Does anyone else have issues with shadows?

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Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 Alabama 665WRX Points: 169Handicap: 4Members Posts: 665 Golden Tee
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I’m a mental midget and feel like I’m going crazy. Any time I can’t see my shadow when I’m swinging I make a good pass and hit good shots but when my shadow is in sight my focus gravitates forwards it and I hit some awful shots and it’s ruining my scores. Anyone else have this happen? Got any tips?

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  • NikeGolferTXNikeGolferTX  346WRX Points: 52Handicap: ?Members Posts: 346 Greens
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    Get external.
    Focus on nature: trees, birds, clouds and little details in the grass.

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  • tgard227tgard227  60WRX Points: 36Handicap: 2?Members Posts: 60 Bunkers
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    I have battled this weird quirk too, mainly in seeing my shadow swing and thinking it looks funny. What I do is back away from the shot and remember the best shot that I have hit with the club I am holding, go through my routine again and remind myself that this same swing produced that shot.

    Hope that helps

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  • Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 Alabama 665WRX Points: 169Handicap: 4Members Posts: 665 Golden Tee
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    On -, @NikeGolferTX said:

    Get external.
    Focus on nature: trees, birds, clouds and little details in the grass.

    Thanks, I’m going to try this out next time on the range.

    On -, @tgard227 said:

    I have battled this weird quirk too, mainly in seeing my shadow swing and thinking it looks funny. What I do is back away from the shot and remember the best shot that I have hit with the club I am holding, go through my routine again and remind myself that this same swing produced that shot.

    Hope that helps

    Thank you, that is exactly what I’m battling. Next range session I’m going to try to park myself where my shadow will be visible and work through it

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    917 F2 16.5 AD IZ 8
    915F 21* Fuji Fit On 95
    P750 Raw 4-5 X7
    P730 Raw 6-9 X7
    Vokey 47° X100
    TP EF 52° S400
    Hi Toe 56° X100
    SM6 60/06 S400
    Piretti Cortino 36” 
    V1x 


  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30187WRX Points: 6,540Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,187 Titanium Tees
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    This is an issue for me sometimes tooo. I’ve learned to focus on the back of the ball. Not see the shadow. That. And I’ll take a practice swing and notice what a good position looks like in that shadow. Ordinarily I don’t really take practice swings. But taking a very slow one to the top and seeing that the shadow looks weird but that it’s correct in reality seems to free me from the bad swing that watching your shadow can cause.

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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-Maryland 2489WRX Points: 1,096Members Posts: 2,489 Platinum Tees
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    I actually prefer to practice at a time of day when I can hit out of my shadow and see my turn.

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