Speeding Up Your Preshot Routine ¶
By: Tyler F on Sept. 29, 2021, 6:57 a.m.
I had the following question come in...
"I have ADHD which makes it a fine line between getting myself to focus adequately enough and overdoing it which then I’m not allowing the subconscious to let it take over. I know my current routine takes too long and is affecting my maintaining any kind of round flow. I can hit outstanding shots then a complete dud out of nowhere (probably related to not getting into the right state) on a shot like a wedge approach or the tee shot right after a birdie. However, feeling "rushed" makes me completely uncomfortable. I know putting can be different but my best putting is putting to a hole in my minds eye. I’m sure I’m a feel player but definitely have some visual learning in there as well.
Currently my routine is getting to the ball, zapping a yardage, pulling out my yardage book to select the club, and type of shot. - 35 - 40 seconds
Visualizing the shot I want to hit and getting an aim line usually up at a tree or part of a tree. ~ 10 seconds
Really trying to feel the shot I’m ‘about to hit, including ball strike, body awareness, divot..etc. I try to make the swing in a smooth fashion and brushing the ground. Usually 2 or 3 swings ~ 30-35 seconds
Step back to look down the line for the ground to the target and then approach the ball to swing. A waggle or two, and a glance at the target, stillness then swing ~ 25 seconds
All told it takes around 1:40 to 1:50 usually"
Below is a video and some thoughts.