Don’t Look at the Fairway When You Aim? That’s Right, Says Pinehurst Pro

Check out the video above, where succinctly goes through a recent study on intermediate targets by the Pinehurst Golf Academy’s Eric Alpenfels.

Not much unlike his studies on the “Aim Small, Miss Small” philosophy, Alpenfels – along with his research partner Dr. Bob Christina – found that what most golfers have been doing all along when it comes to their aim may be way off base.

The video is pretty clear, but the details – which are here – are fun to look at, too. Essentially, it’s this:

Golfers who looked only at an intermediate target – instead of a distant target, like the green or fairway – just a few inches in front of the ball, hit their shots a lot more accurately and with more power.

Check it out, and try it the next time you play.

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