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To improve your performance you need to become externally focused.

What do I mean I by this term?

All too often we think the road to improvement means constantly assessing our technique. Whilst there is some merit in improving your technique, once you've been playing a sport for a few years, your technique is in reality good enough. To gain the improvements you are looking for, you need to move your focus away from the mechanics and place your attention on what it is you're wanting to achieve.

Let me give you an example if I asked you to close your eyes and place your right index finger onto your left ear lobe, you would be able to do this with ease. If I then asked you to repeat the process, you would do it again subconsciously. At no point would you be thinking about the turn you need to make, or the movements required in your finger, wrist and shoulder. You would be simply thinking about where your finger is and where it needs to go.  

Your golf swing is no different ,so instead of focusing your attention on swing mechanics, or arm positions, focus your attention on 3 photos;

Photo Number 1 - The Target - where you want to land your ballPhoto Number 2 - The Shot - picture the shot you need to make, visualise the shapePhoto Number 3 - You Taking the Shot - picture you making the shot, Jack Nicholas called it going to the movies  

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