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The key to target golf: Take aim at your target

Karl FischerBy Karl Fischer,
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We've talked about target and the need to play golf with a distinct place to go with every shot. I suggested that you make every shot to a quarter, and I'm convinced this will help immediately.

Give your golf swing a purpose.

Harvey Penick said to "take dead aim." We'll talk about alignment, aiming your feet, knees, hips and shoulders very soon.

Jack Nicklaus said: "Stepping up to the ball for a shot without adequate, deliberate, dedicated mental preparation is indeed a form of quitting -- swinging without an acutely clear goal."

Think ball to pin.

Work on this and then your target game in the California and Arizona desert will become second nature. No more saguaro cactus. No more rattlesnakes. More birdies.

Karl Fischer has spent some 35-plus plus years teaching golf nationally and internationally earning the title of "IGAD-Doctorate," "CIMTP-Certified International Master Teaching Professional," "CMCB-Certified Master Club-Builder" and "CGC-Certified Golf Clinician." He has written six golf books, thousands of editorials, tips, "Bullet-Proof Drills" and much more. He can be reached at KF@555golf.com or by phone at (817) 673-8888.

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