Practice Kicking Field Goals



One way is to spend some practice time “kicking” field goals. That is, instead of shooting down a line to a pole or flag or sign on the range, pick out two “goalposts” and shoot between them. This creates an alleyway not unlike a fairway which has width. Greens do too. There is too much concern about perfect alignment and shooting down a line. Instead, pick out two yardage signs or range fence poles. This offers relief before you even walk up to address the target. It’s obviously easier to send the ball into an area 30 yards wide than it is to hit an exact line.

Hitting to an imaginary fairway breeds confidence. Each shot can be a relieving and reassuring victory instead of a depressing failure.

Start out wide. You can always narrow it up.