before you even shoot!

Give the shot 100% effort, and stick to your dependable pre-shot routine!

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